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Offline nomadbird

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UFO on Coins
« on: December 26, 2016, 10:13:22 PM »
Hi

Are there any coins with the UFO's ?   Did any country mint any on this theme? 

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Re: UFO on Coins
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2016, 10:32:59 PM »
In the first place, the subject in general is not considered a scientific respectable subject, so that is one reason why normally the subject would not be touched. Secondly, given the lack of hard evidence on the subject, it would be difficult to know what to portray. The "flying saucer" is probably considered an old-fashioned concept these days. Then you have all the tales of "close encounters".



The closest I can find on the subject is this:

New Schwabia.





A Pole reported seeing Nazi scientists testing an anti-gravity device at a site in Poland in 1943. I saw a serious TV programme about it. The physics of it had something to do with electromagnetism.

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 12:43:27 AM »
Quite a few people who believe in UFOs also believe that certain jetons from the 17th century show UFOs. :) See these examples:
http://www.sprezzatura.it/arteufo/resources/jeton.jpg
http://omnicoin.com/coins/914445.jpg

This article (in Italian, with a few explanatory words in English) explains why we should not think of extraterrestrial visitors in those cases. But of course those "sky umbrellas" are interesting objects ...

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Re: UFO on Coins
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2016, 11:17:46 AM »
In the first place, the subject in general is not considered a scientific respectable subject, so that is one reason why normally the subject would not be touched. Secondly, given the lack of hard evidence on the subject, it would be difficult to know what to portray. The "flying saucer" is probably considered an old-fashioned concept these days. Then you have all the tales of "close encounters".



The closest I can find on the subject is this:

New Schwabia.





A Pole reported seeing Nazi scientists testing an anti-gravity device at a site in Poland in 1943. I saw a serious TV programme about it. The physics of it had something to do with electromagnetism.

Hi

The Subject is complicated and recently have seen few program on Nat Geo/History  on 'IF UFO MADE IT HERE'

For a moment - if we consider they exist...

1) What kind of vehicles they came in 
2) What Fuel they would have used
3) What Biological ability they have or are they Mechanical thinking machines
4) What kind of intelligence they have about earth

But to my curiosity on coins... are there any Vehicle/Alien  conceptual coins represented by any country. 

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Re: UFO on Coins
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2016, 11:53:05 AM »
As most Govt don't officially accept UFO, I don't think there will be any official release of coins on this topic. There maybe few Fantasy issues to cater to the needs of collectors.
http://coinsofrepublicindia.blogspot.in
A guide on Republic India Coins & Currencies

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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2016, 12:41:37 PM »
The piece I showed is a fantasy piece, and is definitely not a coin. There is no coin or collector coin that I know of, by any country, micro-state or territory that deals with the subject. We do have this topic, though: Space exploration on Coins.

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Re: UFO on Coins
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2016, 03:47:18 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2016, 04:00:19 PM »
That is the kind of token I mentioned in reply #2 (the first two links are images). And as mentioned in the sprezzatura.it article, the pieces do not show UFOs. Unless one is a Daily Mail reader or ufologist, that is. ;)

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Re: UFO on Coins
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2016, 08:49:44 PM »
In the first place, the subject in general is not considered a scientific respectable subject, so that is one reason why normally the subject would not be touched.

I think the subject is generally not touched by the scientific community due to ridicule and  a resulting risk to one's careers. However, I have sat in on a number of informal meetings at NASA where the subject is taken seriously, as something worthy of interest. I have also read through hundreds of competent USAF pilot reports of UFOs and helped a NASA scientist write a book on the subject. That said, I am not convinced these objects are "aliens"; they have been observed throughout recorded history, back to Roman times...and likely before then.  The French astronomer Jacques Vallee has written a number of interesting and open-minded works on the subject.

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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2016, 09:51:20 PM »
Yes, I was relaying the general opinion of our scientific materialist society / civilisation. It's a fascinating and mysterious subject and one I take very seriously. I have read lots of books about the various aspects and hypotheses, including Jacques Vallée and John Keel. I too think the extraterrestrial hypothesis is the least likely.

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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2016, 10:06:16 PM »
Yes, I was relaying the general opinion of our scientific materialist society / civilisation. It's a fascinating and mysterious subject and one I take very seriously. I have read lots of books about the various aspects and hypotheses, including Jacques Vallée and John Keel. I too think the extraterrestrial hypothesis is the least likely.

I haven't gone much into the books... but the documentaries  are suggesting this may be real... Nevertheless this is a mysterious subject... 

I think the subject is generally not touched by the scientific community due to ridicule and  a resulting risk to one's careers. However, I have sat in on a number of informal meetings at NASA where the subject is taken seriously, as something worthy of interest. I have also read through hundreds of competent USAF pilot reports of UFOs and helped a NASA scientist write a book on the subject. That said, I am not convinced these objects are "aliens"; they have been observed throughout recorded history, back to Roman times...and likely before then.  The French astronomer Jacques Vallee has written a number of interesting and open-minded works on the subject.

Pilots have constantly reported many sightings, but may be the eyes deceive at that height and the other factors to influence the human brain to perceive what it would look like to than what is actually real..... While searching about aliens, got a topic on whether earth is flat!
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Re: UFO on Coins
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2016, 03:13:21 AM »
Pilots have constantly reported many sightings, but may be the eyes deceive at that height and the other factors to influence the human brain to perceive what it would look like to than what is actually real..... While searching about aliens, got a topic on whether earth is flat!

I'm not a pilot, but I do understand that lack of oxygen, high speeds, or g-forces can create perceptual illusions for pilots. Also, reports of size are estimates based on pilot experience with 'atmospheric distance'. Unless, of course the "UFO" reflect radar signals, such as the case for the triangular objects observed and pursued over Belgium. Electromagnetic, inertial guidance, and compass anomalies have also been reported with such sightings.

There's a lot said about "UFOs" that is very speculative or just plain fiction to sell books, etc.  ::)  That's a fun coin, even if "anti-gravity" is still undiscovered.

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Re: UFO on Coins
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2016, 11:47:01 AM »
I helped a NASA scientist write a book on the subject.

So what is the title of that book, out of interest?

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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2016, 08:29:52 PM »
That book is called "CE-5" by Dr. Richard Haines. I would like to point out the cover design and the book description of "aliens" was a marketing decision by the publisher--and not by the author.  :) The book is simply cases of encounters, mostly by pilots. It does not seek to explain what is going on.

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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2016, 12:02:52 AM »
Thanks. Looks very interesting. Sadly, it's way more expensive on amazon.co.uk, and also on Abebooks. I did once order from a non-UK Amazon site, but the deliverer claimed I didn't have a deliverable address, which was nonsense, so amazon charged me five pounds, which they wouldn't refund - but fortunately they didn't charge me for the book, which would have cost a lot more than that.