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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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  • 1941 Lebanon 1/2 Piastre

    1941 Lebanon 1/2 Piastre

    An interesting coin from one of the lesser known participants of WWII This is my entry for Day 12, “L” of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge!L = Lebanon. Lebanon in WWII This coin was issued just five years after the 1936 5 Piastres shared previously. But quite a lot changed in that time, specifically: WWII.…

  • 1975 Germany 5 Deutsche Mark (Cancelled)

    1975 Germany 5 Deutsche Mark (Cancelled)

    A coin whose story didn’t end when it was demonetised This is my entry for Day 7 “G” of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge!G = Germany. East and West Map of Germany showing West Germany (Green) and East Germany (Orange), from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_reunification Following WWII, Germany, even more than most countries, needed to rebuild. Germany was…

  • 1943 Cameroon 50 Centimes

    1943 Cameroon 50 Centimes

    A WWII African coin showing support for the exiled Free France government. French Cameroon What became Cameroon was originally claimed by Germany as “Kamerun” in the “Scramble for Africa” of the late 19th century. Soon after WWI was declared, French and British troops poured into the country. The dense equatorial rainforest was as much an…

  • 1943 Vichy France 2 Francs

    1943 Vichy France 2 Francs

    A coin symbolic of a dark period in France World War II In May and June 1940, Nazi Germany invaded and captured not only France, but Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Belgium. In June 1940, unwilling to surrender, Paul Reynaud resigned as Prime Minister to be replaced by Philippe Pétain. On 22nd June, France signed an…