coins of Angola

Coin of the World Series continues its investigation on world money. In this part, we uncover a highly multiethnic country’s currency, known for traditional art, oil, and diamonds. Angola, or officially the Republic of Angola, is located in the southwestern part of Africa. A large country, Angola boasts of a wide variety of landscapes, including the Atlantic Ocean and Namibia desert, rugged highlands, sparsely populated rainforest interiors and thickly populated towns and cities. Let’s get on now with the vital part of this topic – Coins of Angola.

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This is a story of heroes who fought for India. It’s a story of patriotism and sacrifices. Its story with real facts- This is the First War of Independence. Let’s revisit the episodes of 1857 through special insight on philatelic and numismatic issues. But first, don’t you want to know who the main heroes were? The answer lies on this 60p 1988 Indian stamp depicted on this first-day cover- Rani Laxmi Bai, Begum Hazrat Mahal, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Mangal Pandey and Nana Sahib.

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East Caribbean Dollar

The East Caribbean dollar is the currency of East Caribbean States which a confederation of eight countries that had once been a part of the British Sterling Zone. The current confederation includes the former dependencies of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines apart from the British overseas territories of Anguilla and Montserrat. Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, and British Guiana (now Guyana) are no longer members. However, as an economic confederation, they share the same currency.

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Shivaji Coins

 

The period of late seventeenth century was an era of muted general discontent amongst the Hindu populace of Deccan. Rampant lawlessness, injustice and displaying of religious intolerance made the people secretly desire a liberator. A liberator finally arose. He promised the people a land to call their own, free of oppression and religious bigotry. A great warrior his name is not unknown to any Indian. History names him as Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

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colorful-stamps-of-india

We see we observe and we perceive the nature around us! Colors are symbolic in nature. Everything on earth is colorful and uncovers a treasure of symbolism. Use of colors is nothing but an expression of faith and belief. And for a country like India which is known for its spiritual consciousness, almost everything and anything has profound meaning. Today, we will go through the colorful stamps of India where we’ll see how the blending of the colors, themes, and messages creates a beautiful mélange of the diverse Indian Culture.

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Coins of Andorra

One of the small countries in the world, Andorra is known for its glacial landscapes, steep valleys, and open pastures. Its ethereal nature with its lack of customs duties and low or nonexistent taxes has attracted millions of shoppers from all over Europe for its duty-free imported goods. Today we shall explore one its significantly important sectors – coins of Andorra.

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animals-on-roman-coins

Human art is the reflection of nature, it’s nothing but an imitation and absorption of its gist. The coins created by humans are nothing but the inclusion of this art in his daily life. But this artistic nature of men took time to develop in the monetary system. The uniform coinage which depicted various elements of nature, mainly animals, came later in the human history when the urbanisation was at the height of its progress. The best example of this embellishment is the animals on Roman coins; the illustrative depiction of fauna on their coins is a beautiful part of their numismatic history.

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James Madison coins

Born on 16th March 1751 to James Madison Sr. and Nelly Conway., James Madison Jr. suffered from epilepsy. At 5’4 and 100 pounds, he was often described as ‘small’ ‘quiet’ and ‘shy’ person. Yet this “small’ guy graduated from Princeton University and mastered over subjects like Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Political Philosophy, and Law. This ‘quiet’ guy reshaped American History by becoming a political theorist and American Statesman. This ‘shy’ guy became the fourth President of United States and served not one but two terms in the White House. James Madison, ladies and gentlemen, was an enigma.

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Coins of Algeria

Welcome to the third part of the world coin series. Our focus today is the magnificent country of Algeria and its coinage. So get onboard and buckle-up as we take you on a ride on our Mintage World time-machine to understand coins of Algeria.

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John F. Kennedy

22nd November 1963. At 12:30 p.m., on Elm Street in downtown Dallas, President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade slowly approached a triple underpass. Gun shots rang and the President was hit. He was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital where fifteen doctors tried to save him. At 1 p.m., John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, was pronounced dead.

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