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Inverted anchor cross. A cross with slightly widened ends, with two anchor flukes coming out of the top and curving left and right, also with slightly widened ends.

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  • 2001 Uzbekistan 10 Soʻm

    2001 Uzbekistan 10 Soʻm

    An elegant coin from a doubly-landlocked country. Uzbekistan The land that is now Uzbekistan was once at the heart of the ancient Silk Road trade route connecting China with the Middle East and Rome. The country came under Russian control in the 19th Century, and emerged as an independent state when Soviet rule ended in…

  • 1960 Turkey 5 Kuruş

    1960 Turkey 5 Kuruş

    A little oak leaf Obverse Following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire after WWI, the land was split into a number of countries. The north-western part of the former empire became Turkey. The Ottoman capital Constantinople became the Turkish capital and was renamed Istanbul in 1930. I wrote a little more on the capital in…

  • 2021 First Nations Australians $2 coins

    2021 First Nations Australians $2 coins

    A set of three indigenous themed coins Downies Collectibles, an Australian coin dealer, produced a presentation card containing the three First Nations Australians-themed coins produced by the Royal Australian mint in 2021. The three coins are: First, a note regarding terms: The AIATSIS website states: “‘Indigenous Australian’ is a very general term that covers two…

  • Tunisia 100 Francs 1950 / 1370

    Tunisia 100 Francs 1950 / 1370

    Here is a coin with a number of interesting elements: Most sources I have found, describe the obverse as “Dates within crescent below design”. Initially, my comment here was that I think it’s great to have a coin with just a “design” on it, something pretty to look at. Ahmed on social media got me…