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nabingiri
Joined: 29-Oct-2014
Posts: 27
Which coins can be classified under FAO? Do we simply follow the Krause catalogue? For eg. Coins issued to commemorate International Women's Year 1975, are they FAO coins? Krause catalogue (for Nepal) says so but can someone tell how and why. I searched online quite a bit but couldn't find any reference to FAO. Its only mentioned that 1975 was declared as International Women's Year by the United Nations. Can someone shed some light here?
Essor Prof
Joined: 13-Apr-2015
Posts: 2193
Here are all (?) the FAO coins and as you can see, your Nepal coin is on the second picture:
https://www.ebay.ie/itm/SET-OF-THE-WORLDWIDE-FAO-SERIES-FOOD-FOR-ALL-248-PIECES-BOX/382445241051?hash=item590b8342db:g:BM8AAOSwepZaoRgi
JustforFun
Joined: 14-Jun-2014
Posts: 1103
Must of the coins of the IWY 1975 series were included in all the Albums, Panels and issues of FAO Coins (Direct sale by FAO) at their store and coin club that they had back in those days...

I have several of them (Albums and Panels) and there are a lot of IWY coins in them.
JustforFun...
doc_man
Joined: 9-Mar-2011
Posts: 1102
Hi Nabin,
please check this links
http://typesets.wikidot.com/f-a-o-coins
https://coinweek.com/coins/commemoratives/first-read-fao-coins-international-catalog-english-edition-2013/
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Essor Prof
Joined: 13-Apr-2015
Posts: 2193
And here is an alphabetical list of the FAO coins, although not complete. The Nepal 1 Rupee International Women's Year is on the list, but the Nepal 20 Rupees International Women's Year isn't (yet).
https://en.ucoin.net/catalog/?tag=fao
doc_man
Joined: 9-Mar-2011
Posts: 1102
F.A.O. actually stands for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. During October 1945, the F.A.O. was founded in Quebec City, Canada with the goal to "modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all”. Even the F.A.O. logo re-enforces this message by carrying the phrase “Fiat Panis” or as translated from Latin “Let there be bread”. I think only this one should be considered as FAO
This one is my favored FAO coin ever https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces28169.html
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JustforFun
Joined: 14-Jun-2014
Posts: 1103
Quote: "doc_man"
​This one is my favored FAO coin ever https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces28169.html
​I have that coin in my collection ;)
JustforFun...
doc_man
Joined: 9-Mar-2011
Posts: 1102
Quote: "JustforFun"
Quote: "doc_man"
​​This one is my favored FAO coin ever https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces28169.html
​​I have that coin in my collection ;)
​Yeah :) Polish Trial Strikes are wonderful coins that I like more then normal commemorative coins from communist Poland.
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces94401.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces44123.html
I just saw them and i know that will be mine :D

But im out of the topic, check this sites :
http://fao-coins.info/
http://www.fiat-panis.de/
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nabingiri
Joined: 29-Oct-2014
Posts: 27
Thanks for the responses. The compiled lists seem to have been compiled by collector(s) based on Krause Catalogue. I am aware that FAO is an agency of UN but I fail to establish any connection between IWY and FAO. Should it be kept under FAO or under UN?
doc_man
Joined: 9-Mar-2011
Posts: 1102
Definitely under UN.
IWY and FAO are separates programs but they under UN.
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jhatzi
Joined: 21-Sep-2017
Posts: 3
In my opinion, coins that were part of the official FAO albums and money panels of the 70s should be included in the list of coins. This means that several IWY coins are also FAO coins. Adding the "FAO" tag in the coin page for these coins would be helpful. After all having more than one tag is not harmful.
Having said that, the most comprehensive source seems to be the FAO International Coin catalog by Armiento, but I have only seen extracts.
Purzelgnom
Joined: 19-Oct-2010
Posts: 44
A german coin collector have build this Webpage:

http://www.fiat-panis.de/
jhatzi
Joined: 21-Sep-2017
Posts: 3
Unfortunately it is far from complete.

