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Author Colvin
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#1 | Posted: 17 Dec 2017 19:34 
Els blog post was fascinating, and took me into some research into US currency. As I mentioned on the blog post, the US did feature the Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochicalco World Heritage Site very briefly on the $1000 bill from 1862-1882. The bill depicts US General Winfield Scott entering Mexico City during the Mexican American War, and the Metropolitan Cathedral is in the background. Links can be found here or here.

I see in the Connections section that we have connections for banknotes with World Heritage Sites and a connection for Euro coins with World Heritage Sites. Has any consideration been given to a connection for coins in general (beyond Euros) with World Heritage Sites? The United States has several examples of World Heritage Sites on its coins, both in traditional currency and through limited run series such as the State Quarter program and the America the Beautiful Quarter program. I'll list those in the next message, but I'm sure there are other countries that may have World Heritage Sites on their coins, as well.

Author Colvin
Partaker
#2 | Posted: 17 Dec 2017 20:01 | Edited by: Colvin 
Here are the World Heritage Sites that have been featured on US coins:

Monticello -- featured on the reverse of the nickel (5 cent piece) from 1938–1942, 1946–2003, and 2006 to the present
Independence Hall -- featured on the reverse of the half dollar (50 cent piece) in 1976, America's bicentennial
Statue of Liberty -- featured on the reverse of the dollar coin during the US Presidential $1 Coin program, from 2007-2016

The United States State Quarter program ran from 1999 to 2008, and featured designs from each US state. The program was followed in 2009 with designs from Washington, DC, and the five US territories. The coins featured the following World Heritage Sites:

Statue of Liberty -- featured on the reverse of the New York quarter (25 cent piece), issued in 2001
Yosemite National Park -- featured on the reverse of the California quarter (25 cent piece), issued in 2005
Grand Canyon -- featured on the reverse of the Arizona quarter (25 cent piece), issued in 2008
La Fortaleza -- featured on the reverse of the Puerto Rico quarter (25 cent piece), issued in 2009

With the success of the US State Quarter program, the United States Treasury decided to initiate another series of quarters featuring national parks or national sites from each US state and territory, as well as DC. The program began in 2010 and is still in progress, and has featured the following World Heritage Sites:

Yellowstone -- featured on the reverse of the Wyoming quarter (25 cent piece), issued in 2010
Yosemite National Park -- featured on the reverse of the California quarter (25 cent piece), issued in 2010
Grand Canyon -- featured on the reverse of the Arizona quarter (25 cent piece), issued in 2010
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park -- featured on the reverse of the Montana quarter (25 cent piece), issued in 2011
Olympic National Park -- featured on the reverse of the Washington quarter (25 cent piece), issued in 2011
Chaco Culture -- featured on the reverse of the New Mexico quarter (25 cent piece), issued in 2012
Hawaii Volcanoes -- featured on the reverse of the Hawaii quarter (25 cent piece), issued in 2012
Great Smoky Mountains -- featured on the reverse of the Tennessee quarter (25 cent piece), issued in 2014
Everglades -- featured on the reverse of the Florida quarter (25 cent piece), issued in 2014

The America the Beautiful program is set to include the San Antonio Missions in 2019, but the coin has not been issued yet.

Author elsslots
Admin
#3 | Posted: 17 Dec 2017 23:53 
Colvin:
The bill depicts US General Winfield Scott entering Mexico City during the Mexican American War, and the Metropolitan Cathedral is in the background. Links can be found here or here.

A great addition, Colvin. Thank you.

Author elsslots
Admin
#4 | Posted: 18 Dec 2017 12:04 
Colvin:
Has any consideration been given to a connection for coins in general (beyond Euros) with World Heritage Sites?

I think we believed there would be too many. Also, limited run series are quite common. I would not count those.

Author elsslots
Admin
#5 | Posted: 19 Dec 2017 23:59 
Someone (Peter) sent me another of example of another country's WHS on a bank note: Chandigarh on the 10 Swiss Franc note

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banknotes_of_the_Swiss_franc#Eighth_series

Author Sjobe
Partaker
#6 | Posted: 26 Jun 2018 06:06 
I just came back from my World Cup visit in Kaliningrad. No WHS visits this time, just football, but I noticed that the new 200 rubles note (2017 series) has Tauric Chersonese pictured on reverse side. While this can be considered provocative action, it is apparently Russian administration's way to confirm that this site and area are theirs. Is this also another example of another country's WHS on a banknote?

Anyway, Els can you add this to On Banknotes connection.

Author meltwaterfalls
Partaker
#7 | Posted: 26 Jun 2018 07:52 | Edited by: meltwaterfalls 
Sjobe:
I just came back from my World Cup visit in Kaliningrad. No WHS visits this time, just football

Oh very nice, I'm envious of that, did you get to watch a (some) match(es)?

Sjobe:
the new 200 rubles note (2017 series) has Tauric Chersonese pictured on reverse side

Well that is one way of consolidating your territorial claim I guess.

Author Sjobe
Partaker
#8 | Posted: 26 Jun 2018 08:13 
meltwaterfalls:
Oh very nice, I'm envious of that, did you get to watch a (some) match(es)?

Yes, I watched two matches at Kaliningrad Stadium: Serbia–Switzerland and Spain–Morocco. And in the meantime there were some other World Cup related happenings at the city. Additionally, it was interesting to take a closer view of the city of Kaliningrad/Königsberg, something that I have been interested in for some time. It has a fascinating history although there is not that much left of it.

Author meltwaterfalls
Partaker
#9 | Posted: 26 Jun 2018 09:12 
Oh nice two rather interesting games as well.

Did the charged political atmosphere of the Switzerland Serbia game come across in the stadium?

I was trying to arrange meeting my Belgian friends in Kalinigrad for Thursday's game, but have to make do with having a meet up in England instead.

Author Sjobe
Partaker
#10 | Posted: 26 Jun 2018 10:36 | Edited by: Sjobe 
meltwaterfalls:
Did the charged political atmosphere of the Switzerland Serbia game come across in the stadium?

You could really feel the charged atmosphere in the stadium. I was surrounded by Serbian fans. Serbians are generally cheerful and party orientated people but when the Switzerland's scorers (both Kosovo Albanians) were announced there was loud booing and middle fingers in the air. And those scorers also provoked by showing some unnecessary political gestures. In Spain–Morocco match there was even more heated atmosphere. Moroccan spectators shouted constantly something abusive towards Fifa with middle fingers. At the end of the match was some jostling, hitting and throwing beer between Moroccan and Spanish fans.

Sad to hear that you couldn't make it to Thursday's game.

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