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  • 2015 Canada Fox Geocache coin

    2015 Canada Fox Geocache coin

    A colourful “coin” from a hobby I hadn’t heard of This is my entry for Day 3 “C” of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge!C = Canada. Obverse The only text on this side is the word CANADA below an orange, black and white fox sitting among trees. There are four types of foxes in…

  • 1858 Canada 5 Cents

    1858 Canada 5 Cents

    Early Canadian coin with a hole History Similar to many other nations, Canada had been inhabited by indigenous peoples for many thousands of years prior to the arrival of Europeans in the 15th century. Both the French and English established colonies. Following the Seven Years’ War of 1756-63, France ceded territories in Canada to Britain.…

  • 1944 Greenland 5 Kroner

    1944 Greenland 5 Kroner

    Where is Greenland anyway? Despite being part of Denmark, and geopolitically part of Europe, Greenland is actually in North America. In fact, Greenland is only 35 km from Canada across the Nares Strait. Hans island, in the middle of the strait has been the site of possibly the most delightful war ever, the whisky war.…