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 Posted 08/16/2011  5:02 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add LTMets44 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Some of these coins Say Great Britain on the front but Australia on the back? Forgive my ignorance, but can someone enlighten me? Thank you



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 Posted 08/16/2011  5:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Bonzo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, Australia was once part of Great Britain, but what I think you have here is a mixture of coins (some from Australia and some from Great Britain).
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 Posted 08/16/2011  5:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add allranger to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see that some of them also say Emporer of India on the front. :-D India was once part of Great Britian, too.
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 Posted 08/16/2011  8:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LTMets44 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. Thank you. I did a little research and the (3) sixpence and (1) shilling is silver. I love finding silver in my collection. =)
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 Posted 08/16/2011  11:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add augsburger to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The monarch of England is also the Monarch of Australia, Canada and many other countries. Around the portrait they put the title of the Monarch, which up until 1953 said emperor of India and a few other things. So no matter which country the coin belonged to the portrait had the title.

The front says the country. If it says no country then logically it is the UK, because the UK was the power and everyone knew who they were. Doesn't really explain why the country is not written on it no though, hmm. Do we still think we are the world superpower. Well, we have just become the number one cricketing nation on earth (there are at least 10 countries who play cricket out of 193 countries in the world)
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 Posted 08/17/2011  01:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add biggfredd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What part of Germany is the "we" in England?
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 Posted 08/17/2011  09:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Spikey Norman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hanover perhaps or Saxe-Coburg & Gotha lol

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 Posted 08/17/2011  6:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Peter THOMAS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
sorry J.Bonzo, but Australia was never "part of" Great Britain.
Augsburger is almost correct: the Queen of Australia has other dominions - we are generous enough to share her.
A point of clarification:
the U.K. = United Kingdom, or, in full, the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland.
Great Britain = the sum of England, Wales, and Scotland.
Some people, mostly Welsh & Scots, see Wales & Scotland as being separate countries, but have great difficulty in justifying that view on any basis other than history.
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 Posted 08/18/2011  09:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Yass to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Do we still think we are the world superpower. Well, we have just become the number one cricketing nation on earth (there are at least 10 countries who play cricket out of 193 countries in the world)

Off topic, but the only reason we Aussies let the Poms get to the top of anything, is that they make such a wonderful target. Prop 'em up. Knock em down. Sit on top for a while and do it again.
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 Posted 08/18/2011  10:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add alganbagerap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Off topic, but the only reason we Aussies let the Poms get to the top of anything, is that they make such a wonderful target.
Which is undoubtedly why John Howard was so gracious in 2003.
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