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Started by <k>, January 29, 2012, 11:31:06 AM

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chrisild

Eugène Delacroix's Liberty, from his 1830 painting "La Liberté guidant le peuple", on a French collector coin (image: cgb.fr) from 1993. The piece commemorated the 200th anniversary of the Louvre museum.

Christian

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Ukraine.jpg

Ukraine 1995 UN commemorative.  A globe of flags.
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villa66

Quote from: chrisild on February 15, 2012, 10:36:00 PM
...The depicted scene (US flag raised at Iwo Jima) became famous as a photo - the original or first photo was less "dramatic" though...

They were actually two different events; a first flag raising, and then a second, sometime later, with a larger flag. (Rosenthal, the photographer, was always adamant about this photo not having been staged.) I do remember that 3 of the 6 pictured flag-raisers were later killed in this same battle for Iwo Jima.

v.

chrisild

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No, certainly not staged in the sense of, hey, let us pose for a more patriotic scene. But from what I have read, both flags were put up on the same day at the same place. However, the first one was apparently too small to be seen from far away, so it was replaced with a bigger one - and the famous photo shows that scene.

Interestingly, another famous "flag in war" photo was about to be used for a coin but ultimately did not make it: the photo that a Red Army photographer took, in early May 1945, of a soldier who raises the USSR flag above the Reichstag in Berlin. The original flag was put up there on the last day of April, while the fights in the city were not over yet. Not sure whether German soldiers removed it, or whether it was too dark to take photos. Anyway, a few days later the scene was "repeated" with a bigger flag.

(Side note #1: That photo had to be retouched, as a Soviet soldier carrying two wristwatches suggested looting. ::) http://blogs.taz.de/vollandsblog/2008/07/23/die_flagge_auf_dem_reichstag_teil_3_das_manipulierte_foto/)
(Side note #2: The photographer Evgeni Khaldei actually said he was inspired by Joe Rosenthal's Iwo Jima photo. The two even met at a photography festival in France in 1995. Khaldei died two years later; Rosenthal died in 2006.)

This is a GDR 1985 test piece; 300 were made, each with the word PROBE and a serial number. The actual coin (a 10 M piece featuring the Treptow Park Memorial in Berlin) had a mintage of 750,000. If the image does not display, click here: http://www.mcsearch.info/record.html?id=109054

Christian


villa66

Thanks for this. Good to know.

:) v.

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Malyasia 10 ringgit 1980.jpg

Malaysia, 1 ringgit, 1976. 

Flags of the states and territories of Malaysia.
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South Korea, 1000 Won, 1970.  UN forces.
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Mackie

A List of coins with flags on them:

    Australian 'millennium year' 50c coin with an Australian flag.
   2000 Royal visit 50c (Australia on parliament house flagpole)
   2001 Centenary of Federation ACT design 20c (Australia on PH flagpole)
    2001 Centenary of Federation Victoria design 20c (Australia on Vic. PH flagpole - possibly intended to be the original competition winning flag design)
    2004 150th ann. Eureka Stockade $1 (and $5) (see Eureka)

    Austria - 1 ¢, 2002- (rev.): Austria, petra colouring (curved)
    Austria - 2 ¢, 2002- (rev.): Austria, petra colouring (curved)
    Austria - 3 ¢, 2002- (rev.): Austria, petra colouring (curved)
    Austria - 10 ¢, 2002- (rev.): Austria, petra colouring
    Austria - 20 ¢, 2002- (rev.): Austria, petra colouring
    Austria - 50 ¢, 2002- (rev.): Austria, petra colouring
    Austria - 1 euro, 2002- (rev.): Austria, petra colouring
    Austria - 2 euro, 2002- (rev.): Austria, petra colouring
    Austria - 2 euro, 2005 (rev.): Austria, petra colouring (colouring only) [Austrian State-treaty 50 years]
    Austria - 5 euro, 2004 (rev.): ten unmarked uncoloured flags [10 new countries to the EU]
    Austria - 20 euro, 2004 (obv.): Austria, uncoloured; European Union, uncoloured [10 new countries to the EU] / (rev): flags on the Jeep ought to be France, Great Britain, Soviet Union, and United States.

