Lighthouses on Coins

Started by <k>, March 18, 2011, 11:46:57 PM

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UK, 2 pounds, 2014.  500th anniversary of Trinity House.  Lighthouse.


Trinity House was formed by Royal Charter under Henry VIII in 1514.

The organisation was tasked with improving the safety of Britain's waterways.
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#16
Bermuda $5 2002.jpg

Bermuda, $5, 2002.  Saint David's Lighthouse.
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Bahamas, $20 (gold), 1972.
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davidrj

Uk halfpenny 1863 - probably modelled on the Eddystone lighthouse



David

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Israel, 5 lirot, 1967. 

19th Anniversary of the State of Israel, and the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Port of Eilat.
The seawall is formed by the word "Eilat" in Hebrew letters. Around the rim, the inscription in Hebrew, "A Decade of Eilat's Port."
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Gusev

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The Vorontsov Lighthouse  is a famous red-and-white, 27.2 metre landmark in the Black Sea port of Odessa, Ukraine.

It is named after Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov, one of the governor-generals of the Odessa region
"Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there."- Marcus Washling.

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Australia $1 2015.jpg

Australia, 1 dollar, 2015.  Centenary of the first Australian lighthouse.

Image by Peter Kaminsky.
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thepanda0

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Spain, Galician 10 pesetas, 1996 with world's longest functioning lighthouse Torre de Hércules.
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Alderney, 5 pounds, 2000.  Millennium issue.

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Big_M

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Denmark 2005 - 20 Kroner.

Nólsoy Lighthouse in the Faroe Islands.

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Cuba, 1 peso, 1918. INTUR: visitors' coinage. Morro fortress with lighthouse, Havana, Cuba.
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chrisild

Quote from: <k> on February 15, 2013, 04:26:48 PM
Cuba, 10 pesos, 1997.  Lighthouse of Alexandria.

That one can actually be found on ancient coins too. :D See this Wikipedia page.

Christian

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Isle of Man, 50 pence, 1979.  Day of Tynwald.

Tynwald is the legislature (parliament) of the Isle of Man. It was established in 979. Tynwald Day is the National Day of the Isle of Man, usually observed on 5 July. In 1979 the Isle of Man issued a special circulating 50 pence coin to commemorate Tynwald's millennium. It shows a replica Viking ship, on whose sail is written "manx millennium viking voyage". The mast also features the Millennium logo: a circle containing a stylised triskele.

The scene on the reverse of the coin depicts the re-enactment, on 5 July 1979, of a Viking voyage. The lighthouse shown is the Point of Ayre Lighthouse, an active 19th century lighthouse, sited at the Point of Ayre at the north-eastern end of the Isle of Man. It was designed and built by Robert Stevenson, grandfather of prolific writer and novelist Robert Louis Stevenson, and was first lit in 1818, making it the oldest operational lighthouse on the island.
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