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Design and designing => Thematic collecting => Topic started by: <k> on June 19, 2012, 10:13:28 PM

Title: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on June 19, 2012, 10:13:28 PM
Before the First World War, when monarchies and empires were the rule, heraldry, coats of arms and royal emblems were far more likely to be seen on coins than anything else. However, since the 1920s the use of themes (flora, fauna, ships, architecture, etc.) on coins has increased enormously. See my Terms of Reference (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,15810.msg108262.html#msg108262) for more detail about sets that qualify for inclusion here.



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Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on July 14, 2012, 06:28:24 PM
1925.

Lithuania released a set depicting various plants and leaves. One or two are in the old-fashioned form of a tied wreath, but overall I regard it as a thematic set.

See also: Lithuanian coins of the 1920s (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8971.0.html).



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1 centas.  Flax.
5 centai.   Flax.
10 centu.  Rye.
20 centu.  Rye.
50 centu.  Rye.
1 litas.      Oak leaves
2 litu.        Rue
5 litai.       Tulips.

Designer: Juozas Zikaras.

Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on July 14, 2012, 06:28:45 PM
1925.

The Union of South Africa introduced its first coinage in 1923. It is not until 1925, when the 3d and 6d adopted a protea design, that its set meets my terms of reference. Before that they depicted a simple old-fashioned wreath with a bow.

See also: Coinage of the Union of South Africa (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,39634.0.html).



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¼d.  Sparrows.             
½d.  Sailing vessel.       
1d.   Sailing vessel.         
3d.   Protea cynaroides.     
6d.   Protea cynaroides.       
1s.   Allegory of Hope.       
2s.   Coat of arms.           
2/6.  Crowned coat of arms.   

Designer: George Kruger-Gray.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on July 14, 2012, 06:29:08 PM
1926.

Greenland (a Danish colony at that time) issued three coins, in denominations of 25 øre, 50 øre, and 1 krone. The reverse of each coin showed the same design of a polar bear on a plinth. The design was by Gunnar Jensen.

See also: Greenland (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=14276.0).



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Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 21, 2014, 08:58:09 PM
1927.

Albania rounded out its design series with the issue of a 1 franga ar coin, equal to 5 lek. The themes and designs look similar to those the Italian coins of the day, and they were indeed designed and minted in Italy.

See also: Albania: Coins of the 1920s (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11352.0.html).



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5  qindar leku.  Lion's head.
10 qindar leku. Eagle's head.
¼ leku.            Lion.
½ lek.              Hercules wrestling the Nemean lion.
1 lek.               Alexander the Great / Armed horseman.
1 franga ar.      Mercury / Prow of ancient galley.
2 franga ar.      Peasant sowing seed / Eagle with outstretched wings.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 21, 2014, 09:00:04 PM
1928.

The Irish Free State produced a set that had a thematic design on the reverse of every coin. This ground-breaking set became known as the Barnyard Series. Some of the designs were carried over onto the decimal coinage of the 1970s. They disappeared (apart from the harp) when Ireland joined the euro.

See also: The coinage of the Irish Free State (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=26199.0).



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¼d.  Woodcock.
½d.  Pig and piglets.
1d.   Hen and chicks.
3d.   Hare.
6d.   Irish wolfhound.
1s.   Bull.
2s.   Salmon.
2/6.  Irish hunter (horse).

Designer: Percy Metcalfe.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 21, 2014, 09:00:47 PM
1932.

Brazil released a design series commemorating the 400th anniversary of its colonisation.

See also: Brazil: circulation commemoratives of the 1930s and 1940s (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,33268.0.html).



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100   reis.  Cazique Tibirica.
200   reis.  Admiral da Sousa's caravel sailing to Brazil.
400   reis.  Map of South America.
500   reis.  Joao Ramalho, colonist.
1000 reis.  Martim Afonso do Sousa, colonist.
2000 reis.  King John III of Portugal.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 21, 2014, 09:02:46 PM
1932.

Southern Rhodesia released its first national coinage. It was a mixed thematic set, including depictions of native weapons and the Zimbabwe soapstone bird.

See also: Southern Rhodesia / Rhodesia and Nyasaland / Rhodesia (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,32535.0.html).



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3d.   Three spear tips.           
6d.   Crossed axes.               
1s.   Zimbabwe soapstone bird.     
2s.   Sable antelope.             
2/6.  Coat of arms.         

Designer: George Kruger-Gray.

The penny and halfpenny, each showing a crowned rose and designed by Derwent Wood, were not released until 1934.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 21, 2014, 09:03:14 PM
1933.

New Zealand issued its first national circulation set. A penny and halfpenny were not released until 1939 (though dated 1940).

See: The predecimal coinage of New Zealand (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,40498.0.html).



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3d.   Maori war clubs.   
6d.   Huia bird.         
1s.   Maori warrior.     
2s.   Kiwi.                 
2/6.  Coat of arms.         

Designer: George Kruger-Gray.

The halfpenny (Tiki head) and penny (Tui, or parson bird) issued in 1939 were designed by L. C. Mitchell.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 22, 2014, 07:51:57 PM
1936

Brazil released another circulation set in commemoration of its national heroes.

See also: Brazil: circulation commemoratives of the 1930s and 1940s (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,33268.0.html).



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100 reis.   Admiral Marques Tamandare, founder of Brazilian Navy.
200 reis.   Viscount de Maua, railway builder.
300 reis.   Antonio Carlos Gomes, composer.
400 reis.   Oswaldo Cruz, microbiologist.
500 reis.   Diogo Antônio Feijó, politician and priest.
1000 reis. Jose de Anchieta, Spanish Jesuit missionary.
2000 reis. Duke of Caxias, military hero and statesman.
5000 reis. Alberto Santos Dumont, aviation pioneer.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 22, 2014, 07:53:54 PM
1937.

Canada released a new coin series, with thematic designs. Some of the designs are still used to this day.

See also: Prototype Sketches for Canada's Coins of the 1930s (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9013.0.html).



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1c.    Maple leaves.       
5c.    Beaver.                 
10c.  Bluenose.               
25c.  Caribou.
50c.  Coat of arms.
$1.   Le Voyageur (canoe).

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 22, 2014, 07:54:23 PM
1939.

Australia released a new series of designs in 1938, but it did not add the new penny and halfpenny design until 1939.

See also:

1] Australia: Rejected pre-decimal designs of 1937/8 (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11873.0.html).

2] Predecimal coinage of the Commonwealth of Australia (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,40458.0.html).



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½d. Kangaroo.  Facing right.
1d.  Kangaroo.  Facing left.
3d.  Wheat stalks.
6d.  Coat of arms.
1s.  Merino ram.
2s.  Coat of arms.

Designer: George Kruger-Gray.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 09:25:01 PM
1940.

The new state of Slovakia issued a circulation set. It had gained its limited independence as a result of Hitler’s dismemberment of Czechoslovakia. However, it was doomed to remain a puppet state of Nazi Germany. After the Second World War, Slovakia was reabsorbed into Czechoslovakia, becoming independent again in 1993.

The scenic designs of the 10 and 20 halierov are unusual in that they extend over the full field of the coin.

NOTE: The coins in the image are not to scale.

See also:

Slovakia: Two states, three coinages. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9141.0.html)

The History and Coinage of the First Slovak Republic. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,42241.0.html)



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5   halierov.  Denomination.
10 halierov.  Bratislava Castle.
20 halierov.  Nitra Castle. 
50 halierov.  Plough.           
1   koruna.    Stylised ears of wheat.

Designer: Andrej Peter.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 09:25:38 PM
1946.

Italy became a republic in 1946. Its first post-war, post-Fascist, coinage was an attractive set (albeit in aluminium), showing the fruit of the land.



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1   lira.   Head of Goddess Ceres.          Orange.
2   lire.   Man ploughing field.               Ear of wheat.
5   lire.   Head of Liberty, with torch.    Bunch of grapes.
10 lire.   Pegasus.                               Olive branch.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 09:26:31 PM
1947.

The Belgian Congo completed its set of elephant coins in 1947. It had issued a hexagonal 2 francs coin in 1943, the first of its coins to depict an elephant. However, the word “BELGISCH” was unfortunately misspelt as “BELGISH”. In 1944 a 1 franc and 50 francs coin were added. A circular 2 francs coin followed in 1946, and a 5 francs coin in 1947. All the coins carried the same elephant design on the reverse.

See also: Belgium's African possessions (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,30793.0.html).



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Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 09:27:05 PM
1947.

Fiji had issued a national coinage in 1934, but it did not introduce a threepence until 1947. The native hut design was by James Berry.  Percy Metcalfe designed the outrigger on the shilling and the turtle on the sixpence.



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½d.  Value.         
1d.   Value.          
3d.   Native dwelling.   
6d.   Turtle.           
1s.   Outrigger.       
2s.   Coat of arms.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 09:27:58 PM
1948.

Madagascar released a three coin set (1, 2 and 5 francs), featuring the heads of three zebu. The design was by Lucien Bazor.

See also:

1] Beasts of French Africa (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,27927.0.html)

2] Coinage of Madagascar (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44944.0.html)



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Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 09:28:35 PM
1950.

Guatemala completed a new thematic design series in 1950.



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1   centavo.    Bartolome de las Casas, priest.
5   centavos.  Silk cotton tree (Ceiba pentandra).
10 centavos.  Quirigua Monolith.
25 centavos.  Woman in native dress.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 09:29:08 PM
1950.

Somalia was still an Italian protectorate at this time. It released a set of five coins with two different thematic designs: an elephant and a lioness.



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1   centesimo.  Elephant.
5   centesimi.   Elephant.
10 centesimi.   Elephant.
50 centesimi.   Lioness.
1   somalo.       Lioness.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 09:29:43 PM
1955.

Still under British rule, Cyprus released an attractive set whose themes drew on its classical past.

See also: Cyprus: alternative designs (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,4706.0.html).



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3     mils.  Stylised flying-fish.
5     mils.  Bronze age man carrying copper bar.
25   mils.  Head of bull.
50   mils.  Fern leaves.
100 mils.  Merchant ship, circa 6th century B.C.

Designer: William Gardner.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 09:30:11 PM
1955.

Italy had released a full new set of designs by 1955, up to 100 lire. The strange mixture of themes is attractive but not entirely successful as a set. The designs on the higher denominations lasted into the early to mid-1990s, while the lower denominations dropped out because of inflation.

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1     lira.  Cornucopia.         Scales.
2     lire.  Honey bee.          Olive branch.
5     lire.  Ship's rudder.      Dolphin.
10   lire.  Ears of wheat.     Tiller.
50   lire.  Head of Italia.      Vulcan at anvil.
100 lire.  Head of Italia.      Goddess Ceres with sprig.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 09:30:43 PM
1955.

Rhodesia and Nyasaland, a federation that comprised Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and Nyasaland (now Malawi) released a coinage set in 1955.

See also: Southern Rhodesia / Rhodesia and Nyasaland / Rhodesia. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,32535.0.html)



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½d.  Stylised giraffes.         D: Bernard Sindall.
1d.   Stylised elephants.      D: Bernard Sindall.
3d.   Flame lily.                  D: Paul Vincze.
6d.   Lioness.                     D: Paul Vincze.
1s.   Sable antelope.           D: Paul Vincze.
2s.   African fish eagle.       D: Humphrey Paget.
2/6.  Coat of arms.             D: Humphrey Paget.

D = Designer.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 09:31:18 PM
1956.

Guernsey, a dependency of the UK, issued three new designs for its coins.



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4 doubles.       Guernsey lily.
8 doubles.       Three flowers of the Guernsey lily.
Three pence.   Guernsey cow.

Designer: Paul Vincze.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 10:55:31 PM
1958.

Norway released a new circulation coin series. The reverse of each of the seven denominations, from 1 øre to 1 krone, depicted an animal (or insect). This was the first time since the Irish barnyard set of 1928 that the reverses of a circulation coinage set were entirely devoted to wildlife designs.

See: Norwegian wildlife series, 1958 to 1973. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,14248.0.html)

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1  öre.      Red squirrel.
2  öre.      Black grouse.
5  öre.      Elk.
10 öre.     Honey bee.
25 öre.     Siberian tit.
50 öre.     Elkhound.
1  krone.  Fjord horse.

Designer: Per Palle Storm.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 10:56:27 PM
1959.

Nigeria released its first national coinage, shortly before independence in 1960. Interestingly, the Seal of Solomon (similar to the Star of David) separates the text in the legend.

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½d. Value.
1d.  Value.
3d.  Cotton plant.        D: Paul Vincze.
6d.  Cocoa beans.       D: Humphrey Paget.
1s.   Palm branches.    D: Paul Vincze.
2s.   Peanut plant.       D: Humphrey Paget.

D = Designer.
 
 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 10:57:10 PM
1961.

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5   francs.  Hippopotamus.
10 francs.  Horse.
25 francs.  Lion.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 10:58:40 PM
1961.

South Africa became a republic and left the Commonwealth. It also decimalised its currency and issued a new coinage. The new obverse showed Jan van Riebeeck, the founder of Cape Town. The reverse design of the 1 cent showed a typical Voortrekker wagon, but all the other reverse designs were adapted from the predecimal coinage. The coins were large and heavy. They were replaced by a lighter series in 1965.

See: First Coinage of the Republic of South Africa (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,39951.0.html).



