Coins of Shivaji Maharaj – Special Covers of India 2002
A Special Cover was issued during a Coin exhibition in Pune on 04 May 2005 and it featured Coins of Shivaji.
Shivrai – Shivaji’s Copper Coin -It was possibly minted for Shivaji’s coronation.In use upto Peshwa reign. 7 varieties exist.It weighs 10-11 grams. Obverse “Shree Raja Shiv “in Devanagri Script. Reverse “Chhatrapati ” in Devanagri Script.
“Hon” – Gold dump coin. Weight 3.3 grams. Use startedafter coronation of Shivaji. Only three coins known to exist.One of the rare coins of the World. Obverse “Shree Raja Shiv “in Devanagri Script. Reverse “Chhatrapati ” in Devanagri Script.
Provincial Flags of Papua New Guinea on Stamps -2004
Papua New Guinea issued a set of beautiful and colorful stamps on Provincial Flags of Papua New Guinea. This was the second issue from series of three and all were definitive stamps.
The details of stamps and Provinces featured are
70 t – Madang Province – Red ,Black and Yellow stripes represent National Flag. Six white stars represent six districts .In black and white Madang’s memorial to coast watchers of WW II surrounded by coconut palm branches (agriculture) and a slit drum for tradition are featured.
70t – Eastern New Britain Province – A Green stripe separates Red and Blue Traingles Four white stars over blue represent the National Flag. Traditional shell money surrounds a circle. traditional masks of Tolai(dukduk) and Baining dancers are in centre
2.65k – Eastern Highlands Province -Red and Green triangles form the background . Inside a large yellow star in centre , a one legged man named Nokondi holds a coffee branch ( main cash crop).The star has six points (six districts).It is surrounded by eight smaller stars (for local government councils).
2.70k –Morobe Province – The background stripes are green (for vegetation),yellow (for Markham Valley) ,Blue (for sea).A white Bird of Paradise(for animal life),white pigss tusks(for tradition), a brown and yellow kundu drum (for festivals)and spears (for traditional warfare) are at the centre.
4.60k- Milne Bay Province – Milne Bay is SE tip of Papua New Guinea. Vertical stripe of green on left (for plants ) and white (for beaches ).A square is divided into triangles of blue (for sea)and red (for festivals).A Yellow star on red represents Eastern star (a seafarers guide) and Christian missionaries
10k –East Sepik Province – In upper right quarter a yellow Bird of paradise ( National Flag) is set on red background. In the lower left quarter a haus tambaran ( for hills and plains people ), crocodile (for river people),shark (for coastal people).kundu and garamut drums, spear and lime pot (representing culture ) are set over a green background.
150th Anniversary of First Australian Coin – Stamps of Australia 2005
The Sydney Mint was established in 1855,it was the first branch of London Royal Mint set up outside Britain and First Branch in Australian Colonies.It was Australia’s first official Coinage mint.The earliest Australian Gold coins known as “Sydney Mint Patterns” struck at Sydney on 23 June 1855,had a unique Australian design. The words “Australia” and “Sydney Mint” appear on the Sovereign,though Australia did not officially exist until 1901.The Sydney mint was closed in 1926.The oldest classically detailed building in Australia the old Sydney mint building was originally a hospital built between 1811-1816.
Australia Post issued two stamps and a Miniature sheet with two stamps to commemorate 150 Years of First Australian gold coin or Sovereign . The stamps on Miniature sheet are embossed.
Coins of The Independent Sultans of Bengal -Stamps on Coins -Bangladesh 2011
Bangladesh issued a Souvenir sheet on 21 July 2011 featuring Coins of the Independent Sultans of Bengal. All stamps are in denomination of 10 Takas.
Silver Tanka from reign of Fakir Al-Din Mubarak (East Bengal) -1334 -1349.The only mint name on coin is Sunargaon.
Silver Tanka from the reign of Shams Al -Din Ilyas (1342-1357) – The silver coins of Firuzabad are very common.The coins were struck in mints at Firuzabad , Satgaon, Sunargaon , and a new mint Shahr-Nau (New City).
Silver Tankas from the reign of Ghiyath Al-Din A’zam (1389-1410)- The silver coins were struck at Jamnatabad,Mu’azzamabad and Satgaon. A rare issue from Arsah Stagaon is said to exist.
Silver tankas from the reign of Jalal Al -Din Muhammad (1415-1432).