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1991 Tanzania 10 shilingi - hands holding up the shield:
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The 1923 half dollar struck "in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the enunciation of the Monroe Doctrine" (Public Law 67-391) features one of the most unusual designs of the entire series - a stylized map of the Western Hemisphere on the coin's reverse. The coin was sponsored by the American Historical Revue and Motion Picture Historical Exposition ("Historical Exposition").

The general concept for the coin's reverse is the presentation of the continents of North and South America - the primary land masses of the Western Hemisphere. To create the map, Chester Beach, the designer of the coin - worked from design concepts developed by the Historical Exposition Coin Committee. He went far beyond the expected relief map approach, however, and used two female figures that were contorted in such a way as to mimic the general shape of North and South America. In her left hand, North America holds a multi-stemmed branch that somewhat forms Canada, while in her right hand, she holds a smaller branch as she reaches out to South America and, with her right arm, creates an approximate rendering of Central America. The figure representing South America holds her left hand and arm against her upper body, while holding a cornucopia in her right hand and arm. The cornucopia fills in the northern reaches of Brazil and the countries positioned along the continent's northeast coast.

Beach apparently modeled his design after the logo of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition that was held in Buffalo, NY; the Exposition's logo was designed by Ralph Beck.

1901 Pan-American Exposition Button


The figures on the coin are depicted looking directly at each other, with South America (IMO) looking up adoringly at North America as a child might look up at an adult parent or guardian. The Monroe Doctrine was issued by the United States (President James Monroe) to warn outside powers against trying to exert their power and influence in the Western Hemisphere in an attempt to create new colonies.

1923 Monroe Doctrine Centennial Half Dollar





To learn more about the Monroe Doctrine half dollar, check out:

-1923 Monroe Doctrine Centennial

For other posts about commemorative coins and medals, see: Read More: Commems Collection


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The reverse of the US Daniel Boone Birth Bicentennial commemorative half dollars (1934 through 1938) presents active hands for its two standing figures: Daniel Boone and Chief Blackfish of the Shawnee.

On the coin's reverse, Boone is shown holding his musket in his left hand, and a potential peace treaty with the Shawnee in his right. Chief Blackfish is depicted holding a tomahawk in his left hand while his right arm and hand rest low across his torso behind his left hand. The scene took place just prior to an unsuccessful nine-day siege of Fort Boonesborough by the Shawnee - the siege took place after peace negotiations between the two sides broke down. One of the blockhouses of Fort Boonesborough is seen in the far background, at left, behind the figures of Boone and Blackfish. A rising sun is seen in the background at the right.

The coin was designed by Agustus Lukeman, based on concepts he received from the Daniel Boone Bicentennial Commission.

For a brief but informative biography of Daniel Boone, visit the NCPedia web site at: https://www.ncpedia.org/biography/boone-daniel.


1934 Boone Birth Bicentennial Half Dollar





I've posted about the Daniel Boone Birth Bicentennial coin several times before, you can view the posts here:

- 1934 Daniel Boone Birth Bicentennial
- 1935 Daniel Boone Birth Bicentennial - Small Date
- The "Small 1934" Boone Half Dollars
- Daniel Boone Bicentennial Commission and Half Dollar

You can read more of my posts about commemorative coins and medals here: Read More: Commems Collection.


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The 1900 Lafayette Memorial Dollar fits into many themes: Coins with Hats, Coins with Horses, Coins with Presidents, etc. One other thematic category in which it fits is Coins with Hands.

The reverse of the silver dollar - the first commemorative silver dollar issued by the United States - features a preliminary version of the Lafayette equestrian statue sculpted by American artist Paul Wayland Bartlett. On this early version of the statue, Bartlett depicted Lafayette with his right arm raised to shoulder height and his right hand holding his downward-facing, sheathed sword just below the grip. The pose is meant to be symbolic of Lafayette offering his sword (i.e., himself) to America for their battle against the British. Lafayette's left hand is shown holding his horse's reins.

1900 Lafayette Memorial Silver Dollar




On the final version of the statue erected in Paris, Bartlett depicted Lafayette with an upraised right arm with his hand holding his unsheathed sword aloft; his left hand again holds the reins of his horse.

The coin's models were prepared by Charles E. Barber.

Bronze Lafayette statue, on its pedestal, erected in Paris, France

Image Credit: George Grantham Bain Collection held by the US Library of Congress; Public Domain.


For more about the Lafayette Dollar coin, check out:

- 1900 Lafayette Memorial
- 1900 Lafayette Memorial - Revisited
- 1900 Lafayette Memorial - Coins with Hats Thread

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Austria 100 schilling celebrating the Opening of Arlberg Tunnel

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