CZECHOSLOVAKIA 50 korun 1987 Przewalski horses


CZECHOSLOVAKIA, SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, 50 korun, 1987, Obverse: horses, KUN PREVALSKEHO EQUUS PRZEWALSKII, silver, 0.1125 ozT, KM127, Unc

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Przewalski horses are native to Central Asia. They have different genetics from “regular” horses, but there is controversy about whether or not to consider them a separate species.

Czechoslovakia was an independent nation between 1918 and 1992. Previously it had been several regions of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and before that it had independent feudal states such as the Kingdom of Bohemia. After 1992 ethnic differences of opinion caused the breakup of Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic.

The political arrangements that resulted in the nations of modern Europe began to emerge out of anarchy starting in the 7th century AD or so. Europe, for our purposes stretches from Greenland to somewhere in Russia. Collectors of Europe would likely include Russia. Collectors of Asia, even though about 2/3 of Russia is in Asia, probably not.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.