The Clock Towers immediately remind us London’s Big Ben and Russia’s Spasskaya Tower at Kremlin. Similarly Malaysian Clock Towers have a history behind them.
Malaysia issued a set of three stamps on Clock towers on 06 Jun 2007. The Three towers are
30 Sen – The Birch Memorial Clock Tower ,Ipoh, Perak -This Tower was built in 1909 in memory of J W W Birch ,The First Resident of British Colonial Administration in Perak. This was also associated with first uprising of Malaysian Nationalism.
50 Sen – The Atkinson Tower, Kota Kinabalu,Sabah – It was completed in 1905 and built in memory of First resident of Sabah – Francis George Atkinson.It is one of the oldest buildings in Kota Kinabalu. It originally also served as a lighthouse giving positional information to vessels navigating through the port of Jesselton the old name of Kota Kinabalu.
RM 1 -The Big Clock Tower ,Alor Setar,Kedah – This Clock tower was built in 1912 and bears distinctive Moorish influences reflecting a blend of Hindu and Islamic Motifs. It is a landmark of town of Alor Setar .
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wisconsin -2018 National Park Quarters Coin Series
The 2018 Series coin series continues with the release of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore , Wisconsin coins on Apr 9 , 2018. This is the 42nd coin of the 56 Coin series.
The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wisconsin was established on Sep 26 ,1970 with 69,372 acres area.It was established to protect “certain significant islands,shoreline and light stations of the USA and their related geographic, scenic, historic and scientific values. ” The park includes 21 islands in Lake Superior and a 12-mile strip of mainland shoreline. The park features pristine sand beaches,coves,sea caves,forests,diverse population of birds,mammals,amphibians and fish.There are a number of light houses and light house complexes.
Details of Coin – 1.75mm thick ,5.67 g ,Copper- Nickel Clad Copper coin(8.33% Nickel Balance Copper)
Obverse – Portrait in left profile of George Washington.
Reverse -Devils Islands with Sea caves , Devils Island Lighthouse and a Kayaker in the foreground .
Mintage Denver 137,800,000 Philadelphia 158,200,000 San Francisco – Not Known.
A three coin set is listed below .It consists of Uncirculated Coin from Denver and Philadelphia Mints and a Proof coin from San Francisco Mint.
APOSTLE ISLANDS WISCONSIN -NATIONAL PARKS QUARTER COIN SERIES 2018- THREE COIN SET