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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2018, 10:17:03 AM »
Chile, 10 pesos, 1968.  The arrival of Lord Cochrane's Liberation fleet.

A nice ship design.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2018, 10:21:51 AM »
Cape Verde, $250, 1976.  Tuna.

I missed that country and had to backtrack. This is where people discover I'm human. And I was hoping they would never find out.  :-\

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2018, 10:26:03 AM »
Chad, 5000 francs, 1970.  10th Anniversary of Independence.

Backtracking again. Gold, definitely a collector piece only.

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« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2018, 10:27:38 AM »
China. I'm out of ideas. Who can post a nice design from China?

Taking a break for a while.  ;)

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« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2018, 12:14:43 PM »


Colombia, 15 000 pesos, 1978.  Gold collector coin.

Here I am looking at the obverse design was by Philip Nathan. A fine-looking portrait, but I do not know of the personality.

The ocelot design by Michael Hibbit is also splendid, of course.

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« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2018, 12:17:51 PM »


Comoros.

The FAO-themed 25 francs coin of 1982, showing chicks hatching - possibly a unique theme for a coin design.

This design always makes me smile.  :D

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« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2018, 12:23:59 PM »
Democratic Republic of Congo, 5 makuta, 1967.

A brutal dictator in military uniform. The cool appraising gaze of a psychopath. He doesn't care what you think, and anyway - he's watching you!  :-X

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« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2018, 12:26:53 PM »


Cook Islands, 5 dollars, 2015.  This catamaran is known locally as a vaka.  A wonderful design.

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« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2018, 12:39:23 PM »
Costa Rica, 100 colones, 1979.  Year of the Child.

Three charming children in this case: fledglings.  :D

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« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2018, 12:46:40 PM »


Croatia. The charming obverse of the kuna denominations, showing a marten.

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« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2018, 12:50:00 PM »


Cuba, 5 pesos, 1981.  World Food Day.  Sugar Production.

A nice agricultural scene.

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« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2018, 01:04:20 PM »
Cyprus, 50c, 1994.  The abduction of Europa by Zeus.  Heptagon - bonus!  8)



Interestingly, there are people who claim to have been abducted by ETs and later to have suffered missing time. Often these people - allegedly - first see an animal, often an owl or a deer. Theorists of this strange phenomenon - assuming it exists - think that ETs induce "screen memories" of animals into their victim's mind, in order to hide their own presence. So if you ever meet an animal that speaks to you - run!  :D



See: The Biochemist and the Raccoon

Extract:

It was 1985. Mullis was spending the weekend at his cabin on a tract of forested land in Mendicino County, California. He arrived about midnight on Friday, turned on the kitchen lights and put his bags of groceries on the floor, took his flashlight and headed for the outhouse. He never made it there.

“I walked down the steps, turned right, and then at the far end of the path, under a fir tree, there was something glowing. I pointed my flashlight at it anyhow. It only made it whiter where the beam landed. It seemed to be a raccoon. I wasn’t frightened. Later, I wondered if it could have been a hologram, projected from God knows where.”

The raccoon said: “Good evening, doctor.”

“The next thing I remember, it was early in the morning. I was walking along a road uphill from my house. What went through my head as I walked down toward my house was, ‘What the hell am I doing here?’ I had no memory of the night before. I thought maybe I had passed out and spent the night outside. But nights are damp in the summer in Mendocino, and my clothes were dry, and they weren’t dirty.”
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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #42 on: September 17, 2018, 01:15:18 PM »
Czech Republic, 20 korun.
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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #43 on: September 17, 2018, 01:18:42 PM »
Time for a break. When I return, it'll be Denmark's turn, land of the four "L"s: Lager, Lego, Lurpak, and the Little Mermaid. It just doesn't get any duller. And the coin designs? I'm panicking already.  :(

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2018, 02:06:52 PM »
I've concluded that Denmark has never produced an attractive coin design in its life, so I'm omitting it.  >:D