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½c.   Sparrows.                     D: George Kruger-Gray.
1c.    Voortrekker wagon.       D: Hilda Mason.
2½c. Protea cynaroides.         D: George Kruger-Gray.
5c.    Protea cynaroides.         D: George Kruger-Gray.
10c.  Allegory of Hope.           D: George Kruger-Gray.
20c.  Coat of arms.                D: George Kruger-Gray.
50c.  Springbok.                    D: Coert Steynberg.

Common obverse: Jan van Riebeck.    D: Willie Myburg.

D = Designer.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 10:59:36 PM
1963.

Cyprus became independent from Britain in 1960 and released a new design series in 1963.



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1     mil.     Value within wreath.
5     mils.   Merchant ship, circa 6th century B.C.  Bronze.
25   mils.   Cedar of Lebanon.
50   mils.   Bunch of grapes.
100 mils.   Cyprus mouflon.

Designer: William Gardner.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 11:04:37 PM
1964.

Comoros issued a new design series in 1964. The reverse design of the 10 and 20 francs contains several elements, including a coelacanth fish, a jet plane, dhows, palm trees, coconuts, and triton shells.

See also: Comoros. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,20754.0.html)



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Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 11:05:11 PM
1964.

Malawi, formerly known as Nyasaland, became independent and issued its first national coinage. Curiously, it did not include a threepence coin, but a penny, showing only the denomination, was added in 1967.

See also: Malawi. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,29769.0.html)



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6d.  Domestic cock.
1s.  Corn cob.
2s.  Elephants.
2/6. Coat of arms.

Common obverse: President Hastings Banda.

Designer: Paul Vincze.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 11:05:37 PM
1964.

The USA introduced a new half dollar in 1964, which honoured President Kennedy. He had been assassinated the previous year, and his portrait replaced that of Benjamin Franklin. The other national heroes in the set at that time were Lincoln on the cent, Jefferson on the nickel, Franklin D Roosevelt on the dime, and Washington on the quarter.

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Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 26, 2014, 11:06:27 PM
1964.

Zambia, formerly known as Northern Rhodesia, became independent and issued its first national coinage. Surprisingly, the set did not include a three pence coin. A penny was added to the set in 1966.

See also: Zambia. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,39350.0.html)



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6d.  Morning glory flower.
1s.  Trumpeter hornbill.
2s.  Bohor reedbuck.

Common obverse: Coat of arms.

Designer: Norman Sillman.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on January 09, 2015, 08:31:32 PM
1965.

South Africa issued a new design series of smaller sized coins. When South Africa decimalised its currency in 1961, the new coins were kept at the same size as their predecimal counterparts, but the government eventually decided they were too large. The 2½ cents coin was dropped and a 2 cents coin was introduced. A half cent coin was not added until 1970.

See: Second Coinage of the Republic of South Africa (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,39963.0.html).

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1c.          Sparrows.           
2c.          Wildebeest.       
5c.          Blue crane.       
10c.        Aloe.                  
20c.        Protea.           
50c.        Strelitzia, arum lily, blue agapanthus.         
1 Rand.   Springbok.

Common obverse: Jan van Riebeck.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on January 09, 2015, 08:31:59 PM
1966.

Australia dropped the pound and went decimal. The new coinage depicted the country's unusual and exotic wildlife.

See: The decimal coinage of Australia (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,40491.0.html).

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1c.    Feather-tailed glider.
2c.    Frilled lizard.
5c.    Spiny ant-eater.
10c.  Male lyre-bird.
20c.  Duck-billed platypus.
50c.  Coat of arms.

Designer: Stuart Devlin.

Common obverse: Elizabeth II.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on January 09, 2015, 08:32:31 PM
1966.

The Bahamas issued its first national coinage. Both the effigy of the Queen (which appeared on the obverse) and the reverse designs were the work of English artist and sculptor Arnold Machin.

See also: Bahamian Variations (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,6960.0.html).



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1c.    Great netted starfish.
5c.    Pineapple.
10c.  King mackerels.
15c.  Chinese hibiscus.
25c.  Sloop.
50c.  Blue marlin.
$1.    Queen conch.
$2.    Greater flamingoes.
$5.    Coat of arms.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on January 09, 2015, 08:32:57 PM
1966.

The Gambia became independent from the British in 1965 and issued its first national coinage in 1966. It included a 4 shillings coin, an unusual denomination. The country was already a republic when this set was issued, so Elizabeth II is portrayed here in her capacity as Head of the Commonwealth. When Gambia later switched to a decimal currency, it transferred most of the designs to the new coinage.

An eight shillings collector coin (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,17823.msg73039.html#msg73039) portraying a hippo was issued in 1970.



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1d.  Yacht.
3d.  Double-spurred francolin.
6d.  Peanuts.
1s.  Oil palm.
2s.  Cow.
4s.  Long-nosed crocodile.

Designer: Michael Rizzello.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on January 09, 2015, 08:33:32 PM
1966.

Qatar and Dubai issued a joint coinage. A goitred gazelle, designed by Christopher Ironside, appeared on the reverse of the coins. The set consisted of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 dirhams.

See also: Coinage of Qatar (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,34877.0.html).



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Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on January 09, 2015, 08:34:05 PM
1966.

Tanganyika became independent from the British in 1961, and Zanzibar followed suit in 1963. The two countries merged in 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanzania. Like many sub-Saharan African countries, Tanzania chose to depict its national animals on the coinage, which was issued in 1966. Note that the 10 senti denomination depicting a zebra, which you can see below, was actually first issued in 1977, not 1966.



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5   senti.     Sailfish.
10  senti.    Zebra.
20  senti.    Ostrich.
50  senti.    Smith's red hare.
1   shilingi.  Hand holding torch.

Common obverse: President Julius Nyerere.   

All designs by Christopher Ironside.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on January 09, 2015, 08:34:32 PM
1966.

Uganda gained independence from Britain in 1962. It issued its first coinage in 1966. A design depicting a crested crane, Uganda's national bird, with the Muhavura Volcano in the background, appeared on the reverse of three of the coins.

See also:

British Empire: East Africa and Uganda Protectorates (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=22419.0)

Uganda since independence (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,39368.0.html)



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5c.   Elephant tusks.
10c. Elephant tusks.
20c. Elephant tusks.
50c. Crested crane, Muhavura Volcano.
1s.   Crested crane, Muhavura Volcano.
2s.   Crested crane, Muhavura Volcano.   

Common obverse: Coat of arms.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on January 09, 2015, 08:35:05 PM
1967.

Canada celebrated its Confederation Centennial in 1967.  It issued a special circulation set of animal designs for that year only.



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1c.    Dove.
5c.    Snowshoe hare.
10c.  Mackerel.
25c.  Lynx.
50c.  Grey wolf.
$1.    Canada goose.

Designer: Alexander Colville.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on January 09, 2015, 08:35:32 PM
1967.

French Polynesia also added some new denominations to its set, mirroring the thematic structure of the New Caledonian coinage.



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1    franc.    Harbour scenery.                   
2    francs.  Harbour scenery.                     
5    francs.  Harbour scenery.                     
10  francs.  Upper part of a ceremonial pole.     
20  francs.  Breadfruit, frangipani flowers,
                   vanilla shoots.                     
50  francs.  View of Mooréa Island near Tahiti.   
                   Outrigger canoes, huts and coconut palms.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on January 09, 2015, 08:35:58 PM
1967.

New Caledonia released some new denominations in 1967, and a stylish new set came together, celebrating its cultural heritage.



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1    franc.    Kagu.
2    francs.  Kagu.
5    francs.  Kagu.
10  francs.  Melanesian pirogue.
20  francs.  Three cows.
50  francs.  Native huts.

Designer: Raymond Joly.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on January 09, 2015, 08:36:38 PM
1967.

New Zealand followed Australia's example and went decimal. Only the designs on the 10 and 50 cents now remain on the coinage. The others have gone, since the coins below 10 cents have been demonetised in recent years, and the original design on the 20 cents has been replaced.

See: The decimal coinage of New Zealand (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,40504.0.html).



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1c.    Fern leaf.
2c.    Kowhai flowers.
5c.    Tuatara.
10c.  Maori totem: Koruru.
20c.  Kiwi.
50c.  HMS Endeavour.

Designer: James Berry.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on January 09, 2015, 08:37:02 PM
1967.

The Philippines replaced the old monetary system (1 peso = 100 centavos) with a new one (1 piso = 100 sentimos) in 1967. It simultaneously introduced a new design series, portraying national heroes.



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

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on January 09, 2015, 08:37:27 PM
1967.

Singapore issued its first national coinage, known as the marine series. Unusually, the obverse sides of the coins carry no legends or numerals.

See also: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9985.0.html).



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1c.    Fountain in front of high-rise flat block.   
5c.    Great white egret.                       
10c.  Great crowned seahorse.                   
20c.  Swordfish.                               
50c.  Firefish.                                 
$1.   Squinte - the mythical merlion.              

Designer: Stuart Devlin.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on January 29, 2015, 08:15:49 PM
1968.

Rhodesia completed its first independent coin series in 1968.

In 1964 Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland had become independent from the British, as Zambia and Malawi respectively. This left Southern Rhodesia as a British colony. Britain intended the country to become independent under black majority rule, but the white-led government changed its name to Rhodesia and then declared its independence from Britain in 1965. Britain, however, refused to recognise either its independence or its new name.

Rhodesia had issued its first independent coinage in 1964, consisting of sixpence, a shilling, two shillings, and two shillings and sixpence. The coins were also denominated in cents, in preparation for decimalisation. They were also the first coins in the world to carry Arnold Machin’s new effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. In 1968 Rhodesia completed the set by adding a threepence, but this was the only coin of the set that was not denominated in cents. It was also the last Rhodesian coin to carry the Queen’s portrait: Rhodesia declared itself a republic in 1970.

See also: Southern Rhodesia / Rhodesia and Nyasaland / Rhodesia. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,32535.0.html)



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3d.   Spear points.
6d.   Flame lily.
1s.   Coat of arms.
2s.   Zimbabwe bird.
2/6.  Sable antelope.

Designer: Tommy Sasseen.
 
 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on January 29, 2015, 08:16:17 PM
1968.

Zambia went decimal and released a new coin series. Some of the old designs were transferred from the pre-decimal coins, and two new ones were added: an aardvark and a martial eagle.

See also: Zambia (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,39350.0.html).



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1   ngwee.   Aardvark.
2   ngwee.   Martial eagle.
5   ngwee.   Morning glory flower.
10 ngwee.   Trumpeter hornbill.
20 ngwee.   Bohor reedbuck.

Common obverse: President Kenneth Kaunda.

Designer: Norman Sillman.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on January 29, 2015, 08:16:41 PM
1969.

Fiji issued its first decimal coinage in 1969 and became independent from the British in 1970. The coin series depicted traditional implements from the islanders' cultural heritage, whilst the Machin effigy of Elizabeth II appeared on the common obverse. The dollar coin was issued for collectors only and did not circulate. A 50 cent coin showing an outrigger was not added until 1975.

See also: The decimal coinage of Fiji (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,43992.0.html).



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1c.    Tanoa. Communal serving bowl.
2c.    Fan.
5c.    Lali. Drum.
10c.  Ula tavatava. Throwing club.
20c.  Tabua. Ceremonial whale’s tooth on chain.
$1.   Coat of arms with supporter.

Designer: J. Kenneth Payne.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on January 29, 2015, 08:17:00 PM
1969.

Jamaica gained independence from Britain in 1962 and released its first decimal coinage in 1969. The series depicted Jamaican fauna and flora. Unusually, the set contained both a 20 cents and a 25 cents coin: these replaced the two shilling coin and the two shillings and sixpence (half crown) respectively. A 50 cent coin was not added until 1975.

See also: Decimal coinage of Jamaica (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,45273.0.html).



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1c.    Ackee.
5c.    American crocodile.
10c.  Homerus Swallowtail butterfly on blossom of lignus vitae tree.
20c.  Blue mahoe trees.
25c.  Streamertail hummingbird.

Designer: Christopher Ironside.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on January 29, 2015, 08:17:25 PM
1970.

Bermuda, a British overseas territory, released its first modern coinage. The original designs are still used on the present coins.

See also: Bermuda $1 and $5, 1983, with island map (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,28139.0.html).



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1c.      Wild boar.
5c.      Queen angel fish.
10c.    Bermuda lily.
25c.    White-tailed tropic bird.
50c.    Coat of arms.

Designer: Michael Rizzello.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on January 29, 2015, 08:17:59 PM
1970.

The New Hebrides, an Anglo-French condominium (now independent Vanuatu), added 1, 2 and 5 franc denominations in 1970, and a new set came together, celebrating the nation's cultural heritage.



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1     franc.    Stylised frigate bird.
2     francs.  Stylised frigate bird.
5     francs.  Stylised frigate bird.
10   francs.  Native mask flanked by cowry.
20   francs.  Native mask flanked by cowry.
50   francs.  Carved ceremonial staff of natives.
100 francs.  Carved ceremonial staff of natives.

Designer: Raymond Joly.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:39:22 PM
1971.

