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Offline mrbadexample

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #105 on: July 05, 2016, 11:56:21 PM »
Thanks Dale. The amended rule simplifies things a bit, I think. :)

For your consideration this evening I offer a Belgian Congo 1 centime, 1887. According to Krause, of the 175000 minted in 1887-1888, 120000 were melted down.

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #106 on: July 06, 2016, 05:21:20 AM »
I have exactly 1 coin from Belgium Congo, it is a 1911 10 Centime so it doesn't fit in this thread.

Nice coin!
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Thanks Dale. The amended rule simplifies things a bit, I think. :)

For your consideration this evening I offer a Belgian Congo 1 centime, 1887. According to Krause, of the 175000 minted in 1887-1888, 120000 were melted down.

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #107 on: July 06, 2016, 06:02:30 AM »
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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #108 on: July 07, 2016, 01:28:02 AM »
I have exactly 1 coin from Belgium Congo, it is a 1911 10 Centime so it doesn't fit in this thread.

Nice coin!
Dale

My 10 centimes is 1889 - it's about 4.5 times as heavy as yours. Lovely great thing. :) Krause has them listed as Congo Free State rather than Belgian Congo though. Apparently it was the private property of Leopold II until it was annexed to Belgium in 1908. I prefer the Free State coinage but that's probably because it's what I've got. :D

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #109 on: July 07, 2016, 01:37:13 AM »
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Merci Gerard, je n'ai pas une comme ça. :)

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #110 on: September 06, 2016, 10:06:44 PM »
Estonia, 1 sent, 1929.
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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #111 on: September 07, 2016, 07:24:41 AM »
Good design, with an original reference to the oak as symbol of strength and the heraldic lions adapting to the roundness of the coin.

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #112 on: September 07, 2016, 01:11:03 PM »
Not in 1898 I think.

I changed the rules. Any coin which at the time of its issue was the lowest denomination in the country of origin. ;)

I think that even though the US was not miniting half cents in 1898, earlier outputs of that denomination were still legal tender, and technicially are so to this day.

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #113 on: September 07, 2016, 01:23:05 PM »
A mauratinia 1995 1 ouguiya - the lowest denomination from this country

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #114 on: September 07, 2016, 01:24:38 PM »
and a Kiribati 1979 1 cent - both the above very cheap to pick up, though the Mauratanian one might be a bit harder to find

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #115 on: September 07, 2016, 09:02:57 PM »
Good design, with an original reference to the oak as symbol of strength and the heraldic lions adapting to the roundness of the coin.

Peter

Thanks Peter, I was wondering why the oak... :)

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #116 on: September 07, 2016, 09:05:16 PM »
...earlier outputs of that denomination were still legal tender, and technicially are so to this day.

Really? That's interesting. Have they not demonetised any of their coinage?  ???

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #117 on: September 07, 2016, 10:11:10 PM »
the heraldic lions adapting to the roundness of the coin

Interestingly (to me anyway 8) ) the three lions are related to or derived from their Danish brethren who look very similar on the 10 and 20 kr coins from there. Adapted to the round central part, that is. Guess one would not do that if the lions represented different regions for example. But as they mean courage at different times in Estonian history, I guess that is OK ...

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« Reply #118 on: September 07, 2016, 10:33:15 PM »
Really? That's interesting. Have they not demonetised any of their coinage?  ???

Nah, they don't do that. Well, confederate money may not be legal tender any more ;D but there are hardly any CSA coins anyway. The only US coin that has ever been demonetized was the Trade Dollar from the 1870s. But about 50 years ago, a law made all US money legal tender again ...

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #119 on: September 11, 2016, 11:20:17 PM »
Guatemala. ½ centavo 1932.