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Re: Dictators on Coins
« Reply #45 on: August 03, 2011, 07:47:13 PM »
How about Chiang-Kai-Shek - was he a dictator? Here is the 200 yuan coin issued in honour of his 80th birthday in 1966.

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Re: Dictators on Coins
« Reply #46 on: August 03, 2011, 10:22:01 PM »
In my definition, he was. No (domestic) opposition to the KMT, free to fight a war.

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Re: Dictators on Coins
« Reply #47 on: August 17, 2013, 02:03:59 AM »
Dominican Republic, 30 pesos (gold), 1955.  Rafael Trujillo.  25th anniversary of the era of Trujillo.

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Re: Dictators on Coins
« Reply #48 on: October 03, 2013, 06:41:42 PM »
How about Chiang-Kai-Shek - was he a dictator? Here is the 200 yuan coin issued in honour of his 80th birthday in 1966.
We shall also include his son, Chiang Ching-kuo
100 Years Anniversary of President Chiang Ching-Kuo's birth, Year 99 of the Republic (2010), 10 New Taiwan Dollars.


He looks so awkward on the coin.
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« Reply #49 on: October 03, 2013, 06:51:14 PM »
Park Chung-hee, 1970, 10000 Won, 5000 Years of History of Korea

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Re: Dictators on Coins
« Reply #50 on: October 03, 2013, 07:06:37 PM »
10 Pahlavi, The House of Pahlavi, Iran 2536 (Since Cyrus)/ 1977 (Since Jesus)


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Re: Dictators on Coins
« Reply #51 on: October 03, 2013, 07:19:06 PM »
Ho Chi Minh Centenary Viet Nam 1989 20 Dong
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Re: Dictators on Coins
« Reply #52 on: January 22, 2014, 07:15:12 PM »
Syria, 25 pounds, 1995.  President Hafiz Al-Assad.  The 25th anniversary of the corrective movement.

President Assad maintained the one-party state and instituted a cult of personality.

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Re: Dictators on Coins
« Reply #53 on: January 25, 2014, 11:05:45 AM »
Gamal Abdel Nasser cared neither for the opposition Moslem Brotherhood, nor for elections. How little has changed in Egypt after all was said and done.

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Re: Dictators on Coins
« Reply #54 on: February 15, 2014, 05:40:19 PM »
Fantasy Mussolini piece dated 1943.

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Medal aligned
Non magnetic.
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Re: Dictators on Coins
« Reply #55 on: February 15, 2014, 07:02:08 PM »
I know that some collectors get desperate because their "favorite" dictators are not on coins. ;)  But I wonder whether we should add such fantasy issues and pseudo-coins ...

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Re: Dictators on Coins
« Reply #56 on: February 15, 2014, 08:27:23 PM »
My favourite dictator is me  ;D
Yet to appear on a coin but I feel it is just a question of time..........................
But, please show me concrete proof that this is a creation of the 60s/70s.....................................................................
Having inadvertently visited a Mussolini stronghold in the 1990s I wouldn't be surprised  ::)
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Re: Dictators on Coins
« Reply #57 on: February 15, 2014, 11:53:20 PM »
Frankly, I have no idea when that piece was (first) made, my Great Dictator. ;D  All I know is that there was and is some demand for them. According to this page http://www.forumancientcoins.com/monetaromana/corrisp/a831/a831.html , for example, some of those Mussolini pieces were made in the 1970s. My main point was that we should keep actual coins and such, hmm, apocrypha apart ...

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« Reply #58 on: February 16, 2014, 07:32:24 AM »
Yes, understood Christian ;)
Apocrypha! I must be an Apocryphanumismatist  8) Sounds about right  :P
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Re: Dictators on Coins
« Reply #59 on: February 16, 2014, 11:02:36 AM »
The Italian piece is indeed not a coin, pseudo coin (too late to keep those out) or a trade token. More information here.

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