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Design and designing => Thematic collecting => Topic started by: <k> on February 15, 2012, 07:41:48 PM

Title: United Nations
Post by: <k> on February 15, 2012, 07:41:48 PM
1995 was a bumper year for commemorative coins: there were three main themes, all of them related. Some countries commemorated the end of World War 2 or even their own liberation; others commemorated the 50th anniversary of the United Nations, which was founded in the aftermath of that war; while others celebrated 50 years of the Food and Agricultural Organisation, itself an agency of the UN.

The list of countries that issued coins commemorating the UN is interesting. Some countries, such as Switzerland and the USA, were unexpectedly missing; others, such as Cuba and Kazakhstan did, surprisingly, participate. The Isle of Man, for once, did not issue any coins to celebrate the anniversary, but then it is a dependency and neither a nation nor an independent state. Perhaps only members of the UN were invited to issue coins.

Some countries produced more than one commemorative coin, in lower and higher denominations, or in standard and bullion metals, but usually they carried the same reverse design. The UN had created a special 50th anniversary logo, which most participants incorporated in their designs. Some designs, however, were considerably more attractive and imaginative than others.

If I have missed the coins of any countries from the following posts, please let me know.
Title: Re: United Nations
Post by: <k> on February 15, 2012, 07:42:25 PM
Afghanistan.
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Argentina.
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Armenia.
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Australia.
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Bahrain.
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Barbados.
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Belarus.
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Belgium.
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Benin.
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Bhutan.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39617.0;attach=79995;image)

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39617.0;attach=79994;image)
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Post by: <k> on February 15, 2012, 07:46:37 PM
China, 1 yuan and 10 yuan.
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Croatia.
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Post by: <k> on February 15, 2012, 07:47:33 PM
Cuba.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=13759.0;attach=78259;image)

 
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Post by: <k> on February 15, 2012, 07:48:16 PM
Cyprus, 1 pound, 1995.
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Finland.
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France.
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Gambia.
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India.
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Ireland.
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Jamaica.
 
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Jordan.
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Kazakhstan.
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Kuwait.
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Lesotho.
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Lesotho.
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Post by: <k> on February 15, 2012, 07:52:27 PM
Liberia.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39617.0;attach=79997;image)

 
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Post by: <k> on February 15, 2012, 07:52:46 PM
Luxembourg, 100 francs, 1995.
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Post by: <k> on February 15, 2012, 07:53:05 PM
Malawi.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39617.0;attach=79992;image)

 
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Post by: <k> on February 15, 2012, 07:53:24 PM
Maldives.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=34569.0;attach=83023;image)

 
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Post by: <k> on February 15, 2012, 07:53:44 PM
Malta.
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Morocco.
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Namibia.
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Nepal.
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Post by: <k> on February 15, 2012, 07:55:07 PM
Norway.
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Oman.
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Pakistan.
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Palau.
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Portugal.
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Russia.
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Seychelles.
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Singapore.
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South Africa.
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Spain.
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Sri Lanka.
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Sweden.
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Thailand.
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Uganda.
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Post by: <k> on February 15, 2012, 08:01:04 PM
UK.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39617.0;attach=79079;image)

 
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Post by: <k> on February 15, 2012, 08:01:22 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=13444.0;attach=89498;image)

Ukraine.

 
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Post by: <k> on February 15, 2012, 08:01:40 PM
Uruguay.
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Venezuela.
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Dominican Republic.
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Post by: <k> on February 15, 2012, 08:45:41 PM
Latvia.
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Post by: chrisild on February 15, 2012, 11:45:58 PM
Some countries, such as Switzerland and the USA, were unexpectedly missing

Switzerland makes some sense. The country did not become a full UN member until 2002 ...

Christian
Title: Re: United Nations
Post by: <k> on May 02, 2012, 01:26:21 PM
Gibraltar.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9525.0;attach=62165;image)

 
Title: Re: United Nations
Post by: <k> on January 26, 2018, 12:02:23 PM
Equatorial Guinea, 7000 francs, 1995.
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Post by: <k> on January 26, 2018, 12:17:33 PM
South Korea, 1000 won, 1995.
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Post by: chrisild on January 26, 2018, 12:47:41 PM
In 2013 Monaco issued a commemorative €2 coin (http://www.ecb.europa.eu/euro/coins/comm/shared/img/comm_2013_Monaco_800.jpg) dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the country's UN membership. And

The Federal Republic of Germany has never issued a commem about a United Nations anniversary or a UN membership "jubilee". But in 1982 a 5 DM coin (http://www.muenzkatalog-online.de/katalog/muenzbilder/medium/image_106.jpg) came out that commemorated the 10th anniversary of the UN Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm 1972).

Croatia has already been mentioned, but last year the country issued another UN membership coin. Images:
http://www.hnb.hr/documents/20182/5dd18928-cd52-44d1-8787-2bb7d43a0455
http://www.hnb.hr/documents/20182/7e22043f-8224-4f88-9956-8f491445bad3

Christian
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Post by: <k> on February 09, 2018, 05:04:23 PM
Uganda, 2000 shillings, 1995.
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Post by: <k> on August 23, 2018, 08:18:28 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=23084.0;attach=84414;image)

Central African Republic, 10 000 francs, 1970.  United Nations: 25th anniversary.
Title: Re: United Nations
Post by: RG on February 13, 2019, 03:17:20 AM
Malawi