SAINT PIERRE and MIQUELON 2 francs 1948


SAINT PIERRE and MIQUELON, 2 francs, 1948, aluminum, KM2, Unc

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The islands are near the Canadian province of Newfoundland. It is thought that they were visited by Native people but that there were no permanent settlements. It was taken by Britain during the Seven Years War but given back to the French. The islands changed hands several times in the Napoleonic period, finally ending up again with France. It was siezed from the Vichy government by the Free French army. In 1946 it became an overseas territory of France,

The North America category: the big three, the Central American nations, and a bunch of island nations and other political entities in the Caribbean Sea. Greenland we’re putting with Europe. By that criterion we should put Martinique and Aruba with Europe too, but we’re not. I’m not even sure why. Doesn’t matter anyway. Almost all of you are searching for modern coins by country, not by region.

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.