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World Landmarks on Coins
« on: April 21, 2011, 01:51:36 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011, 01:55:59 AM »




Mexico. 1964. 20 centavos. The Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan.

        Volcanoes Popocatepetl and Ixtaccihuatl in background.
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Re: World Landmarks on Coins
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2011, 02:01:01 AM »
Christian's favourite, the Brandenburg Gate.
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011, 02:12:33 AM »
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2011, 10:13:26 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:



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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2011, 11:04:39 AM »
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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Re: World Landmarks on Coins
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2011, 12:17:43 PM »
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.

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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2011, 12:53:19 PM »
... 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.

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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2011, 12:59:54 PM »
Here's an Indian issue:

A R5 coin showing Thanjavur Temple.





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Re: World Landmarks on Coins
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2011, 01:01:03 PM »
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

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Re: World Landmarks on Coins
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2011, 01:09:00 PM »
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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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2011, 01:11:15 PM »
What's wrong with the Cook Islands' coin? :o :o 3D coin? :o

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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2011, 01:20:32 PM »
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.

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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2011, 02:51:18 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.

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Re: World Landmarks on Coins
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2011, 08:24:57 PM »
Stonehenge on a UK five pound collector coin.
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