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Started by <k>, August 12, 2011, 07:24:36 PM

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Australia crown 1938.jpg

Here is a crown (as worn by a monarch) appearing on a crown (five shillings).

These Australians are such jokers, eh?

Were they mocking the British monarchy?

We should have sent them all to the tower, long since.


UK crown 1928.jpg

However, the British had played the same joke in 1928.

They reissued the same design for some years afterwards.
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Greece 20 lepta 1895.jpg

Greece, 20 lepta, 1895.
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Here is a crown being worn. Such a superb design.

See the topic: Ethiopian Birr EE1892(AD1900).
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Hungary 1-korona-1913.jpg Hungary 5 korona 1906.jpg

Hungary, 5 korona, 1906, and 1 korona, 1913.


The Crown of Saint Stephen, worn by the kings of Hungary.

The cross on it looks bent.

I hope those angels were careful when they were carrying it.
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Sweden, 5 öre, 1947.jpg

Sweden, 5 öre, 1947.
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Sweden 2 ore 1968.jpg

Sweden, 1 öre, 1968.
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Sweden 50 Öre 1958.jpg

Sweden, 50 Öre, 1958.
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Sweden 50 ore 1947.jpg

Sweden, 50 öre, 1947.
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Sweden 50 ore 2007.jpg

Sweden, 50 öre, 2007.
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Sweden 1 krona 2005.jpg

Sweden, 1 krona, 2005.
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crown.jpg


The  thread already shows that most crowns on coins are "cartoon" crowns, just the fantasy of the designer. This is the British crown (there are more, but I understand this is the current favourite). AFAIK it figures only on a coronation medal, but I haven't looked at all UK commemoratives.

St. Stephen's crown may be one the oldest on a coin. I have seen older Greek, Macedonian and Korean crowns, but I don't think they are on coins.

Peter
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Denmark 50 ore 2003.jpg

Denmark, 50 ore, 2003.
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Norway 50 ore 2003.jpg

Norway, 50 ore, 2003. 

I notice that on some later issues, the "MF" mark has been removed and the crossed hammers moved to a central position.


Norway 1 krone 1985.jpg

And Norway, 1 krone, 1985.
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Scannen0046.jpg

Fiji 1 penny 1941.

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Scannen0104.jpg

Crown and sceptres on a New Guinea shilling 1938.

Note the string with teeth, which was not worn by the monarch, I suppose.