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Offline nguyen anh tu

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MENG CHIANG 5 chiao 1938 copper-nickel
« on: March 06, 2013, 03:18:12 AM »

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MENG CHIANG 5 chiao 1938 copper-nickel


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Re: MENG CHIANG 5 chiao 1938 copper-nickel
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 11:20:22 PM »
These are quite interesting coins. They make the point that coins are politics and propaganda. This is what a Japanese thought a Chinese coin ought to look like. Much like Speedy Gonzales is an American's idea of what a Mexican ought to look like.

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Re: MENG CHIANG 5 chiao 1938 copper-nickel
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 05:42:20 AM »
This coin was made for a Japanese puppet state for Mongolians. It was supposed to include Inner and Outer Mongolia, but Japan was unable to conquer Mongolia (a logistics problem). So this is their idea of what a Mongolian coin should look like. The coin is also dated in a dating system based on Genghis Khan.
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