Chile issued a short-lived design series featuring national heroes. KM198 , the 2 escudos coin, was minted only in 1971. The coin pattern was minted in silver proofs with 50 specimens, and also in a copper zinc nickel alloy that was minted as official currency but was never released for circulation. The Chilean mint recorded 106 specimens made

See also: Chile 1971 heroes set (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,33130.0.html).



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10 centesimos.  Bernardo O'Higgins.
20 centesimos.  José Manuel Balmaceda.
50 centesimos.  Manuel Xavier Rodríguez Erdoíza.
1   escudo.        José Miguel Carrera .
2   escudos.      Caupolicá.
5   escudos.      Lautaro.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:39:51 PM
1971.

Gambia went decimal in 1971, but it transferred the designs from its pre-decimal coins onto the new ones. Queen Elizabeth’s effigy was replaced by one of the Gambian president.

See also: Gambia's predecimal to decimal design transition (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,40470.0.html).



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1  butut.     Peanuts.
5  bututs.   Yacht.
10 bututs.  Double-spurred francolin.
25 bututs.  Oil palm.
50 bututs.  Cow.
1  dalasi.    Long-nosed crocodile. 

Obverse: President Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara.

Designer: Michael Rizzello.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:40:29 PM
1971.

Guernsey, a British crown dependency, went decimal in 1971 and for the first time released a full range of coins, to match those of the UK.

See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Guernsey. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11469.0.html) 



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½p.   Value.
1p.    Gannet.
2p.    Sark windmill.
5p.    Guernsey lily.
10p.  Guernsey cow.
50p.  Ducal cap of the Duke of Normandy.

Designer: Paul Vincze, except 50 pence by Sir Anthony Wagner.

Common obverse: Coat of arms. 

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:40:55 PM
1971.

Guinea adopted a new currency system. 1 syli was divided into 100 cauris. The designs depicted national heroes.



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50 cauris.  Cowrie shell.
1   syli.       Patrice Lumumba.
2   sylis.     Alpha Yaya Diallo.
5   sylis.     Almamy Samory Touré.

Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:41:14 PM
1971.

Indonesia released four new denominations in 1970 and 1971, forming an attractive bird set. Indonesia would return to the bird theme in subsequent decades.

See also: Indonesia, Birds, and Wallace's Line (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=13104.0).



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1   rupiah.    Fantail flycatcher.
2   rupiah.    Rice plant and cotton plant.
5   rupiah.    Black drongo.
10  rupiah.   Rice plant and cotton plant. 
25  rupiah.   Victoria crowned pigeon.
50  rupiah.   Greater Bird of Paradise.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:41:44 PM
1971.

Ireland went decimal in 1971, retaining some old designs and issuing some new ones.

See also: Ireland's hybrid decimal design series (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,38593.0.html).



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½p.   Mythical bird.
1p.    Mythical bird.
2p.    Mythical bird.
5p.    Bull.
10p.  Salmon.
50p.  Woodcock.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:42:11 PM
1971.

The Isle of Man, a British crown dependency, went decimal in 1971 and for the first time released a full range of coins, to match those of the UK.

See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11994.0.html)



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½p.   Cushag flower.
1p.    Ring chain pattern.
2p.    Falcons.
5p.    Tower of Refuge.
10p.  Three legs of Man.
50p.  Viking ship.

Designer: Christopher Ironside.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:42:31 PM
1971.

Malawi went decimal in 1971. Some of the old designs were transferred from the pre-decimal coins, and two new ones were added: a paradise whydah and a purple heron. They were still being issued years later. A 50 tambala coin was not added until 1986.

See also: Malawi. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,29769.0.html)



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1   tambala.  Domestic cock.
2   tambala.  Paradise whydah.
5   tambala.  Purple heron.
10 tambala.  Corn cob.
20 tambala.  Elephants.

Common obverse: Dr. Kamuzu Banda.

Designer: Paul Vincze.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:42:50 PM
1972.

The Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory, released its first coinage in 1972. The highest circulating coin was the 25 cents.

See also: The coinage of the Cayman Islands (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,43380.0.html).



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1c.    Great Caiman thrush.
5c.    Prawn.
10c.  Green turtle.
25c.  Caiman schooner.

Designer: Stuart Devlin.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:43:12 PM
1972.

The Cook Islands, a self-governing territory of New Zealand, released its own coinage in 1972. The currency ran into trouble in the 1990s, and the islanders now use the New Zealand dollar. Tangaroa, the islanders' god of creation, who is depicted on the reverse of the dollar, is famously both male and female: notice the pregnant belly.

See also: Coinage of the Cook Islands (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44065.0.html).



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1c.   Taro leaf.
2c.   Pineapples.
5c.   Hibiscus.
10c.  Oranges and leaf cluster.
20c.  Fairylake swallow.
50c.  Bonito fish.
$1.   Tangaroa, Polynesian God of Creation.

Designer: James Berry.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:43:32 PM
1972.

Malta became independent from Britain in 1964 and issued a national coinage in 1972. The designs were beautiful, stylish, original and varied. The series was replaced in 1986.

See also: Malta's pre-euro coinage, 1972-2007. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9100.0.html)



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2   mils.     Maltese Cross.
3   mils.     Bee and honey comb.
5   mils.     Earthen lampstand.
1   cent.    George Cross.
2   cents.  Penthesilea, Queen of the Amazons.
5   cents.  Floral altar in the Temple of Hagar Qim.
10 cents.  Barge of the Grand Master.
50 cents.  Great Siege Monument, portraying three deities.

Designer: Christopher Ironside.

   
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:43:51 PM
1973.

Barbados became independent in 1966 but retained Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. It introduced its own coinage in 1973 but has never issued a 50 cents coin.

See also: Coinage of Barbados. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,28150.0.html)



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1c.    Broken trident.
5c.    South Point Lighthouse.
10c.  Bonaparte tern.
25c.  Morgan Lewis sugar mill.
$1.    Flying fish.

Designer: Philip Nathan.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:44:13 PM
1973.

Greece issued two coinage sets in 1973, of which the second, issued after it became a republic, is by far the more thematic of the two.

See also: Greece 1973: the fascinating story behind Series A and B. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,14985.0.html)



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10 lepta.        Trident between two dolphins.
20 lepta.        Olive branch.
50 lepta.        Ornament.
1   drachma.   Little owl.
2   drachmai.  Little owl.
5   drachmai.  Pegasus.
10 drachmai.  Pegasus.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:44:37 PM
1973.

Nigeria issued its first decimal coinage. It did not issue a 50 kobo coin until 1991.

See also: Nigeria: decimal and pre-decimal variations (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,4652.0.html).



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½    kobo.  Cotton plants.
1     kobo.  Oil derricks.
5     kobo.  Cocoa beans.
10   kobo.  Oil palms.
25   kobo.  Peanuts.

Designer: Geoffrey Colley.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:45:01 PM
1973.

The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates (equivalent to principalities), each governed by a hereditary emir, with a single national president. It became independent from the UK in December 1971. The UAE’s first coinage was issued in 1973. It is one of only a very few Arab states to have issued thematic designs on its circulation coinage.

See also: Coinage of the United Arab Emirates (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=26522.0).



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1  fils.        Palm tree.
5  fils.        Spangled emperor fish (Lethrinus nebulosus).
10 fils.       Arab dhow.
25 fils.       Arab dune gazelle.
50 fils.       Oil derricks.
1  dirham.  Arab coffee can.

Designer: Geoffrey Colley.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:45:24 PM
1974.

The Falkland Islands, a British Overseas Territory, issued its first coinage. It did not add a 50 pence coin until 1970.

See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Falkland Islands (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11487.0.html).



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½p.   Brown trout.                   
1p.    Gentoo penguins.               
2p.    Upland goose.                   
5p.    Black-browed albatross.         
10p.  Sea lions, cow and bull.       

Designer: William Gardner.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:45:49 PM
1974.

Swaziland achieved independence from the British in 1968. Its first circulation coinage, issued in 1974, is notable for the fact that only the highest denomination, the 1 lilangeni coin, is of a standard circular shape. All the others are scalloped or polygonal.

See also:

Circulation sets with a majority of non-circular coins (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,17541.0.html).

Swaziland: unadopted designs (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,37548.0.html).



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1c.   Pineapple with sheaf of leaves.
2c.   Four pine trees.
5c.   Arum lily.
10c.  Sugar cane.
20c.  Elephant's head.
50c.  Coat of arms.
1L.   One lilangeni.  Woman and child.

Common obverse: King Sobhuza II.

Designer: Michael Rizzello.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:47:22 PM
1974.

Trinidad and Tobago released the last few denominations of its new design series in 1974. I have heard that they stopped circulating in the 1980s because of high inflation. However, the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago describes them as "current coins".

See also: Trinidad and Tobago (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,33217.0.html).



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1c.    Humming-bird feeding from a balisier flower.
5c.    Greater bird of Paradise.
10c.  Hibiscus flower. 
25c.  Chaconia flower. 
50c.  Steel drums.
$1.    Cocrico.   
$5.    Scarlet ibis.         
$10.  Antique map design.

Designers: 5c - Norman Nemeth; 10c - James Ponter; the rest are by Ernest Lauser.

Note that the 1, 5 and 10 dollar coins are most definitely collector coins only.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:47:42 PM
1974.

Western Samoa (now known simply as Samoa) released a new design series. It was devoted to a common theme: vegetation, of the edible sort.

See also: Coinage of Samoa (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44050.0.html).



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1   sene.  Coconut.
2   sene.  Cocoa pods.
5   sene.  Pineapple.
10 sene.  Taro leaves.
20 sene.  Breadfruit.
50 sene.  Banana tree.
1   tala.    Coconut palm.

Designer: James Berry.

Common obverse: King Malietoa Tanumafili II.  Designer: Humphrey Paget.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:48:26 PM
1975.

Mozambique became independent from Portugal in 1975 and planned a new currency: 1 metical = 100 centimos. A coinage was minted but probably never issued. However, the original intention was to issue it, so I include it here.

See also:

Mystery Mozambican Coins of 1975. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,6682.0.html)

Mozambique since independence. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,39360.0.html)



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1    centimo.    Angolan protea.    Protea angolensis.
2    centimos.  Rain daisy.           Dimorphotheca pluvialis.
5    centimos.  Purple dissotis.      Dissotis princeps.
10  centimos.  Sugar cane.
20  centimos.  Tea plant.
50  centimos.  Cashew nuts.
1    metica.      Sisal agave.
2½ meticas.    Cotton plant.

Common obverse: President Samora Machel.   

All designs by Geoffrey Colley.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:48:53 PM
1975.

Papua New Guinea became independent from Australia in 1975 and issued a national coinage. The stylish designs were devoted to the country's wildlife.

See also: Coinage of modern Papua New Guinea (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44083.0.html).



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1   Toea.  Paradise birdwing butterfly.
2   Toea.  Butterfly codfish.               
5   Toea.  Pitted shell turtle.             
10 Toea.  Spotted cuscus.                 
20 Toea.  Dwarf cassowary. (Muruk bird).   
1    Kina.  River and sea crocodiles.      Reverse: Stylised emblem of Bank of Papua New Guinea.   

Common obverse: National arms.



Designers:

Reverse designs of 1 and 10 toea by Herman deRoos; 2, 5, 20 toea and 1 kina by William Shoyer;

5 kina: New Guinea harpy eagle reverse by Ernest Lauser.

All designs were also modelled by their respective designers.

The obverse designs (Coat of arms, and stylised emblem of Bank of Papua New Guinea - 1 kina) were modelled by Richard Renninger.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:49:09 PM
1975.

Paraguay issued a new design series. Like most Latin American coin series of that time, it includes a couple of military heroes. The designs on the 1 guarani (Paraguayan soldier) and 5 guaraníes (Paraguayan woman) are based on photos taken by Adolf María Friedrich, an Austrian photographer who worked for a local newspaper during the Chaco War (1932-1935) between Paraguay and Bolivia.

See also: Guatemalan and Paraguayan variations (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,22736.0.html).



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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.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:49:31 PM
1975.

The Philippines issued a new design series, again portraying its national heroes. Same heroes, different portraits.



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Denomination  Description             Designer
1   sentimo.    Lapu-Lapu.             Don Everhart II.
5   sentimos.  Melchora Aquino.     Ernest Lauser.
10 sentimos.     Francisco Baltazar.  William Shoyer.
25 sentimos.  Juan Luna.Anthony Jones.
1   piso.          José Rizal.James Ferrell.

The shield on the reverse of the 1, 5, 10 and 25 sentimos was sculpted by Herman De Roos.
The coat of arms on the reverse of the 1 piso was sculpted by James Ferrell.



For the higher denominations (not shown):

5 piso.     Ferdinand Marcos.   Portrait by James Ferrell.
25 piso.   Emilio Aguinaldo.     Portrait by H Faulkner.
50 piso.   Ferdinand Marcos.   Portrait by James Ferrell.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:50:29 PM
1975.

Rhodesia became a republic in 1970 and went decimal the same year. However, it did not release a full set of decimal denominations until 1975, relying until then on some of the dually denominated coins of the 1960s. Like Jamaica, it was one of the few countries to issue both a 20 cents and a 25 cents coin, as replacements for the 2 shilling coin and the 2 shillings and sixpence coin respectively. Rhodesia was also unusual in that it issued a 2½ cents coin.

All the coins carried the coat of arms on one side, but curiously the word “Rhodesia” sometimes appeared on the same side, sometimes not,  depending on the denomination; the 5 cents alone appeared in two different versions.

