Monthly Archives: August 2012

The European collection

Since I live in a European country (Sweden that is) my coin collection has mainly consisted of European coins. I have a lot of European coins and during May-July I posted one coin from each country on twitter. However, twitter is limited, and I would like to give much more information on the coins than I can do there. So this blog is perfect for that!

Of course not all European counties will be featured. Belarus doesn’t even use coins! Andorra has an agreement with the Eurozone, but the country doesn’t mint coins of its own. The same goes for Liechtenstein in their usage of the Swiss franc. And Montenegro and Kosovo use the euro without approval of the Eurozone.

Last but not least we have Serbia and F.Y.R. Macedonia, I don’t have any coins from these countries. Yes, I do have coins from the Yugoslavian period, but that doesn’t count. So apart from these countries you will soon be able to learn more about 39 unique European coins!

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Coins of united countries

I have coins from 95 different countries. This picture, with one coin from each country, is a good way of starting off my blog. With the events of the latest decade the world finds itself once again turning to separation instead of unity. The economic crisis is closing our borders and feeding extremism, but in some countries major tragedies have instead been met with further openness. Of course I’m thinking of Norway, which continues to show us the meaning and value of true democracy.

In this collection of different coins you can find a Norwegian one in the center (with an epic moose). Here you also have one from Bosnia-Hercegovina with a pigeon of peace, one from the UK with a ring of united hands and one from Poland in memory of the victims of the holocaust. These are good examples of coins with good messages. And for the message of the entire picture:

The coins might be different, but they fit very nicely together.

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