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Started by Figleaf, November 28, 2008, 09:58:15 PM

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The UK five pound coin celebrating the Millennium and Greenwich Mean Time.
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Some more "maps" on German collector coins. The 2003 piece shows the Federal Republic of Germany with the World Cup 2006 locations. The one from 2004 shows the German portion of the North Sea coastline.



These absolutely brilliant 200 esc Portuguese coins from the discovery & exploration seriers..there maybe more, but off the top of my head...


Here is one (also from DE) with a bunch of stars. :) It commemorates the Treaty of Rome and has a map of Europe with the founding members highlighted. The 2010 coin (20 Years of German Unity) has a map of the Federal Republic again.



An American commemorative half dollar, the 1892 Columbian.

:) v.


As mentioned above, an American commemorative half dollar, the 1923s Monroe Doctrine Centennial.

:) v.


What's Uganda's connection with the euro? ???

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Quote from: coffeetime on December 03, 2011, 05:33:13 PM
Is that a real coin, embedded in the Uganda 1999 1000 shillings collector coin?

Most probably not. ;D The €1 coin has a diameter of 23.25 mm. Besides, they picked a German piece - and those have "2002" as the earliest year ...



A map of France as seen through British eyes before the Daily Mail was invented. ;)

Honor underfoot, throne reversed, France divided, glory erased, religion cut up, fire in four corners and daggers around.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


Thanks for posting that, Figleaf -- it's diametrically changed my thoughts on what that token/medal was for!

I have one, but in very poor condition, with some of the text illegible. On the non-foot side, I interpreted the worn text as 'May Great Britain Ever Remain in Reverse' and had therefore classified it as a pro-French, possibly Irish or American, piece. Very little of the other side with the foot is legible, though enough of it is to see the word 'France'.

How wrong can you get?!


An American commemorative half dollar, the 1926s Oregon Trail.

:) v.


And one of the better looking ones too.

Quote from: villa66 on December 06, 2011, 11:08:29 PM
An American commemorative half dollar, the 1926s Oregon Trail.

:) v.


Turkmenistan : 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 tenge.

1, 2 manat


Only an imaginary local roadmap:

Finland, 60th anniversary of the Association of Finnish Cities, engraver Heikki Häiväojan, producer Kultateollisuus Oy, 1972 AD.,
Bronze Medal (70 mm / 247 g),
Obv.: SUOMEN KAUPUNKILIITTO / FINLANDS STADSFÖRBUND (= Association of Finnish Cities) , name of the association in Finish and Swedish like a crossroad on a city map.
Rev.: 1912-1972 / HÄIVÄOJA , a network of lines and squares, engraver´s name to r.
Edge: KULTATEOLLISUUS (= "gold industry"), Kultateollisuus Oy, a company in Turku, Finnland.

Heikki Häiväoja (born May 25, 1929 in Jämsä, Finland), is a Finnish sculptor and designer of the Finnish euro coins design for the minor and middle series of coins.



Slovakia, 100 korun, 1993.jpg

Slovakia, 100 korun, 1993. Independence.
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