See also:

1] Rhodesia: design continuity (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,40482.0.html).

2] Southern Rhodesia / Rhodesia and Nyasaland / Rhodesia (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,32535.0.html).



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½c.    Leaves of the flame lily.
1c.     Leaves of the flame lily.
2½c.  Spear points.
5c.     Flame lily.
10c.   Coat of arms.
20c.   Zimbabwe bird.
25c.   Sable antelope.

Designer: Tommy Sasseen.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:57:05 PM
1975.

Tonga issued its first full set of circulation coins. It was a FAO series, devoted to agriculture and foodstuffs. At first glance the designs look rather childlike and comical, but the set has some interesting points. A pig appears on the 1 seniti coin, while a hen and chicks are featured on the 5 seniti coin. This reminds me of another country’s coinage: was the artist paying homage to the Irish barnyard series?

The designs play with number, linking the design to the denomination – an old trick but an enjoyable one: the 2 seniti coin features two water melons, while there are 5 bananas on the 5 seniti coin. But it gets more ambitious, ending up with 50 fish on the 50 seniti coin and 100 trees on the 1 pa’anga coin (100 seniti = 1 pa’anga). Unusually for modern times, the smiling king appears in a military cap and a rather well detailed uniform, but only on the obverse of the coins from the 10 seniti denomination upwards. The 1, 2 and 5 seniti coins, however, have different designs on each side and no common obverse. Usually a coin set either has a common obverse or else each design is different (the USA’s coinage is an example of this), but this Tongan set combines both characteristics in a single set.

See also:

1] 50 fish on 50 cents: Denomination reflected in design (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9562.0.html).

2] Coinage of Tonga (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44804.0.html).



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1   seniti.      Maize.                          Re: Pig.
2   seniti.      Two water melons.        Re: Family planning symbol.
5   seniti.      Hen and chicks.            Re: Bunch of bananas.
10 seniti.      Taufa'Ahau Tupou IV.     Re: Cows grazing.
20 seniti.      Taufa'Ahau Tupou IV.     Re: Bees leaving hive.
50 seniti.      Taufa'Ahau Tupou IV.     Re: Concentric circles of stylised fish.
1   pa'anga.  Taufa'Ahau Tupou IV.     Re: 100 palm trees.

Designer: Maurice Meers, an English graphic designer.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:57:29 PM
1976.

Botswana, formerly known as Bechuanaland, became independent from the British in 1966. Like many other African countries, it chose its national wildlife as the theme for its coinage, issued in 1976. Most of the designs are still in use, though the coins have changed radically in size, metal content and sometimes shape.

See also: Coinage of Botswana (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,37409.0.html).

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1   thebe.  Turako bird.
5   thebe.  Toko bird. (Hornbill).
10 thebe.  South African oryx.
25 thebe.  Zebu - hump-backed ox.
50 thebe.  African fish eagle.
1   pula.     Zebra.

Designer: Michael Hibbit.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:57:54 PM
1976.

The Isle of Man issued its second series of decimal circulation coins, only five years after the issue of its first set. This one lasted from 1976 to 1979. The designs reflected Manx culture, wildlife and landmarks. The coins below are from the Manx Millennium year of 1979 and include a special circular mint mark, which contains a stylised triskele.

See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11994.0.html)

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½p.   Herring.             
1p.    Loghtan ram.         
2p.    Manx shearwater.         
5p.    Laxey wheel.         
10p.  Triskele.           
50p.  Viking ship.

Designer: Barry Stanton.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:58:11 PM
1976.

The Seychelles became independent from Britain in 1976 and issued an independence coinage the same year. It was a very attractive set, depicting the exotic wildlife of the Seychelles. The obverse of the coins featured Michael Rizzello's portrait of President James Mancham. In 1977 he was deposed in a coup and his portrait was replaced by the coat of arms.

See also: Wildlife of the Seychelles. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,22875.0.html)

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1   cent.       Boueteur fish.
5   cents.     Bourgeois fish.
10 cents.     Sailfish.
25 cents.     Black parrot.
50 cents.     Vanilla orchid.
1   rupee.    Triton conch shell.
5   rupees.   Coco-de-mer palm tree.
10 rupees.   Green turtle.

Reverse designs by Suzanne Danielli.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:58:35 PM
1976.

Tuvalu issued a national coinage in 1976 and became independent from Britain in 1978. It was formerly known as the Ellice Islands. Nowadays it uses the Australian dollar. The designs were all devoted to sea life.

See also:

The Gilbert and Ellice Islands became Kiribati and Tuvalu (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,42535.0.html)

Tuvalu: unadopted designs (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,37549.0.html).



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1c.    Lambis shell.
2c.    Stingray.
5c.    Tiger shark.
10c.  Crab.
20c.  Flying fish.
50c.  Octopus.
$1.   Turtle.

Designer: John Donald.

   
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:59:16 PM
1977.

Djibouti became independent from France in 1977. Some of the designs on its coinage dated from its days as a French colony.



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1, 2 and 5 francs.     Head of waterbuck.
10 and 20 francs.     Ship and boat.
50 and 100 francs.   Two camels.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 08:59:37 PM
1977.

Ethiopia issued a new design series and currency in 1977, where 1 birr was equal to 100 cents. The designs were rather socialist or communist in tone, apart from a single wildlife design, which portrayed a mountain nyala. The common obverse showed a lion's head. The set was designed by Stuart Devlin.

See also: Circulation sets depicting statesmen and/or humans at work. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,20066.0.html)

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1   santeem.   Rice farmer working an ox plough.
5   santeem.   Soldier, member of the People's Army.
10 santeem.   Mountain nyala.  Tragelaphus buxtoni.
25 santeem.   Male and female workers rejoicing.
50 santeem.   The People's development.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:00:05 PM
1977.

Guinea-Bissau issued a beautiful 5 coin set devoted to trees and plants. It was produced by the Royal Mint, Britain.



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50 centavos.  Coconut palm.
1    peso.        Yam plant.
2½ pesos.      Date palm.
5    pesos.      Peanut plant.
20  pesos.      Rice plant.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:00:34 PM
1977.

Rwanda issued a 20 francs and 50 francs coin, to complete the new series that began in 1974. The 1, 5 and 10 francs had been designed by the English engraver and silversmith, Leslie Durbin, and produced by the Royal Mint. The 20 francs and 50 francs were designed by Emile Rousseau and produced by the Paris Mint. Mr Rousseau managed to make his bananas look as sinister as a Triffid, and also somewhat obscene. Note also the idiosyncratic font that he used for the legends, compared to the more traditional fonts on the 1, 5 and 10 francs.

See also: Coinage of Rwanda (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,45189.0.html).



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1   franc.   Millet.
5   francs.  Branch of a coffee tree.
10 francs.  Branch of a coffee tree.
20 francs.  Bananas.
50 francs.  Tea plant.

Designers: 1, 5, 10 francs - Leslie Durbin; 20, 50 francs - Emile Rousseau.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:00:55 PM
São Tomé and Príncipe (St Thomas and Prince) is a Portuguese-speaking island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa. In 1977 it issued a circulation series consisting entirely of FAO-themed coins. The Portuguese slogan translates as "Let's increase production".


See also:

1] Circulation sets consisting entirely of FAO-themed coins. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,20858.0.html)

2] Modern coinage of São Tomé e Príncipe (Saint Thomas and Prince) (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44468.0.html)



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1 dobra.      Cocoa plant.
2 dobras.    A goat and kid.
5 dobras.    Maize.
10 dobras.  Chickens, goose, turkey, eggs.
20 dobras.  Gear wheel, coffee plants, pineapple, papaya, peaches and bananas.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:01:21 PM
1977.

The Solomon Islands became independent from Britain in 1978 but issued their first coinage in 1977. It is a charming set, depicting the cultural heritage of the islands. The effigy of the head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, appears on the obverse of the coins.

See also:

Solomon Islands: unadopted designs (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,37520.0.html).

The Coinage of the Solomon Islands (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,41754.0.html).



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1c.    Native food bowl.
2c.    Eagle spirit of Malaita perched on war club.
5c.    Santa Ysabel: native mask.
10c.  Ngorieru: walking sea spirit.
20c.  Malaita pendant design showing monkeys in centre.
$1.    War canoe figure head: Nusu-Nusu, sea spirit.

Designs by David Thomas.

   
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:01:48 PM
1979.

Kiribati became independent from Britain and issued a national coinage set. The country was formerly known as the Gilbert Islands and formed part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands. The designs depict the exotic wildlife of the islands. The Ellice Islands became independent as Tuvalu in 1978.

See also:

Kiribati: original sketches of the coinage (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,37563.0.html).

The Gilbert and Ellice Islands became Kiribati and Tuvalu (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,42535.0.html)



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1c.    Frigate birds.
2c.    B'abai plant.
5c.    Tokai lizard.
10c.  Breadfruit plant.
20c.  Bottle-nosed porpoises.
50c.  Pandanus fruit.
$1.    Native sailing canoe.

Common  obverse: Coat of arms.   

Reverse designs by Michael Hibbit.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:02:19 PM
1979.

Lesotho became independent from Britain in 1966 but did not issue a national circulation coinage until 1979. The attractive set featured Lesotho’s traditions and culture.

See also: Coinage of Lesotho (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,37447.0.html).



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1   sente.     Traditional Basotho hat.
2   lisente.   Cow.
5   lisente.   Aloe-agavi tree.
10 lisente.   Angora/mohair goat.
25 lisente.   Woman making a basket.
50 lisente.   Man on horseback.
1   loti.         Coat of arms.

Common obverse: King Moeshoeshoe II.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:02:41 PM
1980.

Greece started a new design series in 1976, which was completed with the addition of a 50 drachmai coin in 1980.



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10 lepta.         Bull design, from a stater of Sybaris/Thurioi (4c BC).
20 lepta.         Horse head.
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.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:03:08 PM
1980.

The Isle of Man issued yet another design series, four years after the previous one.

See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11994.0.html).



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½p.   Herring.         
1p.    Manx cat.         
2p.    Chough.         
5p.    Loghtan ram.             
10p.  Peregrine falcon.        
50p.  Viking longship.

Designer: Leslie Lindsay.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:03:33 PM
1980.

Laos, a communist state, issued a new currency and coinage set.



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10 att.   Peasant with produce.
20 att.   Farmer ploughing with ox.
50 att.   Tilapia fish.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:04:03 PM
1980.

Mozambique issued a new design series. It was produced at the Berlin Mint, in the German Democratic Republic.

See also: Mozambique since independence (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,39360.0.html).



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50  centavos.  Timbila. Traditional wooden xylophone.   
1    metical.      Seated female student.
2½ meticais.    Crane loading ship.
5    meticais.    Man driving tractor.
10  meticais.    Factory.
20  meticais.    Armoured personnel carrier.

   
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:04:25 PM
1980.

Zimbabwe (formerly known as Southern Rhodesia, then Rhodesia, then finally Zimbabwe-Rhodesia) achieved independence from Britain in 1980. It issued a new national coinage in the same year.

See also: Zimbabwe. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,29798.0.html)



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1c.    Garland of leaves of the flame lily, the national flower.
5c.    Hare.
10c.  Baobabs tree.
20c.  Birchenough Bridge, Sabi River.
50c.  Rising sun, symbolic of Independence.
$1.   Zimbabwe ruins.

Common obverse: The Zimbabwe soapstone bird, based on a totem found
                at the Zimbabwe ruins and now in the National Museum.

Designer: Jeff Huntly.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:04:49 PM
1981.

Iceland issued a design series devoted to sea life. The reverse of the series depicted Iceland’s mythological spirits.

See also: Icelandic marine series, 1981 to date. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,14175.0.html) 



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5   aurar.    Eagle.     Reverse: Common skate.
10 aurar.    Bull.        Reverse: Flying squid.
50 aurar.    Dragon.  Reverse: Deep-sea prawn.
1   krona.   Giant.      Reverse: Cod.
5   kronur.  Spirits.    Reverse: Dolphins.

Designer: Throstur Magnusson.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:05:10 PM
1981.

Tonga released a new design series. It is referred to as the World Food Day series but was issued for many years.

See: Coinage of Tonga (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44804.0.html).



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1   seniti.   Maize.                      Re: Vanilla plant.
2   seniti.   Family planning.       Re: Taro leaves.
5   seniti.   Hen and chicks.        Re: Coconuts.
10 seniti.   Tupou IV.                 Re: Banana tree.
20 seniti.   Tupou IV.                 Re: Yams.
50 seniti.   Tupou IV.                 Re: Tomatoes.

Designer: Sergio Giandomenico (Mint of Rome).

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:05:46 PM
1982.

The Seychelles replaced four of its circulation designs with new ones in 1982. A special World Food Day 5 and 10 cents set had appeared in 1981, with appropriate legends, and these designs were adapted for circulation use in 1982. The 1 cent and 5 rupee coins likewise acquired new designs.

See also:

Seychelles, 1981/2: development of 1, 5 and 10 cent designs (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,38093.0.html)

Wildlife of the Seychelles. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,22875.0.html)



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1   cent.       Mud crab.                      D: Robert Elderton. 
5   cents.     Cassava plant.                D: Robert Elderton.
10 cents.     Yellow fin tuna.               D: Robert Elderton.
5   rupees.   Coco-de-mer palm tree.  D: Fred Mogford.

