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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2020, 11:08:51 PM »
The 1960's

A leopard couchant from the short lived state of Biafra,  2½ is an unusual denomination if you don't appreciate they still used £SD - it mush be the only half crown equivalent in aluminium.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2020, 11:16:39 PM »
the 1950's

A 50 Franken from Saarland, with some chimneys polluting the atmosphere.  Possibly not a design that will stand up well in years to come.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2020, 11:23:27 PM »
The 1940's

A 5 Halierov from Slovakia.  Only issued in 1942, it is the key type to collecting the set, which suggests there wasn't all that much demand for them when they were issued.  A coat of arms, a name and date and the value - what more do you need from a design?
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2020, 11:31:04 PM »
The 1930's

A 5 Chiao from Meng Chiang, issued by the Japanese as an occupation issue.  The first coin I chose without any English.  Krause says "legend in floral design" but it's nicer than the description would depict.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2020, 11:45:54 PM »
The 1920's

The first terribly tricky one :)

This is a 500 Manat (Uzbek) or Roubles (Russian) from the Khorezm Peoples Soviet Republic.  There are several different varieties of these - and this is one not pictured in Krause.  Inscriptions are in Uzbek and for a bit of a clue in the competition I left the date AH1340 visible...  These were made from flans cut out of cast and manually flattened sheets with hand cut dies.

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2020, 10:48:21 AM »
The 1920's
Inscriptions are in Uzbek and for a bit of a clue in the competition I left the date AH1340 visible... 


You did?  :o Where is it please someone?  ???

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2020, 10:54:57 AM »
The 1910's

A 1 centavo from the state of Durango (Mexico), a short lived series issued during the civil war.  I presume these were only good in Durango.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2020, 10:57:19 AM »
here  ;D
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2020, 11:04:54 AM »
The 1900's

A 5 Kronen from Liechtenstein.
An impressive coin, the design places it in the pre war era.  Liechtenstein is unusual in that it no longer issues coins for circulation.  What is between the date numerals?  I presume a golden fleece?
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2020, 11:15:18 AM »
The 1890's

A 2½ piastres from Sudan (Omdurman mint)
Struck in billon so presumably it would have looked more like silver when it was issued.
The 20 piastres are fairly common, but these little coins are tricky to find, so presumably were never used as much.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2020, 11:23:03 AM »
The 1880's

Another African coin - a Belgian Congo 2 Francs 1887.  Presumably these were used by the European colonisers rather than the locals.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2020, 11:29:49 AM »
The 1870's

A cent from Prince Edward Island,  the Island didn't enter the confederation until 1873.  Krause says "Trees within beaded circle" but there must be more to the design than this.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2020, 11:43:18 AM »
the 1860's

A terribly tricky one.  It's a Pitis from Patani, a Malay state in Siam.  The date AH1284 is buried within the text somewhere.  There is still an ongoing campaign for this state to be re-established as a Malay state.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2020, 12:32:02 PM »
What is between the date numerals?  I presume a golden fleece?

It is the insigna of the order of the golden fleece. It is hanging from a chain around the arms. The Liechtenstein family has the right to wear the decoration, because it is considered hereditary.

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #44 on: May 02, 2020, 12:52:06 PM »
Krause says "Trees within beaded circle" but there must be more to the design than this.

The design is taken from the seal of the PEI. The large oak tree is the UK, the three small trees sicking together are the three PE islands. The motto PARVA SUB INGENTI (the small under the Great) makes it clear that the PEI policy of the time is to stick with the UK, not the rest of Canada.

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