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Started by <k>, December 04, 2011, 05:25:35 PM
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Quote from: villa66 on December 05, 2011, 05:34:57 AMHere is a single coin that shows American coin iconography evolving from what had been its traditional six-pointed star to the five-pointed star of the present day. v.
Quote from: coffeetime on December 05, 2011, 03:25:12 PMWas there any significance in the number of points on the star? And was a there a reason for the change? I can imagine the field day that various loopy anti-semitic conspiracy theorists would have had if the US had continued with the six-pointed star.
Quote from: chrisild on December 05, 2011, 09:39:43 AMThe fairly obvious one is fifty stars representing fifty states. But maybe each star represents a value of 1 cent too?
Quote from: malj1 on December 10, 2011, 11:46:34 AMTangaroa, a Male Fertility God.
Quote from: villa66 on December 07, 2011, 05:29:34 AM3) Note the grouping of the 13 stars (9 above the eagle's head, and 4 to the right of the head)—symbolic of the first 9 states to ratify the Constitution, that being the number needed to give the document effect.
Quote from: izotz on December 05, 2011, 10:30:53 AMLater, on Franco and Juan Carlos I pesetas, it was used to include the year when the coin had been minted on the reverse, while the year on the obverse stated the year when the design had been approved
Quote from: coffeetime on December 29, 2011, 09:06:41 PMCuba's old coins carry a lot of stars. I understand that this is the white star, symbolising independence from the Americans, that is taken from its flag.
Quote from: coffeetime on December 30, 2011, 03:21:54 PMThe large star often seen on the coins of Brazil is taken from the Brazilian coat of arms. Within that star, the smaller stars represent the constellation of the Southern Cross....