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Coins with units expressed as sub-units
« on: December 18, 2012, 11:45:43 AM »
Units are pound, dollars, etc., while sub-units are pennies/pence, cents, etc. A few coins have expressed the denominations in sub-units, when we would have expected units instead.
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Re: Coins with units expressed as sub-units
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2012, 11:46:13 AM »
Suriname, 100 cents, 1989.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2012, 11:46:32 AM »
Suriname, 250 cents, 1989.
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Re: Coins with units expressed as sub-units
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2012, 11:47:46 AM »


Eritrea, 100 cents, 1997.  In Eritrea the official unit is the nafka, where 1 nafka equals 100 cents.

 
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Coins with units expressed as sub-units
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2012, 11:49:55 AM »
Luxembourg 700 Cents ( = €7), John of Luxembourg. Image from BCL website.

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Re: Coins with units expressed as sub-units
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2012, 11:49:56 AM »






Timor-Leste (East Timor), 100 centavos, 2012.  Image courtesy of our member Jostein.

Timor-Leste is dollarised: it uses US banknotes but its own coins. An acquaintance who as worked in Timor-Leste tells me that US coins do not circulate there.
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2017, 12:15:04 PM »
Timor Leste, 200 centavos, 2017.

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Re: Coins with units expressed as sub-units
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2017, 03:05:18 PM »


Gambia, 2000 bututs new millennium, year 2000. 2000 bututs equls 20 dalasi :)

 
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Re: Coins with units expressed as sub-units
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2020, 09:49:59 AM »
USA, 1879.  Goloid metric dollar.  Pattern
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Re: Coins with units expressed as sub-units
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2020, 11:33:06 AM »
The Dutch 1 and ½ Gulden coins issued from 1818 until 1898 have their denomination expressed in two ways: 1 G(ulden) and 100 C(ents) or ½ G(ulden) and 50 C(ents). The cents denomination is shown in small letters under the Netherlands arms. The denomination in cents was not shown on the 3 Gulden and 2½ Gulden coins nor on the gold coins. Obviously this was done to show that the division of the Gulden was a decimal one in contrast to the previous division of the Gulden in 20 Stuivers of 8 Duits each.

I show a 1 Gulden coin of 1820 (photo from the National Numismatic Collection: https://nnc.dnb.nl/dnb-nnc-ontsluiting-frontend/#/collectie/ )

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Re: Coins with units expressed as sub-units
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2020, 12:32:28 PM »
Let's not forget the poor decimally challenged, e.g. the Jersey 18 pence 1809. They took the whole idea a step further with the Birmingham workhouse tokens, where e.g. 3d was expressed as "one pound note for 80 tokens".

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Re: Coins with units expressed as sub-units
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2020, 04:49:27 PM »
ECCB 2000 cents, gold sovereign-sized, Millennium 2000.

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Re: Coins with units expressed as sub-units
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2020, 04:58:03 PM »
Newfoundland. 2 Dollars gold. Triple denomination: $2=200 cents=100 pence.
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