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50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« on: March 03, 2011, 02:12:10 AM »


Three pence, three acorns.





Six pence, six acorns.





Staying on the number theme, how many bees do you see on this Tongan 20 seniti coin of 1975?
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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011, 02:42:20 AM »
Staying on the number theme, how many bees do you see on this Tongan 20 seniti coin of 1975?

Ua noa!  I'd never noticed that before.

And of course, the Lundy puffin and half puffin of 1929 show the appropriate bird and fraction thereof.


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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 03:07:03 PM »


The Tongan 50 seniti was even more ambitious.

 
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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2011, 03:15:02 PM »
Excellent! And no, I hadn't noticed before.

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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2011, 03:18:24 PM »
Tongan 50 Seniti :

What a beautiful coin!  8) Had never seen before.

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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2011, 05:42:51 PM »


Counting down, then: Tonga 10 seniti.
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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011, 07:17:03 PM »
While familiar with that entire Tongan series, I hadn't noticed the numbers of elements on the reverses at all.  I don't think they're much of a help in attributing a denomination, though, as you'd be on for ages trying to count them.  The small numbers of acorns (or dots, or C's) are at least functional as well as decorative!


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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2011, 08:17:07 PM »
Somewhat more abstract, but the same idea. Two coins from a very scarce series of patterns of coins for what was to become the Netherlands Indies. On the reaal are 8 dots. Each dot represents 6 duiten. On the 8 reaal are 8 lines, each representing 6 stuivers.

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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2011, 06:21:08 PM »
25 fish, 25 markkaa.
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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2011, 06:33:43 PM »
Cool! I even have that Finnish coin. But it never occurred to me that the number of fish could be related to the face value ...

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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2011, 08:27:25 PM »
But it never occurred to me that the number of fish could be related to the face value ...

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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2011, 12:18:33 AM »
Phh, I don't need twenty-five fish in order to understand the face value of that piece. ;D  That the number of acorns on the 3d and 6d coins corresponds to the denominations, that I knew. The examples from Tonga - very interesting, have never seen those before.

Here is another one. Not only do the jubilee (50 years WWF) and the denomination (50p) correspond, no, if you count the animals and other symbols (except the WWF logo in the middle), how many do you get?

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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2011, 12:25:24 AM »
Not only do the jubilee (50 years WWF) and the denomination (50p) correspond, no, yes, if you count the animals and other symbols (except the WWF logo in the middle), how many do you get?

Christian

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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2011, 10:08:01 AM »
I am not really fond of the design, but it sure is an eyecatcher ...

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Re: 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2011, 03:23:05 AM »
Those Australians only went and copied the British threepence, didn't they?

Three stalks for threepence, three acorns for threepence - is that what they used to cost? Not what I'd call a bargain. I've never been to an acorn shop, so I wouldn't know.
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