Lets see coinage on stamps

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by Makanudo, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Back in the days when I collected coins, one of my favorites was the U.S. Indian head penny. Those that were extra-fine or better with luster were attractive coins in my opinion. The U.S. postal service has not put coins on many U.S. stamps, but the Indian head cent is one that made it, twice actually. First time, in 1975, on the pair of stamps commemorating Banking and Commerce, which I posted above a couple of years ago, and the second time, three years later as an US Postal Service experiment with diminutive-sized stamps.

    Don

    Here is a plate number block of the diminutive Indian head penny stamp:

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  2. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    MünzSL1093.jpg
    Coins from different countries,issued Oct.31st,1995
     
  3. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Münzen DDR 2184.jpg
    Issued on Nov.23rd,1976,the shows a roman gold-coin from the
    reign of Tetricus.Gaius Pius Esuvius Tetricus was the last emperor
    (271-274) of the short-lived Imperium Gallium.
    His capital was Augusta Treverorum,today Trier.
    His army was defeated decisively in 274 by emperor Aurelian.
    The Imperium Gallium was incorporated into the Roman Empire again.
    The stamp was issued in a set of 5,depicting archeological finds in the GDR.
     
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  4. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Münz DDR 3040.jpg
    Historical coins,Taler issued by different cities.
    Issued Sept.2nd,1986 (pl.disregard the stamp in the lower middle)
     
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  5. BettyBoop

    BettyBoop Member

    Here is one issued by Cook Islands 1975 showing $100 coin IMG_0001.jpg issued on 200th anniversary of Captain Cook's return to England.
     
  6. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Münzen DDR 2370.jpg
    Antique persian silver coin,issued Feb.21st,1978.(from a set of 5)
     
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  7. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    A stamp celebrating the bicentennial of the United States' independence. Interestingly, it shows a British coin & I'm guessing either a tax stamp or official seal.

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  8. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    I am not familiar with the coins of the British Empire.
    But I know that most of them had their own coins.
    Was that different in the North-American Colonies ?
    What I want to ask: is this really a british coin,or is
    it a North-American coin ?
     
  9. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    The first U.S. mint was opened in 1792 with the first coins being issued in 1793 (Copper Cent). All through the previous years, even as colonies of Britain, any coin of silver content was used. Coins from Britain, Spain & Mexico were in heavy use. Some of the colonies/states even issued their own coins as well.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_American_currency#Continental_currency
     
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  10. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    This article does not help very much,because it is concerned with
    currency problems of the early US.
    However the 3 Pence coin is from 1772,well before the rebellion.
    In the meantime I found the coin in the net.
    It is a british coin,minted in 1772.
    The inscription "MAG BRI FR ET HIB REX" is interesting.
    Translated it means:
    By the grace of God (MAG) King (REX) of Britain,France and Ireland.
    On the other side is a picture of George III,King of Hannover and Britain,
    (and of course of Ireland,but by no means of France !).

    The stamp shows the correct coin for the time of the rebellion.
    The 13 colonies had no own coins at the time,but just rather consumptive
    paper-money only.
     
  11. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    Agreed. I just found it interesting that they show a British coin on a stamp honoring U.S. independence.
     
  12. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Münzen Guernsey 5.2.80.jpg
    issued Feb.5th,1980 (from a set of 5)
     
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