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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2018, 02:14:37 PM »
Djibouti, 250 francs, 2012.  Djibouti francolin.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2018, 02:21:37 PM »


Dominica, 20 dollars, 1978.  50th anniversary of the Graf Zeppelin.

A strange subject for Dominica, though.

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« Reply #47 on: September 17, 2018, 02:22:03 PM »


Dominican Republic, 1 peso, 1969.  125th anniversary of independence.



Puerta del Conde.

La Puerta del Conde (The Count's Gate) is the site in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where Francisco del Rosario Sánchez, one of the Dominican Founding Fathers, proclaimed Dominican independence and raised the first Dominican Flag, on February 27, 1844.

The gate is part of a structure called El Baluarte del Conde (The Count's Bulwark), a fort in Ciudad Colonial, the colonial area of Santo Domingo. The fort was part of a larger system of fortifications that ran along a defensive wall which surrounded Ciudad Colonial. The Altar of the Fatherland and Independence Park are located there.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #48 on: September 17, 2018, 02:26:10 PM »


Ecuador, 20 sucres, 1988.





Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador.



From Wikipedia:

The Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (Spanish: Middle of the World City) is a tract of land owned by the prefecture of the province of Pichincha, Ecuador. It is located at San Antonio parish of the canton of Quito, 26 km north of the center of Quito. The grounds contain the Museo Etnográfico Mitad del Mundo, a museum about the indigenous ethnography of Ecuador.

The 3-meter-tall monument was constructed between 1979 and 1982 by Pichincha's Province Council to replace an older, smaller monument built by Government of Ecuador under the direction of the geographer Luis Tufiño in 1936. It is made of iron and concrete and covered with cut and polished andesite stone. The monument was built to commemorate the first Geodesic Mission of the French Academy of Sciences, led by Louis Godin, Pierre Bouguer and Charles Marie de La Condamine, who, in the year 1736, conducted experiments to test the flattening at the poles of the characteristic shape of the Earth, by comparing the distance between a degree meridian in the equatorial zone to another level measured in Sweden. The older monument was moved 7 km to a small town near there called Calacalí.

Based on data obtained by Tufiño, it was believed that the equator passed through those two sites. However, according to readings based on the World Geodetic System WGS84, used in modern GPS systems and GIS products, the equator actually lies about 240 meters north of the marked line.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #49 on: September 17, 2018, 02:28:54 PM »


Egypt, 5 pounds, 1991.  Gizah Zoo.

I'm looking at the design on the left.  And see how the animals all posed nicely without attacking each other.  8)

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« Reply #50 on: September 17, 2018, 02:33:57 PM »
El Salvador, 5 colones, 1997.  Collector coin.

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« Reply #51 on: September 17, 2018, 03:47:45 PM »


Equatorial Guinea, 10 ekuele, 1975.

Here I am focusing on the quaint chicken, though the human portrait is nicely done too.

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« Reply #52 on: September 17, 2018, 03:51:02 PM »


Eastern Caribbean States, 2000 cents, Year 2000.  A symbolic scene for the new Millennium, by Robert Elderton.



Here I have briefly backtracked to the East Caribbean States. Inevitably I will get the odd country in the wrong order.

Beautiful design, though.  8)

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« Reply #53 on: September 17, 2018, 03:56:05 PM »


Eritrea, $1, 1993.



The common obverse of these collector coins featured an attractive scene with a camel and a dhow.

Eritrea's circulation coinage was not issued until 1997.  See: Coins of modern Eritrea.

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« Reply #54 on: September 17, 2018, 03:57:52 PM »


Estonia, 1 kroon, 1934.  Has Estonia ever produced a better design than this Viking ship?

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« Reply #55 on: September 17, 2018, 04:15:04 PM »
Ethiopia, $20, 1966.  Emperor Haile Selassie in full regalia.

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« Reply #56 on: September 17, 2018, 04:17:54 PM »


Falkland Islands, 50 pence, 1987.  King penguins.  WWF commemorative.

Who would have guessed that the Falkland Islands have penguins? Falklanders living near the jungle are regularly attacked by herds of giant ones.  :-X

 
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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #57 on: September 17, 2018, 04:25:01 PM »


Fiji, 10 cents. Flying fox bat.

The only regular circulation coin featuring a realistic bat. I believe some of Macao's coins featured a heavily stylised bat in the 1980s - little more than an outline.

But which alignment / orientation does this coin come in? ↑↑ ↑↓ - or both?

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« Reply #58 on: September 17, 2018, 04:28:51 PM »


Finland, 5, markkaa 1984.  Icebreaker "Urho".

I prefer this design to the Icebreaker "Varma" design.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #59 on: September 17, 2018, 04:37:41 PM »
France, 10 francs, 1951.  This little cockerel design is full of character and quintessentially French.