Circulation sets depicting buildings

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To qualify for inclusion in this topic, sets must contain at least three coins that each depict a different building.
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Jersey issued a new design series in 1983, showing the island's landmarks on the reverse.



See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey











1p.    Le Hocq watch tower.
2p.    L'Hermitage.
5p.    Seymour Tower.
10p.  Dolmen at Faldouet, St. Martin.
20p.  Lighthouse at La Corbiere.
50p.  Gatehouse, Grosnez Castle.

Common obverse: Elizabeth II.

Designer: Robert Lowe.
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#2
Three of Argentina's austral coins of the 1980s depicted national buildings.











1   austral.       Old Buenos Aires City Hall.
5   australes.   Independence Hall at Tucuman.
10 australes.   Casa del Acuerdo.

Designer: Ermando Bucci.

 
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Cuba issued a convertible peso series for Western tourists, with designs devoted to well known Cuban landmarks. The one cent coin was not added until the year 2000.









1   centavo.     Plaza de la Revolucion, Havana.
5   centavos.   Colonial style house.
10 centavos.   Castillo de la Fuerza, Havana
25 centavos.   Church of the Trinity, Havana.
50 centavos.   Havana Cathedral.
1   peso.          Guama, reconstruction of indian village.

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#4
Yugoslavia released a new design series featuring national architecture in the year 2000. In reality, Yugoslavia at this point consisted of only Serbia (including Kosovo) and Montenegro. However, Montenegro was already unofficially using the euro, not the Yugoslavian dinar.









50 paras.     Bust: "Serbia" by Dorde Jovanovic.
1   dinar.     Building of the National Bank of Yugoslavia.
2   dinar.     Gracanica Monastery.
5   dinar.     Federal Assembly Building.

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#5
Serbia issued a series of Serbian dinars in 2003, featuring its national architecture, after the remainder of Yugoslavia became the Confederation of Serbia and Montenegro. The old Yugoslav dinars were no longer valid.

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1   dinar.  Building of the National Bank of Serbia.
2   dinar.  Gracanica Monastery.
5   dinar.  Krusedol Monastery.
10 dinar.  Studenica Monastery.
20 dinar.  Saint Sava Church, Vracar.

Designer: Mitar Petković.

 
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#6
2002.

Austria released its first euro coins in 2002. Three designs featured Austrian architecture.



















10 cent: Vienna Architecture - St Stephen's Cathedral
20 cent: Vienna Architecture - Belvedere Palace
50 cent: Vienna Architecture - Sezession building

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2002.

Italy released its first euro coins in 2002. Three designs featured well known Italian buildings.




















1 cent: Architecture - Castel del Monte
2 cent: Architecture - Mole Antonelliana (Turin)
5 cent: Architecture - Colosseum (Rome)

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#8
San Marino released its first euro coins in 2002. Some of the designs featured its national buildings.


1   cent.    'Il Montale' tower.
5   cents.   The Guita tower.
10 cents.   The Basilica.
50 cents.   The three towers La Guaita, La Cesta and Il Montale.
2   euros.   The Palazzo Publico.
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Vietnam issued a new design series in 2003, depicting its indigenous buildings.









1000 dong.  Temple.
2000 dong.  Stilt house.
5000 dong.  One pillar pagoda.

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#10
The Isle of Man issued another design series in 2004. Most of the designs depicted buildings. For good measure, I have included the penny, though I do not regard a war memorial as a building.

See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man







































1 penny - The Santon war memorial.
2 pence - The Albert Tower.
5 pence - The Tower of Refuge.
10 pence - Chicken Rock Lighthouse.
50 pence - Milner's Tower.
1 pound - Tynwald Hill and St John's Chapel
2 pounds - The Round Tower of Peel.

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#11
Singapore.  A new design series, released mid-2013, that depicts mainly buildings.









5   cents.   The Esplanade: Theatre on the Bay.
10 cents.   Public Housing, home to more than 80% of Singaporeans.
20 cents.   Changi Airport.
50 cents.   Port of Singapore.
1   dollar.   Merlion: a traditional symbol of Singapore.

 
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#12


Quite a few buildings on this series from Macao.

10 avos.      The Lion Dance.
20 avos.      The Dragon Boat.
50 avos.      The Dragon Dance.
1   pataca.   The Guia Fortress and the Chapel of our Lady of Guia.
2   patacas.  Penha Church and Ama Temple.
5   patacas.  The Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral, Chinese Junk.
10 patacas.  St. Domingo's Church.  Bimetallic.

See also: The modern coinage of Macao.

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Macao 1999 set, commemorating its return to China from Portugal.

10 avos.       Sun Yat Sen memorial park.
20 avos.       Convent of the Precious Blood, location of Macao's Monetary Authority.
50 avos.       The Bridge of Friendship, between Macao and Taipa.
1   pataca.    Cultural Centre.
2   patacas.  Formula 3 racing car in front of the ruins of St Paul's Church.
5   patacas.  Greyhound racing, with the Lisbon Hotel in the background.
10 patacas.  Government Palace.


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#14
Syria issued an architecturally themed set in 1996 and updated some of it in 2003.






Syria, 2 pounds, 1996, depicting the Roman amphitheatre at Bosra.






Syria, 5 pounds, 1996, featuring the Citadel of Aleppo.





In 2003 an updated version of the coin was issued. The new version includes a latent image.
It is also now beaded and the inner design is slightly smaller than before.






Syria, 10 pounds, 1996, featuring the ruins of Palmyra.





In 2003 an updated version of the coin was issued. The new version includes a latent image. It is also now beaded.






The bimetallic Syrian 25 pounds coin of 1996 depicts the Central Bank of Syria.






An updated version of the coin, incorporating a latent image, was issued in 2003.






A closer look at the reverse of the bimetallic 25 pounds coin of 1996.



The obverse of the 25 pounds coin.




See also: Syria: Scenic Landmarks Series, 1996/2003.

 
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