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Offline Gusev

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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #135 on: October 07, 2017, 09:10:23 PM »
this is a beautiful thread - some of the mountains (eg. Aruba) I'd never even noticed on the coins!

Thank you, andyg.
I have two big albums with coins with mountains.
Therefore, to be continued ...  :)
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #136 on: October 08, 2017, 04:23:04 PM »
Isle of Man, 50 Cent, 1981.

Peel (Port of the Island) is a seaside town and small fishing port on the Isle of Man,
The city's attractions: Peel Hill (153 m) and car Peel P50.
The Peel P50 is a three-wheeled microcar originally manufactured from 1962 to 1965 by the Peel Engineering Company on the Isle of Man.
At 1372 mm long and 991 mm wide and with an unladen weight of 59 kilograms, the P50 holds the record as the smallest car ever to go into production.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #137 on: October 08, 2017, 04:45:24 PM »
Malawi, 10 Kwacha, 2006.

The Mulanje Massif, also known as Mount Mulanje, is a large monadnock in southern Malawi rising sharply from the surrounding plains of Chiradzulu, and the tea-growing Mulanje district. It measures approximately 22x26 kilometres and has a maximum elevation of 3,002 m at its highest point, Sapitwa Peak.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #138 on: October 09, 2017, 08:25:42 PM »
Canada, 1 $, 1958.

Mount Waddington (4019 m), once known as Mystery Mountain, is the highest peak in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada.
First ascent - July 4, 1936, Fritz Wiessner, Bill House, Elizabeth Woolsey and Alan Willcox.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #139 on: October 09, 2017, 08:35:37 PM »
Canada, 5 Cent, 1992.

Mount Logan (5959 m) is the highest mountain in Canada and the second-highest peak in North America, after Denali. Mount Logan is located within Kluane National Park Reserve in southwestern Yukon,
First ascent - June 23, 1925, Albert H. MacCarthy (leader), H.F. Lambart, Allen Carpé, W.W. Foster, Norman H. Read and Andy Taylor. It had taken them 65 days to approach the mountain from the nearest town, McCarthy, summit and return, with all climbers intact.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #140 on: October 10, 2017, 07:22:58 PM »
Cuba, 1 Peso, 1996.

Pico Turquino (1972 m) is the highest point in Cuba. It is located in the southeast part of the island, in the Sierra Maestra mountain range.
Fidel Castro and his associates used these mountains as a base for the Cuban Revolution.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #141 on: October 10, 2017, 07:49:56 PM »
Honduras, 1 Real, 1870.

I guess, Pico Bonito 2450 m.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #142 on: October 11, 2017, 07:22:49 PM »
Seychelles, 5 Rupee, 2000.

The coat of arms depicts mount Morne Seychelles (905 m). This is the highest point of the country.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #143 on: October 11, 2017, 07:31:29 PM »
Sao Tome e Principe, 1000 Dobras, 1998.

Pico de São Tomé is the highest mountain in São Tomé and Príncipe at 2,024 metres.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #144 on: October 12, 2017, 12:02:51 AM »
What a great and typical mountain. I wish my country would be not so flat.
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #145 on: October 12, 2017, 08:02:14 AM »
What a great and typical mountain. I wish my country would be not so flat.
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I understand you.

The Netherlands is geographically a very low and flat country, with about 26% of its area and 21% of its population located below sea level, and only about 50% of its land exceeding one metre above sea level.

From Wikipedia:
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #146 on: October 12, 2017, 08:39:46 AM »
Good point, Gusev, but unlike mountains, the flowers can be seen only a few weeks per year.

I was guiding around a Russian friend in the Mesdag panorama in The Hague. In front of us was a French couple. The wife commented on Mesdag's paintings that he'd painted too much sky. :) So that's Dutch comfort: no mountains, but plenty of sky. ;)

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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #147 on: October 12, 2017, 08:40:51 PM »
Ukraine, 5 Hryven, 2005.

Holy Mountains (Ukraine). The maximum height is about 200 meters.
The Holy Mountains Lavra is a major Orthodox Christian monastery on the steep right bank of the Seversky Donets River near the city of Sviatohirsk in Donetsk Oblast of eastern Ukraine (in the spring of 2014, this territory was occupied by Russia).
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #148 on: October 12, 2017, 09:03:40 PM »
Poland, 2 Zlotych, 2008.

Rysy is a mountain in the crest of the High Tatras, lying on the border between Poland and Slovakia. Rysy has three summits: the middle at 2,503 m; the north-western at 2,499 m; and the south-eastern at 2,473 m. The north-western summit is the highest point of Poland;
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Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
« Reply #149 on: October 12, 2017, 09:36:07 PM »
Hong Kong (S.A.R.), 10 Dollars, 1997.

Victoria Peak is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak. With an elevation of 552 m, it is the highest mountain on Hong Kong island,
"Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there."- Marcus Washling.