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Mystery coin designs - guess which country!

Started by Galapagos, October 27, 2009, 06:40:13 PM

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Galapagos

This time I will have seven very nice scans for you to look at. But first of all, I'm going to post only three of them - heavily edited to remove any easy clues. Once somebody has guessed which country they are from, the eventual scans I will post will be larger and more detailed, and also more attractive than these partial ones.

OK, who's going to be the first to guess?  :)


Galapagos

An interesting guess, Austrokiwi. All I'll say for now is no, you're not even warm, but good on you for trying. I knew this one would be tough, though.   8)


Galapagos

That's nowhere near either. I thought this would be interesting. You'll be surprised when you find out.

andyg

Since all your recent scans have been African, I naively presumed these would be >:(

chrisild

Somehow they have a Nordic or Celtic touch. But that 2 1/2 denomination ... beats me.

Christian

Galapagos

Certainly not Nordic, though it's interesting to see the range of responses I'm getting. Celtic - not in modern times - and I don't know enough about prehistory to say anything about that...

Afrasi


UK Decimal +

I'm thinking of somewhere that last had its own coinage in 1706, ended by something commemorated in 2007 on a couple of UK coins.   Somewhere where banknotes are issued.   Scotland.

Bill.
Ilford, Essex, near London, England.

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Galapagos

#10
Scotland is way off too. Is it those little crosses you're thinking of? They're the wrong way round to be Scottish. This is proving fascinating - all these different guesses.

Singapore is nowhere close either, Afrasi. What a range I'm getting here!

chrisild

Admittedly it is only the first piece, with the somewhat archaic looking lion, that made me think of Celtic culture. And the ornaments along the edges of these three reminded me of elements that can be found on Danish pieces, that's why. :) OK, wrong then. Hmm, let us approach this more carefully ... Asia.

Christian

Galapagos

Asia? You could have a point there. Though if you said that, it could cause arguments...

Afrasi

The dragon makes it probably, that a Chinese minority/majority? lives there.

Hong Kong ?

chrisild

Are you trying to suggest that these could be designs for Turkey? The "look" is not quite right methinks, but the "2 1/2" could match, and of course that "argument" hint ...

Christian