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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

G'day all,

I was thinking, how much aviation themed currency (notes or coins) is there out there. I don't mean special collectors issued notes/coins that were not in general circulation, but just currency in general circulation (including special coins or notes that are issued for general circulation).

To kick the ball rolling, the Australian $20 note features on one side Rev John Flynn, who started what became the Royal Flying Doctors Service. The note includes a picture of De Havilland DH-50 VH-UER.



More info about Flynn can be found at http://www.rba.gov.au/CurrencyNotes/people_on_notes.html#flynn

There was also a special issue $1 coin, commemorating Charles Kingsford Smith. Unfortunately, I don't have any on me, and can't recall what year it was issued.

So, open to the forum, what else can you come up with?

V/F


"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1976 times:

In the US, they have begun a program with our 25 cent coin, called a "quarter" where for 10 years they will commemorate each of our 50 states with a special coin, 5 states a year in order of when they joined the union...on North Carolina's quarter, it shows the Wright Flyer in flight there...extremely archaic aviation but aviation nonetheless...

Greg



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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

That's a cool looking twenty! One of the better looking bills I've seen.


Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

the cape Verde Islands has a note with part of the airport and planes on it. I am looking through my books to find the actual note, more to come.

Ciao and Hook 'em Horns,
Lt-AWACS


User currently offlineAviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1932 times:

Ukraine is releasing a series of coins commemorating aircraft which have been built in the Ukraine. The first in the series is this one:



It comes in 5 and 20 Hryvnia denominations.

Not sure what the others will be showing or when they will be released.


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

Greg - that is a very nice coin!



I also see that the Ohio Quarter features the Wright Flyer and the famous picture of Buzz Aldrin standing on the moon.



Thanks for the replies so far - keep 'em coming (with pictures too if you can  Smile)

Cheers,

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1907 times:

G'day again,

Here are some interesting Malaysian ones which I remembered from transiting through there a few years ago.


10 Ringgit features a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777-200


5 Ringgit shows Kuala Lumpur International Airport (in front of the twin Petronas Towers)


The 1998 Commonwealth Games Commemorative 50 Ringgit note has KLIA in the background, too.

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineAviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1902 times:

Singapore released a S$20 banknote in 1979 when SQ was operating the Concorde. It has become quite the collector's item:



Here are some more:

Chinese Fen from 1953



20 Kwacha (Malawi) from 1998



20 Kwacha (Malawi) from 1993



5 Dollars (Fiji) from 1995



2 1/2 Gulden (Netherlands Antilles) from 1970



50 Shillings (Kenya) from 1987







User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1896 times:

Trickijedi - the Australian banknotes lend themselves to money-laundering quite well - I had one (a $5 note) in my jeans when it went through the wash just yesterday. Being made of plastic, it survived the ordeal extremely well! Big grin

Dave


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