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Circulation sets with a majority of non-circular coins

Started by <k>, September 25, 2012, 08:15:56 PM

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Circulations sets usually consist either of all round coins, or else they include one or more non-round coins: scalloped or polygonal coins. However, most sets contain a majority of round coins. A rare few do not. I wonder just how many there are? I will post some and see if the members can think of any more.
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The Swaziland 1974 set contained just one round coin: the 1 lilangeni coin.

I do not even know whether it circulated.
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Paraguay issued four scalloped circulation coins in 1953,

Their denominations were 10, 15, 25 and 50 centimos.

These were part of a one year set.

Only one or two of the coins were round.
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São Tomé and Príncipe / St Thomas and Prince issued a new design series in 1997. Of the 5 coins, only two were round.
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paisepagal

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The India post decimal series of the 60s and right up to the 80's (ie 1p, 2p, 3p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 25p, 50p, Re1)
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FosseWay

Going off-topic for a moment, Swaziland 1 lilangeni coins do circulate -- in the UK, at least. I have several, all received in change in the UK in lieu of £1 coins.

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Quote from: paisepagal on September 26, 2012, 04:36:10 AM
The India post decimal series of the 60s and right up to the 80's (ie 1p, 2p, 3p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 25p, 50p, Re1)

Well spotted! Six non-circular coins out of nine.  8)
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Quote from: FosseWay on September 26, 2012, 09:03:39 AM
Going off-topic for a moment, Swaziland 1 lilangeni coins do circulate -- in the UK, at least. I have several, all received in change in the UK in lieu of £1 coins.

I had heard of the phenomenon but have never been a victim of it. No wonder you had to move to Sweden.
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Quote from: <k> on September 26, 2012, 11:22:34 AM
I had heard of the phenomenon but have never been a victim of it. No wonder you had to move to Sweden.

:) We don't get the plagues of fakes in circulation here, either. 15 years or so ago there was an outbreak of 'ryska tior' (Russian tens), i.e. fake 10-kronor coins that originated in Ukraine (despite the name) but I have never seen one. I would quite like one to complement my extensive collection of fake £1s!

dheer

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The old Iraq coins had 5 out of 8 coins non-circular.
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A guide on Republic India Coins & Currencies

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Burma 1 Pya, 5, 10, 25 Pyas from the 1950s.  Images courtesy of forum member @josephk.
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Uganda released a new design series of four coins in 1987. The 1 and 2 shillings coins were 12-sided, whilst the 5 and 10 shillings coins were 7-sided.





1   shilling.  Coffee plant, basket of coffee beans.
2   shilling.  Coffee plant, basket of coffee beans.
5   shilling.  Cotton plant, bag of cotton.
10 shilling.  Cotton plant, bag of cotton.
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