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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #105 on: September 08, 2017, 04:39:05 PM »
Slovakia, 20 Euro, 2009.

Veľká Fatra is a mountain range in the Western Carpathians in Slovakia.
Mount Ostra 1247 m.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #106 on: September 08, 2017, 06:40:32 PM »
Mauritius, 5 Rupees, 1992.

Le Morne Brabant is a peninsula at the extreme southwestern tip of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius on the windward side of the island. It is highlighted by an eponymous basaltic monolith with a summit 556 metres.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #107 on: September 09, 2017, 09:31:09 PM »
Austria, 10 Euro, 2006.

The Untersberg is the northernmost massif of the Berchtesgaden Alps, a prominent spur straddling the border between Berchtesgaden, Germany and Salzburg, Austria. The highest peak of the table-top mountain is the Berchtesgaden Hochthron at 1,973 metres
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #108 on: September 10, 2017, 09:59:36 AM »
Palau, 5 $, 2009.

Mont Blanc or Monte Bianco [ˈmonte ˈbjaŋko], both meaning "White Mountain", is the highest mountain in the Alps and the highest in Europe west of Russia's Caucasus peaks. It rises 4,808 m.
First ascent  8 August 1786 by Jacques Balmat Michel-Gabriel Paccard.
"Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there."- Marcus Washling.

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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #109 on: September 11, 2017, 05:15:49 PM »
Russian, 25 Rouble, 2011.

The Chugush is the highest mountain in Adygea, Russia, located in the Western Caucasus. Its height is 3,238 meters.
The mountain is located at a distance of about 40 km from the city of Sochi.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #110 on: September 11, 2017, 05:28:13 PM »
Malavi, 5 Kwacha, 2006.

Mount Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, "Kibo", "Mawenzi", and "Shira", is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa (5,895 metres).
The first persons known to have reached the summit of the mountain were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #111 on: September 12, 2017, 07:56:34 PM »
Austria, 10 Euro, 2004.

The Gaisberg Hill (1288 m)
Located near the city of Salzburg.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #112 on: September 13, 2017, 12:37:52 PM »
Palau, 5 $, 2012.

Ama Dablam is a mountain in the Himalaya range of eastern Nepal. The main peak is 6,812 metres, the lower western peak is 6,170 metres. Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace"; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women.

Ama Dablam was first climbed on 13 March 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #113 on: September 13, 2017, 07:27:39 PM »
Austria, 10 Euro, 2010.

The Erzberg is a large open-pit mine located in Eisenerz, Styria, in the central-western part of Austria, 60 km north-west of Graz and 260 km south-west of the capital, Vienna. Erzberg represents the largest iron ore reserves in Austria, having estimated reserves of 235 million tonnes of ore. The mine produces around 2,153,000 tonnes of iron ore per year.
200 years ago the mountain Erzberg was 1532 m high, today the mountain height is 1465 m.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #114 on: September 13, 2017, 11:28:54 PM »
EAST TIMOR - 200 centavos 2017


In this coin appears in the background the Matebian Mountain.

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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #115 on: September 14, 2017, 06:57:27 PM »
In this coin appears in the background the Matebian Mountain.

Matebian (2316 m) or Matebean is the third highest mountain in Timor Leste, after Ramelau (2986 m) (Tatamailau).
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #116 on: September 15, 2017, 09:26:48 PM »
France, 100 Francs, 1989.

Aiguille de Peclet (3562 m).
Albertville-92
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #117 on: September 17, 2017, 10:04:20 AM »
Ecuador, 20 Sucre, 1988.

Description of the arms of Ecuador:
In the background of the oval shield is the mount Chimborazo, while the river originating from its base represents the Guayas.

Chimborazo (6263.47 m) is a currently inactive stratovolcano in the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. It is the highest peak near the equator.
On 4 January 1880, the English climber Edward Whymper reached the summit of Chimborazo.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #118 on: September 17, 2017, 03:58:01 PM »
South Africa, 5 Shilling, 1952.

Table Mountain (1086 m) is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa.
"Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there."- Marcus Washling.

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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #119 on: September 18, 2017, 09:39:36 AM »
US, 25 Cent, 2007.

Mount Rainier (4392 m), is the highest mountain of the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, and the highest mountain in the U.S. state of Washington.
First ascent  1870 by Hazard Stevens and P. B. Van Trump.
"Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there."- Marcus Washling.