For the first 7 albums and 17 panels (i.e. the first 275 coins up to 1978) the below reference is 99% correct.
http://fao-coins.info/fao-1.html

For the albums of the period from 1979 to 1984, I found the following online reference useful.
http://www.manfredboehm.de/fao/
PEDROBRANCO
Joined: 8-Jun-2017
Posts: 40
I like very much FAO coins. I started my coins collection in June 2017 and from the almost 4200 coins I have now 157 are FAO coins from 48 countries.
halfdisme
Joined: 6-Oct-2017
Posts: 780
Quote: "doc_man"​This one is my favored FAO coin ever https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces28169.html
​A friend of mine is a nurse and works with the group to promote breastfeeding of infants. She asked me if there were any coins on this topic, and was stunned when I showed her this Polish PROBA.
halfdisme
Joined: 6-Oct-2017
Posts: 780
Quote: "nabingiri"​Which coins can be classified under FAO? Do we simply follow the Krause catalogue? For eg. Coins issued to commemorate International Women's Year 1975, are they FAO coins? Krause catalogue (for Nepal) says so but can someone tell how and why. I searched online quite a bit but couldn't find any reference to FAO. Its only mentioned that 1975 was declared as International Women's Year by the United Nations. Can someone shed some light here?
​There were several special years declared by the UN for which the coins are included in the FAO albums and panels. In my opinion, if they are in the FAO holders, they should be with your other FAO coins.

Among others, you will find International Woman's Year, International Year for Literacy of Urban Women, International Year of the Forests, and International Year of the Fisheries.
PashaLT
Joined: 26-Apr-2015
Posts: 14
Quote: "doc_man"
​F.A.O. actually stands for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. During October 1945, the F.A.O. was founded in Quebec City, Canada with the goal to "modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all”. Even the F.A.O. logo re-enforces this message by carrying the phrase “Fiat Panis” or as translated from Latin “Let there be bread”. I think only this one should be considered as FAO
​This one is my favored FAO coin ever https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces28169.html
my favorite:
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces23255.html
Jasanche
Joined: 14-Sep-2016
Posts: 514
Quote: "PashaLT"​my favorite:
​​https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces23255.html
​completely agree!
faocol
Joined: 23-Mar-2019
Posts: 1
The international year of women 1975 for the countries of Asia, India, Nepal and Africa was strongly sponsored by FAO to enhance the role of women in developing countries where they were still subjugated: to do this and have funds for Conferences, debates and concrete aid to enhance its social role in society, FAO involved the various governments in minting coins with this message but also in their own right (See Ceres FAO Medals 1971-1975 to women who have distinguished themselves for their struggle in valorization of women in rural countries where male prevalence was strong . FAO Goddess Ceres medals are still minted each year in honor of women who stand out in this role as little Nobel Prize winners.
Nepal participated with 10 paise. 1 rupee, 20 rupees 1975 year mint.
The total of FAO coins including all slots are more then 1800
See “FAO Coins International Catalog”
It was not possible for the FAO , over the years ,,for obvious reason, to propose to collectors all the coins in systematic manners. For these coins, the only source was each nation's mintage office, or to finding them on the numismatic market. 119 Nations had struck FAO coins. FAO 7 albums and 17 panels are only a part of all FAO coins
Regards
halfdisme
Joined: 6-Oct-2017
Posts: 780
Anyone can choose to collect how they wish.

For me, if it was sold in the FAO albums or panels, I will call it an FAO coin.

I have owned, at one time or another, nearly a dozen of the Number 1 albums, and multiples of each of the other albums. Except for the rarest one (with only a few coins in it), I have owned one or two of each of the panels. Panel 1A, with the Proof $4 Caribbean coins, is tough and expensive.

A friend of mine is a nurse and promotes breastfeeding of infants. She asked me if there were any such coins, and was stunned when I showed her the Polish Proba and the 1976 Turkish coins!

Regards,
Eugene
ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
Joined: 3-Jan-2011
Posts: 6679
Eugene, you can tell her there is also this 178-year-old token that I own ...
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces108300.html
which is also on this Health Sciences website ...
https://www.hsls.pitt.edu/medical-and-scientific-medals/Dr.%20Stuart
My collections >
http://mycoinssite.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=13560800
also 13750057 also 15924495 also 15995337
http://mycoinssite.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=16060326
Essor Prof
Joined: 13-Apr-2015
Posts: 2193
Egypt also has some breastfeeding coins:
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces25640.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces5661.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces10421.html

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