Coins of Our Fathers (or Other Ancestors)

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by kaparthy, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. kaparthy

    kaparthy Supporter! Supporter

    I never cared much for genealogy and never had many special ties to "the old country." And in my case, that was two different old countries. Everyone was pretty happy to get the heck out of Europe. That said, though, numismatics awakened something ineffable.

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    6 kreutzers (krajczar) 1849. Hungary. For my mother's side of the family.
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    Syracuse, Sicily. Arethusa and cuttlefish. c. 450 BCE. Litra 1.8 grams for my father's side of the family and their side of the island.

    Speaking of Dad, this would have been current when he was in uniform, stationed in Korea, after the (ahem) armistace.
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  3. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Geeez Mike ya went and made things difficult ! :( Ya see, my ancestors on one side had coins, but my ancestors on the other side never had any coins - not ever.

    Oh well, I guess I can pay half the game. From my mother's side - gold ducat 1730, Germany. Struck to commemorate the bicentennial of the Augsburg Confession.


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  4. ColonialCoinsUK

    ColonialCoinsUK New Member

    Having just joined CT I thought this was an interesting subject.

    One of the tokens it appears was issued by my family in 1846.

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