    Belize 1 dollar (1990) - several flags flying from ship masts
    British Caribbean Territories 25 cents (1964) - several flags flying from ship masts

    China - unknown coins ca. 1912-1920 (?): China Revolutionary Army Flag 1911-1912, China Republic flag

    Finland - 10 euro, 2008 (rev.): Finland, coloured (among some twenty unmarked uncoloured flags) [Finish flag 90 years]

    France - 10 ¢, 2002- (rev.): France, petra colouring (colouring only)
    France - 20 ¢, 2002- (rev.): France, petra colouring (colouring only)
    France - 50 ¢, 2002- (rev.): France, petra colouring (colouring only)

    Grand Comore - 5 F 1889 (obv.): France, petra colouring; unknown flag (probably to represent Grand Comore)

    Kuwait 1 (dirham? fils?) (1961) - flag flying from ship

    Malta 10 cent (1972) - several flags flying from ship masts

    New Zealand 1978 commemorative dollar - flag flying from roof of Beehive (Parliament building)
    New Zealand 1974 Commonwealth Games commemorative dollar - stylised runners carrying Games flag.

    Romania - 10 lei 1990-1992 (rev.): Romania

    Sri Lanka - A commemorative one rupee cupro-nickel coin was issued by Central Bank of Sri Lanka for circulation in January 1992 on the the 3rd Anniversary of the induction of the Ranasinghe Premadasa as the second Executive President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. and On the reverse are two traditional Sinhala lions with swords face each other above His Excellency the President's flag depicted at the center. The value `ONE RUPEE' in Sinhala Tamil and English appear below." From the photo we see that the flag is very similar, if not identical (the coin is small (25,4 mm)) to the present flag.

Source: http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/xf-coin.html
Warm Regards,
Mackie

chrisild

Quote from: Mackie on May 02, 2012, 08:20:27 AM
    Austria - 1 ¢, 2002- (rev.): Austria, petra colouring (curved)
Hmm, never heard the term "petra colouring" before. Guess it refers to Pietrasanta, but I would use "hatching" instead. Is "petra" actually common, or rather a crwflags.com peculiarity?

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    Austria - 20 euro, 2004 (obv.): Austria, uncoloured; European Union, uncoloured [10 new countries to the EU] / (rev): flags on the Jeep ought to be France, Great Britain, Soviet Union, and United States.
The coin was issued in, and is dated, 2003. The two flags next to the eagle have nothing to do with the 2004 EU enlargement; they simply represent "Austria in the European Union". And yes, the four flags on the car represent the Allied Forces. The flags are hardly recognizable (see here for example) but we know from the context what they are ...

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    France - 10 ¢, 2002- (rev.): France, petra colouring (colouring only)
Good old petra again. ;) The 10c, 20c and 50c are dated 1999 and later.

Another piece comes to mind, Luxembourg's collector cent coin issued in 2010 to commemorate the 700th anniversary of John and Elisabeth (see here for example). On the obverse we see grand duke Henri and a colored (kinegram) Red Lion flag.

Side note: The Czech equivalent has the same reverse design, but the lion on the other side is not actually a flag ...

Christian

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Comoros 5fr 1880-.jpg

Comoros, 5 francs, 1880.
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Australia, 20 cents, 2001.jpg

Australia, 20 cents, 2001.  Centenary of Federation.
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Mackie

Romania 10 Lei (Revolution Anniversary)
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Mackie

malj1

 Australian 'millennium year' 50c coin with an Australian flag. from circulation. This is also known with a variety where the flag is blank!

Also from circulation the 2000 Royal visit 50c.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

Mackie

Canadian flag on 25 Cents (50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag) colourized coin

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Mackie

MORGENSTERNN

Hello,

My favourite coins with flags are from China
First is from Uighuristan
Y-D38.2 10 CASH