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Re: Commemorative coin designs consisting entirely of text
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2018, 09:01:25 PM »
UK, 2 pounds, 2018.  Centenary of the Armistice.

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Re: Commemorative coin designs consisting entirely of text
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2018, 09:05:01 PM »


UK, 5 pounds, 2003. The Queen's Coronation Golden Jubilee.

The reverse side of the coin qualifies for this topic.

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Re: Commemorative coin designs consisting entirely of text
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2018, 09:15:44 PM »


UK, 2 pounds, 250th birth anniversary of Robert Burns, Scottish poet.

"We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet, and for auld lang syne".



See also: Signatures on Coins.

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Re: Commemorative coin designs consisting entirely of text
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2018, 05:05:01 PM »
A French 10 centimes coin (or is this a medal?) It is listed in Gadoury and I think it circulated as a 10 centimes.

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Re: Commemorative coin designs consisting entirely of text
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2018, 06:12:07 PM »
Malta, 1982, reverses.  Tenth anniversary of decimalisation. But did these coins ever circulate?

Compare them to the standard 1976 coins.
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Re: Commemorative coin designs consisting entirely of text
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2018, 02:50:11 PM »
Morocco, 200 dirham, 1995.  20th anniversary of The Green March.



From Wikipedia:

The Green March was a strategic mass demonstration in November 1975, coordinated by the Moroccan government, to force Spain to hand over the disputed, autonomous semi-metropolitan province of Spanish Sahara to Morocco. The demonstration of some 350,000 Moroccans advanced several kilometres into the Western Sahara territory, escorted by nearly 20,000 Moroccan troops, and meeting very little response by the Sahrawi Polisario Front. Nevertheless, the events quickly escalated into a fully waged war between Morocco and the militias of the Polisario, the Western Sahara War, which would last for 16 years. Morocco later gained control over most of the former Spanish Sahara, which it continues to hold.



The text on the coins shows an oath relating to the Green March. Can anybody translate it, please?

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Re: Commemorative coin designs consisting entirely of text
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2018, 10:23:06 PM »
Coins are propaganda, so is this one. Just the day before yesterday, the European Court of Justice ruled that the fisheries agreement between Morocco and the EU does not apply to the waters off the coast of Western Sahara (former Spanish Sahara.) It follows the advice from Advocate General Melchior Wathelet, a former Belgian politician. In his opinion, Morocco is “the occupying power in Western Sahara”. The ECJ ruled that “if the territory of Western Sahara were to be included within the scope of the Fisheries Agreement, that would be contrary to certain rules of general international law… [including] the principle of self-determination.”

I am always pleased to see a court apply international law, which is in the interest of peace. However, the ruling has consequences for the status of other occupied territories. As a coin collector, you can of course collect those coins, but you should be aware that they are not countries.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Commemorative coin designs consisting entirely of text
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2019, 05:18:18 AM »
Isle of Man 50 Pence 2018