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

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Morocco 200 dirhams 1994.jpg

Morocco, 200 dirhams, 1994.

Morocco joins GATT: the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
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Papua New Guinea, 100 kina, 1980.  Fifth anniversary of independence.
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Australia $5 2000~-.jpg

Australia, $5, 2000.  Map of Australia.
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Greece, 30 drachmai, 1963.  King Paul, George II, Alexander, Constantine I and George.  Reverse.

Centenary of the reign of the House of Glücksburg




Obverse.
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Guatemala and Belize.jpg


Guatemala 25 centavos 1943.jpg

Guatemala, 25 centavos, 1943.


The obverse shows an 'irredentist' map of Guatemala. It includes Belize.

For many years Guatemala claimed that Belize should rightly be part of Guatemalan territory.
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Quote from: <k> on July 08, 2020, 06:58:30 PM
The obverse shows an 'irredentist' map of Guatemala. It includes Belize. For many years Guatemala claimed that Belize should rightly be part of Guatemalan territory.

And all that because of a road that was never built. ;) Well, when that coin was issued, there was no country named Belize, just a colony named British Honduras. Putting the territory on a map of Guatemala was kind of bold, but at least they drew a dividing line between "Guatemala Proper" and B.H. ... Was the quarter the only denomination at that time with this map?

(Edit - Apparently so. Just looked it up, and it seems that this was a special issue, only minted in 1943 and 1944. Production of the "regular" type, that had been minted before, went on until 1949 afterwards.)

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