Friday, February 27, 2009

Russia



Russia 500 Rubles 1993 UNC
Front: View of Kremlin with Russian flag
Back: View of Spasski Tower of Kremlin in Moscow


Image Obtained from www.stamprussia.com

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Romania



Romania 5000 Lei 1998 UNC
Front: Lucian Blaga 1895-1961 (Philosopher, Poet and Playwright),Daffodil
Back: Crucifix


Lucian Blaga

Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Peru



Peru 500 Soles 1985 UNC
Front: Francisco Bolognesi (1816-1879)Peruvian military hero
Back: Two Mine Workers

Francisco Bolognesi
Peruvian hero during the War of the Pacific
Born November 4, 1816(1816-11-04)
Lima, Lima, Peru
Died June 7, 1880 (aged 63)
Arica, Tarapaca, Peru

Francisco Bolognesi was born in Lima on November 4, 1816, his paternal family was of Italian-Peruvian background. He attended the Seminary of Arequipa until he was 16 and then entered into a career in commerce. He was involved with the military in July, 1844, in an action at Carmen Alto, a local district of Arequipa. While offered a position in the military, he elected to remain in civilian life.
Information and Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Peru



Peru 5 Soles 1974 UNC
Front: Artifacts; Inca Pachacutec
Back: Fortress - Fortaleza de Sacsahuaman


Statue of Pachacuti in Machupicchu Pueblo in Peru.
Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui (or Pachacutec) was the ninth Sapa Inca (1438-1471/1472) of the Kingdom of Cusco, which he transformed into the empire Tawantinsuyu. In Quechua, Pachakutiq means "He who remakes the world". During his reign, Cuzco grew from a hamlet into an empire that could compete with, and eventually overtake, the Chimu. He began an era of conquest that, within three generations, expanded the Inca dominion from the valley of Cuzco to nearly the whole of civilized South America.
Information and Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Image By khuasi on Flickr

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Belarus



Belarus 50 Ruble 2000 UNC
Front: building of the Republican Palace of Culture of Trade Unions in Minsk
Back: a sculptural group on the pediment of the Republican Palace of Culture of Trade Unions in Minsk

By dano_theoriginal on Flickr

Money

Many ancient civilizations used grain or metal in exchange for other goods. In ancient China and Africa seashells were used as currency. The earliest bankers were money landers. The first banks appeared in northern Italy 1400s. The first bank in United States was the Bank of North America, Philadelphia, which was given a charter or license to operate in 1781. The first coins were made around 600 B.C. India, Lydia(part of mordern Turkey), and China. Chinese issused world's first papermoney About A.D. 1024.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lebonan



Lebonan 500 livres UNC
Front: View of Beirut City
Back: Temple of Jupiter in Baalbek Lebanon(Only six columns remains), Lion Head Frieze from Temple of Jupiter & cedar tree


Temple of Jupiter in Baalbek Lebanon , Image Obtained From Wikimedia Commons.

Baalbeck, Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure, can be counted among the wonders of the ancient world. The largest and most noble Roman temples ever built, they are also among the best preserved.
Towering high above the Beqaa plain, their monumental proportions proclaimed the power and wealth of Imperial Rome. The gods worshipped here, the Triad of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury, were grafted onto the indigenous deities of Hadad, Atargatis and a young male god of fertility. Local influences are also seen in the planning and layout of the temples, which vary from the classic Roman design.
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Information Obtained from Middle East.com

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Egypt


Egypt 1 Pound 2004 UNC
Front Design: Qaitbay Mosque(1472 and 1474 AD)
*The Funerary Complex of Sultan al-Ashraf Qaytbay (Qaitbay)In the Northern Cemetery by Ismail Abaza*
Back Design: Abu Simbel temple in Aswan

Egypt

Egypt 25 Piasters
Front Design: Quraysh Hawk the official symbol of Egypt
Back Design: Mosque of umm-al-mu'minin Aisha


Egypt


Egypt 10 Piastres 1998 UNC
Front Design: The Saladin Citadel of Cairo (Muhammad Ali Mosque Citadel)
Back Design:
The Great Sphinx and pyramids at Giza, Watermark: The statue of Tutankhamun

Mask of Tutankhamun's mummy, the popular icon for ancient Egypt at The Egyptian Museum.

The Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt
The Great Sphinx of Giza is a half-human, half-lion Sphinx statue in Egypt, on the Giza Plateau at the west bank of the Nile River, near modern-day Cairo. The largest monolith statue in the world, it stands 73.5 metres (241 ft) long, 6 m (20 ft) wide, and 20 m (65 ft) high.

The Saladin Citadel of Cairo is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Cairo, Egypt.
The location, part of the Muqattam hill near the center of Cairo, was once famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city, and was fortified by the Ayyubid ruler Salah al-Din (Saladin) between 1176 and 1183 AD, to protect it from the Crusaders.
It is sometimes referred to as Mohamed Ali Citadel , because it contains the Mosque of Mohamed Ali (or Muhammad Ali Pasha), which was built between 1828 and 1848, perched on the summit of the citadel. This Ottoman mosque was built in memory of Tusun Pasha, Muhammad Ali's oldest son, who died in 1816.
The citadel stopped being the seat of government when Egypt's ruler, Khedive Ismail, moved to his newly built Abdin Palace in the Ismailiya neighborhood in the 1860s.
There are two other mosques at the Citadel, the 13th/14th c. hypostyle Mosque of al-Nasir Muhammad from the early Bahri Mamluk period, and the 16th c. Mosque of Suleyman Pasha, first of the Citadel's Ottoman-style mosques. The citadel also contains Al-Gawhara Palace, the National Military Museum and the Police Museum.

Cairo Citadel at night









Brazil




Brazil 50 Cruzados Novos 1989 UNC
Front Design: Carlos Drummond de Andrade (1902-1987) Brazilian poet. Born in Itabira his parents were farmers of Portuguese ancestry (and remote Scottish ancestry).
Back Design: Poem

Belarus

Banknotes of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus Out of Circulation






Belarus 1 Roubles 2000 UNC
Front: National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in Minsk
Back: Picture of the coat of arms and denomination in figures

Belarus 5 Roubles 2000 UNC
Front: View of the Troitskoye Predmestye in Minsk
Back: Denomination in figures

Belarus 1000 Roubles 1998 UNC
Front: National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in Minsk
Back: Picture of the coat of arms and denomination in figures

Burundi





Burundi 50 Francs 05-02-2005 UNC

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

China

Home to one-fifth of the world's population and is also the world's third largest country in area. The north where the Huand He (Yellow River) flows is cold and dry. The south which includes Guangzhou (Canton) and Hong Kong is much warmer. The two ares are divided by the Chang Jiang (Yangtze) the third longest river in the world which flows to Shanghai, the largest city in China.

China's name comes from the Ch'in (Qin) Dynasty, founded in 221 B.C. First empror was Huang Ti. Weakend by foreign wars and the last emperor was forced out in 1912 and a republic was formed. The first president was Sun Yat-Sen. After a civil war in 1949 the Communists under Mao Zedong took control. China invaded and occupied Tibet in 1950. In 1972 president Richard M Nixon become the first president to visit China. United State



China 1 Fen 1953


China 2 Fen 1953 UNC


China 5 Fen 1953 UNC

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Somalia



Somalia 50 Shillings 1991 UNC
Front: Loom worker
Back: Young person leading a donkey w/3 children on back. Arms at top left center.

There is no specific period that can be traced the starting era of the use of money metallic coins in Somalia, but from the history we acknowledged that the trade relations between the neighboring countries in the exchange of goods were based with the currencies used by those inhabitants of the region namely in the Arabian Peninsula and in India. Banknotes printed were of 100 Somalo, 20 Somalo, 10 Somalo and 5 Somalo. On 23rd March, 1961 the currency Somalo was renamed into ‘Somali Shilling’.The first new series of banknotes were issued of denominations of 100 Shilling, 20 Shilling, 10 hilling and 5 Shilling in 1962. Read More

Information Obtained Central Bank of Somalia
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