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Re: Windmills on Coins
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2011, 03:32:28 PM »
All coins with Wind Mills are so elegant  regardless of it's looks at project sites .

Here are links of  two major players in wind turbine market in Europe & all over world , I would recommend them to change their logo influenced by these coins depicting wind mill.

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Re: Windmills on Coins
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2011, 08:06:51 PM »
When I read "Windmills on Coins", or any such object,  I take that to imply medals as well, I will let the moderators decide if these belong here :)



LeRoux#1817 Silvered WM 43mm Rarity 4. Obv. Bust of Landsdowne to the right. HIS EXCELL'Y THE RIGHT HON. THE MARQUESS OF LANDSDOWNE, GOV. GEN'L OF CANADA P. W. ELLIS & CO. Rev. View of Toronto in 1834.TORONTO, 1834. SOUVENIR SEMI CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION. TORONTO, JUNE, 1884.




TORONTO SEMI-CENTENNIAL MEDAL 1834-1884. LeRoux#1816 Bronze 26mm Rarity 4. Obv. Windmill, houses, etc. TORONTO 1834. Rev. Exhibition Building. SEMI-CENTENNIAL, 1884. Signed G. W.

Gooderham and Worts windmill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gooderham_and_Worts 



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Re: Windmills on Coins
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2011, 10:33:00 PM »
If that's the same windmill on both medals, the lower one looks wrong: the arms are too short in proportion and the structure below the "balcony" doesn't look strong enough. The mill seems inspired by Dutch or Danish tower design, as used e.g. on city walls.

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Re: Windmills on Coins
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2011, 11:51:40 PM »
That mill used to be where the Distillery District is; here is a (drawn) image with better proportions. :)
http://www.lostrivers.ca/points/distillerydistrict.htm

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Re: Windmills on Coins
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2011, 01:30:27 AM »
And since those darn Dutch are so unwilling when it comes to putting windmills on their coins ;D let us have a look at what the neighbors can offer. OK, this is just a collector coin ...


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Re: Windmills on Coins
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2011, 11:48:00 PM »
Cuba, 1 peso, 1982. Don Quixote again.

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Re: Windmills on Coins
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2011, 02:14:45 AM »
This one didn't actually show up on a coin but it is a could have been.  It was a design for the Kansas State Quarter by Daniel Carr.
He definitely does good work.
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Re: Windmills on Coins
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2011, 02:56:38 AM »
We have had designs and medals, so there's place for tokens.

The first token is from Montmagny, a place in the vincinity of Paris. It shows a round windmill with pivoting hood. Moulin de la Galette was a local club and party house, not far from the other "tourist attraction", a redoubt on a hill called "La butte Pinson." The windmill could therefore be fantasy and La butte Pinson an address. However, I think the mill looks a lot like the windmill on the second token. This one hails from Sannois, a place on the other side of Paris where a real windmill, the Moulin Trouillet, is the major attraction. However, the windmill on the token does not resemble the square windmill with the body pivot in Sannois.

To complete the puzzle, I have a third, uniface token with a windmill, looking very much like the windmill of Sannois, except that it carries the name of the dancing in Montmagny. The first two tokens are mentioned in Elie, the third one is not. The picture is of the windmill in Sannois.

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Re: Windmills on Coins
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2013, 10:29:59 PM »
This Belgian token is a recent acquisition. It shows the Poelberg grain mill in Tielt, dating from 1726. The mill is open to visitors most Sundays on appointment with the local tourist service.

Peter
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Re: Windmills on Coins
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2018, 12:40:20 PM »


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Re: Windmills on Coins
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2018, 01:51:48 PM »
Phh, what is one mill if you can have 19 on one coin? :) In the World Cultural Heritage series of collector coins, the KNM (Royal Dutch Mint) issued a 5 piece in 2014 that honors the Kinderdijk mills. This "Molen Vijfje" was issued in several versions: silver-plated copper (regular and BU), silver, and as a 10 gold coin. Hope the image link below works; if not, go here ...

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