D = Designer.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:06:15 PM
1983.

Cyprus switched from mils to cents and also released a new design series, showing images from Cypriot artefacts through the ages.

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½c.  Cyprus cyclamen flower (Cyclamen cyprium).

1c.   Stylised bird perched on a branch, from a jug of bichrome ware from the Cyproarchaic period.

2c.   Two heraldically arranged stylised goats from a shallow bowl with two handles from the mid-13th century BC.

5c.   Head of bull from a silver bowl with a wish-boned handle from the 14th century BC.

10c. Modern clay vase of Phini decorated with flowers and birds.

20c. Pied wheatear perched on an olive branch.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:06:39 PM
1983.

Jersey issued a new design series, showing the island's landmarks on the reverse. Previously Jersey’s circulation coins had only ever shown the coat of arms on the reverse.

See also:

Jersey: architecture designs (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,37610.0.html)

Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11503.0.html)



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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.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:07:17 PM
1983.

The Philippines released a new design series, with yet another set of portraits of its national heroes on the obverse. This time, however, the reverses of the coins depicted the flora and fauna of the country, making for a doubly attractive set. The coins were significantly reduced in size in 1991, with some of them undergoing changes in metal content too.

See: Philippines 1983 series (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,40607.0.html).

NOTE: Coin sizes in the image below are not to scale.



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1  sentimo.     Lapu-lapu.                                       D: Angel Cacnio.
                      Sea shell (Voluta imperialis).            D: Rafael Asuncion.
5  sentimos.   Melchora Aquino.                             D: Romeo MananQuil.
                      Waling-waling orchid.                       D: Angel Cacnio.
10 sentimos.  Francisco Baltasar.                           D: Romeo MananQuil.
                      Pygmy goby, world's smallest fish.   D: Romeo MananQuil.
25 sentimos.  Juan Luna.                                        D: Angel Cacnio.
                      Butterfly (Graphium idaeoides).        D: Rafael Asuncion.
50 sentimos.  Marcel H. del Pilar.                            D: Angel Cacnio.
                      Monkey-eating eagle.                        D: Rafael Asuncion.
1  piso.           Jose Rizal.                                        D: Rafael Asuncion.
                      Tamaraw (Black buffalo).                  D: Romeo MananQuil.
2  piso.           Andres Bonifacio.                             D: Romeo MananQuil.
                      Coconut palm.                                  D: Romeo MananQuil.

D = Designer.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:07:48 PM
1983.

Vanuatu, formerly the Franco-British condominium of the New Hebrides, achieved independence in 1980. It issued its first national coinage in 1983.

See: The coinage of Vanuatu (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,42517.0.html).


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1   vatu.  Conch shell.
2   vatu.  Conch shell.
5   vatu.  Conch shell.
10 vatu.  Coconut crab beneath coconut trees.
20 vatu.  Coconut crab beneath coconut trees.
50 vatu.  Yam root crop encircled by leaves entwining wild canes.

Common obverse: Coat of arms.

Designer:  Anthony William Airs.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:08:10 PM
1984.

The Isle of Man issued yet another new design series. This one commemorated the Quincentenary of the College of Arms.

See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11994.0.html)



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½p.    Fuchsia blossom.
1p.     Cormorant.
2p.     Falcon.
5p.     Cushag flower.
10p.   A four-horned Loghtan ram.
20p.   Three herring.
50p.   Viking ship.

Designer: Leslie Lindsay.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:08:47 PM
1984.

The Maldives released an attractive new design series.

See: Modern coins of the Maldives (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,42522.0.html).



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1   laari.    Coconut palm.
5   laari.    Tuna fish.
10 laari.    The "Odi" sailing ship.
25 laari.    Minaret at Male.
50 laari.    Loggerhead turtle.

Designers: Maizan Hassan Manik and Ahmed Abbas.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:09:12 PM
1984.

St. Helena and Ascension, two British oversea territories, released a joint coinage in 1984. The designs depicted the local wildlife.



See also:

1] Milestones in the decimal coinage of St. Helena-Ascension. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11473.0.html)

2] St. Helena and Ascension: unadopted circulation designs (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,37537.0.html).

3] St. Helena and Ascension: unadopted designs for collector coins (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,39227.0.html).



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1p.    Yellow fin tuna.
2p.    Donkey.
5p.    St. Helena plover, or wirebird.
10p.  Arum lily.
50p.  Green turtle.
£1.    Sooty tern, or "Wideawake".  Incuse edge lettering: "Colony of St. Helena".

Designer: Michael Hibbit.

 
 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:09:41 PM
1985.

Guernsey released a new design series in 1985. An effigy of the Queen now appeared on the obverse of the circulation coins for the first time, where formerly only the state emblem was used. It now appeared to the left of the Queen’s effigy.

See also:

Milestones in the decimal coinage of Guernsey. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11469.0.html)

Guernsey: 1985 coinage - adopted and unadopted designs (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,37518.0.html)



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1p.    Fishing: The Guernsey crab.
2p.    Agriculture: The Guernsey cow.
5p.    Tourism: Sailing in Island waters.
10p.  Edible horticulture: Guernsey tomatoes.
20p.  Light industry: The Island within cog-wheels.
50p.  Non-edible horticulture: Guernsey freesias.
£1.    Finance: Detail from the Guernsey pound note.

Designer: Robert Elderton.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:10:03 PM
1986.

Malta issued a new series of coins in 1986, with changed specifications, new reverse designs, and a new obverse design.

See also: Malta's pre-euro coinage, 1972-2007 (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9100.0.html)



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1   cent.    Weasel.
2   cents.  Olive branch.
5   cents.  Fresh water crab.
10 cents.  Dolphin fish.
25 cents.  The Ghirlanda plant.
50 cents.  The Tulliera plant.
1   lira.      The Merill (blue rock thrush), Malta's national bird.

Common obverse: Coat of arms. 

Reverse designs: Noel Galea Bason.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:10:27 PM
1986.

Singapore replaced the Marine Series with the Floral Series in 1986.  The images below are not to scale.

See also: Coinage of Singapore (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44929.0.html).



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1c.    Vanda Miss Joaquim plants.
5c.    Fruit salad plant.
10c.  Star jasmine plant.
20c.  Powder-puff plant.
50c.  Yellow allamanda plant.
$1.    Periwinkle.

Designer: Christopher Ironside.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:12:09 PM
1987.

Uganda issued a new design series. All four coins were polygonal, and their designs reflected Uganda’s agricultural produce.

See: Uganda since independence (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,39368.0.html).



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1   shilling.  Coffee plant, basket of coffee beans.
2   shilling.  Coffee plant, basket of coffee beans.
5   shilling.  Cotton plant, bag of cotton.
10 shilling.  Cotton plant, bag of cotton.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:12:30 PM
1988.

The Cook Islands issued a small circulation dollar in 1987, along with a circulation 2 dollar coin (which was triangular) and a 12-sided circulation 5 dollar coin. The dollar coin depicted their mythological god of creation, Tangaroa. He/she is hermaphroditic and is portrayed clutching a pregnant belly. This design had been taken from the famous collector dollar, first seen in sets in the 1970s. In 1988 these were joined by a new turtle design for the 50 cents coin, whose denomination was now given as  “50 tene”.

See also: Coinage of the Cook Islands (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44065.0.html).



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50 tene.   Turtle.                     
$1.           Tangaroa. 
$2.          "Kumete", traditionally used to pound root foods,
                 such as arrowroot from the islands of Atiu.
$5.            Triton seashell.  12-sided.

Horst Hahne designed the reverse of the $2 and $5 coins, as well as that of the 50 tene.

The Tangaroa design was by James Berry.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 08, 2015, 09:51:19 PM
1988.

Ecuador issued a new design series. Produced by the Royal Canadian Mint, it featured aspects of Ecuadorean heritage. Most of the coins included the value in Braille.

See also: Ecuador 1988 set (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,33125.0.html).



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1   sucre.    Antonio José de Sucre.
5   sucres.  Bunch of bananas.
10 sucres.  Venus of Valdivia.
20 sucres.  Mitad del Mundo.
50 sucres.  An Inca mask of the sun.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 09, 2015, 09:44:54 PM
1988.

Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, issued its first modern circulation coinage.



See also:

Gibraltar 1988: adopted and unadopted designs by Alfred Ryman (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,38895.0.html).

Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,12037.0.html)



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1p.    Barbary partridge.                  
2p.    Europa lighthouse.                  
5p.    Barbary ape.                  
10p.  Moorish Castle, with Mediaeval Tower of Homage.
20p.  Statue of "Our Lady of Europa".         
50p.  Candytuft.
£1.    Coat of arms.

All the reverse designs of 1988 - including those of the £2 and £5 collector coins, which did not circulate - were the work of local artist Alfred Ryman. 

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 09, 2015, 09:45:16 PM
1988.

The Isle of Man issued another design series, entitled "Technology on the Isle of Man".

The full set and their descriptions can be seen here (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11994.msg223821.html#msg223821).



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Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 09, 2015, 09:45:52 PM
1989.

Argentina adopted a new currency in 1985, in which 1 austral was equal to 100 centavos. A new design series was also issued in 1985, of which the three lowest denominations depicted Argentinian wildlife. In 1989 three higher denominations were added to the set, this time portraying Argentinian national buildings.



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½  centavo.      Rufous hornero.  “Ovenbird".
1   centavo.      Rhea.
5   centavos.    Pampas cat.
1   austral.       Old Buenos Aires City Hall.
5   australes.    Independence Hall at Tucuman.
10 australes.    Casa del Acuerdo.

Designer: Ermando Bucci.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 09, 2015, 09:46:33 PM
1989.

The Dominican Republic issued a new design series. A one centavo coin was also issued as part of the set, but it was demonetised the following year.

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1   centavo.     Taino Trigonolito.
5   centavos.   Native drummer.
10 centavos.   Fruit.
25 centavos.   Oxen pulling cart.
½  peso.         The Columbus Lighthouse.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 09, 2015, 09:46:56 PM
1989.

Malaysia issued a new design series. It depicted national cultural artefacts. It is one of the world's few modern national coinage sets that carries no text on the reverse.


See also:

1] Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=9985.0).

2] Coinage of Malaysia (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44922.0.html).



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1   sen.     A Rebana Ubi drum.
5   sen.     Spinning top.
10 sen.     Congkak, a game of Malay origin for two.
20 sen.     Sirih and kapur container.
50 sen.     Wau, a ceremonial kite
1 rinngit.   Keris (ceremonial dagger) against a background of songket (a traditional patterned fabric).

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 09, 2015, 09:51:37 PM
1990.

South Africa issued a new design series, retaining many familiar themes from previous series.  The new coins were also significantly reduced in size.

See: Third Coinage of the Republic of South Africa (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,40508.0.html).



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1c.    Sparrows.                          
2c.    African fish eagle.      
5c.    Blue crane.                        
10c.  Arum lily.                         
20c.  King Protea.                       
50c.  Stralitzia.                        
1R.    Springbok.                   
2R.    Head of greater kudu.   
5R.    Black wildebeest.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 09, 2015, 09:52:03 PM
1991.

Greece gradually changed the designs of some of its coins from 1986 to 1991. Its decision to become part of the single currency (the euro) probably meant that any further planned changes were abandoned as unnnecessary.

In 1991 Greece introduced a new circulation 100 drachmes coin. The obverse depicted Alexander the Great, whilst the reverse featured the Vergina Sun, the symbol of ancient Macedonia. The new Republic of Macedonia had become independent in 1991, and this coin was designed and issued in 1991, and then dated 1990, as though it was older than the newly founded country. This was an attempt to stop Macedonia ("FYROM") from using the Vergina Sun as the country's symbol.



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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.
 
 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 09, 2015, 09:52:30 PM
1991.

Romania threw off communism in its 1989 revolution, and by 1991 a new coinage had taken shape. It celebrated the revolution and looked back at some of Romania’s historical figures.



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1      leu.  Coat of arms.
5      lei.   Coat of arms.
10    lei.   "22 Decembrie, 1989".  Flag, olive branch.
20    lei.   Stefan Cel Mare.
50    lei.   Alexandru Ioan Cuza.
100  lei.   Mihai Viteazul.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 09, 2015, 09:55:47 PM
1992.

Algeria issued a new design series. Unusually for a North African or Arab state, the designs were thematic and featured wildlife. It was no ordinary wildlife set, for the designs showed great artistic flair and a highly original style, as they were married with calligraphy, numerals and patterns taken from various eras in Algerian history. Unfortunately the relief is rather low in some cases, and not all the coins are well struck. However, it is a superb set, highly original in style.

See also: Algeria animal coin series of 1992 (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,43344.0.html).



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¼    dinar.   Fennec fox.
½    dinar.   Berber horse.
1     dinar.   Water buffalo.
2     dinars.  Dromedary.
5     dinars.  Elephant.
10   dinars.  Desert falcon.
20   dinars.  Atlas lion.
50   dinars.  Dama gazelle.
100 dinars.  Horse.
 
 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 09, 2015, 09:56:13 PM
1992.

Brazil released some higher value denominations in 1992, making a small set of three sea life designs.  The steel coins were very small and the designs were in low relief, but nevertheless they possess a certain charm.



