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Started by <k>, December 04, 2011, 05:25:35 PM

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Equatorial Guinea 1P 1969.JPG


Equatorial Guinea 1P 1969~.JPG

Equatorial Guinea, 1 peseta, 1969.


The six stars above the shield of the coat of arms represent the mainland and the five main islands in the country.

On the obverse, the dates appear in the stars, as on many Spanish coins.
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#61
Aruba 10F 2006-.jpg

Aruba, 10 florins, 2006. 


Three small stars on the reverse, one large one on the obverse. What is their significance?
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chrisild

Quote from: <k> on August 12, 2013, 07:55:36 PM
Aruba, 10 florins, 2006.  Three small stars on the reverse, one large one on the obverse. What is their significance?

The three stars ... dunno. Maybe they represent the three parts of the Kingdom which back then were the (European) Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. Now the single star on the other side is the one from the Aruban flag, I suppose.

Christian

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I think the there stars refer to the three islands that chose a status apart in the kingdom of the Netherlands: Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten.

Peter
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<k>

Two different theories, but yours sounds more precise, Peter, so I'll go for that.
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Portugal $100 1990.JPG

Portugal, $100, 1990.  Celestial navigation.
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Greece, 5 drachmai, 1930.jpg

Greece, 5 drachmai, 1930. 


What does the six-pointed star represent?
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Quote from: <k> on November 03, 2014, 03:27:00 AM
Greece, 5 drachmai, 1930. 

What does the six-pointed star represent?
About six-pointed star can not say, but the seven-pointed star represents the seven Ionian Islands.
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chrisild

Quote from: <k> on November 03, 2014, 03:27:00 AM
What does the six-pointed star represent?

Hmm, maybe the Royal Mint knows? They made most of those 5 drachmai 1930 coins. Above the Phoenix you see a Christian cross, and the rays represent the Holy Spirit. So I suppose the star has a religious meaning too. Could be the star of Mary (as in Hamburg's CoA), could be the hexagram that combines the masculine and the feminine, united to represent love and life. We learned roughly that when afrasi showed us the Marktkirche in Hannover at the WoC meeting last month. :)

Christian

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Remember the Australian seven-pointed Commonwealth star?

Here is another one, on the New Guinea shilling of 1935.
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#72
Argentina 1 peso 1998.jpg

Argentina, 1 peso, 1998.  The Southern Cross.
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Comoros 250 francs 2013~.jpg

Comoros, 250 francs, 2013.
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