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 Posted 03/15/2021  6:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wannabfree to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This Canadian Silver Dollar Commemorates the 100 year old establishment of the colony of British Columbia in 1858. Queen Elizabeth II is on the face and the reverse is a Native American Indian Totem pole.

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1978 Indonesia.
100 Rupiah .Forestry for prosperity
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Image result for Traditional house of Minangkabau people in West Sumatra (Rumah gadang).
Rumah Gadang (Minangkabau: "big house") or Rumah Bagonjong "house for the Minangkabau people" (Minangkabau: "spired roof house") are the traditional homes (Indonesian: "rumah adat") of the Minangkabau in West Sumatra, Indonesia. ... The houses have dramatic curved roof structure with multi-tiered, upswept gables.



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Though small in depiction on the 1934-38 Texas Independence Centennial half dollars, the Alamo looms very large in the history of Texas' independence and its battles against Mexico. On the reverse of the coin, an allegorical Winged Liberty is shown resting her left arm and hand on the iconic Alamo mission with the centennial dates for Texas' independence from Mexico ("1836 - 1936") below it.

From February 23 to March 6, 1836, between 150 and 200 soldiers and civilians (the day-to-day number varied) defended the fortified Alamo against the overwhelming army of Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. "Alamo Heroes Day" continues to be celebrated annually at the Alamo on March 6 - the anniversary of the day on which Santa Anna ordered his troops to storm the Alamo and end his 13-day siege of the mission. Almost all of the Texians and Tejanos defending the Alamo were killed in the ensuing battle - the defeat at the Alamo became a rallying cry for the successful Texas independence movement - "Remember the Alamo!"

Alamo, West Elevation

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Alamo, Closeup of Main Entrance

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1934-38 Texas Independence Centennial Half Dollar





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

- 1935 Texas Independence Centennial
- Texas Centennial - There Could Have Been Five!
- 1934-38 Texas Independence Centennial - Coins with Hats Thread


I also have other commemorative coin and medal posts that can be found at: Read More: Commems Collection.


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Stone Mountain, located approximately 15 miles east of Atlanta, GA, is intimately connected with US numismatics through the 1925 commemorative half dollar issued to help raise funds for the carving of a memorial to Confederate soldiers upon its face and the 1970 medal that was issued for its completion/dedication.

The original design for the memorial, and the carving of it on the mountain, was the work of Gutzon Borglum; he started carving in 1923. He was also the person who designed the commemorative half dollar. The obverse of the coin presents just a small section of Borgum's original planned design for the monument, however; it depicts General Stonewall Jackson and General Robert E. Lee on horseback. Lee is shown closest to the viewer wearing a hat, while Jackson is in the rear, turned to face Lee, and bareheaded. Borglum's original grandiose concept for the memorial included Generals Lee and Jackson, along with Confederate President Jefferson Davis, on horseback with a column of marching soldiers behind them. He only got as far as carving and unveiling the head of General Lee (January 1924) before the troubles between him and the Stone Mountain Confederate Monumental Association escalated to the point that he was dismissed and, eventually, replaced by Augustus Lukeman in 1925.

The Completed Memorial as it Appears Today

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Note: The design of the completed carving is largely that as created by Augustus Lukeman (though greatly abbreviated). The remnants of Borglum's design were blasted away when Lukeman took over the project.

I visited the monument several years ago while in Atlanta for an ANA National Money Show event. Upon seeing the memorial for the first time, I was surprised by how small the mountain made the sculpture look, even though the sculpture itself is very large. The immense size of the mountain simply dwarfs the memorial - even though it measures about 190 feet horizontally and 90 feet vertically. It's big! (But the mountain is MUCH bigger!)

1925 Stone Mountain Memorial Half Dollar





For more on the Stone Mountain coin and memorial, have a look at:

- 1925 Stone Mountain Memorial
- 1925 Stone Mountain Memorial - Revisited
- 1925 Stone Mountain Memorial - Revisited #2
- Harding and the Stone Mountain Memorial
- 1970 Stone Mountain Medal in PNC


More about the Stone Mountain half dollar, as well as about other commemorative coins and medals, can be found here: Read More: Commems Collection.

