YUGOSLAVIA 1990 Chess Olympiad silver proof set


YUGOSLAVIA, SFR, 100 and 150 dinara, 1990, silver, 0.8932 ozT, Chess Olympiad, KM146-7, 2 pieces in case with certificate, Proof

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The Chess Olympiad was one of the last international sporting events held in Yugoslavia before the civil war and the breakup of the country.

The Balkans have been an unstable region since Greek times. A kingdom, uniting Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Slovenia, was established after World War I.

The political arrangements that resulted in the nations of modern Europe began to emerge out of local autonomy 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.