Saturday, 12 October 2019

Maps on coins and medals

Putting a map on a coin is a modern thing. It is often used by newer states to present themselves. Here are a few

Louisiana state quarter, Western Australia medallion commemorating Pacific Railway, Falklands liberation 50 p
coin from Azerbaijan Armenia and India
Euro and euro with map of Estonia. 

(I did not know that Azerbaijan had a detached enclave.)
The Canadian medallions mark the 1939 Royal Visit and have the route the Royal couple went on, mainly by rail.

I cannot think of any coin from Britain that has a map on it. Can you? there is a Charles II medallion showing two globes. 

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