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Circulation sets depicting statesmen and/or humans at work
« on: February 03, 2013, 08:48:29 PM »
To qualify for inclusion in this topic, sets must depict at least three different humans, and the humans must be mortal and recognisably human. That means they must not be allegorical, or humans dressed as gods, or stick figures or the like. They may be presidents, national heroes, or generic types engaged in various occupations, etc.

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Re: Circulation sets depicting statesmen and/or humans at work
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 08:50:02 PM »
The first such set I ever remember seeing was a USA circulation set, back in the 1970s. Apparently the Eisenhower dollar never circulated, except in casinos.







 



 

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Re: Circulation sets depicting statesmen and/or humans at work
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 08:52:47 PM »
The Philippines has produced several such sets, perhaps following the cultural example of the USA.

This set was introduced in 1967.















1   sentimo.    Lapu-Lapu.
5   sentimos.  Melchora Aquino.
10 sentimos.  Francisco Baltazar.
25 sentimos.  Juan Luna.
50 sentimos.  Marcelo H. del Pilar.

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Re: Circulation sets depicting statesmen and/or humans at work
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013, 08:56:15 PM »
The Philippines' next set was introduced in 1975. This set did not include a 50 sentimos coin.






1   sentimo.    Lapu-Lapu.
5   sentimos.  Melchora Aquino.
10 sentimos.  Francisco Baltazar.
25 sentimos.  Juan Luna.
1   piso.          José Rizal.
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Re: Circulation sets depicting statesmen and/or humans at work
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2013, 09:03:43 PM »
The Philippines produced yet another set of national heroes in 1983. The reverse designs depicted wildlife. Some higher denomination pieces were added or reduced in size over the years. The 2 piso was changed from a polygonal to circular shape in 1991.







1  sentimo.     Lapu-lapu.                                 
5  sentimos.   Melchora Aquino.                         
10 sentimos.  Francisco Baltasar.                       
25 sentimos.  Juan Luna.                                     
50 sentimos.  Marcel H. del Pilar.                         
1  piso.           Jose Rizal.                                 
2  piso.           Andres Bonifacio.       
5  piso.           Emilio Aquinaldo.                               

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Re: Circulation sets depicting statesmen and/or humans at work
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2013, 09:09:14 PM »
The Paraguay design series issued in 1975 depicted two specific historical persons and two generic types: a woman and a soldier.











1    guarani.      Paraguayan soldier.             Reverse: Tobacco plant.
5    guaranies.  Young woman holding jug.   Reverse: Cotton plant.
10  guaranies.  General Garay                      Reverse: Cow’s head.
50  guaranies.  Marshall Estigarribia.            Reverse: Acaray River Dam.

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Re: Circulation sets depicting statesmen and/or humans at work
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2013, 09:12:23 PM »
The Franklin Mint issued a new set for Panama in 1975. I do not know whether any of these designs circulated, or whether this was just another collector set designed to look like a circulation set.

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Re: Circulation sets depicting statesmen and/or humans at work
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2013, 09:18:24 PM »
Ethiopia issued a new design series in 1977, in which most of the designs depicted various people in socialist style. The 1 birr coin was not added until the 21st century.
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Re: Circulation sets depicting statesmen and/or humans at work
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2013, 09:21:49 PM »
Greece started a new design series in 1976, which was completed with the addition of a 50 drachmai coin in 1980. The set depicts several Greek historical personalities and heroes.



















50 lepta.         Markos Botsaris, general.
1   drachm.      Konstantinos Kanaris, an admiral, and the ship named after him.
2   drachmes.  Georgios Karaiskakis, general.
5   drachmes.  Aristotle.
10 drachmes.  Atom model / Democritus.
20 drachmes.  Nike temple (Acropolis) in Athens / Pericles.
50 drachmes.  Solon of Athens.

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Re: Circulation sets depicting statesmen and/or humans at work
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2013, 09:22:52 PM »
Greece gradually changed the designs of some of its coins from 1986 to 1991.











1     drachme.    Lascarina Bouboulina, independence heroine.
2     drachmes.  Manto Mavrogenous, independence hero.
20   drachmes.  Dionysios Solomos: poet, and author of the lyrics of Greek national anthem.
50   drachmes.  Homer.
100 drachmes.  Alexander the Great.

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Re: Circulation sets depicting statesmen and/or humans at work
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2013, 09:24:38 PM »
Greece released its first euro coins in 2002. The designs included three Greek historical figures.















10 cent: Statesmen - Rigas Fereos Velestinlis
20 cent: Statesmen - Ioannis Capodistrias
50 cent: Statesmen - Eleftherios Venizelos

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Re: Circulation sets depicting statesmen and/or humans at work
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2013, 09:27:52 PM »
Romania threw off communism in its 1989 revolution, and by 1991 a new coinage had taken shape. Portraits of some of Romania’s historical figures were included in the circulation series. In the year 2000 the 1000 lei was added. A new design series in 2005, however, meant that the coins became defunct.




















20     lei.   Stefan Cel Mare.
50     lei.   Alexandru Ioan Cuza.
100   lei.   Mihai Viteazul.
1000 lei.   Constantin Brâncoveanu.

 
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Re: Circulation sets depicting statesmen and/or humans at work
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2013, 09:30:47 PM »
Sierra Leone released an attractive set of circulation coins in 1996. Some of its national heroes were portrayed on the obverse of the coins.

10   leones.  Mama Yoko: 18th century chieftain.   Reverse: Two fish.
50   leones.  Sir Henry Lightfoot - Boston.              Reverse: Building.
100 leones.  King Naimbana.                                  Reverse: Cocoa pods on tree.
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Re: Circulation sets depicting statesmen and/or humans at work
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2013, 09:31:13 PM »
Brazil reformed its currency and issued a new design series in 1998. The set portrayed some of Brazil's national heroes.







1   centavo.     Pedro Álvares Cabral.
5   centavos.   Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, known as Tiradentes.
10 centavos.   Pedro I.
25 centavos.   Deodoro da Fonseca.
50 centavos.   José Maria da Silva Paranhos Júnior, the Baron of Rio Branco.
1   Real.           Effigy of the Republic.

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Re: Circulation sets depicting statesmen and/or humans at work
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2013, 09:32:37 PM »
Ecuador adopted a new coin series in the year 2000. The designs celebrated Ecuador's national heroes.







1   centavo.    Map of the Americas.
5   centavos.  Juan Montalvo.
10 centavos.  Eugenio Espejo.
25 centavos.  José Joaquín de Olmedo.
50 centavos.  José Eloy Alfaro Delgado.

 
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