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

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 Posted 05/31/2021  4:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
2012 United States America the Beautiful Quarter; Acadia National Park, Maine.

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The 1936 Rhode Island Tercentenary half dollar was issued to mark the 300th anniversary of the founding of Providence, RI and was sponsored by the Providence Tercentenary Committee.

The obverse of the coin depicts Roger Williams, the Providence colony's founder, standing in a canoe as he comes ashore at the mouth of the Moshassuck River. It is the reverse design of the coin, however, that qualifies it for inclusion here.

The reverse of the Rhode Island half dollar features a reasonably faithful rendition of the Seal of the State of Rhode Island. The Seal is dominated by a large, standalone anchor at its center. This design element ties together the nautical themes on each side of the coin.

The coin was designed by Newport, RI artists John Benson and Arthur Carey.

1936-D Rhode Island Tercentenary Half Dollar





I've posted before about the Rhode Island coin:

- 1936 Rhode Island Tercentenary
- 1936 Rhode Island Tercentenary - Revisited
- 1936 Rhode Island Tercentenary and Horace Grant
- 1936 Rhode Island Tercentenary - Coins With Coats of Arms, etc. Thread

Other of my posts about commemorative coins and medals can be found here: Read More: Commems Collection.



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 Posted 08/14/2021  11:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice! This is one of my favorite commemoratives.
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The 2005 US Marine Corps 230th Anniversary commemorative silver dollar incorporates a fouled anchor on its reverse design.

The coin's reverse presents the official "Eagle, Globe and Anchor" emblem of the United States Marine Corps; the emblem has been in place since 1868. A prominent component of the emblem is the ship's anchor that lies behind the other elements. Per the United States Marine Corps web site: "The fouled Anchor, whose origin dates back to the founding of the Marine Corps in 1775, represents the amphibious nature of the Marines' duties and emphasizes the close ties between the Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy."

The emblem was adapted for the coin's design by Charles L. Vickers ("CLV").

The obverse of the coin depicts the famous flag raising scene atop Mount ­Suribachi on Iwo Jima as captured by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. The US Mint's Norman E. Nesmith ("NEN" created the design based on the Rosenthal photograph.

2005 US Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Silver Dollar



To learn more about the coin and its famous designs, check out:

- 2005 US Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Coin & Stamp Set


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1863 A Empire Français
5 Centimes - Napoleon III.


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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.
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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.



I never pay too much for my tokens...but every now and then I may buy one a little too soon.

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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.


I never pay too much for my tokens...but every now and then I may buy one a little too soon.

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