Coinage of North Macedonia

Started by <k>, August 19, 2020, 07:55:00 PM

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Our forum member chrisild tells me that Greece deliberately released a 100 drachmes coin in 1991 but dated with the year 1990.

Both the obverse and reverse designs were dedicated to Alexander the Great of Macedonia, apparently as a pointed reminder to the new republic that it did not own those symbols.

Below you see a year-2000-dated version of the Greek coin.
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Macedonia, 10 denari banknote.






Macedonia, 10 denari coin.




As for that peacock on the coin and banknote, it seems that there are actually two peacocks and two small birds on the mosaic at Stobi.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

chrisild

Quote from: <k> on August 22, 2020, 02:12:20 PM
Our forum member chrisild tells me that Greece deliberately released a 100 drachmes coin in 1991 but dated with the year 1990.

Of course I am totally innocent as usual. ;D Had to think about where I read that ... duh, the Schön catalog. See the attached image with that info in German. (Yes, this particular bit is about a coin from Greece, but one that is relevant in this context as you point out.)

Kind of strange, by the way: The agreement about the country's name change became effective more than a year ago. So far, however, no coins from North Macedonia that would reflect this change have been issued. No banknotes either as far as I know.

Christian