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Offline Gusev

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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #75 on: August 23, 2017, 07:21:34 PM »
The coin shows a mirror image of the photo...

Thank you, Peter.

I showed the right photo. :)
My collection of coins with mountains has more than 100 coins.
I hope to show all the coins here.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #76 on: August 24, 2017, 04:54:33 PM »
Palau, 5 $, 2010.

Mount Elbrus (West summit 5642 m, East summit 5621 m) is the highest mountain in Europe.
While authorities differ on how the Caucasus are distributed between Europe and Asia, most relevant modern authorities define the continental boundary as the Caucasus watershed, placing Elbrus in Europe due to its position on the north side in Russia.

First ascent:
West summit, 1874, by Florence Crauford Grove, Frederick Gardner, Horace Walker and the guides Peter Knubel and Ahiya Sottaiev
East summit, 22 July 1829 by Khillar Khachirov.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #77 on: August 25, 2017, 12:24:43 PM »
Bhutan, 50 Ngultrums, 1981.

Gangkhar Puensum (Dzongkha: Kangkar Punsum, Gangkar Punsum or Gankar Punzum) is the highest mountain in Bhutan and a strong candidate for the highest unclimbed mountain in the world with an elevation of 7,570 metres.

It lies on the border with China. After Bhutan was opened for mountaineering in 1983 there were four expeditions that made failed summit attempts in 1985 and 1986 However, in 1998, a team successfully climbed a subsidiary peak of the mountain from Tibet.

Since 1994, climbing of mountains in Bhutan higher than 6,000 metres has been prohibited out of respect for local spiritual beliefs, and since 2003 mountaineering has been forbidden completely. Gangkhar Puensum may keep its unique status for some time: any higher unclimbed peaks in the world are likely to be subsidiary tops, not separate mountains.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #78 on: August 25, 2017, 03:49:50 PM »
Just for perspective, here is a list of the 100 highest points of the Netherlands. Strangely, none of them ever figured on a coin...

Peter
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #79 on: August 25, 2017, 06:44:36 PM »
Just for perspective, here is a list of the 100 highest points of the Netherlands. Strangely, none of them ever figured on a coin...

Peter

Yes, I also did not see the hills of the Netherlands on coins
Maybe this coin will be minted in the future.

For example, Denmark has a coin (20 Kroner, 2011) with a picture of a hill Himmelbjerget ("The Sky Mountain"  ;D ;D or "The Mountain of Heaven"). With a height of 147 m, Himmelbjerget is one of the highest natural points in the Danish landscape. The hill and surrounding area has been a center for various gatherings and celebrations for more than 200 years and in 1875, a red brick tower was erected at the top.
Hjejlen (Danish for The Golden Plover) is one of the world's oldest operational paddle steamers, built in 1861 by Baumgarten & Burmeister, commissioned by a group of citizens headed by paper manufacturer Michael Drewsen. She is used to carry tourists between Silkeborg and Himmelbjerget, In 2011 Hjejlen celebrated her 150th anniversary

From Wikipedia
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #80 on: August 26, 2017, 08:47:23 PM »
Nepal, 50 Rupee, 2012.

Baden-Powell Scout Peak (5826 m), formerly known as Urkema Peak,
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #81 on: August 27, 2017, 06:26:26 PM »
Slovakia, 200 Korun, 1996.

Left Mount Strebske Soliske, 2301 m.
On the right is Mount Patria, 2203 m.

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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #82 on: August 29, 2017, 05:42:33 PM »
Palau, 5 $, 2011.

Dykh-Tau or Dykhtau (5204.7 m), is a mountain located in Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia.
Dykh-Tau is the second highest mountain in Europe.
The first ascent in 1888 by Mummery and Zarfluh was a major achievement at the time.
Albert Frederick Mummery (10 September 1855, Dover, Kent, England 24 August 1895, Nanga Parbat), was an English mountaineer.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #83 on: August 31, 2017, 08:46:31 PM »
Japan, 500 Yen, 2013.

Sakurajima ("Cherry blossom Island"), 1117 m, is an active composite volcano and a former island in Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan. The lava flows of the 1914 eruption connected it with the Osumi Peninsula.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #84 on: September 01, 2017, 06:32:56 PM »
Japan, 500 Yen, 2008.

Mount Asahi (2291 m) is a mountain located in the town of Higashikawa, Hokkaido and the tallest mountain in the Japanese island of Hokkaido.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #85 on: September 01, 2017, 08:10:47 PM »
Bulgarian, 10 Leva, 2007.

Vihren is the highest peak of Bulgaria's Pirin Mountains. Reaching 2,914 metres
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #86 on: September 02, 2017, 04:12:25 PM »
Ukraine, 5 grn., 2014.

Mount Hoverla (Ukrainian: Говерла, Hoverla; Hungarian: Hvr; Romanian: Hovrla; Goverla, Polish: Howerla) at 2,061 metres, is the highest mountain in Ukraine and part of the Carpathian Mountains.

In Ukraine, there are no high mountains, but in the history of Everest 18 Ukrainians rose to its summit, including two women.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #87 on: September 03, 2017, 04:23:52 PM »
Gibraltar, 5 Pound, 2010.

The Rock of Gibraltar (426 m) is a monolithic limestone promontory located in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, near the southwestern tip of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #88 on: September 03, 2017, 09:51:29 PM »
I wonder if any other of the mountains you are showing have a road to the top that any normal passenger car can take easily...

Peter
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #89 on: September 03, 2017, 10:05:17 PM »
Who cares, helicopters and drones are available, no??????

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If you're interested in coin variants please find some English documentation here:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
and in French on Michel's site (the presentations are not the same):
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/