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The Temple of Heaven was the most important of Beijing's imperial temples. It was where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties (from 1420 to 1900) worshiped the god of heaven and prayed for good harvests.
It has been described as "a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design".



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I've had the pleasure of visiting the Temple of Heaven during one of my visits to Beijing. It is quite impressive!


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1927 Australia.
1 Florin - George V Opening of (Old) Parliament House.







Old Parliament House, formerly known as the Provisional Parliament House, was the seat of the Parliament of Australia from 1927 to 1988.

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The 1946-51 commemorative half dollars issued to honor Booker T. Washington offer a "daily double" of sorts, with depictions of the BTW Cabin (birthplace and early home) and the Hall of Fame for Great Americans; both can be found on the reverse of the coin.

BTW was born on the Virginia tobacco plantation of James and Elizabeth Burroughs in 1856; he lived there, in a small one-room cabin, for nine years until the end of the Civil War set him, his family and other slaves on the plantation free. The original BTW cabin no longer exists, but a recreation open to visitors is located on the grounds of the Booker T Washington National Monument Park in Virginia.

Booker T, Washington Cabin (Recreation)

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The Hall of Fame for Great Americans is located in Bronx, NY on the campus of the Bronx Community College (BCC); it was originally part of the New York University (NYU) campus, but was sold to the BCC in 1973 due to NYU facing serious financial difficulties and needing to raise funds to continue operations. It was completed in 1900 and had its ceremonial dedication on May 30, 1901; it was still part of NYU when Booker T. Washington was inducted in 1945.

The HoF is an open-air gallery with its bronze portrait busts set within a semi-circular, 630-foot long colonnade around the library building. Its purpose is to recognize prominent Americans whose influence had significant and lasting effects on the nation's development. It is not active today (it last inducted a member in 1976), though various fund raising efforts have been conducted to restore/maintain what is in place. It was definitely a going concern, however, at the time Isaac Scott Hathaway developed the designs for the commemorative half dollar.

NYU Library and Hall of Fame Colonnade, 1904

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1946 Booker T. Washington Half Dollar



You can read more about the BTW half dollar here:

- 1946 Booker T. Washington Memorial
- 1946 Booker T. Washington Memorial - Ephemera
- Booker T. At Mardi Gras
- What if? A Third Booker T. Washington Coin

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


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It's a background element within the design, but there's no missing Diamond Head - Oahu's dormant volcano - on the reverse of the 1928 Hawaiian European Discovery Sesquicentennial half dollar. On the coin, the volcano is seen below the chieftain's upraised arm overlooking the beach at Waikiki and the grass huts of local islanders - no high-rise hotels in 1778 (or 1928!).

The Hawaiian name for the volcano is Le'ahi. "It is said that Hi'iaka, sister of the fire goddess Pele, gave Lė'ahi its name because the summit resembles the forehead (lae) of the 'ahi fish. Another translation is "fire headland" and refers to the navigational fires that were lit at the summit to assist canoes travelling along the shoreline." (1)

It is believed that Diamond Head was formed by a single volcanic eruption approximately 300,000 years ago. It is part of a volcanic mountain range formed millions of years ago that gave birth to the Hawaiian islands (and continues to actively create new future islands).

Diamond Head is the popular name for the volcano among non-Hawaiians. British sailors, along with other Western visitors, gave the volcanic mountain this name in the late 18th century when they mistakenly thought they were finding diamonds in the rocks on the slopes of the volcano - they were actually finding volcanic calcite crystals which were essentially valueless.

Today, Diamond Head is one of the most, if not the most, popular tourist destinations in all of Hawaii. Visitors can hike a trail to the summit from which, on a clear day, they can enjoy unsurpassed views. The Diamond Head State Park draws 3,000+ visitors per day.

View of Diamond Head, circa mid-1930s


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1928 Hawaiian European Discovery Sesquicentennial Half Dollar





You can learn more about the Hawaiian commemorative coin by checking out:

- 1928 Hawaiian Discovery Sesquicentennial
- 1928 Hawaiian Discovery Sesquicentennial - Revisited
- 1928 Hawaiian Discovery Sesquicentennial - Bank of Hawaii Auction

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


Reference Cited:

1. Diamond Head (Le'ahi) State Monument. Brochure. Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources, Division of State Parks. Undated.


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