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The people’s paradise: Which coins did Joseph Stalin appear on?
Soviet coins under Joseph Stalin, who caused the deaths of countless millions of his countrymen, never featured his likeness. But Czechoslovakia produced .500 silver 50- and 100-korun pieces, 1 million of each denomination, to celebrate his 70th birthday in 1949. The 100-korun piece is shown here.