Pabitra Saha responded to my question about coins which depict books. Thanks!
Here's a great compilation of modern issues (in chronological order). The image sizes are not proportional to actual coin size, but these depict a wide variety of book images.
Dominican Republic 5 Centavos 1877
Egypt 20 millemes 1970
Algeria 50 Santima 1971
Nepal 10 Paisa 2036
Nepal 5 Rupees 2047
Nepal 10 Rupees 2047
Spain 10 Pesetas
Israel 2 Shequel 1981
France 10 Franc 1983
China 5 Yuan 1989
Argentina 2 Pesos 1994
China 100 Yuan 1995
Bangladesh 2 Taka 2004
Azerbaijan 3 Qapik 2006
Great list! Can anyone think of others?
I am working on a monograph on this theme and there are more than 40 coins already in the main manuscript.
In addition, I am working on two more themes.
1. Coins depicting coins
2. Composers depicted on coins.
My book "Handbook on Current Circulation Coins of the World" is under print.
We'll look forward to his new books!
Tom DeLorey adds this list of U.S. coins picturing books. Thanks!
1920-21 Pilgrim half
1936 Rhode Island half
2000 Library of Congress dollar
2009 Braille dollar
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