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Re: Trinidad and Tobago
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2015, 05:14:21 PM »
In 1982 the country issued a special proof set in silver, commemorating the twentieth anniversary of independence. As in 1972, a special legend was added to the coins. This time the legend appeared on the reverse design.

Instead of the hummingbird, a common marshmallow flower was shown on the silver collector cent coin. The mint mark of the Franklin Mint can be seen beneath the coat of arms on the obverse of the coin.
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Re: Trinidad and Tobago
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2015, 05:16:01 PM »


Instead of the bird of paradise, the reverse of the collector silver 5 cents coin featured a swallowtail butterfly.
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« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2015, 05:17:51 PM »
Instead of the hibiscus flower, the reverse of the collector silver 10 cents coin featured a hummingbird. This is a different design from the one that appeared on the circulation one cent coin.
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« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2015, 05:19:36 PM »
The reverse of the collector silver 25 cents coin retained the chaconia design that appeared on the circulation 25 cents coin.
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« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2015, 05:21:43 PM »


The collector silver 50 cents featured a man playing steel drums, a significantly different design from the similar theme that appeared on the circulation 50 cents coin.
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« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2015, 05:23:38 PM »
Apart from the legend, the design of the collector dollar coin, also in silver, did not change.
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Re: Trinidad and Tobago
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2015, 05:25:08 PM »
The 1982 coin images shown so far are courtesy of www.ma-shops.com and www.comptoir-des-monnaies.com.
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« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2015, 05:26:39 PM »
The $5 design of 1982 (not shown) also did not change, apart from the legend. The reverse of the $10 coin now featured a flag.
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Re: Trinidad and Tobago
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2015, 05:30:51 PM »


A similar set to the 1982 collector set was issued in 1983 and 1984. Apart from the $10, the designs were the same as in 1982, but without the special legend. The special designs created for the lower denominations of the 1982 set were never used on their circulation counterparts.

 
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Re: Trinidad and Tobago
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2015, 05:32:51 PM »


The country issued its second FAO-themed coin, another dollar, in 1995.

 
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Re: Trinidad and Tobago
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2015, 05:34:02 PM »


Trinidad, $100, 2006.  FIFA - XVIII World Football Championship - Soca Warriors - Germany 2006.  Steel drum.

Another steel drum themed coin.
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Re: Trinidad and Tobago
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2015, 01:29:13 AM »
Trinidad and Tobago is a great country to collect.  Like many Franklin Mint issues, proof and specimen uncirculated sets are distinct in that the higher denomination coins are silver in the proof set and copper-nickel in the specimen set.  Specimen sets tend to have far lower mintages and often sell for a nice sum, when you can find them.   :)
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