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Offline Figleaf

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Re: Bridges on coins
« Reply #45 on: April 15, 2013, 12:04:15 AM »
Mostar Bridge or Stari Most is a highly emotional symbol of the recent strife in what used to be Yugoslavia. People of different religions and nationalities lost their lives crossing it. It is good that Turkey issued such a wonderfully understated coin. I hope one day Croatia has the moral courage to issue a coin on the same theme in the same good taste.

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Re: Bridges on coins
« Reply #46 on: February 27, 2014, 02:49:06 AM »
Not a bridge but a tunnel

Opening of the first Mersey Tunnel 18 July 1934 by George V

32mm aluminium



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Re: Bridges on coins
« Reply #47 on: February 27, 2014, 07:49:42 AM »
Not a fare token, but a nice illustration of the tunnel.

What is the tiny lettering above the word BIRKENHEAD? I would presume the manufacturer and his location.

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Re: Bridges on coins
« Reply #48 on: February 27, 2014, 08:09:24 AM »
Do  the Mersey Tunnels require a toll payment to pass? Were metal or plastic fare tokens ever used?

Oops. Found the current tolls on the following website:

http://www.merseytunnels.co.uk/nossl/html/fees.php

Does anyone have a photo of the "Fast Tag", apparently a discount pass?

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Re: Bridges on coins
« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2014, 11:36:36 AM »
The manufacturers mark is T FATTORINI LN B'HAM = Thomas Fattorini London & Birmingham.

They are now also in Manchester.
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Re: Bridges on coins
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2014, 11:53:21 AM »
A history of the Fattorini firms by RNP Hawkins.

http://www.buttoncrs.com/pdffiles/FattoriniCompaniesHistory.pdf

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Re: Bridges on coins
« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2014, 07:04:22 PM »
Do  the Mersey Tunnels require a toll payment to pass? Were metal or plastic fare tokens ever used?

Oops. Found the current tolls on the following website:

http://www.merseytunnels.co.uk/nossl/html/fees.php

Does anyone have a photo of the "Fast Tag", apparently a discount pass?

Last time I drove through, it cost £1. It's obviously gone up since then... It was a chuck-coins-in-hopper setup - no tokens and no electronic doohickeys either.

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Re: Bridges on coins
« Reply #52 on: March 01, 2014, 10:51:30 PM »
Not a bridge but a tunnel

Opening of the first Mersey Tunnel 18 July 1934 by George V

David

From the episode of Antiques Roadshow I saw last night; an image of the opening of the Mersey tunnel in 1934 and the book.
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Re: Bridges on coins
« Reply #53 on: March 01, 2014, 11:20:29 PM »
Interesting!  :)

My late mother told me that she, along with hundreds of others, walked through on the day it was opened. She would have been a 17yr old

I think my medal was given one of those given out to school children, her younger sister and brother would have still been at school in 1934

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Re: Bridges on coins
« Reply #54 on: March 01, 2014, 11:37:49 PM »
So no doubt she is in the image somewhere.  :D
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Re: Bridges on coins
« Reply #55 on: March 01, 2014, 11:53:34 PM »
So no doubt she is in the image somewhere.  :D

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Re: Bridges on coins
« Reply #56 on: September 05, 2014, 11:28:39 AM »






This is a token produced by Fórum dos Numismatas to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the original token

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Where is the Tramway?
« Reply #57 on: September 05, 2014, 12:36:00 PM »
Very attractive commemorative token, BUT where is the tramway. See attached image of the original.

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Re: Bridges on coins
« Reply #58 on: September 05, 2014, 12:42:58 PM »
Today there is no longer tramway  ;D
Now is the metropolitan


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Re: Bridges on coins
« Reply #59 on: May 20, 2015, 12:19:31 AM »






Bangladesh, 5 taka, 1996.  Jamuna Bridge.



See also: List of Bangladesh 5 Taka Coins.