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1992. 100  cruzeiros.   Manatee.
1992. 500  cruzeiros.   Leatherback sea turtle.
1992. 1000 cruzeiros.  Two acará angelfish.

Designer: Gloria Dias.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 09, 2015, 09:56:55 PM
1992.

Hungary released its first post-communist design series, which featured birds and flowers.

See also: Hungary: post-communist coinage. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,21973.0.html)



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1     forint.  Royal Coat of Arms.
2     forint.  Hungarian meadow saffron. 
5     forint.  White egret.
10   forint.  Royal Coat of Arms.
20   forint.  Iris.                             
50   forint.  Saker falcon.
100 forint.  Royal Coat of Arms.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 09, 2015, 09:57:14 PM
1992.

Iran released a new design series, highlighting the country's religious buildings and monuments.

See also: Iran: architecture on coins. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,25553.0.html)



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5     rials.  The tomb of Hafez in the Musalla gardens, Shiraz.
10   rials.  The tomb of the poet Ferdowis, Tus, Iran.
50   rials.  The shrine of Hazrat Masumeh, Qom.
100 rials.  The shrine of Imam Reza, Mashhad, Iran.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 09, 2015, 09:58:50 PM
1992.

Slovenia broke away from communist Yugoslavia in 1989. It issued its first independent coinage in 1992: the tolar was divided into 100 stotinov. The 10 stotinov coin depicted an olm, the only salamander design to be found on any circulation coin.

See also: Slovenia: post-Yugoslav coinage. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=24759.0)



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10 stotinov.  Olm. A blind, cave-dwelling salamander.
20 stotinov.  Long-eared owl.
50 stotinov.  Honey bee.
1   tolar.        Brown trout.
2   tolar.        Barn swallow.
5   tolar.        Ibex.                   

Designers: Miljenko Licul and Zvone Kosovelj.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 09, 2015, 09:59:14 PM
1992.

Zambia added some denominations to its coinage in 1992 and reduced the size of some others, producing a superb new wildlife set in the process.

See: Zambia (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,39350.0.html).



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25 ngwee.   Trumpeter hornbill.
50 ngwee.   Kafue lechwe.
1   kwacha.  African fish eagles.
5   kwacha.  Sable antelope.
10 kwacha.  Black rhinoceros.

Common obverse: Coat of arms.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 10, 2015, 06:36:40 PM
1993.

Brazil reformed its currency and adopted the cruzeiro real.  A new set of four coins was issued, depicting Brazilian wildlife.



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5      cruzeiros reais.  Two macaws.
10    cruzeiros reais.  Giant anteater.
50    cruzeiros reais.  Jaguar and cub.
100  cruzeiros reais.  Maned wolf.

Designer: Gloria Dias.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 10, 2015, 06:42:53 PM
1993.

The Czech Republic became independent on 1 January 1993, after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia. Each of the reverse designs of its coin series featured a slightly different heraldic lion.



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10 haleru.  Stylised water level.           
20 haleru.  Stylised leaf within value.
50 haleru.  Value.                                           
1  koruna.  St. Wenceslas Crown.                
2  koruny.  Great Moravian button-jewel.         
5  korun.    Charles Bridge, River Vltava.         
10 korun.   Brno Cathedral.                           
20 korun.   St. Wenceslas monument, Prague. 
50 korun.   View of Prague. Bimetallic.       

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 10, 2015, 06:43:36 PM
1993.

Finland issued a 10 markkaa coin for circulation, finishing a new wildlife design series that it had started in 1990. The designs were in low relief but had a certain charm.

See also: Finland: Wildlife series of the 1990s. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,25942.0.html)



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10 penniä.    Lily-of-the-valley: National flower.                   Rev: Honeycomb design.
50 penniä.    Brown bear.                                                   Rev: Haircap moss.
1   markka.   Lion rampant, national symbol.                       Rev: Devices.
5   markkaa. Saimaa ringed seal.  Seagull in background.     Rev: Waterlily and dragonfly.
10 markkaa. Capercaillie.                                                   Rev: Fruit and leaves of the rowan tree.

Designer: Antti Neuvonen.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 10, 2015, 06:44:00 PM
1993.

Georgia gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. It issued a circulation coinage in 1993. It was an interesting set, whose designs drew on Georgia's cultural history and its Christianity.

See also: Georgia: post-Soviet independence coinage. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,25536.0.html)



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1   tetri.  Grapes.                     Svetitskhoveli cathedral detail.
2   tetri.  Peacock.                    Svetitskhoveli cathedral detail.
5   tetri.  Gold lion statuette.     From Alazani valley circa 2000 BC.
10 tetri.  Priest sitting on lion.   From icon in the Gelati Cathedral.
20 tetri.  Red deer.                  From painting by artist Pirosmani.
50 tetri.  Griffin.                        From Samtavisi Cathedral façade.

Designers of common obverse (the Borjgali, a Georgian sun symbol): Nodar and Bachana Malazonia.

Reverse designs by  famous Georgian sculptor and painter, Elguja Amashukeli.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 10, 2015, 06:44:26 PM
1993.

Indonesia released a new series of coins in 1991, and in 1993 it added a 1000 rupiah coin to the set.

See also: Indonesia in the 1990s (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,40804.0.html).



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1993. 25     rupiah.  Nutmeg.
1991. 50     rupiah.  Komodo lizard.
1991. 100   rupiah.  Men cow-racing.
1991. 500   rupiah.  Stick of jasmine.
1992. 1000 rupiah.  Palm tree.       

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 10, 2015, 06:45:04 PM
1993.

Macao put the finishing touches to a new design series in 1993. Unlike in Hong Kong, the same designs still circulated after the return to China.

See also: The modern coinage of Macao (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,34851.0.html).



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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.
5  patacas.    The Ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Chinese Junk.

Designer: Justino Lei.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 10, 2015, 06:45:23 PM
1993.

Macedonia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 and was recognised by the United Nations in 1993, the same year that it issued its first national coinage. The coin designs featured wildlife, and some of them were amended slightly, in 1995 only, in order to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Food and Agricultural Organisation.



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50 deni.     Black-headed gull.
1   denar.  Sharplaninec: Macedonian shepherd dog.
2   denari.  Ohrid trout, only found in Lake Ohrid.
5   denari.  Lynx.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 10, 2015, 06:45:43 PM
1993.

Namibia became independent from South Africa in 1990. Its first national coinage, issued in 1993, depicted birds and trees. Unusually, the set does not include a 20 cents coin.

The Mint of Finland produced the coins. Jukka Uusitalo of Finland, who was a student at the time, designed the reverse of the 5, 10 and 50 cents. Jukka told me by email that a fellow student had produced some bird designs, but the Namibians used the bird designs of a South African artist (name unknown) instead. The Mint of Finland produced the coat of arms design for the obverse of the coins.

See also: The coinage of Namibia (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,43351.0.html).



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5   cents.    Aloe (Aloe littoralis).
10 cents.    Camelthorn tree (Acacia eriolaba).
50 cents.    Quiver tree (Aloe dichotoma).
1   dollar.    Bataleur eagle (Terathopius ecaudatus).
5   dollars.  African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer).

Common obverse: Coat of arms.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 10, 2015, 06:46:02 PM
1993.

Slovakia issued a national coinage. Czechoslovakia had had its "Velvet Revolution" in 1989, and then in 1993 came the "Velvet Divorce" between Slovakia and Czechia: the two countries became independent in the same year. The new Slovakian coinage formed an attractive set, with a style all of its own.

See also:

Slovakia: Two states, three coinages. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9141.0.html)

Slovakia's first post-communist coin series (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,40843.0.html).



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10 halierov.  Bell-tower from the Zemplín region.
20 halierov.  Mount Kriván.
50 halierov.  Devín Castle.   Cupro-nickel.
50 halierov.  Devín Castle.   Copper-plated steel.  Reduced size.
1   koruna.    Madonna of Kremnica.
2   koruny.    The Venus sculpture from Nitra redoubt.
5   korun.      Biatec on horseback. Ancient Celtic Prince, named on the earliest Bratislavan coins.
10 korun.      Cross of Moravia Magna.

Designer: Drahomir Zobek.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 10, 2015, 06:46:23 PM
1994.

Cape Verde issued no fewer than three new circulating series in 1994, a unique event in numismatic history. The 100 escudos coin in each series also came in two versions: a copper-nickel centre in a brass ring, and a copper-nickel centre in a bronze ring.

The series illustrated here is devoted to birds, apart from the 1 escudo coin, which depicts a turtle.

See also: Modern coinage of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44475.0.html).



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1     escudo.   Green turtle.
5     escudos.  Osprey.
10   escudos.  Grey-headed kingfisher.
20   escudos.  Brown booby.
50   escudos.  Sparrow.
100 escudos.  Raza Island lark.

Designer: Mr Kiki Lima of Cape Verde.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 10, 2015, 06:46:42 PM
1994.

This is the floral series issued by Cape Verde, which did not include a 1 escudo coin. Like the other series, the 100 escudos bimetallic coins came in two versions (not illustrated).

See also: Modern coinage of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44475.0.html).



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5     escudos.  Campanula jacobaea Webb.
10   escudos.  Echium stenosiphon.
20   escudos.  Limonium braunii Bolle.
50   escudos.  Asteriscus vogelli (Webb) Walp.
100 escudos.  Aeonium gorgoneum J. A. Schmidt.

Designer: Mr Kiki Lima of Cape Verde.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 10, 2015, 06:47:03 PM
1994.

Like the floral series, Cape Verde's ship series did not include a 1 escudo coin, but as in the other two series, the bimetallic 100 escudos coin came in two versions (not illustrated).

See also: Modern coinage of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44475.0.html).



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5     escudos.  Belmira.
10   escudos.  Carvalho.
20   escudos.  Novas de Alegria.
50   escudos.  Senhor das Areías.
100 escudos.  Madalan.

Designer: Mr Kiki Lima of Cape Verde.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 10, 2015, 06:47:21 PM
1994.

Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Its war of independence lasted from 1991 to 1995. In 1994, while still at war, it issued the coinage that it still uses today. Many of the coins were dated 1993, but were not issued until 1994. In the Croatian currency, 100 lipe equals 1 kuna. The name kuna derives from the Croatian for marten, and that animal is seen on the obverse of the 1, 2 and 5 kuna coins, whilst the name lipa comes from the Croatian for lime tree, and a lime tree leaf appears on the obverse of the 1 lipa to 50 lipa coins.

The designs have been issued in various versions: with the animal or plant name either in the Croat language or in the Latin scientific version, while in 1999 and in 2004 dates were added to mark the fifth and tenth anniversaries respectively of the Croatian currency. In 1995 three of the coins were also issued with amended designs, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of FAO, the Food and Agricultural Organisation.

See: Croatia: post-Yugoslav coinage (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,40600.0.html).



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1   lipa.    Corn cob.
2   lipe.    Vine plant.   
5   lipa.    Oak tree.     
10 lipa.    Tobacco plant.
20 lipa.    Olive branch.
50 lipa.    Degenia velebetica.
1   kuna.  Nightingale.   
2   kune.  Blue-fin tuna.
5   kuna.  Brown bear.   

Designer: Kuzma Kovačić.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 10, 2015, 06:47:42 PM
1994.

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.

See also: Circulation sets depicting buildings (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=20132.0).



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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.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 02:40:38 PM
1995.

In this year there were no new sets that meet my criteria for inclusion in this topic.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 02:41:06 PM
1996.

Albania issued its first full post-communist coinage set. The designs are competent but somehow do not gel as a set. Also unusual was the decision to use the stylistically very old-fashioned device of the wreath (or spray) on the reverse of the coins.



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1    lek.    Pelican.
5    leke.  Double-headed eagle.
10  leke.  Castle of Berat city.
20  leke.  Ancient ship + dolphin.
50  leke.  King Gent of Illyria on horseback.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 02:41:26 PM
1996.

Guyana  issued three new circulating denominations, with designs celebrating the country’s economy.



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$1.    Rice harvest.                  D: Sean Thomas.
$5.    Sugar cane.                    D: Selwyn Cambridge.
$10.  Traditional gold mining.  D: Ignatious Adams.

D = Designer.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 02:41:56 PM
1996.

The Isle of Man released a new design series on the theme of sport.

See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11994.0.html)



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1p.    Rugby.
2p.    Cycling.
5p.    Golf.
10p.  Sailing.
20p.  Motor racing.
50p.  Motorcycling.
£1.    Cricket.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 02:42:55 PM
1996.

Sierra Leone released an attractive set of circulation coins.

See: The coinage of modern Sierra Leone (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,42526.0.html).



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10   leones.  Mama Yoko: 18th century chieftain.   Reverse: Two fish.
50   leones.  Sir Henry Lightfoot - Boston.             Reverse: Bank of Sierra Leone.
100 leones.  King Maimbaba.                               Reverse: Cocoa pods on tree.

Designer: Avril Vaughan.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 02:43:13 PM
1996.

Syria released an architecture new circulation series depicting its ancient architecture. This was Syria's first modern thematic set. Prior to that, its coins featured elaborate arabesque designs.

See also: Syria: Scenic Landmarks Series, 1996/2003. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,33316.0.html)



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2   pounds.  The Roman amphitheatre at Bosra.
5   pounds.  The Citadel of Aleppo.
10 pounds.  The ruins of Palmyra.
25 pounds.  The Central Bank of Syria.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 02:43:43 PM
1997.

Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia in a process that lasted from 1991 to 1993. Its circulation coinage was issued in 1997, with wildlife designs created by the black American artist, Clarence Holbert. One peculiarity of the coins is that the highest denomination is named as 100 cents, yet officially 100 cents equals 1 nakfa.

See: Coins of modern Eritrea (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,42523.0.html).



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1c.      Thomson's gazelle.
5c.      Leopard.
10c.    Ostrich.
25c.    Zebra.
50c.    Addax antelope.
100c.  Elephant and calf.

Designer: Clarence Holbert.
 
 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 02:47:19 PM
1997.

Hong Kong was returned to Chinese sovereignty by Britain in 1997. In that same year, a special set of coins was released by the Royal Mint to commemorate Hong Kong's return to China. The set was designed by Lady Elizabeth Haddon-Cave. The new obverse showed a bauhinia flower, replacing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

See also: Hong Kong: Elizabeth II and the Return to China. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9872.0.html)



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10c.  Chinese junk.
20c.  Butterfly kites.
50c.  Symbolic ox (year of the ox).
$1.    Chinese unicorn.                                 
$2.    He He brothers, symbol of harmony.
$5.    Good luck signs.
$10.  A bridge, symbol of transition.     

Common obverse: Bauhinia flower.

Designer: Lady Elizabeth Haddon-Cave.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 02:47:55 PM
1997.

São Tomé and Príncipe issued a new design series with a FAO theme. FAO stands for the Food and Agricultural Organisation. The set was unusual in that 3 out of the 5 coins were seven-sided.

See also:

1] Circulation sets consisting entirely of FAO-themed coins. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,20858.0.html)

2] Modern coinage of São Tomé e Príncipe (Saint Thomas and Prince) (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44468.0.html)



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100  dobras.   Pigeon on sugar cane stalk, with the Pico de Príncipe mountain in the background.

250  dobras.   Peregrine falcon on a mango tree.

500   dobras.  Mona monkey on a sugar cane stalk, with the Pico de São Tomé mountain in the background.

1000 dobras.  Etlingera elatior, also known as torch ginger, red ginger lily, torch lily, Philippine wax flower, and porcelain rose.

2000 dobras.  Fruit of the land.

Designer: Robert Elderton.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 02:51:01 PM
1998.

Brazil reformed its currency and issued a new design series. The set portrayed some of Brazil's national heroes.

See also: Brazil: National Heroes Set of 1998 (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,34901.0.html).

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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.           Allegory of the Republic.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 02:51:40 PM
1998.

Lesotho’s coinage looked significantly different by 1998. It had brought out new 2 and 5 loti denominations in 1996, and in 1998 it replaced the 25 lisente coin with a 20 lisente coin. Also in 1998, it changed the design on the obverse of the 1 loti coin and the reverse of the 5 lisente coin.

See: Coinage of Lesotho (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,37447.0.html).



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5   lisente.   Aloe-agavi trees and hut.
20 lisente.   Spiral Aloe. [Aloe polyphylla]. The national flower of Lesotho.
1   loti.         King Moshoeshoe I.
2   maloti.    Ears of corn.
5   maloti.    Ears of wheat.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 02:52:10 PM
1998.

Mozambique had issued an attractive new design series in 1994, and then in 1998 it added a 5000 meticais coin to the set.

See also: Mozambique since independence (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,39360.0.html).



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1       metical.    Female student.
5       meticais.  Brown-headed kingfisher.
10     meticais.  Cotton plant.
20     meticais.  Cashew plant.
50     meticais.  Head of cheetah.
100   meticais.  Lobster.
500   meticais.  Beira Railway Station.
1000 meticais.  Ministry of Finance and Planning.
5000 meticais.  Electric power lines and pylons.


Designer of 1 metical to 1000 meticais: Geoffrey Colley.

Designer of the 5000 meticais reverse: Robert Elderton.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 02:52:41 PM
1998.

St. Helena and Ascension, two British overseas territories that use a joint coinage, issued a circulation 20 pence coin for the first time, sixteen years after the UK had done so. Also in 1998, they reduced the size of their 5 pence and 10 pence coins (as the UK had done earlier in the decade) and changed the designs.

The ebony flower is one of the emblems of St Helena. Jonathan the giant tortoise is an inhabitant of the islands, a kind of mascot, who is thought to be over 170 years old.


See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of St. Helena-Ascension. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11473.0.html)



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5p.    Jonathan the giant tortoise.   
10p.  Two dolphins.                 
20p.  Ebony flower.

Designer: Robert Elderton.

   
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 02:53:31 PM
1998.

Tanzania added higher denominations to its circulation series throughout the 1990s, and by 1998 it had created a superb new wildlife series.



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20s.    Elephant and calf.     Reverse: President Ali Hassan.
50s.    Rhino and calf.          Reverse: President Ali Hassan.
100s.  Impala antelopes.     Reverse: President Nyrere.        
200s.  Lion and cub.            Reverse: Sheikh Abbid Amani Karume.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:21:17 PM
1998.

Uganda issued a new design series. The set depicted Uganda's wildlife.

See: Uganda since independence (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,39368.0.html).



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50   shillings.  Kob.
100 shillings.  Long-horned cow.
200 shillings.  Tilapia fish.
500 shillings.  Crested crane.

Designer: Stan Witten, Royal Canadian Mint.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:21:44 PM
1999.

In this year there were no new sets that meet my criteria for inclusion in this topic.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:22:08 PM
2000.

Ecuador adopted a new coin series, whose designs celebrated its national heroes.

See also: Ecuador: national heroes on coins (1995-2000) (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,33568.0.html).



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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.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:22:34 PM
2000.

The Isle of Man introduced a new design series, which celebrated its Christian heritage.

See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11994.0.html)



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1p.    A Manx chapel.
2p.    A Manx sailboat on choppy waters.
5p.    A Manx-style Celtic cross.
10p.  The ruins of Saint German's cathedral.
20p.  A monk writing a manuscript in Rushen Abbey.
50p.  An upright carved cross from a pre-Norse carved altar frontal.
£1.    A triskele, with three church bells between the legs.
£2.    A design from a tenth century cross depicting the battle of Ragnarök.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:22:56 PM
2000.

Yugoslavia released a new design series, featuring national architecture. 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.

See also: Circulation sets depicting buildings. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=20132.0)



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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.

Designer: Mitar Petković.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:23:18 PM
2001.

Jamaica began a new design series of National Heroes in 1991, gradually replacing the old flora and fauna series. The series was completed in 2001, with the issue of a 20 dollar coin honouring Marcus Garvey. The same design had also appeared on the 25 cents and 50 cents coins at various times, but the 20 dollar coin was evidently a sign of high inflation in Jamaica. Some of the new coins appeared in various shapes, sizes and metals, over the space of a few short years.

See also: National heroes of Jamaica (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,33693.0.html).



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10c.   Paul Bogle.
25c.   Marcus Garvey.
$1.    Alexander Bustamante.
$5.    Norman Manley.
$10.  George William Gordon.
$20.  Marcus Garvey.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:23:40 PM
2002.

China issued a set depicting flowers on the reverse. The 1 jiao and 1 yuan coins were first released in 2000 but with the date "1999".  The 5 jiao coin completed the set in 2002. The 1 jiao coin was changed from aluminum to stainless steel in 2005.



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1 jiao.    Orchid.
5 jiao.    Lotus.
1 yuan.  Chrysanthemum.

Designer: Chang Huan (a female designer) for the 1 Jiao Orchid and 5 Jiao Lotus(ref (http://www.360doc.com/content/13/0831/08/5607549_311100433.shtml)).

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:24:17 PM
2002.

Austria released its first euro coins. The designs featured some of Austria’s flowers, architecture and historical figures.

See also: Circulation sets depicting buildings. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=20132.0)



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1 cent: Alpine Flowers - Gentian
2 cent: Alpine Flowers - Edelweiß
5 cent: Alpine Flowers - Primrose

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

€1: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (composer)
€2: Bertha von Suttner (pacifist, writer)

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:24:34 PM
2002.

Greece released its first euro coins. The designs featured ships, historical figures, and ancient Greek heritage.



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1 cent: Greek Ships - Athenian trireme
2 cent: Greek Ships - Corvette from the War of Independence
5 cent: Greek Ships - Modern tanker

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

€1: Athenian owl (from a 5c BC tetradrachm)
€2: Abduction of Europa (from a 3c AD mosaic in Sparta)

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:24:55 PM
2002.

Italy released its first euro coins. The designs featured Italy's architecture and cultural heritage.

See also: Circulation sets depicting buildings. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=20132.0)



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

10 cent: Art - Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus.
20 cent: Art - Umberto Boccioni, Forme Uniche. (Futurist Sculpture).
50 cent: Art - Michelangelo's Piazza del Campidoglio, with the ancient statue of Marcus Aurelius.

€1: Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man.
€2: Raffaello's portrait of Dante Alighieri.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:25:15 PM
2002.

Spain released its first euro coins. The designs featured Spain's architecture, the writer Cervantes, and King Juan Carlos.




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1/2/5 cent: Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

10/20/50 cent: Miguel de Cervantes (writer).

€1/€2: King Juan Carlos I.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:25:35 PM
2003.

Indonesia had issued new 50 and 100 rupiah designs in 1999, and it completed the series with 500 and 1000 rupiah coins in 2003. The stylish new designs, mainly on the theme of birds, echoed Indonesia's bird themes of the 1970s.

See also:

1] Indonesia, Birds, and Wallace's Line (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,13104.0.html).

2] Indonesia: coins of the 1990s (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,40804.0.html).



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50    rupiah.  Oriole.
100  rupiah.  King cockatoo.
200  rupiah.  Bali starling.
500  rupiah.  Jasmine flower.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:26:00 PM
2003.

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.

See also: Circulation sets depicting buildings. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=20132.0)

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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.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:26:20 PM
2003.

Timor Leste, formerly known as East Timor, issued a national coinage in 2003, after having gained its independence from Indonesia in 2002. The country uses US dollars but issues its own coinage: 100 centavos are equal to one US dollar.

See also: Coinage of Timor-Leste (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44114.0.html).



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1   centavo.    Nautilus Pompilius. Cephalopod.
5   centavos.  Rice.
10 centavos.  Timorese rooster. Symbol of independence.
25 centavos.  Beiro. Traditional fishing boat.
50 centavos.  Coffee.

Designer: José Bandeira.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:26:47 PM
2003.

Vietnam issued a new design series, devoted to its indigenous buildings.

See also: Circulation sets depicting buildings (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=20132.0).



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200   dong.  Value.
500   dong.  Value.
1000 dong.  Temple.
2000 dong.  Stilt house.
5000 dong.  One pillar pagoda.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:27:07 PM
2004.

Gibraltar issued a special one-year commemorative circulation set, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of British administration.

See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,12037.0.html)



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1p.    Barbary Macaque.
2p.    The Keys of Gibraltar.
5p.    The Gibraltar Constitution Order, 1969.
10p.  Operation Torch, 1942.
20p.  The discovery of the Neanderthal Scull in Gibraltar, 1848.
50p.  The Battle of Trafalgar, 1805.
£1.    The Great Siege, 1770-83. The Koehler Siege Gun, invented by Lieut Koehler.
£2.    The capture of Gibraltar, 1704.

Designer: Philip Nathan.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:27:31 PM
2004.

The Isle of Man issued a new set of designs, celebrating well-known landmarks of the island.

See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11994.0.html)



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1p.   The Santon war memorial.
2p.   The Albert Tower.
5p.   The Tower of Refuge.
10p. Chicken Rock Lighthouse.
20p. The Castle Rushen Clock.
50p. Milner's Tower.
£1.   Tynwald Hill and St John's Chapel.
£2.   The Round Tower of Peel Castle.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:27:50 PM
2004.

Rwanda brought out a new design series, dated 2003 but first issued in 2004. It featured examples of Rwanda's agricultural produce.

See also: Coinage of Rwanda (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,45189.0.html).



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1   franc.    Sorghum.
5   francs.  Coffee.
10 francs.  Bananas.
20 francs.  Tea.
50 francs.  Corn.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:28:13 PM
2004.

Yemen added a bimetallic 20 rials coin to its circulation set. It depicted a "dragon's blood tree", whose name comes from its dark red resin.

See also: The Republic of Yemen. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,33306.0.html)



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1   rial.    State emblem.
5   rials.  Yemeni Central Bank building.
10 rials.  The Shahara Bridge
20 rials.  The Dragon Blood Tree (Dracaena cinnabari).

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:28:32 PM
2005.

Gibraltar.  The designs from the 2004 series were re-used, but on different denominations. This is a phenomenon that I have not noticed on the coins of any other country or territory.

See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,12037.0.html)



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1p.    The Gibraltar Constitution Order, 1969.
2p.    Operation Torch, 1942.
5p.    Barbary Macaque.
10p.  The Great Siege, 1770-83. The Koehler Siege Gun, invented by Lieut Koehler.
20p.  The Keys of Gibraltar.
50p.  The capture of Gibraltar, 1704.
£1.    The discovery of the Neanderthal Scull in Gibraltar, 1848.
£2.    The Battle of Trafalgar, 1805.

