Bridges on coins

Started by <k>, March 30, 2011, 02:42:32 PM

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Spain, 5 pesetas, 1993, Extremadura - Puente de Alcántara




And a photo of the original by Dantla from de.wikipedia

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Adam

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Bimat

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Bimat

Luxembourg €2 (2016): Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge



Aditya
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Andorra, 1 diner, 1988.  The bridge at the village of La Margineda, Andorra.
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Bimat

Luxembourg €2.5 (2017): Adolphe Bridge



Aditya
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mrbadexample

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Hungary 50 filler 1986 (3).JPG


Hungary 50 filler 1986 (4).JPG

Hungary 50 filler, KM#574. Elizabeth Bridge, Budapest.

<k>

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Bosnia 1994.jpg


From 1993 onwards, Bosnia began issuing collector coins. They were denominated in now defunct Bosnian dinars.

The obverse showed the bridge at Mostar, which had been destroyed by tank fire in 1993.

These collector coins were produced by the Pobjoy Mint, based in England.
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chrisild

Later collector coins "from" Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Konvertibilna Marka, show the same design. See here for example.

That piece is dated 1998; at that time the reconstruction of the bridge had already begun (completed in 2004). Oddly enough, while the regular coins  have the country name in Latin and Cyrillic characters, those collector coins are "Latin only".

Christian

Javier

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25-Cents - -Quarter-West-Virginia-back.jpg

U.S.A, quarter of dollar, 2005

The New River Gorge Bridge is a steel arch bridge 3,030 feet (924 m) long over the New River Gorge near Fayetteville, West Virginia.

Figleaf

Quote from: <k> on May 18, 2011, 03:52:16 PM
Bridges from Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Are they all the same bridge, I wonder?

Yes, they are both the Charles bridge in Prague. The best known symbol (and tourist attraction) of the city. See also here.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Figleaf

The New River gorge bridge does not date from 1863, but from 1977. ;) It has local fame by what I call "doctored definition". Local tourist agencies love to have something they can call largest, longest, highest, heaviest etc. in the world. That's problematic if you are beaten by a similar thing somewhere else in the world. The solution is to doctor the definition by adding an adjective or two, if need be. In this case, the adjective is "arch". I can't think of a reason why arches are necessary to call something a bridge, but by adding it, the New River gorge bridge is the 5th longest in the world now, but started out as the longest in the world on completion.

The effect of adding "arch" becomes clear when consulting the list of the longest bridges in the world. The shortest bridges on this list are about six times as long as the New River gorge bridge.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

chrisild

Quote from: Figleaf on February 17, 2021, 11:22:32 AM
The New River gorge bridge does not date from 1863, but from 1977. ;) It has local fame by what I call "doctored definition". Local tourist agencies love to have something they can call largest, longest, highest, heaviest etc. in the world.

Have often heard that when traveling in the US. Yes, a little silly (especially when it is extended to terms such as "garlic capital of the world" ;D ) but it may help getting an idea of size and/or importance. As for the date, nobody expects the Spanish Inqui--errm, nobody who collects US quarters would expect that age. The date on each of those issues simply refers to when the place - in this case West Virginia - became a US state. (That is also why the similarly designed Territories quarters do not have such dates.)

Here is another bridge coin, a Russian ₽5 piece (image: central bank) commemorating the Crimea annexation. The Crimean Bridge (or Kerch Bridge) is actually a pair of two bridges.

Christian

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Malaysia, 10 ringgit, 1987.  30th anniversary of independence.
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Gibraltar, 5 pence, 2020. 


Windsor Bridge, Gibraltar.jpg

The Windsor Bridge.
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<k>

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Hungary 20 forint 1956.jpg

Hungary, 20 forint, 1956.  Széchenyi Chain Bridge (Lánchíd) in Budapest. 10th anniversary of the forint.
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