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Sets with all sub-unit denominations in words
« on: December 09, 2012, 06:22:26 PM »
First let me explain that I am restricting myself to sub-units here. For example, the dollar is a unit, the cent is a sub-unit. Even if a coinage consistently expresses its sub-units all in numerals, or all in words, any denominations expressed in the top unit are often inconsistent with the pattern of the sub-unit denominations. For instance, the Falkland Islands sub-denominational coins all carry a simple numeral (e.g. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 or 50), but the pound coin carries its denomination in words: "ONE POUND". And whether the denomination on a dollar coin of any country is expressed as "$1", "1 DOLLAR" or "ONE DOLLAR" is highly variable, however the lower denominations are expressed.

Furthermore, I will deal with only those sets where ALL the sub-denominations are expressed in words. To give an example, in the reign of King George V, all the sub-denominations of the UK were expressed in word - EXCEPT for the silver threepence, which carried the numeral 3.
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Re: Sets with all sub-unit denominations in words
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 06:25:54 PM »
From 1936, the sub-denominational units of the UK's pre-decimal coinage were all expressed in words only.
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Re: Sets with all sub-unit denominations in words
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2012, 06:29:36 PM »
From 1968 to 1981, UK decimal coins carried either numerals, or both words and numerals, e.g. "5 NEW PENCE"  or "5 FIVE PENCE".

Since 2008 the decimal sub-units have all been expressed in words.





 
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Re: Sets with all sub-unit denominations in words
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2012, 06:31:50 PM »


All Australia's pre-decimal coins fit into this topic - the decimal cent/s denominations do not.

 
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2012, 06:35:41 PM »


The Bahamas coins, upon independence, fitted this topic. However, since 2005 they have introduced new 1 cent and 10 cent coins with new designs, and these both carry numerals rather than words.
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2012, 06:37:28 PM »


The decimal sub-unit coins of Barbados carry words only.

 
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2012, 06:38:45 PM »


The same is true of Bermuda.
 
 
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2012, 06:40:54 PM »


Fiji followed the same pattern with its pre-decimal coins, but not with its decimal coinage.

 
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2012, 06:44:08 PM »
Ghana's pre-decimal coins fit the bill. Its decimal coins do too, but only until 1991, when words were replaced by numerals.
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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2012, 06:47:02 PM »


Guernsey's pre-decimal coins only fit this topic from 1956 onwards, with the new design series. Their decimal coins use both numerals and words.

 
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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2012, 06:49:37 PM »






The Isle of Man issued two design series in the 1970s, and both fit this topic. Since 1980 its sub-unit coins have used numerals only.

 
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2012, 06:52:01 PM »
Jamaica's pre-decimal coins fit the bill.

 
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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2012, 06:54:06 PM »






Jamaica's first decimal coins used both numerals and words. Only in the 1990s were word alone used. Now in the 21st century, they use numerals (but not both).

 
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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2012, 06:57:34 PM »










Jersey's coins, both decimal and pre-decimal, all fit the bill.

 
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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2012, 07:03:25 PM »
New Guinea's coins from 1936 to 1945 all fit the bill. Between 1929 and 1935 they carried numerals, however.
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