Coins of Shivaji Maharaj – Special Covers of India 2002

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.

SPL CVR SHIVAJI COINS
SPECIAL COVER INDIA 2002 – COINS OF SHIVAJI MAHARAJ – SHIVRAI & HON

Ancient Coins of Cyprus on Stamps -1977

Ancient Coins of Cyprus on Stamps -1977

Cyprus released a set of four stamps on 13 Jun 1977 featuring ancient coins of Cyprus. The coins featured are

10m – Bronze Coin of Emperor Trazan (98-117 AD)

40m -Silver Tetradrachm of Demetrius Poliorketes (300-295 BC)

60m – Silver Tetradrachm of Ptolemeus VIII (118-117 BC)

100m -Gold Octadrachm of Arsinoe II (227 BC).

A FDC with four stamps is listed.

FDC CYPRUS COINS
Ancient Coins of Cyprus on Stamps -1977

 

Provincial Flags of Papua New Guinea on Stamps -2004

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.

A First Day Cover  with stamps is listed.

FDC PNG PROVINCIAL FLAGS
FDC PAPUA NEW GUINEA PROVINCIAL FLAGS 2004

150th Anniversary of First Australian Coin – Stamps of Australia 2005.

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.

FDC AUSTRALIA FIRST COINS MS
FDC AUSTRALIA -150TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST AUSTRALIAN COIN.
FDC AUSTRALIA FIRST COINS 2V
FDC AUSTRALIA -150TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST AUSTRALIAN COIN.

 

Stamps on Coins-Coins of The Independent Sultans of Bengal -Bangladesh 2011

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).

A FDC with Miniature sheet is listed.

FDC BANGLADESH COINS OF BENGAL
FDC -STAMPS ON COINS OF INDEPENDENT SULTANS OF BENGAL 2011

Coin Festival Goa 2014 – Special Covers of India

Coin Festival Goa 2014 – Special Covers of India

A Special Cover was issued on 08 Dec 2014 on Coin Festival at Goa 2014.The Special Cover features Coins of Goa.

SPECIAL COVER COIN FESTIVAL GOA 2014
SPECIAL COVER COIN FESTIVAL GOA 2014

Introduction of Euro- Odd Shaped stamps of France.

Introduction of Euro- Odd Shaped stamps of France.

Euro as a currency came into existence on 01 Jan 2002. France issued an odd shaped -round shaped – stamps on Introduction of Euro on 23 Jun 2001. The stamp features One Euro coin of Frnace.

COIN ODD SHAPED FRANCE
ODD SHAPED STAMPS OF FRANCE-ONE EURO COIN