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Re: Spelling and grammatical errors on coins
« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2010, 08:41:20 AM »
And another that I had forgotten about, until I saw an image in the March COIN News, in which the author happily tells us that "VIVANT REGINA" translates to 'long live the Queen'".  Erm, no, it doesn't.  Vivant is plural, Regina singular, so I suspect the original designer got his Latin a bit muxed ip ...

At a pinch, it could mean "Long may they live, O Queen", but why anyone would want to say that, I have no idea.

Oh, the token is a penny of E. De Carle & Co., Dunedin, New Zealand.  While the token is to the correct specifications for the post-1860 bronze pennies, they caused lots of confusion in a colony that still had lots of the old copper coins and copper coin-sized tokens in circulation, to the extent that De Carle published a letter in February 1863 recommending that his tokens circulate as halfpence.


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Re: Spelling and grammatical errors on coins
« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2010, 08:49:02 AM »
A quick Google for Vivant Regina offers a possible solution:

Vivant Regina et Princeps = Long live the Queen and Prince

ergo, someone just deleted the "et princeps" bit and forgot to adjust the verb at the same time.  Best explanation I can think of.


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Re: Spelling and grammatical errors on coins
« Reply #47 on: March 04, 2010, 11:41:10 PM »
Here's an older coin with a spelling error... ;D
It's from Munster.
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Re: Spelling and grammatical errors on coins
« Reply #48 on: March 05, 2010, 12:00:23 AM »
That is not a spelling error but a smelling error. ;D Good one!

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Re: Spelling and grammatical errors on coins
« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2010, 04:08:09 PM »
My boss once made a similar error repeatedly in his ... uhhh ... imperfect German when reporting on a hunting trip, with several forms of the verb "scheissen". :P

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Re: Spelling and grammatical errors on coins
« Reply #50 on: March 06, 2010, 11:07:13 PM »
Oh, you people are so vulgar. 8) By the way, in German (mostly Northern Germany) you may hear the word "Schiet" ... and then you go to the nearby Netherlands and notice that they have the verb "schieten". Now that is confusing.

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Re: Spelling and grammatical errors on coins
« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2013, 02:16:08 PM »


The Federated States of Micronesia, 1 dollar, 2004.  This is a collector coin only.

Micronesia is a self-governing state, in free association with the USA. It uses the US dollar.

The four stars on the coin represent the states in the federation: Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae and Yap.

Notice the spelling of George (GEDROE instead of GEORGE). The spelling mistake was intentional, as the other coins from the series also have some kind of spelling mistake in President's name!

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Re: Spelling and grammatical errors on coins
« Reply #52 on: August 08, 2013, 02:23:54 PM »
Looks like there is yet another mistake.... "UBERTY"

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Re: Spelling and grammatical errors on coins
« Reply #53 on: August 08, 2013, 02:39:47 PM »
Looking at the complete set of those Presidential series here, there are indeed some coins without spelling mistake. ;)

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Re: Spelling and grammatical errors on coins
« Reply #54 on: July 04, 2014, 03:07:53 AM »
50 Ore 2011 "reversed" digits

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Re: Spelling and grammatical errors on coins
« Reply #55 on: July 04, 2014, 09:49:32 AM »
Liberia, an error in the word ARCHAEOPTERYX, letter T instead of the letter R
Congo, helmet Tereshkova written CCCC instead of the СССР
Somalia, an error in Galileo Galilei






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Re: Spelling and grammatical errors on coins
« Reply #56 on: July 05, 2014, 01:39:18 AM »
In 1994, Croatia minted 1 Kuna coins depicting small Nightingale bird (Luscinia megarhynchos), also known as Rufous Nightingale, known for its powerful and beautiful songs. As we can see name of the genus is misspelled with two N’s. Spelling error was corrected in the subsequent issue, in 1996.
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Re: Spelling and grammatical errors on coins
« Reply #57 on: July 10, 2014, 06:25:42 PM »
I just came across this spelling error on a 5 dollars coin of the Northern Mariana Islands of 2004, instead of staatSSekretär there is written staatSekretär.





Later that same year, the same company minted a 250 francs coin for Togo to commemorate the same occasion. On this coin the spelling error was corrected.




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Re: Spelling and grammatical errors on coins
« Reply #58 on: July 10, 2014, 07:06:15 PM »
Hehe, nice find!  :D

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Re: Spelling and grammatical errors on coins
« Reply #59 on: July 11, 2014, 04:12:33 PM »
10 Lekë Albania 1992 minted to commemorate the 1992 Olympics, on the coat of arms is written "maI" in german istead of "maJ" in albanian.