Romania: Controversy over 'racist' coin

Started by Figleaf, August 03, 2010, 05:28:09 PM

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Lori

No comments , just pictures !

Bimat

It appears that controversies are common with Romanian coins!

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

Lori

Quote from: Bimat on September 02, 2016, 04:31:08 PM
It appears that controversies are common with Romanian coins!

Aditya

Just politics......

radars_teddy

https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/1.5093671

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Ioanid said the patriarch, who was prime minister from 1938-1939, was responsible for revising the citizenship law, stripping about 225,000 Jews - or 37 percent of the Jewish population - of their Romanian citizenship.

Ioanid demanded the bank withdraws the coin in a private letter sent to the National Bank Governor Mugur Isarescu on July 29 and later sent to the Associated Press.

radars_teddy

Quote from: chrisild on August 05, 2010, 10:30:05 AM
Similarly, I don't think somebody like Andrew Jackson should be honored on a US coin, but again, this is a series featuring all US presidents.


Like it or not Jackson was critical to the forumation and evolution of US Democracy, and without him, it would not had survived, and was the keystone to defending the US Union leading up to the civil war.  There is no comparison here.

chrisild

Quote from: radars_teddy on September 28, 2021, 04:08:37 PM
Like it or not Jackson was critical to the forumation and evolution of US Democracy, and without him, it would not had survived, and was the keystone to defending the US Union leading up to the civil war.  There is no comparison here.

My point back then was, quite simply, that if you issue a series of all kings from ABC or all presidents from XYZ, you can hardly leave those people out that were/are controversially discussed. So saying that there should not be an Andrew Jackson piece in the series of presidential dollars would be a No-No. Replacing his portrait on the $20 bill with one featuring Harriet Tubman, however, is a different story.

Same with that Romanian series, and in that regard a comparison is of course possible: A single piece honoring Miron Cristea is different from a series that he is part of. Now whether the series as a whole should have been issued, well ...

Christian