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Started by <k>, February 11, 2011, 05:48:30 AM

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Alan Glasser

WOW! Neat. Thank you, Christian. I have printed and saved your post. Very much appreciated!!

Alan   Massachusetts

Alan Glasser

Hello everyone, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

I thought I would share scans of a coin that arrived yesterday in the mail. I have a few other music related new acquisitions that I will share soon, but this one is a long sought piece and I'm particularly proud to add it to the Music Coin collection.

Again, happy New Year!

Alan   MA






Alan Glasser

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Hello, Everyone.

With the arrival of a coin direct from Kazakhstan last Wednesday, I have completed another mini-series of the musical instrument 500 Tenge coins from Kazakhstan. I would love to take on the whole 500 Tenge series because I think some of the designs are quite exceptional, but I am quite pleased to have this music instrument set completed. I don't think I'll attempt the entire series, however. They are a bit rich for the budget. There are several other music related Kazakhstan coins that are part of other parts of the music collection, but I really love these 500 Tenge coins The biggest challenge was the 2002 piece. When I have time, I will research the instrument names. 

Update...I just found a 500 Tenge musical instrument coin from 2001 KM-66. I guess that will be the next goal. Don't know how I missed that one!! And there is one minted in 2010 too! KM-182. Gosh...my hunting skills are slipping!!   Greetings, everyone, from the U.S.A..

Alan in Massachusetts

(The background is supposed to be red...I have no idea why the colors don't come out "true" on my scans.)



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chrisild

If you want to know what those musical instruments are, have a look at the coins. ;) Their names show up in both Cyrillic and Latin characters. Maybe a little difficult to read due to the ornate style, and whether those names are familiar or not (the latter applies to me ...), that is a different story.

2001: Narkobyz, see Wikipedia (Kobyz)
2002: Dombra, see Wikipedia (Dombura)
2003: Assa Tayak, see Caspionet (Assa Tayak)
2004: Zhetigen, see Wikipedia (Jetigen)
2005: Adyrna, see Caspionet (Adyrna)

As for the colored background, well, I guess you could try and calibrate your scanner, but if the device works fine with photos/documents, I would not bother ...

Christian

Alan Glasser

Hello, Christian, and thanks. You saved me a lot of trouble! Do you read Cyrillic? way before there were GPS's, my wife and I were the
"guests of honor" at an Embassy Dinner in Belgrade(then Yugoslavia). The address was provided to us but unfortunately, we didn't take out the address card until we were headed out...the street name was in Cyrillic. Well, I could pick away at it, but we only found the place by using my very poor knowledge of the language and asking someonw how to get there. we were about 1/2 hour late. Embarrssing.


Anyway, thanks for the instrument names. I'll be looking at photos online and learning little bits about them. /color]

Alan in Massachusetts

chrisild

My Serbian is certainly worse than yours, as I do not speak it at all. ;) Don't speak Russian etc. either; but most Cyrillic characters I don't find that hard to read, especially on coins. The "only" problem is, once I know what a word should look like in Latin characters, do I understand its meaning? No. So if I see ПУТИН for example, I can tell that it's PUTIN, but that has nothing to do with understanding the language ...

In the case of these coins from Kazakhstan, things went a little different anyway. First I thought we had already discussed them here. Turned out we hadn't, so I looked them up in the Schön. But as you probably know, there are different ways of "transferring" words from one script to another, so the instrument names that Schön uses are not necessarily the same versions that are used on the coins which are not necessarily those that those websites use. ;D

Christian

Alan Glasser

Hi, Christian.

I was always glad when a Cyrillic word "looked" like the word...if that makes sense...learned the alphabet with help of a guide...but never got good at Belgrade streetsigns because 1. at night  they weren't reflective, 2. they were too small, and 3. the Cyrillic was stylized. A definite challenge.

Haven't gotten to checking out the instruments online yet. Hope to find sound bites (do they use that term any more) so i can really get a sense as to how they sound. Also, started the hunt for the 2001 and 2010 500 Tenge pieces with musical instruments. Picked up a couple of new piano students so I have a bit more budget to play with. Damn...I hate being on a budget...but with an almost 1 year old grandson, the college fund is calling.

Alan

Alan Glasser

Hello, everyone.

Well, I thought I had finished the complete set of music coins from Kazakhstan with the aqusition of the 2001 500 Tenge piece, (KM-66), but I have since discovered 1 additional 500 Tenge from 2011 and a new 50 Tenge dated 2012. I have ordered the 50 Tenge, and am looking for a good price on the 500 Tenge. If and when I have the set REALLY completed, I will post a photo. It is not a big set, and I don't have the coins here just now,  but there is something satisfying about "finishing" a sub-sub-sub set....like the Austria music set...which IS finished (I think) and was quite a many year undertaking! I'm not sure what the next sub-sub-sub set is that I will tackle...it would be nice if it had only 1 coin....like...the "complete music coin set from Sierra Leone" (Michael Jackson), or all coins that honor the "Bee-Gees"...one BUC (butt ugly coin!) but there isn't much of a challenge in that.


All the best.   Alan   Massachusetts

Alan Glasser

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Hello, everyone. I just received a music coin today, a new issue from Kyrgyzstan. I don't know if it is already in the data with SCWC, but I thought I would share the photo.



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Alan   Massachusetts

<k>

Andorra, 50 diners, 1993.  Pau Casals, playing a cello.
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Alan Glasser

Wow, K, that's a beauty!!!  I have the copper-nickel Casals coin from Catalonia, Spain (Unusual World Coins) but this gold one from Andorra has eluded me and is definitely out of budget. But then again...I do have 3 new piano students...hmmmmm....

Thanks for posting the coin, K!


Alan

Alan Glasser

 As they say here in the States, "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water..."....well...in this case...for those of you that are familiar with the 6 "gorgeous"  :P    Somalia guitar "coins" issued in 2004 (Unusual World Coins X # 61-66) well...they've gone and done it again. Six more "beauties" have been issued in 2012!! Oh joy!!! MORE BUC's (butt ugly coins). Anyway, true to my addiction, I ordered the set yesterday. I am questioning my own sanity for doing that...but...I am up to my nose in music coins so I may as well sink myself all together. And here they are in all their glory (or lack thereof). Someone please slap me...HARD!

Alan   Massachusetts



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Bimat

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Six more "beauties" have been issued in 2012!!

What a cheap trick to make money! >:( Any idea who minted these 'coins'? They should have at least kept the denomination in shillings to make it consistent with Somalia's actual currency.. ::)

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

Alan Glasser

Quote from: <k> on September 29, 2012, 12:44:41 AM
Andorra, 50 diners, 1993.  Pau Casals, playing a cello.

Heaven help me. I found one...the Casals 50 Dinar coin from Andorra and am bidding. The auction ends on October 25...my birthday. I think I may be in for a disappointment.

Alan  Massachusetts

Alan Glasser

Quote from: Prosit on October 10, 2012, 03:01:56 AM
I like them very much.  Thank goodness I feel no cumpulsion to collect them  ;D

Dale

Hi, Dale. The2012  6 guitar coins from Somalia arrived today. NOT spectacular and I believe a bit smaller than the original issue years ago. I am not sure how I am going to slip them into 2x2 pockets (the first set of 6 were certified by NGC...no...I didn't do it...and I can't imagine ANYONE spending the $ to have them slabbed in the first place. The only reason I have the slabbed set is they were on an E-Bay auction and I was the only bidder. (Gee...I wonder why???) :P   .So 6 more BUC's to slip into the album...somehow...

Alan   Massachusetts