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Alphabetization[edit]

Within a category, should currencies (e.g., United States dollar) be alphabetized by country name or by denomination? I personally don't care, but we should be consistent. Mom2jandk 21:44, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

I'd say by country would be most logical, but I can live with it either way. Flag of Europe and Austria.svg ナイトスタリオン 09:56, 12 December 2005 (UTC)
yeah, country sounds best Joe I 02:59, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

Currency vs. Currencies[edit]

I've struggled with whether to call it "Currency of Poland" or "Currencies of Poland". If there has only been one currency, it seems like it should be Currency, but if another is added, that would require changing the category. So, I'm currently leaning towards all being "Currencies of X" (as shown in the current category structure proposal), but would welcome others' ideas. Ingrid 17:50, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

Implementing legal tender[edit]

I'm thinking of starting to recategorize articles which go under Category:Legal tender in the new structure. There are so many of them, it's not practical to put the {{NumismaticCategories}} template on each one first. I've put it on most of the articles that have been recently edited, and plan to continue that for awhile before making any changes. Anyway, if you have thoughts or concerns about this part of the proposal, please speak up. Ingrid 02:23, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

It's not "Euro", it's "euro" (or is it?).[edit]

The word euro is not a proper noun. It should not be capitalized. However, perhaps it is appropriate to capitalize it in a title or heading. Thoughts? Markkawika 22:27, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

I think you've got it right. In the category "Euro", or the page name "Euro", it's capitalized as the first word in the title. References to the page do not capitalize unless the context of the reference requires a capital (first word in a sentence, heading, etc). In the category "Currencies replaced by the Euro", it shouldn't be capitalized, but the proposal calls for deleting the category, so it's not an issue (unless people object to the deletion, in which case it needs to be addressed). Ingrid 04:25, 7 January 2006 (UTC)


Currency units should start with a capital letter[edit]

It is normal practice for numismatists to start the name of a currency unit with a capital letter - eg; Rand & Rhodesian Dollar. - (Aidan Work 03:32, 11 January 2006 (UTC))

It seems there's no point in me telling you that this is your opinion and others disagree. I feel I should leave a note here in case others see your comment and think it's been decided. There's ongoing discussion of this issue at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Numismatics. Ingrid 03:58, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

Category:Currencies of the United States[edit]

Why is this - "Category:Historical currencies of the United States. Deleted. This is redundant because of the labelling categories."  ? I did something to Coins of Virginia(put into historical currencies) and it seemed a good idea to make a Category:Colonial American coinage, but since you said Category:Historical currencies of the United States should be deleted, I wanted to bring it up to you. Or maybe we could do simply an article Colonial American coinage. Joe I 00:31, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

I'm actually rethinking my original idea on deletion. When I first started the proposal, I was newer to Wikipedia, and didn't fully understand how categories could work (the fact that it's not strictly hierarchical -- that is, a category can be a subcategory of two categories). I knew that, but didn't really understand how I could use that. I was just about to update the proposal to leave Historical currencies of the United States specifically, and maybe others. BTW, I appreciate your vote on the category renames, and the fact that you've actually read and considered the proposal. Ingrid 01:04, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
  • There is a current discussion at CfD concerning this category. Some expert input would be appreciated. Vegaswikian 04:50, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

Category:Primitive currency[edit]

Primitive currency should not be subordinated to Ancients. It was by no means limited to that timeframe. Indeed, up through the 18th-19th centuries, most of Africa used "primitive currencies" until they were gradually displaced by coinage supplied by the colonial powers. It should be elevated to the same level as "Community currencies" and "Exonumia". Askari Mark | Talk 18:57, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

Notgeld and other unofficial currencies[edit]

At the same level as Category:Official currencies, there should be a category Category: Emergency currencies and Notgeld. There is a large range of such circulating unofficial currencies: Notgeld, guerrilla money, encased postage stamps, siege money, POW camp currency, etc. Askari Mark | Talk 19:06, 2 December 2006 (UTC)