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Circulation sets with a majority of non-circular coins
« on: September 25, 2012, 08:15:56 PM »
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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Re: Circulation sets with a majority of non-circular coins
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 08:16:58 PM »
The Swaziland 1970s set contained just one round coin: the 1 lilangeni coin. I do not even know whether it circulated.
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Re: Circulation sets with a majority of non-circular coins
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 08:18:19 PM »
Paraguay issued four scalloped circulation coins in 1953: 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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Re: Circulation sets with a majority of non-circular coins
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 08:21:55 PM »
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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Re: Circulation sets with a majority of non-circular coins
« Reply #4 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)
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Re: Circulation sets with a majority of non-circular coins
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Circulation sets with a majority of non-circular coins
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2012, 11:21:34 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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Re: Circulation sets with a majority of non-circular coins
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2012, 11:22:34 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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Re: Circulation sets with a majority of non-circular coins
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2012, 11:36:17 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!

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Re: Circulation sets with a majority of non-circular coins
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2012, 02:01:11 PM »
The old Iraq coins had 5 out of 8 coins non circular

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Re: Circulation sets with a majority of non-circular coins
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Burma 1 Pya, 5, 10, 25 Pyas from the 1950s.  Images courtesy of forum member @josephk.
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Re: Circulation sets with a majority of non-circular coins
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2012, 10:10:46 PM »
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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