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Started by <k>, March 17, 2013, 01:02:17 PM

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Hats come in all shapes and sizes and are used for all sorts of social and cultural purposes. Some types of headgear are taboo in certain situations: Atatürk banned the fez in Turkey; in modern France it is illegal to wear face-covering headgear in public. Let's see how many different types of headgear we can find on coins.


NOTE: Please do not post coin designs showing crowns or the liberty cap here, as they have their own topics:

1] Crowns on coins

2] The liberty cap on coins
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Gambia, 20 dalasis, 1983.  The Year of the Scout.  Here the President is happy to be seen wearing a scout's beret.

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Romania 50 lei, 1938. Carol II shows that some military headgear can look quite outlandish.
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Vatican1966.jpg

Part of a different uniform and taking more place than head and shoulders.

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Kaiser Wilhelm II.jpg


Germany 2RM 1901.jpg

Germany, 2 Mark 1901. 

Did Kaiser Wilhelm II actually wear this thing? Yes!
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hair net.jpg

The other end of that spectrum: a hair net.

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Guatemala, 25 centavos, 1964.   Guatemalan woman.
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Czechoslovakia, 10 korun, 1991.  Milan Rastislav Štefánik, national and military hero.
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The hat as a signature on Jinnah.

Peter
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#9


Austria, 10 Schilling, 1958.  A woman from the Wachau region wearing a "Goldhaube" (golden head dress).
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#10


Libya, 5 mils, 1952.  King Idris.  A fez with a tail.
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Poland 100Z 1988.jpg

Poland, 100 zloty, 1988.  Greater Poland Uprising.
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#12


Austria, 10 Groschen, 1925.  Tyrolean woman with hat.
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#13


Egypt, 10 piastres, 1939.  King Farouk and another fez.  Portrait by Percy Metcalfe.

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#14


Zaires, 10 zaires, 1988.  President Mobutu was fond of his leopard-skin hats.

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