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 Posted 01/06/2020  09:55 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add monarch to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I'm interested does someone know is there similar coins like Lundy 1929 coins?

Coins of self proclaimed country (like Lundy), circulated?

Please let me know.
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 Posted 01/06/2020  11:04 am  Show Profile   Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

From Wikipedia,

The Magdalen Islands (Fr. Īles de la Madeleine) form a small archipelago in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with a land area of 205.53 square kilometers (79.36 sq mi). Though closer to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, the islands form part of the Canadian province of Quebec. While there were boundary disputes between Labrador and Lower Canada over the islands, their inhabitants were largely French and the islands were transferred to Lower Canada by the Quebec Act of 1774.[1]

Sir Isaac Coffin (16 May 1759 - 23 July 1839) was an officer of the Royal Navy who served during the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. In 1787 he began operating in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and took a particular interest in the Magdalen Islands. He warned the governor's council that New Englanders were exploiting the fisheries in the gulf and were trading illegally with the inhabitants of these islands.[2] Coffin, an American loyalist who had been deprived of his patrimony by the outcome of the War of Independence, was granted the islands in 1798 for his good service.

Coffin planned to set up a feudal system on the Magdalen Islands, and he distributed the coins on the only occasion he visited the island.[3] His attempts to attract settlers or evict the squatters who had arrived from Saint Pierre and Miquelon were unsuccessful.[2] The local populace resented his authoritarian ways, with the cry of "Fouettez King George and King Coffin!" ("Whip King George and King Coffin"), as he was leaving the island.[4]

While it has been said that the penny token was little used by the islanders, the tokens were clearly well-circulated as few examples are available in higher grades.[5] Evidently many were shipped to Nova Scotia, as contemporary newspaper articles from that time mention them as circulating among the merchants in Halifax.[5]

and a pic in reference to your Lundy issue;

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 Posted 01/06/2020  6:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, you've got "unrecognized states" - de-facto countries that raise taxes, issue coins and do other government-like things, but are not recognized as independent countries by the international community:
- Transnistria (part of Moldova)
- Somaliland (part of Somalia)
- Taiwan (part of China)
- Islamic State (terrorist regime in Iraq and Syria)

Then you've got "micronations" - self-proclaimed independent entities that issue "coins", though not for circulation as the "countries" are too small to require circulation coinage:
- Hutt River Province (Western Australia)
- Sealand (on an abandoned WWII gun tower in the North Sea off the coast of England)

Then you've got unofficial coinage - usually made for collectors in the name of some country or entity, without that country or entity's permission or knowledge:
- Nauru
- Galapagos Islands

I'd also include unsanctioned coinage - coins issued in feudal times by a nobleman who had not received official authority from his suzerain to issue coins:
- Barony of Schonau, Germany, 1700s

Then there's "government-in-exile" coins: people who lost government eg. a civil war or were deposed in a coup, who issued "coins" as awareness/fundraisers for their cause:
- Anguilla
- Araucania & Patagonia
- Order of Malta
- "Gun money" of deposed English king James II (these actually circulated in Ireland)

This list is by no means comprehensive; one can find more examples in each category, as well as other categories (like the medal-coins of Neutral Moresnet, or the quasi-tokens of Griqualand).
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 Posted 01/06/2020  10:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Arkie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Taiwan is not recognized as independent in the international community.

Then the US is pumping a lot of armaments into a province.
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 Posted 01/06/2020  11:03 pm  Show Profile   Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

- Order of Malta

I would post more, but I'm off to start my own country and mint my own coins!
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