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Sets without a sub-unit indicator
« on: December 02, 2012, 08:03:27 PM »
A currency typically consists of units and sub-units, e.g. dollars and cents, pounds and pence, etc.

A dollar coin may be marked as '$1', '1 DOLLAR', or 'ONE DOLLAR' - never just as 'ONE' or '1'.

Similarly, a five cents coin may be marked as "5c", "5 CENTS", or "FIVE CENTS". However, some coins omit the sub-unit indicator, so that you only get a numeral: "5". In such cases it is always given as a numeral and never a word. Coins denominated in the top unit (dollars, pounds, rupees) ALWAYS include a unit indicator.
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Re: Sets without a sub-unit indicator
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 08:04:06 PM »
The Australian decimal series omits a sub-unit indicator.



 
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Re: Sets without a sub-unit indicator
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 08:06:42 PM »
The same applies to the New Zealand's decimal coins, with two exceptions:

The bimetallic 50 cents coins issued in sets only.





And the doubly-denominated 10 cents/ one shilling coin of the 1960s.

 

 
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Re: Sets without a sub-unit indicator
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 08:09:21 PM »
The Cook Islands modelled its now defunct coinage on New Zealand's and omitted the sub-unit indicator.

There was a single exception to this in the 1980s, however: the 50 cents or 50 tene coin.
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Re: Sets without a sub-unit indicator
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2012, 08:10:27 PM »
The Falkland Islands are another example.



 
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Re: Sets without a sub-unit indicator
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2012, 08:11:41 PM »
Ditto the Cayman Islands.



 
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Re: Sets without a sub-unit indicator
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 08:15:34 PM »
From 1980 to date, the Isle of Man has omitted sub-unit indicators.





But throughout the 1970s, a sub-unit indicator was always included.



 
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Re: Sets without a sub-unit indicator
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2012, 08:19:12 PM »
From independence in 1960 until it joined the euro, Cyprus omitted the sub-unit indicator from its coins.
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Re: Sets without a sub-unit indicator
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2012, 08:21:42 PM »
These are the only pure examples I can find, and they all come within the British sphere of cultural influence. Do you know of any more?
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Re: Sets without a sub-unit indicator
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2012, 08:23:30 PM »
Iceland has sometimes omitted the sub-unit indicator from one side of the coin, but the other side always identifies the sub-unit.

5 aurar coin, 1981.



 
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Re: Sets without a sub-unit indicator
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2012, 11:12:04 PM »
The late and much lamented pre-euro set of Slovenia showed the denomination on both sides, but the reverse showed the numerals only, without a sub-unit indicator, whereas the obverse showed both the numerals and also the denomination in words..
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Re: Sets without a sub-unit indicator
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2012, 08:49:46 AM »
The pre-WW1 Austrian heller coins had no currency name. Here is the standard set issued from the 1890s until the start of WW1:

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Re: Sets without a sub-unit indicator
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2012, 08:50:58 AM »
And the later WW1 issues also had no currency name:

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Re: Sets without a sub-unit indicator
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2012, 11:13:28 AM »
And since they have no country name either, those pieces still confuse new collectors today. ;)

The Swiss rappen/centimes/raps/centesimi coins are "digits only" too. That applies to the "1" and "2" coins (not in circulation any more) but also to the "5", "10" and "20".



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Re: Sets without a sub-unit indicator
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2012, 12:56:15 PM »
And since they have no country name either, those pieces still confuse new collectors today. ;)

Swiss Confederation is not a country name? Granted, they are not a confederation at all but a federation, and should be sued for misleading people.
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