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Offline augsburger

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Coins with first names
« on: July 25, 2011, 04:11:15 AM »
I like the name Derik for a coin, it sounds just like Derek, we could have a campaign to give all coins first names  ;D

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Coins with first names
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 04:44:07 PM »
Some coins already have. There's the Joe from Portugal, the Joey and the Bob from Britain, the Louis from France, the Jefimok from Czechia and there must be more.

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Re: Coins with first names
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011, 06:32:09 PM »
Well, if you include actual coin names that also serve as first names, there is "Penny", and I guess "Lev" counts too.

(Oh, and "Mark" of course. 8) )

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 10:13:59 PM »
And the Marcello (half lira) from Venice? Problem is, that it was named after Niccolò Marcello, but Marcello is a first name also. The filippone was a piccolo named after a count of Savoy. The Petermännchen from Trier and other areas in the West of the holy Roman empire is of course :D a very important example.

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Re: Coins with first names
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2011, 10:35:47 PM »
Frank, and Buck.

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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2011, 04:41:22 AM »
The British India George V silver rupee is often known as "PANCHAM" in India. The name "PANCHAM" actually means "Fifth", hence the name based on George "V".

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Re: Coins with first names
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2011, 06:44:11 AM »
The British India George V silver rupee is often known as "PANCHAM" in India. The name "PANCHAM" actually means "Fifth", hence the name based on George "V".

Abhay

Fun to know! When it's used in an everyday fashion in print, is it rendered all in caps as above? And was it commonly used back when these rupees were circulating?

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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2011, 11:44:06 AM »
Carolus was a name given to several coins. In East Asia, it was the Spanish colonial Peso (Calolo), in the Habsburg lands the gold gulden of 1517, in France the billon coinage of Charles VIII and in England the unite of Charles I.

Wilhelm is a gold Prussian coin of 2 pistole and Paul is a pistole of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2011, 11:58:41 AM »
Surprised thatr no one has mentioned the one fifth Rupee or Bombay Billy

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Re: Coins with first names
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2011, 02:27:18 PM »
I know a couple people named Nickle...

Pretty amazing. AFAIK, the name is old German and derived from Nicholas. It lives on in the German word for rye bread: Pumpernickel (farting Nicholas), as it was standard army fare and thought to provoke internal unrest :)

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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2011, 03:08:54 PM »
Agreed about the name. Now Pumpernickel or Schwarzbrot is not simply rye bread but a very specific variety, almost black, a little sweet, and - guess that is why some think of it as "military" bread - can be kept and stored for a long time, which was great for periods of (possible) famine. In countries where all you have is fluffy white bread, this dark stuff may indeed be considered odd. ;)

Interestingly, in popular etymology one source for the name "Pumpernickel" is what Napoleon is said to have said - that bread was only "bon pour Nickel" or "pain pour Nickel" which apparently was the name of the emperor's horse. So here we have the "first name" again. Except that the name is older; Grimmelshausen already used it in the 16c. And Justus Lipsius apparently once wrote, referring to the Westphalians, about those poor people who have to eat their earth/humus ...

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Re: Coins with first names
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2011, 01:25:34 AM »
The Som can be a first or surname in many cultures, As but more like your behind, Won, Yuan, Dong can all be part of names. Bolivar in Venezuela, Boliviano, Balboa , Colon, Córdoba, Gourde are surnames of famous people, whether they can be first names I do not know. Lempira in Lenca is named after a famous worrier person.

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« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2015, 01:40:30 AM »
Louis d'Or: A gold coin of France, first struck in 1640 by Louis XIII, when the coinage was reformed, and worth at that time about 17s. 6d. The issue ceased at the time of the Revolution, in 1789.

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