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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #90 on: June 14, 2016, 10:23:24 PM »
The fun feature on this coin is the battle-axe. It's a weapon and an old Norseman's favourite. It was the weapon of choice of the Varangian guard. Its onetime commander, Harald Hardrada, eventually became king of Denmark and Norway, carrying his Varangian battle-ax to England, where Harald Godwinson beat him at Stamford bridge. The ax didn't make it into Norse heraldry until the 13th century, but it has not been missing since.

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #91 on: June 14, 2016, 11:11:19 PM »
...where Harald Godwinson beat him at Stamford bridge.

25th September 1066. Exactly 902 years before I was born.  ;D

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #92 on: June 27, 2016, 08:08:15 PM »
I've simplified the rules: Any coin which at the time of its issue was the lowest denomination in the country of origin. That makes things easier.  ;)

Sweden 1 ore 1911.

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #93 on: June 28, 2016, 12:03:54 AM »
Latvia 1 santims 1928:

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #94 on: June 28, 2016, 12:49:47 AM »
I have a great liking for the coins of the Baltic states. By its simplicity, this coin achieves elegance. The fun element of the design is the climbing griffon with sword in the arms. It's probably a rare beastie on coins and even rarer in zoos.

The earliest mention I could find is the arms of the Wenden Voivodeship. In time, it became the Inflanty Voivodeship, but retained its arms. The armed griffon was kept in its original colour scheme by the Livonian Voivodeship, which evolved to Swedish Livonia and the Duchy of Livonia (the titles Voivode and Duke are roughly equivalent.) The North of that territory became the historical province of Vidzeme. Since the historical province of Latgale also had a griffon (though on a blue field and facing the other way, the griffon was used to symbolise the two provinces in the arms of modern Latvia. Similarly, the lion symbolises Kurzeme and (although its arms figure an elk, not a lion) Zemgale, the other two historical provinces of Latvia.

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #95 on: June 28, 2016, 05:16:18 AM »
hello
for Mauritius island
1 cent coins who are minted for each rulers

these coin nor circulating because too small value ,for to have you can going to the central bank
Best regards  Gerard
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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #96 on: June 28, 2016, 08:43:30 PM »
hello
for Mauritius island
1 cent coins who are minted for each rulers

these coin nor circulating because too small value ,for to have you can going to the central bank
Best regards  Gerard

Thanks Gerard. I wonder why these are still produced if they are not used?
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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #97 on: June 28, 2016, 10:24:42 PM »
The Gambia, 1 butut 1971:

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #98 on: June 28, 2016, 10:53:56 PM »
Here, the striking feature ;) is the denomination butut, which is a Wolof word, making this one of the few coins in that language.

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #99 on: June 28, 2016, 10:59:00 PM »
Thanks Gerard. I wonder why these are still produced if they are not used?

From what I have read, the Mauritius 1 cent coin was last minted in 1987 ...

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #100 on: June 29, 2016, 05:07:10 AM »
yes Christian,for Queen Elisabeth the year minted are
1953
1955
1956
1957
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
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1971
1975
1978
and for the republic is just one year 1987
Gerard

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #101 on: July 04, 2016, 09:26:05 PM »
USA Indian Head cent 1898:

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #102 on: July 04, 2016, 09:41:43 PM »
Ahhh but that isn't the lowest denomination in the USA.
Don't forget there were 1/2 cents.
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USA Indian Head cent 1898:

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« Reply #103 on: July 05, 2016, 02:43:26 AM »
Ahhh but that isn't the lowest denomination in the USA.
Don't forget there were 1/2 cents.
Dale

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. ;)

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #104 on: July 05, 2016, 04:00:16 AM »
And that is one of the greatest things about coin collecting, you get to define the rules.

I have many rules but I do not have a single rule I haven't broken.
Hummm, I guess that means they are not really rules but are very flexible general guidelines.

I like the area you are collecting.

While I collect everything by type, in some instances I collect an entire series by date and that includes many cents and equivalents. I like many coins that are small in denomination but not small in size. One of about 100 likes.

It is all fun.

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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. ;)