Category Archives: World Commemoratives

British Catching Up on Commemoratives

I thought my first article pretty much covered my views on this subject, but it’s getting pretty comical. I have come to realize it is more serious than simply the significance of events and anniversaries being lost in the morass … Continue reading

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Commercialization of Commemorative Coins

Commemorative coins have a particular attraction in that they are generally more aesthetic and unique than coins for circulation.  Commemoratives are minted to celebrate an event or an anniversary, while general coinage continues with the same images before, during and … Continue reading

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Icelandic Mythology on 1930 Commemorative Series

The Icelandic “Althing” (parliament) was established in 930AD, making it one of the oldest parliamentary institutions in the world. The Althing parliament has been in continuous operation since, except for a 45 year period (1800 to 1845). In 1930 a … Continue reading

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