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Dominican Republic: a thematic set
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:16:19 PM »


Map of the Caribbean region.





Map of the Dominican Republic.



From Wikipedia:

The Dominican Republic is located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. It occupies the eastern five-eighths of the island, which it shares with the Republic of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of only two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two sovereign states. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest nation in the Antilles by area (after Cuba) at 48,671 square kilometers (18,792 sq miles), and third by population with approximately 10.5 million people, of whom approximately 3.3 million live in the metropolitan area of Santo Domingo, the capital city.

The Dominican Republic has the ninth-largest economy in Latin America and is the largest economy in the Caribbean and Central American region. It is the most visited destination in the Caribbean. A geographically diverse nation, the Dominican Republic is home to both the Caribbean's tallest mountain peak, Pico Duarte, and the Caribbean's largest lake and point of lowest elevation, Lake Enriquillo. The island has an average temperature of 26 °C (78.8 °F) and great climatic and biological diversity. The country is also the site of the first cathedral, castle, monastery, and fortress built in the Americas.

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Re: Dominican Republic: a thematic set
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2020, 09:18:07 PM »



From Wikipedia:

The coat of arms of the Dominican Republic features a shield in similarly quartered colors as the flag, supported by a bay laurel branch (left) and a palm frond (right); above the shield, a blue ribbon displays the national motto: Dios, Patria, Libertad (God, Homeland, Liberty). Below the shield, the words República Dominicana appear on a red ribbon. In the center of the shield, flanked by six spears (three on each side), the front four holding the national flag, is a Catholic Bible with a small golden cross above it

The constitution dictates that the Bible be opened to the book of the New Testament, John 8:32, which reads "conocerán la verdad, y la verdad los hará libres", literal translation: "They will know the truth and the truth will set them free".

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Re: Dominican Republic: a thematic set
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2020, 09:22:20 PM »



From Wikipedia:

The blue on the flag of the Dominican Republic stands for liberty, the white for salvation, and the red for the blood of heroes. The flag features a white cross, with the national coat of arms at its centre. Above the shield, a blue ribbon displays the national motto Dios, Patria, Libertad (English: God, Fatherland, Liberty).

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Re: Dominican Republic: a thematic set
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2020, 09:24:27 PM »


Obverse of the 1 centavo coin.



The country issued a new coin series in 1989, with thematic designs.

The common obverse of the set featured the coat of arms.

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Re: Dominican Republic: a thematic set
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2020, 09:29:20 PM »


The reverse of the 1 centavo coin featured a Taino trigonolith.



A trigonolith is a triangular or breast-shaped stone object, with or without decoration, usually representing a zemi.

A zemi was a deity or ancestral spirit among the Taíno people of the Caribbean.

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Re: Dominican Republic: a thematic set
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2020, 09:30:50 PM »

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Re: Dominican Republic: a thematic set
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2020, 09:32:41 PM »


The reverse of the 5 centavos coin featured a traditional drummer.

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Re: Dominican Republic: a thematic set
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2020, 09:36:38 PM »


The reverse of the 10 centavos coin featured mixed fruit.

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Re: Dominican Republic: a thematic set
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2020, 09:37:19 PM »


The reverse of the 25 centavos coin featured an ox cart.

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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2020, 09:38:11 PM »


In 1990 only, the 25 centavos was issued with a beaded rim on each side.

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Re: Dominican Republic: a thematic set
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2020, 09:42:44 PM »


The reverse of the half peso coin featured the Columbus Lighthouse.



The lighthouse is a mausoleum monument built in tribute to Christopher Columbus. It is located in Santo Domingo.

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Re: Dominican Republic: a thematic set
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2020, 09:43:44 PM »


The Columbus Lighthouse.

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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2020, 09:45:16 PM »


In 1990 only, the half peso coin was issued with a beaded rim on each side.

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Re: Dominican Republic: a thematic set
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2020, 09:50:40 PM »
Here you see a silver proof version of the 1989 set, courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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Re: Dominican Republic: a thematic set
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2020, 09:51:14 PM »


A question now: who can name all the fruit on the 10 centavos design?