MONGOLIA 100 tugrik 2003 soccer (football)


MONGOLIA, 100 tugrik, 2003, Obverse: football (soccer) players, 2006 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, silver, World Cup in Germany, KM-unlisted, Proof

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Mongolia seceded from China when the Empire fell. The Republican Chinese government did not accept Mongolian independence until 1921. Seeking aid in it’s ongoing bad relations with China, it made a mutual defence deal with the Soviet Union, and remained a Soviet satellite until the dissolution of the USSR in 1990.

The big player in East Asia is China, of course. Then there is Japan and Korea, throw in Mongolia. South of China and east of India, but not including, for the most part, the islands to the east, is what we call Southeast Asia. From Burma to Malaya there have been a series of local kingdoms for about 2000 years. Russia, with its Asian Siberia, doesn’t count. We consider it part of Europe.

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.