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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2011, 01:45:30 AM »
Some people from what is now Indonesia have the same tendency. One colleague early in my career had a roommate called Varkevisser, who he referred to as Parkepisser.

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Often that's substitution for a sound that doesn't exist in the home language, in the same way as some Koreans will substitute a strongly aspirated p for an f when speaking English - p'hip'hty for fifty, for instance.


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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2011, 02:04:52 AM »
Right! I'd forgotten about that. One copy and one coffee are both pronounced "hana coppy".

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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2011, 06:21:41 AM »
What mountain would Japan use on a coin?



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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2011, 09:35:17 PM »
The highest on the smallest? Mount Everest on a 20 mm coin of Nepal.

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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2011, 08:36:47 AM »
Mount Fuji again, this time on a 1 sen of the early 1940s:

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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2013, 02:19:29 PM »


Uganda, 5 shillings, 1972.  Crested crane against a background of the Mount Muhavura, an extinct volcano.

 
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« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2013, 02:20:20 PM »


East Africa and Uganda Protectorates, 50 cents, 1909.  Lion against a background of the Mount Muhavura, an extinct volcano.

 
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2013, 12:01:05 PM »
Mount Putuo
Buddhist Holy Mountain
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2014, 06:52:56 PM »
Nepal, 500 Rupee, 1993 AD, 40 years conquests of Mt. Everest.
Mt. Everest - 8848 m
Mt. Lhotse - 8511 m
Mt. Nuptse - 7879 m
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2014, 04:27:27 PM »
Austria, 5 Euro, 2010.
The Grossglockner is, at 3,798 metres the highest mountain of Austria and the highest mountain in the Alps east of the Brenner Pass.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #40 on: September 04, 2014, 06:26:20 PM »
Pico Island is an island in the Central Group of the Portuguese Azores noted for its eponymous volcano, Ponta do Pico, which is the highest mountain in Portugal, the Azores, and the highest elevation of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. In the tradition of the Portuguese poet, Raul Brandão, Pico is referred to as the Ilha Preta ("Black Island"), for its black volcanic earth, responsible for its UNESCO-designated historical vineyards that allowed the development of the island.



Alto Douro Wine Region
Douro is a Portuguese wine region centered on the Douro River in the Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region.
The region has Portugal's highest wine classification as a Denominação de Origem Controlada (DOC). While the region is associated primarily with Port wine production, the Douro produces just as much table wine (non-fortified wines) as it does fortified wine. The non-fortified wines are typically referred to as "Douro wines".



Maluku Islands
The most significant lasting effects of the Portuguese presence was the disruption and reorganization of the Southeast Asian trade, and in eastern Indonesia—including Maluku—the introduction of Christianity. The Portuguese had conquered the city state of Malacca in the early 16th century and their influence was most strongly felt in Maluku and other parts of eastern Indonesia



Angra do Heroísmo, locally referred to as Angra, is a municipality and city (of approximately 21,300 people) on the island of Terceira, within the Portuguese autonomous region of the Azores.
The word Heroísmo ("heroism") was added to the name of the city, Angra (meaning "inlet" or "cove"), by Maria II, in recognition of the bravery and sacrifice shown by the people of Angra in the struggle that ended with the formation of a liberal constitutional monarchy in Portugal.

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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2014, 12:54:06 PM »
Taiwan (republic), 50 Yuan, 2001.
Yushan, 3952 m (literally: "Jade Mountain"), also Mount Yu is the highest mountain in Taiwan.
First ascent - 1898 by German explorer Karl Theodor Stöpel.
Yushan has five main peaks:
•   Yushan Main Peak, 3,952 m
•   Yushan Eastern Peak, 3,869 m – 1.2 kilometres from Main Peak
•   Yushan Northern Peak, 3,858 m – 2.2 kilometres from Wind Tunnel
•   Yushan Southern Peak, 3,844 m – 3.1 kilometres from Paiyun Lodge
•   Yushan Western Peak, 3,467 m – 4 kilometres from Paiyun Lodge
Under its Japanese name, the mountain was used as the secret code to signal the carrier fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy to begin its attack against Pearl Harbor. The code was Niitakayama Nobore (literally "Climb the New High Mountain").
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #42 on: October 27, 2014, 12:51:27 PM »
Russia, 3 rouble, 2008. Volcanoes of Kamchatka.
Klyuchevskaya Sopka, 4835 m (Russian: Ключевская сопка), is a stratovolcano, the highest mountain on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia and the highest active volcano of Eurasia. The volcano is part of the natural Volcanoes of Kamchatka UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It was first climbed in 1788 by Daniel Gauss and two other members of the Billings Expedition.
Klyuchevskaya Sopka is considered sacred by some indigenous peoples, being viewed by them as the location at which the world was created.

Photo № 2. View Klyuchevskaya Sopka (second from right) from the side of the Kamchatka River. I myself made the photo at dawn 25.09.2004.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2014, 12:59:24 PM »
Spectacular picture, Gusev and not easy at all to capture that light.

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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #44 on: October 27, 2014, 01:15:33 PM »
I am not a professional photographer.
That morning I was very cold in the tent (that night was -8). When went outside to make a fire, I was stunned a picture before my eyes.
"Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there."- Marcus Washling.