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Here we are in early 2017, and it's worth remembering what the world was like a century ago. The Great War raged on, a generation being decimated on its western front in what seemed to be utter futility. It was the year that the United States came into the conflict. It was also the year that the Bolsheviks obliterated the Russian monarchy, unleashing decades of internal bloodletting that was hardly any less destructive than the war they abandoned.

So let's see your coins from that fateful year.

I'll start it off with a rather ordinary German Mark, this particular example being the most common from this year for having been minted in Berlin. It's interesting that despite the strain on her economy that the British blockade created, Germany didn't debase coinage like this; in fact, such remained .900 fine until well after the armistice.





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Some scrap coins from when the British pound was still sterling.





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 Posted 01/10/2017  10:33 pm  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This was the Secret Santa gift I received in 2012

1917 Standing Liberty quarter - Type1

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Nineteen seventeen eh.. OK, I'll play... any excuse is a good excuse to photograph coins.

Here is a favorite from another European country that suffered greatly during that time of growing improvements in methods of mass slaughter. Coin is the size of a British penny. One of the most attractive designs ever issued, i-m-h-o.


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1917 GB penny and it LOOKS wartorn:





Who knows, maybe this spent time on the front lines?
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1917 Newfoundland 25 cent






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1817 one reale


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Cool thread idea. Got this one from a fellow member.

My wife's 1917 50 centimes from France



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Quite a variety of 1917 coins so far. Can't wait to what else will show up here.

@AcesKings Love that SLQ.
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Quite a variety of 1917 coins so far. Can't wait to what else will show up here.

, this is an awesome idea for a thread! Love your SLQ MontCollector and that French 10 Centimes mysilveryears!
My humble contribution is my 1917 Canadian Large Cent:

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One of the tnings emerging from this impromtu catalog is that as ugly as conditions were in 1917, in stark contrast coinage was generally really beautiful.

Here's another that makes the point, a 2 lire of Italy. The obverse depicts King Vittorio Emanuele III, while the reverse shows a personification of Italy driving a quadriga.





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