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Re: Comments on "The History and Coinage of the First Slovak Republic"
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 05:23:59 PM »


Czechoslovakia before World War 2.  At that time, Romania had a border with Poland.





After World War 2, the Soviet Union annexed territory from Poland, Romania and Czechoslovakia.

This territory was given to the Soviet Republics of Ukraine and Byelorussia (Belarus).
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Re: Comments on "The History and Coinage of the First Slovak Republic"
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2018, 05:36:48 PM »


I need more time and space to discuss the details of some of these coins.

For instance, who is this little king under the floor? Did anybody even notice that detail at the time the coin was issued? Perhaps it was an Easter egg, intended for future internet users.

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Re: Comments on "The History and Coinage of the First Slovak Republic"
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 05:40:24 PM »


As for this coin, what is this script on the supporting stone, at bottom right? See the attachment below.

The rime devices at bottom left and right are interesting. Are they just ornamental, or so they have some significance.

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Re: Comments on "The History and Coinage of the First Slovak Republic"
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 06:57:25 PM »
I also find some of the stamps interesting, for what they reveal. Apparently the Axis ran its own European postal organisation, which was different from the regular one (whatever its name was).

On the stamp below, you can see the flags of some of the Axis nations: Slovakia, Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Croatia.

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Re: Comments on "The History and Coinage of the First Slovak Republic"
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2018, 07:25:44 PM »
March 1939. Czechoslovakian stamps were issued with the new hypenated name.

Below that, you have three stamps from Slovakia. The first two are presumably from the autonomous Slovakia, when it was still part of Czecho-Slovakia; curiously, the text states Slovenska Posta - perhaps another feature of autonomy. They are overstamped, though, with "Slovak State". However, the third stamps, with a very similar design, makes no reference to Czecho-Slovakia, so this is presumably from the later "independent" period. Also interesting is the fasces, presumably in this instance from a feeling of affinity with the Italian Fascists.

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Re: Comments on "The History and Coinage of the First Slovak Republic"
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2018, 07:29:18 PM »
The first stamps showing Father Tiso did not include a fasces. The final ones did, in 1945: at each side they show three vertical fasces, each separated by a linden leaf.

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Re: Comments on "The History and Coinage of the First Slovak Republic"
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2018, 09:13:35 AM »
As for this coin, what is this script on the supporting stone, at bottom right?
Seems to be the name of the designer -  Ladislav Majerský.

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Re: Comments on "The History and Coinage of the First Slovak Republic"
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2018, 12:26:02 PM »
Thank you, Stef. It's unusual to see the full name of the designer on coins, rather than just initials.