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04 Oct 2022

1963 Hungary 2 Fillér Coin

Coins-World | AC coin$

Lightweight but boldly designed, this 2 Fillér coin is a historical piece of the already disappeared Hungarian Forint. The Forint was the currency name of Hungary from 1868 to 1892 and again from 1946 onwards until its final conversion into Euro currency which was on a late schedule for 2020.

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30 Sep 2022

1957 Spain 5 Pesetas Coins

Coins-World | AC coin$

This two samples of Spanish 5 Pesetas bring a sense of a time rather uneasy for some spaniards still alive.Yet, history called for a Spain that faced civil war and a dictator who ruled from 1939 until his death in 1975, this man was called Francisco Franco. Franco is depicted on the coins obverse and the modernized Spanish Coat of Arms on the reverse. All issues dealing with royalty and the Borbón Monarchic dynasty were supressed for the time the "generalísimo" Franco was in control of the government. King Juan Carlos and his family auto-exiled themselves to Greece and then England and the Netherlands until the dictator'sdeath in November 1975.

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29 Sep 2022

1944 Brazil 50 Centavos Coin

Coins-World | AC coin$

Interesting coin issued in 1944, when Brazil was recovering from the shock left by the WWII campaings in the rest of the World.Getúlio Vargas, eminent politician and Brazilian ex-military leader, born in a well-to-do family is portrayed on the obverse of this coin. He was President of the Republic of the United States of Brazil from 1930 to 1945, at his first term, overthrown by a coup d'etat in 1945. Then returned to the seat in 1951 until his death in 1954. A man who sought leadership principles to unify his countrymen yet hisalliances were shadowed by a sympathy towards Germany while ascertaining the back ups of USA and other countries. The merchant marine and the new evolutions of treaties everywhere brought opportunities for his government and agenda. Brazil became more recognized as a potential market during both of his two terms.An attractive South American destination, Brazil issued this 50 centavos of a Cruzeiro amidst changing times. Enjoy this international sample of my collection.

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26 Sep 2022

1944 Philippines 10 "centavos" Coin

Coins-World | AC coin$

The Philippines islands became a United States territorial possession after the Hispanic American War in 1898. The islands went thru several transitions in the political and economic sectors way further into the 1980's as part of its own adjustments to establish both cultural and identityissues.After suffering a Japanese invasion in WWII, the US Armed Forces regained control of the islands in 1944 and steadily moved the economy and administration of the Philippines people to a better advantage point. Supervision and issuance of currency befell over US Government authorities present in Manila.This silver made coin is a nice example of such activity mentioned above. Beautifully designed, the coin represents hope and progress within that specific year of 1944.

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17 Sep 2022

Seventy Years

Coins-World | Long Beard

With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II the coin collecting hobby will once again witness a change spanning the globe. From the United Kingdom to Canada, Australia to New Zealand. In total, 33 different currency will no longer bear an effigy of a beloved Queen. Both the Bank of England and the Royal Mint have put out statements that current currencies shall remain legal tender, pending a final announcement following the 10 day mourning period. The timing of a change in monarch is without doubt proving challenging. In that, with three months remaining of 2022, the process to implement these mandatory changes to notes, coin and stamps is surely to put tremendous strain on the printing and coining facilities once approved by Royal commission and decree. Most likely these changes will occur in March or April of 2023. So the subject of the week is the process by which currency is redesigned through a Monarch change as occurred with Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Enjoy!

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14 Sep 2022

1922 Belgium 25 Centimes Coin

Coins-World | AC coin$

Albert I of Belgium was crowned King in 1909 and he was sovereign until his accidental death in 1934. A man considered a National hero after he led his army in World War I at campaings on Belgian soil. He was also a political reformer and founder of charities and social welfare institutions, facts that placed the monarchy in a more people oriented trend within the boundaries of his nation.This interesting coin designed with the King's monogram on one of its sides and the simple olive sprig of the other has been considered intriguig and a well sought item because of its center hole, a feature we see in oriental coinage more often. Yet, it has been found this hole centered coin issuance is not necessarily tied to oriental nations.The beautiful coin circulated from 1910 until 1929. It was minted with inscriptions in Dutch and French languages. Mine here is the French version. Thanks for your visit and comments.

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08 Sep 2022

1979, 1980 & 2000 Barbados 10 Cents Coins

Coins-World | AC coin$

Presented in here are three samples of the Barbadian dime. One for 1979, one for 1980 and, a more recent one for 2000.

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06 Sep 2022

1920 British Half Penny

Coins-World | AC coin$

The British Pound Sterling was in use in the country from 1158 to 1970. Within the early part of the twentieth century, the Kingdom was still holding on to its expandedrealms overseas and facing a little uncertain rash modein the mainlands concerning royalty and hereditary línes.This attractive Half Penny was issued in 1920, struck with the likeness of the sovereign George V in honor of his birthday, thus it was not minted as a commemorative coin.Though there are varieties in color due to its circulation mostly, this sample I hereby present is in its shiny golden bronze appearance and texture regardlessits well circulated reliefs.

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02 Sep 2022

1920 China Ten Cash (Wen) Commemorative Coin

Coins-World | AC coin$

In January 1912 the First Chinese Republic was founded officially ending the rule of the Imperial Qing Dynasty. Imperialism in China lasted for about 2000 years, passing from one dynasty to the other. Even though the Qing Dynasty brought much industrial and financial progress to the Nation, many sectors from society were tired of the tight "glove" measures established by the Emperors and their favored ones. Militia factions from the peasant villages and many adherent communities belonguing to large populated areas armed successfully in an uprising around late 1911, a revolutionary act that overthrew the Empire mechanisms of control. It took then well over a year to stabilize the National movements and consolidate the Nation in a New Republic, such stability was reached in 1913 and onwards.

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