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« Reply #45 on: August 24, 2015, 05:23:28 PM »
Greece €10 (Silver) and €200 (Gold): Aristotle.

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« Reply #46 on: August 27, 2015, 04:32:15 PM »
Hi,

in Denmark they have made a series of 4 Danish scientists, I only have this one so far.

Ole Rømer, who calculated the speed of light some time around 1645!!!

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« Reply #47 on: August 27, 2015, 04:36:32 PM »
Well, these coins do not show scientists but their inventions, so strictly speaking they don't qualify for this thread. ;)

But those are indeed beautiful! 8)



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« Reply #48 on: August 27, 2015, 06:45:00 PM »
Hi,

Niels Bohr is the only one of them getting a Nobel price, since it didn't exist when the others made their "inventions", but yes, they certainly were all higly skilled scientists.

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« Reply #49 on: February 05, 2016, 01:33:14 PM »
Darwin is a popular subject on coins of the Anglo-Saxon world. I think of Darwin as the Newton of evolution: there is a lot more to discover. His ground-breaking book was called "The Origin of Species" and explained how natural selection drove species change. Now, species changes are relatively minor. We are told that birds evolved from dinosaurs. That is more than a mere species change. What are the mechanics of developing wings? You grow a little bit of a wing, then add to it, each generation, then you flap a bit, then you fly? No - surely it must be more complicated and logical than that. Don't get me wrong - I don't disbelieve the theory of evolution - I'd just like to see of the gaps filled in.

Darwin has appeared on both a UK 2009 two pound coin and a UK ten pound note.

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« Reply #50 on: February 05, 2016, 01:34:26 PM »




Falkland Islands, 1 crown, 2007 and 2009.  Charles Darwin.

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« Reply #51 on: February 05, 2016, 01:35:06 PM »


Tuvalu, $1, 2009.  200th Anniversary of the Birth of Charles Darwin + 150th Anniversary of publication of "The origin of species".

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« Reply #52 on: February 05, 2016, 01:39:15 PM »
Congo Republic, 1000 francs, 1999.  Charles Darwin.

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« Reply #53 on: February 10, 2016, 07:37:11 AM »
Switzerland issued two coins to honour Albert Einstein in 1979. We have one in this thread. Here is its companion.

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« Reply #54 on: January 24, 2018, 01:11:29 PM »
Jamaica, $25, 1995.  Tycho Brahe.

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« Reply #55 on: August 06, 2018, 09:35:53 PM »
I'm awful surprised to not see the 1967 10 złotych commemorating Marie Skłodowska-Curie in this list (and I am reminded that I need to take a *much* better picture than this one of my example):
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