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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2011, 03:26:17 AM »


Three thrift plants for threepence is much better value for money, I'd say.
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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2011, 09:20:55 AM »
I think you wrote about these in other threads, but not in this one.

India 1 - 2 rupees (1 - 2 fingers)



India 1 - 2 rupees (single / double cross)

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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2011, 10:21:41 AM »
India 1 - 2 rupees (1 - 2 fingers)

Side note: If something like that was done on German coins, the "2" piece would look a little different. :)  We use the thumb and the index finger to indicate the "2".

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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2011, 10:32:05 AM »
Side note: If something like that was done on German coins, the "2" piece would look a little different. :)  We use the thumb and the index finger to indicate the "2".

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The Last time, when i was in Leipzig, my friend remarked at the way I gestured "three"


and then I asked what the german way was.


never having thought of it before, I wonder why we indians don't do the latter! its obviously simpler
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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2011, 11:13:15 AM »
and then I asked what the german way was.

Zat is not ze korrekt vay. ;D Actually I am note quite sure what is done where, but I learned to not use the thumb when ordering drinks in the US. Usually I use my thumb for "1", thumb and index finger for "2", thumb/index/middle finger for "3", and just before you think this is getting boring, four fingers except the thumb for "4" ...

As for design and denomination, maybe we should include the US Kennedy half dollar too which villa66 just posted here:

For fun, a Kennedy half dollar; the multiple meanings of its stars, anyone?

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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2011, 11:33:24 AM »
I would naturally use the first of paisepagal's gestures for three. AFAIK the standard English way of counting with fingers is index for 1, index and middle for 2, index, middle and ring for 3 etc.

Specifically in the British context, though, it is important to show two fingers either with your palm away from you (like Churchill's victory sign), or, if you have your palm towards you, to keep the two fingers together (which may reduce the comprehensibility of the gesture). Showing a 'reverse victory sign', or two fingers splayed with the palm towards you, is offensive (either intentionally or humorously so) -- it's the equivalent of a single raised middle finger in the States, or the 'bras d'honneur' in France/Italy.

Back on topic, Charles II's English small silver of the 1670s/80s consisted of one C for the penny, two for the twopence and so forth (threepence illustrated):



In a similar vein to the George V threepence and sixpence of the UK, the South African equivalents of the same period and later had three/six fasces:




 
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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2012, 12:51:33 AM »
Tonga, 1 pa'anga, 1975.    100 date palm trees. Why? Because 1 pa'anga is equal to 100 seniti.
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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2013, 02:27:39 PM »


Poland, 1, 2 and 5 groszy.





Poland, 2 and 5 zloty.





The rest of the series doesn't quite fit the theme, unfortunately.
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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2014, 07:19:48 PM »
Nepal, 25 rupee, 1985.
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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2014, 04:36:24 PM »
Australia, 50 cents, 1977.
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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2014, 03:14:36 PM »
Bagamas, 2$, 1966.
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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2017, 11:06:49 PM »
Suriname, 1, 2 and 4 duit, 1679.