World Landmarks on Coins

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China, 1 yuan, 1980.
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Mexico. 1964. 20 centavos.

The Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan.

Volcanoes Popocatepetl and Ixtaccihuatl in the background.
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Christian's favourite, the Brandenburg Gate.
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Egypt.
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chrisild

Quote from: coffeetime on April 21, 2011, 02:01:01 AM
Christian's favourite, the Brandenburg Gate.

Brrrr. I am busy these days, but that I did see. Sir, I am offended. Now here is one that I like:



Christian

Abhay

A french 10 Euro showing Taj Mahal from India. The Taj Mahal was voted No. 1 in 2010 list of 7 wonders of the World.

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The funny building below the UNESCO logo is the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Many Parisians, especially those looking for a spot to park their car in the area, wish it would go away.

Peter
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chrisild

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... while others probably wish that the cars would somehow go away. ;D

That is a series, by the way, depicting various Unesco heritage sites from all over the world. Always with the same obverse. This is the 2009 issue, with the Kremlin in Moscow for example.

Christian

Bimat

Here's an Indian issue:

A R5 coin showing Thanjavur Temple.





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

chrisild

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Did I write "same obverse"? Well, this year they start using a new obverse - still with the Unesco HQ building, but it is somewhat abstract or stylized now. On the other side, the castle in Versailles, with a sun (reference to Louis XIV) above. You can also see a "map" of the park, and a Neptune silhouette (from the Bassin de Neptune) below.

(Edit) Forgot to mention that the bricks and the leaves on the obverse refer to the two "kinds" of World Heritage sites: cultural and natural heritage. Oh, and whoever sees a swastika in that wall has a wicked imagination. ;D

Christian

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Is that what the sun looks like over Versailles? I must pay a visit.  8)

Coins from France and the Cook Islands.
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Bimat

What's wrong with the Cook Islands' coin? :o :o 3D coin? :o

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

chrisild

3D - yes. Coin - weeeellll ... ;)

We should also add that the French Unesco pieces have prices well above the face value. The 1989 coin however was a circulating 5 francs commem; the other side is nice too. Shows the "feet" of the Eiffel Tower, sort of.

Christian

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Quote from: chrisild on April 21, 2011, 01:20:32 PM
Shows the "feet" of the Eiffel Tower, sort of.

I am pretty sure it is a top down view. There is a bottom up view (at night) in Panoramio.

Peter
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Stonehenge on a UK five pound collector coin.
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