Nice Croatian coin from WW2

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by panzerman, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    In 1919, the Allied powers unwisely decided to reshape the map of Europe, this would lead to the next War in 1939-45. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was carved up and "new" Countries where created such as Czechoslovakia/ Yugoslavia/ other parts went Boleshivik Russia. Serbia which had ignited the First War, by the assasination of the Archduke Ferdinand in Sarejevo was master of the new Yugoslavia.
    In 1941 when Yugoslavia surrendered to Germany, many of the old ethnic groups joined up with the Axis/ Allied Powers. Even among the Serbs/ the Chetniks fought on the German side, same for the Bosnian Muslims/ Croats.
    My coin is from the new Country of Croatia
    AV 500 Kuna 1941 Zagreb Mint
    Ante Pavelic bbd7832be5752e51667e3bcbae030796.jpg
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  3. Robidoux Pass

    Robidoux Pass Well-Known Member

    Nice gold, as always @panzerman. Thanks for sharing.
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  4. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Well-Known Member

    I picked this up in Split a couple of years ago. :)

    Croatia 2 kune 1941 (3).jpg

    Any tips for stabilising the zinc? :sorry:
  5. offa the saxon

    offa the saxon Active Member

    On my wish list F52D925D-3FDD-4B1C-B2C9-67F1DE6C1D5C.jpeg
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  6. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Trying to think back to my chemistry days. When we had reactive metal reagents
    which were air or water sensitive, they were often stored immersed in an inert oil.
    Or you could try to encapsulate it in an atmosphere of nitrogen or argon. Not
    too many things can be counted on to stay airtight over many years, though.
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  7. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Well-Known Member

    If I could neutralise what's going on with the surface I'd wax it.
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  8. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Had you seen this thread?
    Sounds like zinc oxide can be dissolved with dilute acid (and then rinsed!),
    but it would tend to leave pitting behind. Once the metal has oxidized there's
    only so much you can do. Sorry I don't have any better advice.
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  9. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I hadn't seen that. All I want to do is try and prevent further reaction and preserve what's left. I've got much worse zinc than this one. ;)
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