Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Wizank, Nov 24, 2020.
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Then again I don't collect just by WWII era, so Axis vs Allies sounds like an interesting way to organize and in your case I'd probably go with that.
@Lehigh96 has a thread on his war time collection. I might have to start one myself.
September 18, 1931 - Japan invades Manchuria.
October 2, 1935–May 1936 - Fascist Italy invades, conquers, and annexes Ethiopia.
It has been a fun way to learn about all of the various coinage from the many countries involved, and learn about the history of WWII. I may eventually add an information page about each country and their involvement in the war, but maybe not. As I go, it's definitely evolving. Any way you put you your collection together, it should be fun.
1 Sen 1927 - 1938
1 Sen 1938 Crow
1 Sen 1938 - 1940 Aluminum
1 Sen 1941 - 1943 Mt. Fuji
1 Sen 1944 - 1945 Tin
5 Sen 1932
5 Sen 1933 - 1937 Holed Bird, Nickel
5 Sen 1938 - 1940 Holed Bird, Brass
5 Sen 1940 - 1943 Dove
5 Sen 1944 Tin
10 Sen 1927 - 1932
10 Sen 1933 - 1937
10 Sen 1938 - 1940, Wave Pattern
10 Sen 1940 - 1943, Cherry Blossom
10 Sen 1944 Tin
50 Sen 1928 - 1938, .500 silver
I like that. That's a great way to do it.
The Second World Wars by Victor Davis Hanson.
The premise is compelling. During the 1930s and into the 1940s, several different wars were fought by a dozen different belligerents. It was not until the summer of 1941 that the three Allied superpowers aligned against the three fascist aggressors. Note, of course, that among the Allies was the USSR, which had joined with Germany in attacking Poland, as well as carrying out a different war against Finland.
See above. You might use a map showing theaters of conflict and belligerents. Mere "allied versus axis" would be limiting.
Well, Russia was allied with Germany at first. Also after Russia changed sides, Finland was allied with Germany as were Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey with Yugoslavia split between anti-fascist Serbia and pro-fascist Croatia. That said, though, realize that at one point, Tito's partisans were willing to support Germany's defense against an Allied invasion at Dalmatia in order to keep Yugoslavia out of the Allied sphere and available for Russia later. Read about the Ustaše partisans then tell me who was fascist and who was something-else.
This is in Hanson (see above), but my mother told me that USSR ships loaded up with USA war materials in Pacific ports and took them to Vladivostok to be transported to the front against Germany and Japan did not attack Russian-flagged ships because they had concluded a peace treaty in 1939. Russia was not at war with Japan. Axis? Allied?
BTW The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave is just one source for the fact that Chiang kai Shek's air force was originally trained by Mussolini's air force. So a timeline map of WWII would put China in the Axis and make the Sino-Japanese conflict a peculiar event.
Oh, France! Huh... you know that they sank their own fleet rather than let it fall into Allied hands. After D-Day French fascists were rounding up Jews for the Gestapo. France: Allied or Axis?
Thanks for the advice. I don't have (and haven't shopped for) a 50 Sen, but have MOST of the others. Nor do I have a 5 Sen 1932, or the 10 Sen 27-32. I don't have many WWII era silver coinage.
I can't wait to see collections from members. Thanks.
Do you have any of the New WWII quarters with the W mint And privy marks yet. Please reply
Thanks. @Lehigh96 can you show a few. Toned nickels is my wish. Oh yeah show your favorite WWII ERA Coin
Hi Cheech - Here in Maryland, I have not seen any of the 2020 W quarters with the privy mark. I know eventually some will manifest. I have all of the 2019 W's but really have only seen fewer than 25 quarters from 2020, and zero W's. That is why I am entered into your contest!!
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