Micro-Nations / Fantasy World
A micronation (cybernation, fantasy country, model country, new country project, pseudonation, counternation, ephemeral state, online nation, and variants thereof) - is an entity intended to replace, resemble, mock, or exist on equal footing with recognized independent states. Some micronations are created with serious intent, while others exist as a hobby or stunt. For the most part they exist only on paper, on the internet, or in the minds of their creators and participants. A small number have also managed to achieve some degree of recognition. When they do, they converge to some degree with other organizing paradigms that offer, or seem to offer, political or infrastructural independence of some sort.
Micronations may have a form and structure similar to established sovereign states, including territorial claims, government institutions, official symbols and citizens. Micronations are often quite small, in both their claimed territory and claimed populations - although there are some exceptions to this rule. Micronations may issue formal instruments such as postage stamps, coin, banknotes and passports, and confer honours and titles of nobility. A criterion which distinguishes micronations from imaginary countries, eco-villages, campuses, tribes, clans, sects, and residential community associations, is that these latter entities do not usually seek to be recognized as sovereign. The Montevideo Convention (treaty signed at Montevideo on 26 December 1933) was one attempt to create a legal definition distinguishing between states and non-states. Some micronations meet this definition, while some do not. The academic study of micronations and microstates is termed micropatrology, and the hobby of establishing and operating micronations is known as micronationalism.
Usually the Coins/Tokens mentioned in this area, are the ones mentioned in the book called "Unusual World Coins" by Bruce, Colin R., II Smith, Bruce Wayne (Contributor), Krause Publications in February 1992. The latest edition of this book as 4th edition has been released in 2005 by Krause publications. The other source for reference/book is written by Russell Rulau on World Tokens. This area contains coins produced by different people as a claim/imagination of their lands. Hopefully there is a rightful spot for these handsome and wonderful coins in your collection, right next to your Adelas, Ducals, Credito, Steloj, and all the other uncommon, privately-made coins of the unofficial world. Most of these Micro-Nations have their own web-sites like LADONIA. Ladonia was created in 1980 and situated in Sweden. It has its own administration, laws and flag. Its citizen form is available at US $12. In 2002 approximately 4000 Pakistan citizens apply for citizenship in Ladonien in hope for a better life, but none of them were accepted.

YouTube links on General Micronations Overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh8065oEdTA

Below is a short list of these unusual coins including fantasy, micro-nations, psuedo-etats and tokens known to many coin collectors.

 
ALTERNATIVE CURRENCIES

EXILE GOVERNMENT & ROYAL HOUSES

FANTASIES - LITERARY

PRIVATE CREATION

LOCAL & COMMUNAL CURRENCIES

MICRONATIONS

POLITICAL SECESSION & AUTONOMY GROUPS

REBEL GOVERNMENTS

ROYAL PRETENDERS

  • TREBIZOND, Empire of

MISCELLANEOUS and FANTASY (UNOFFICIAL) ISSUES

If you want to know the names of other Micro-States and Micro-Nations, you can click on the links below.

GENERAL LIST OF MICRO-STATES AND MICRO-NATIONS

INFORMATION ABOUT MICRONATIONS AT WIKIPEDIA

It contains information about Micronation and categorized them with brief explanation. It also provide the website of these Micronesia with their coinage. Amazing it has provide a list of locations used in fictional stories, literatures and films as well.

THE MICROFREEDOM INDEX

These are groups that are actually trying to start brand new countries. Some are rather quixotic, while some are already underway with true and serious intention. Also, not all new country projects last. A few that are listed here have either disbanded or gone bankrupt.

These websites are devoted to sovereignty/indepedence projects, and governments-in-exile.

These are official websites of diplomatically recognized small countries, or (semi-)autonomous jurisdictions that are 20,000 square kilometers or smaller. Some sites may or not be the official government websites,
and may be only tourist information sites. Nearly all these nations/states have listings on the CIA World Factbook

UNRECOGNISED STATES NUMISMATIC SOCIETY AND KEY MEMBER WEBSITES

The Unrecognised States Numismatic Society is the first and only group catering to numismatists whose collecting interests largely focus on coins minted by groups purporting, pretending or appearing to be sovereign states, but which are not recognised as such by established governments. The USNS came into being as a Yahoo Groups mailing list on 22 June, 2003. It was created by California-based collector and dealer Oded Paz, who in so doing brought together a small group of collectors with a shared in interest in the coins and banknotes issued by unrecognised groups and ephemeral states, who had become aware of each other over preceding months via the internet. A lot of information and images of these coins, can be seen at:

 

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