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Post Your, "Pieces Of The Sea", No Ships No Animal Life.

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 Posted 08/15/2021  5:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Maryland State Seal is depicted on the reverse of the 1934 Founding of the Province of Maryland Tercentenary commemorative half dollar. The coin earns its "sea legs" for this thread via the Maryland Seal.

Per Maryland law, the Seal has two supporters, a plowman (on the viewer's left) and a fisherman (right). The fisherman is described as follows:

(vi) a fisherman wearing a knitted cap somewhat resembling a stocking cap and holding one side of the shield with his right hand and in his left hand a fish that is not specific to any species;

With the maritime industry being a major component of Maryland's economy from its earliest days, it is not surprising to find it represented (via a fisherman) on the long-standing Seal of the State. (Maryland crab cake anyone?)


Maryland Tercentenary Half Dollar





If you'd like to learn more about the Maryland half dollar, check out:

- 1934 Maryland Tercentenary
- 1934 Maryland Tercentenary - Revisited
- 1934 Maryland Tercentenary and Hans Schuler
- Official Seals On Classic US Commemoratives - Part III
- 1934 Maryland Tercentenary - Coins with Hats (Crowns) Thread


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1960 S Turkey.
10 Lira.

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The Eddystone Light, celebrated in song and fable, was the first lighthouse to be built on a rock in the open sea. This silver shilling token circulated in Devonshire circa 1811-1812.

Dalton 1; Davis 1.



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@daltonista: I'm enjoying your British token show - it's an area I haven't previously explored. It appears to be filled with many interesting and history-rich pieces!

Thanks for posting!







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1994 South Africa.
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@daltonista: I'm enjoying your British token show - it's an area I haven't previously explored. It appears to be filled with many interesting and history-rich pieces!


We aim to please, sir. Just wait until you start a thread for industrial images! (Mines, factories, mills, smokestacks, etc.) It seems that's what Britain was celebrating most enthusiastically during the Regency (1811-1820)...at least from an exonumismatic viewpoint.


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This one slipped my mind last year when I was actively posting in this thread...


The 1935 Hudson, NY Sesquicentennial half dollar features an adaptation of the original City of Hudson, NY Seal on its reverse. The design presents Neptune, the Roman god of the sea, holding a trident and riding a spouting whale.

A trident is a three-pronged spear that can be used as a weapon or a tool for fishing. Its "Pieces of the Sea" connection rests in the fact that the trident is commonly associated with the mythical gods of the sea - Neptune and Poseidon.

Marine Portion of Constantino Brumidi's the Apotheosis of Washington on the Ceiling of US Capitol Dome

(Image Credit: Architect of the Capitol web site. Public Domain.)

Henry Hudson's sailing ship, the Halve Maen (in English, Half Moon), is depicted under full sail on the coin's obverse.

The coin's designs (original and adapted) are the work of Chester Beach.

1935 Hudson, NY Sesquicentennial Half Dollar





You can see my previous posts about the Hudson, NY half dollar here:

- 1935 Hudson, NY Sesquicentennial
- 1935 Hudson, NY Sesquicentennial - Congressional Path


For other of my posts about commemorative coins and medals, including more on the design elements of the Hudson half dollar and other Design Discussion Index posts, see: Commems Collection.



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1911 British penny - the sea is behind Britannia!
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1911 British penny - the sea is behind Britannia!
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The Eddystone Light, celebrated in song and fable, was the first lighthouse to be built on a rock in the open sea. This silver shilling token circulated in Devonshire circa 1811-1812.

Gorgeous token!
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