Coins and chess?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Nathan B., May 29, 2020.

  1. Nathan B.

    Nathan B. Active Member

    For circulating coins and banknotes only, are there any representations of the game of chess, its players, lore, or pieces? I'd love to learn of numismatic-chess connections in any period and in any country. If you know of any, please post them here. Many thanks in advance to anyone who is able to contribute.
     
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  3. calcol

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  4. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    Love the game and I play it everyday, on chess.com ...
     
  5. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    There's three coins that I can think of - one from Armenia and a couple from Russia.

    Armenia 1996 100 dram - XXXII Chess Olympiad
    https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pi...s://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces71564.html

    Russia 2011 2 ruble - M. M. Botvinnik
    https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces95592.html
     
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Nice, I like it.
     
  9. calcol

    calcol Supporter! Supporter

    There were only 500 of the Niue chess coins minted (all 2018). Turned out to be very popular. Expect to pay $350-450 if you want one. Have seen certified ones going for twice that. And while it's a neat idea, I don't have one and it's not on my shopping list.

    Cal
     
  10. muhfff

    muhfff Well-Known Member

    Estonian 2 euro 2016, dedicated to the Paul Keres (1916-1975)
    Mintage 500 thousand

    EE_2016_2E_Keres_A.jpg EE_2016_2E_Keres_R.jpg
     
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  11. Nathan B.

    Nathan B. Active Member

    Thank you! I am familiar with the legacy of Paul Keres, but had not known about this coin--very interesting! I hope that more examples of CIRCULATING material will be posted by others here. (I have absolutely zero interest in NCLT, although I realize that others may have such interests, and there is nothing wrong with that. Each to his own.)
     
  12. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    I play there too. Mostly the puzzles or 5-minute blitzes (940 rating - too much whisky sometimes!)
     
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  13. Nathan B.

    Nathan B. Active Member

    I also play on chess.com, but my rating has dropped about 300 points from its height. I'm taking a break from it right now, but I'm sure I'll play many more games in the future.
     
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  14. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    I play 30 minute matches, and my score at this moment is 1266 ..
     
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