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Design and designing => Thematic collecting => Architecture and Landmarks => Topic started by: <k> on April 21, 2011, 01:51:36 AM

Title: World Landmarks on Coins
Post by: <k> on April 21, 2011, 01:51:36 AM
China 1 Yuan 1980.
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Post by: <k> on April 21, 2011, 01:55:59 AM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=34394.0;attach=59868;image)

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=34394.0;attach=59869;image)

Mexico. 1964. 20 centavos. The Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan.

        Volcanoes Popocatepetl and Ixtaccihuatl in background.
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Post by: <k> on April 21, 2011, 02:01:01 AM
Christian's favourite, the Brandenburg Gate.
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Post by: <k> on April 21, 2011, 02:12:33 AM
Egypt.
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Post by: chrisild on April 21, 2011, 10:13:26 AM
Christian's favourite, the Brandenburg Gate.

Brrrr. I am busy these days, but that I did see. Sir, I am offended. Now here is one that I like:

(http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/images/coins/de_2011.jpg)

Christian
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Post by: Abhay on April 21, 2011, 11:04:39 AM
A french 10 Euro showing Taj Mahal from India. The Taj Mahal was voted No. 1 in 2010 list of 7 wonders of the World.

Abhay
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Post by: Figleaf on April 21, 2011, 12:17:43 PM
The funny building below the UNESCO logo is the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Many Parisians, especially those looking for a spot to park their car in the area, wish it would go away.

Peter
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Post by: chrisild on April 21, 2011, 12:53:19 PM
... while others probably wish that the cars would somehow go away. ;D

That is a series, by the way, depicting various Unesco heritage sites from all over the world. Always with the same obverse. This is the 2009 issue, with the Kremlin in Moscow for example.

Christian
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Post by: Bimat on April 21, 2011, 12:59:54 PM
Here's an Indian issue:

A R5 coin showing Thanjavur Temple (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brihadeeswarar_Temple).

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7487.0;attach=10429;image)

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7487.0;attach=10435;image)

Aditya
Title: Re: World Landmarks on Coins
Post by: chrisild on April 21, 2011, 01:01:03 PM
Did I write "same obverse"? Well, this year they start using a new obverse - still with the Unesco HQ building, but it is somewhat abstract or stylized now. On the other side, the castle in Versailles, with a sun (reference to Louis XIV) above. You can also see a "map" of the park, and a Neptune silhouette (from the Bassin de Neptune) below.

(Edit) Forgot to mention that the bricks and the leaves on the obverse refer to the two "kinds" of World Heritage sites: cultural and natural heritage. Oh, and whoever sees a swastika in that wall has a wicked imagination. ;D

Christian
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Post by: <k> on April 21, 2011, 01:09:00 PM
Is that what the sun looks like over Versailles? I must pay a visit.  8)

Coins from France and the Cook Islands.
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Post by: Bimat on April 21, 2011, 01:11:15 PM
What's wrong with the Cook Islands' coin? :o :o 3D coin? :o

Aditya
Title: Re: World Landmarks on Coins
Post by: chrisild on April 21, 2011, 01:20:32 PM
3D - yes. Coin - weeeellll ... ;)

We should also add that the French Unesco pieces have prices well above the face value. The 1989 coin however was a circulating 5 francs commem; the other side is nice too. Shows the "feet" of the Eiffel Tower, sort of.

Christian
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Post by: Figleaf on April 21, 2011, 02:51:18 PM
Shows the "feet" of the Eiffel Tower, sort of.

I am pretty sure it is a top down view. There is a bottom up view (at night) in Panoramio.

Peter
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Post by: <k> on May 17, 2011, 08:24:57 PM
Stonehenge on a UK five pound collector coin.
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Post by: <k> on August 26, 2011, 12:29:54 PM
Charminar, Hyderabad, India.
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Post by: bart on August 26, 2011, 02:30:36 PM
And here's the Brussels landmark since World Expo '58, the Atomium.
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Post by: SquareEarth on September 10, 2013, 03:19:19 PM
Persepolis: Xerxes's Hall of 100 Columns
Iran 1000 Rial 1971

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Post by: SquareEarth on September 10, 2013, 03:27:02 PM
Persepolis: Column Head
Iran 1971 25 Rials
(http://web.archive.org/web/20151110180950/http://imagizer.imageshack.us/scaled/landing/819/9ddq.png)
I guess it's quite iconic
(http://web.archive.org/web/20151110181008/http://imagizer.imageshack.us/scaled/landing/534/8gcg.jpg)

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Post by: <k> on December 09, 2015, 02:10:39 PM
Gibraltar, 5 pounds, 2014.  The Rock of Gibraltar.
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Post by: <k> on May 27, 2016, 01:52:37 AM
Gibraltar, 10 pence, 1992.  The Rock of Gibraltar and the Europort.
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Post by: <k> on May 27, 2016, 11:46:33 AM
Gibraltar, 1 pound, 1993.

In 1993 Gibraltar released a circulating pound coin that commemorated the 1967 referendum, in which an overwhelming majority of the adult population voted to remain British.
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Post by: <k> on May 27, 2016, 11:47:37 AM
Gibraltar, 1 pound, 1995.

In 1995 Gibraltar issued a circulating pound coin depicting the Rock and the emblem of the United Nations. It commemorated Gibraltar's National Day, and the 50th anniversary of the United Nations.
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Post by: <k> on April 12, 2021, 11:46:08 PM
Gibraltar, 50 pence, 2020.  The Gibraltar Skywalk.
Title: Re: World Landmarks on Coins
Post by: <k> on July 11, 2021, 12:46:39 AM
Zimbabwe, $10, 1996 (silver).  The balancing rocks on the sacred hills of Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe.