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Re: Christopher Columbus on coins
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2018, 06:43:11 AM »
Colombia, 50 centavos, 1892.

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Re: Christopher Columbus on coins
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2018, 06:44:10 AM »


Jamaica, $10, 1990.  Arrival of Columbus in the New World.

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Re: Christopher Columbus on coins
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2018, 06:47:31 AM »
Look at all those different faces. My theory is that somebody was travelling round the world, impersonating Columbus. People hadn't heard of false news in those days, and the camera still hadn't been invented.

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Re: Christopher Columbus on coins
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2018, 08:33:10 PM »
From Jamaica in 1975, a $10 silver coin and a $100 gold coin. Because the gold coin was smaller, they used the same portrait as on the $10 coin but removed the ship. Unusual approach. Do you have any thoughts about that?

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Re: Christopher Columbus on coins
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2018, 10:27:18 PM »
Cuba, 1990 AD., 5th centenary Discovery of America - Cristopher Columbus commemorative, Havanna mint, 1 Peso, KM 308.



gold-plated copper-nickel, a private electroplating trial ?

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