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Coinage of North Macedonia

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

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Greece 100 drachmes 2000.jpg

Greece, 100 drachmes, 2000.


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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<k>

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Macedonia, 10 denari banknote.





Macedonia, 10 denari coin.




Peacock mosaic at Stobi-.jpg

Peacock mosaic at Stobi.jpg

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

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Quote from: <k> on August 22, 2020, 02:12:20 PMOur 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

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