Designer: Philip Nathan.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:28:58 PM
2006.

Azerbaijan issued a stylish new design series, celebrating its cultural heritage. The designs were the work of Austrian Robert Kalina, who also designed the euro banknotes.

See also: Azerbaijan: post-Soviet coinage (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,34869.0.html).



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1   qapik.  Folk musical instruments.
3   qapik.  Azeri literature: books and quill.
5   qapik.  Maiden Tower, Baku.
10 qapik.  Military helmet.  Symbolic of desire to regain Nagorno-Karabakh.
20 qapik.  Spiral staircase. Symbols of progress and science.
50 qapik.  Oil derricks. 

Designer: Robert Kalina.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:51:24 PM
2006.

Mozambique issued an attractive new design series, with similar themes to its previous series.

See also: Mozambique since independence (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,39360.0.html).



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1   centavo.     Rhinoceros.
5   centavos.   Cheetah.
10 centavos.   Man on tractor ploughing field.
20 centavos.   Cotton plant.
50 centavos.   Kingfisher.
1   metical.      Female student.
2   meticais.    Coelocanth.
5   meticais.    Timbila.
10 meticais.    Central Bank building.

Reverse designs by Michael Guilfoyle.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:51:48 PM
2007.

Ghana issued a reformed currency and a new design series.

See: Ghana's modern coinage (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,42572.0.html).



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1   pesewa.   Adomi Bridge.
5   pesewas.  Man blowing horn.
10 pesewas.  Book.
20 pesewas.  Cocoa pod.
50 pesewas.  Market woman.
1   cedi.        Scales of Justice.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:52:09 PM
2007.

Slovenia issued its first euro coins.



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1   cent.  Stork (same design as the 20 tolarjev coin).
2   cent.  Prince's Stone (Fürstenstein, Knežji kamen).
5   cent.  Ivan Grohar's painting "Sower" (Sejalec).
10 cent.  Jože Plečnik's design for a parliament building.
20 cent.  Lipica Horses (Lipizzaner).
50 cent.  Triglav (Slovenia’s highest mountain).

€1.  Primož Trubar, author of the first printed book in Slovenian.
€2.  France Prešeren, poet. The "handwritten" text is from one of his poems, which later became the national anthem.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:52:47 PM
2007.

Sudan issued a new pound currency and a new design series. Although the coins are dated 2006, they were not issued until 2007.



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1   piastre.    Clay pot.
5   piastres.  Coat of arms.
10 piastres.  Nubian pyramid.
20 piastres.  Dove.
50 piastres.  Bullock.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:53:05 PM
2008.

Cyprus joined the euro.



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1/2/5 cent.        Mouflon.
10/20/50 cent.  Classical Period:  Kyrenia Ship.
€1/€2.               Prehistoric Art: Idol of Pomos.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:54:54 PM
2009 and 2010.

In these years there were no new sets that meet my criteria for inclusion in this topic.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:56:23 PM
2011.

Morocco released a new coin series. The designs were modern and thematic, unusually for an Arab or North African state.

See also: Morocco: thematic coin series of 2011 (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,43347.0.html).



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10 centimes.   Bee and saffron flower.
20 centimes.   The water lily and water protection.
½  dirham.      Two white seabream (Diplodus sargus), coral, and the protection of the seabed.
1   dirham.      National sovereignty.
5   dirham.      The Mosque of Hassan II in Dar al Baida (Casablanca).
10 dirham.      The Fortress of Kalâat M’gouna.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:56:47 PM
2011.

Samoa issued a new design series. The set included a polygonal coin and a scalloped one, bucking the trend that has seen other countries replace such coins with round ones.

See also: Coinage of Samoa (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44050.0.html).



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10 sene.  Fautasi race.
20 sene.  Teuila flower.
50 sene.  Manumea bird.
1   tala.    Kava bowl.
2   tala.    Samoan national emblem.

Common obverse: Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, Samoan head of state.

Designs: Obverse by Vladimir Gottwald; reverses of the 10, 20, 50 sene and 2 tala by Wojciech Pietranik; reverse of the 1 tala by Aaron Baggio.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 08:59:53 PM
2011.

Uruguay issued a new design series, a very attractive wildlife set. A rhea had already graced an Argentinian circulation coin of the 1980s, but two of the subjects, the armadillo and the capybara, had never before appeared on a circulation coin of any country. The puma design on the 10 pesos was copied from the classic design seen on the 1942 one peso coin.



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$1.   Armadillo.
$2.   Capybara.
$5.   Rhea.
$10. Mountain lion.

Designer: Robert Evans.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 09:06:47 PM
2012.

Colombia released a stylish new design series with a wildlife theme. Gone were the old-fashioned national and military heroes of former years.



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50     pesos.  Spectacled bear.
100   pesos.  Frailejón plant. 
200   pesos.  Scarlet macaw.
500   pesos.  Crystal frog.
1000 pesos.  Loggerhead turtle.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 09:08:28 PM
2013.

Zambia. A new wildlife design series released on 1st January 2013 coincided with the revaluation of the kwacha. Two Zambian bird species appeared on the circulation coins for the first time. The previous design series had been issued in 1992 but soon became useless as a result of high inflation. Unlike previous Zambian sets, this new series included neither a 20 nor a 25 ngwee denomination.

See: Zambia (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,39350.0.html).



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5   ngwee.   Zambezi indigobird, or twinspot indigobird.  (Vidua codringtoni).
10 ngwee.   Eland.
50 ngwee.   African elephant.
1   kwacha. Zambian barbet, or Chaplin's barbet.  (Lybius chaplini).

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 09:09:14 PM
2013.

Fiji. A new design series released on 2nd January 2013 replaced the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with designs of native wildlife. Fiji became a republic in 1987, and it was suspended from the Commonwealth in 2009, so there was no reason to retain the Queen’s effigy on the coins. Fiji originally announced that the set would be released in June 2012, and the coins are in fact dated 2012. However, their release was postponed until 2013. The new 10 cents coin is the only standard circulation coin to portray a bat, though Poland did issue a one-year-only 2 zloty coin depicting a bat in 2013.

The designs of Fijian cultural artefacts from the reverses of the old series were retained on the new, but the Fijian name of the artefact now appeared at the top of the design. The tanoa, from the reverse of the now defunct one cent coin was resurrected (in slightly amended form) for the two dollar coin, a new denomination. Fiji now joined a select band of countries using a different design for each obverse and reverse of their circulation coins.

See also:

1] Circulation sets where each obverse and reverse design is different. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,10487.0.html)

2] The decimal coinage of Fiji (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,43992.0.html).



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Value  Obverse design   Scientific name
5c    Bicolor foxface rabbitfish    Siganus uspi
10c Fiji flying fox (monkey-face bat)   Mirimiri acrodonta
20c Kadavu crimson shining parrot    Prosopeia splendens
50c Humphead wrasse   Cheilinus undulatus
$1  Banded iguana   Brachylophus fasciatus
$2  Fiji peregrine falcon    Falco peregrinus nesiotes

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 09:09:35 PM
2013.

Singapore.  A new design series was released in mid-2013. It featured national icons and landmarks.

See also: Circulation sets depicting buildings. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=20132.0)



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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.

Designer: Mr Fabian Lim of Singapore.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 09:10:22 PM
2014. 

Andorra.  The country, not an EU member, issued its first euro series, with the EU's permission.



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1, 2, 5 cents.        Pyrenean chamois.
10, 20, 50 cents.  Church of Santa Coloma and a depiction of Christ from the church Sant Martí de la Cortinada.
1 euro.                  Casa de la Vall.
2 euro.                  Coat of arms.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2016, 09:18:30 PM
2014.

Libya issued a thematic design series.



(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20005.0;attach=61054;image)



50   dirhams.  North African well for irrigation.

100 dirhams.  Kasr Kabaw, a Berber fortress-village located in Tripolitania.

¼ dinar.          Palm tree and olive branches.

½ dinar.          Roman mausoleum, Girza.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 27, 2016, 09:39:11 PM
2015.

Gibraltar issued a new design series in early 2015, though the coins themselves were dated 2014. Below you can see three of them, though they are not to scale. The set did not include a penny or two pence coin.

See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,12037.msg212937.html#msg212937).



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5   pence.    Dama de noche flower (Cestrum nocturnum).
10 pence.    Barbary partridge.
20 pence.    Candytuft flowers.
50 pence.    Macaque monkey, known as "the Barbary ape".
1   pound.   Dragon tree.
2   pounds. Three dolphins.
5   pounds. The Rock of Gibraltar.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 27, 2016, 09:59:57 PM
2015.

Tonga issued a new design series. Unlike the first two series, this was not a FAO-themed set.



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5c.   Heilala (Garcinia sessilis): Tonga's national flower.
10c. Malau (Megapodius pritchardii): Tongan scrubfowl.
20c. Kalia: catamaran.
50c. Milolua: Tongan dance.
$1.   Coat of arms.

Common obverse: Portrait of King Tupou VI, except for the dollar, which features a portrait of King George Tupou V.

Designer: Aleksandra Stokic.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 27, 2016, 10:16:24 PM
2015.

South Sudan released its first coinage, which featured wildlife. One and two pound coins are expected to be released in 2016.



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10 Piaster.  Desert oil drilling rig.
20 Piaster.  Shoebill Stork.
50 Piaster.  Northern White Rhino.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 27, 2016, 10:41:37 PM
2015.

The Cook Islands issued its own coinage once more, after a gap of many years. Like the modern New Zealand set, the series was smaller and lighter than before, and the 10 cents coin was its lowest denomination. Designs from the previous series were used, including the hermaphroditic god of creation Tangaroa, who clutches a pregnant belly. However, a superb new design for the new 5 dollar coin featured a vaka or catamaran, while the Southern Cross constellation dominates the night sky. The design was created by Aaron Baggio of the Royal Australian Mint.

See also: Coinage of the Cook Islands (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44065.0.html).



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10c.  Oranges and leaf cluster.
20c.  Pacific Triton seashells.
50c.  Bonito fish.
$1.    Tangaroa, Polynesian God of Creation.
$2.   "Kumete", a mortar and pestle traditionally used to pound root foods such as arrowroot.
$5.    Vaka - catamaran.

Common obverse: Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on March 27, 2016, 10:56:14 PM
2015.

Vanuatu issued a superb new design series.

See: The coinage of Vanuatu (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,42517.0.html).



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5     Vatu. Traditional outrigger canoe.
10   Vatu. Coconut crab.
20   Vatu. Traditional community leaders or "jifs".
50   Vatu. Kava and coconut.
100 Vatu. Parliament building.

Designer of reverses: Aleksandra Stokic.

Common obverse: Coat of arms.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on December 10, 2016, 03:46:12 PM
2016.

The Seychelles issued a beautiful new design series that features the indigenous wildlife.



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1   cent.      Gardiner's tree frog.
5   cents.    Black snail.
10 cents.    Swiftlet.
25 cents.    Jellyfish tree.
1   rupee.    King of Seychelles butterfly.
5   rupees.  Pitcher plant.
10 rupees.  Aldabra giant tortoise.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on June 23, 2017, 06:33:33 PM
2016.

Indonesia issued a new design series, honouring its national heroes. Previous thematic sets had depicted the nation's wildlife, particularly birds.

See also: Circulation sets depicting statesmen and/or humans at work (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,20066.0.html).



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100 rupiah.     Herman Johannes (1912-1992): Professor, scientist and politician.
200 rupiah.     Tjipto Mangunkusumo (1886-1943): Prominent Indonesian independence leader. One of the founders of the political party Indische Party.
500 rupiah.     Tahi Bonar Simatupang (1920-1990): Soldier who served during the National revolution. Later chief of staff of the Indonesian Armed Forces.
1000 rupiah.   I Gusti Ketut Pudja (1908-1977):  Indonesian politician and first governor of the Lesser Sunda Islands.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on June 23, 2017, 06:34:02 PM
2017.

Canada issued a new design series to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,37090.0.html). Each design was produced by a different designer, with the result that the set lacks stylistic coherence. A 50 cents coin was also produced, but for collector sets only. However, it is said that the Canadians rarely use 50 cents coins anyway.



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5  cents.   Living traditions.
10 cents.  Wings of peace.
25 cents.  Hope for a green future.
$1.           Connecting a nation.
$2.           Dance of the spirits.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on June 23, 2017, 06:34:42 PM
2017.

The Isle of Man released its first new design series since 2004, and the first to be produced by the Tower Mint instead of the Pobjoy Mint. The set includes a 5 pound coin, which the Manx authorities claim is intended to be a circulation coin, but it omits a penny and a two pence coin. The 20 pence coin has a flat reverse, but the obverse has a wide raised rim, as found on the UK 20 pence coin, and this is unique among 20 pence coins. Additionally, there is a new portrait of the Queen on the obverse; it was created by Royal Mint artist Jody Clark but is different from the portrait, also by Jody Clark, that appears on the UK's circulation coinage.

The obverse legend now reads: "QUEEN ELIZABETH II • ISLE OF MAN"; previously, it read: "ISLE OF MAN • ELIZABETH II".



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5   pence coin:    Manx Shearwater in flight with elevated wings.
10 pence coin:    Manx Cat.
20 pence coin:    Viking Longship in full sail.
50 pence coin:    Head of a Manx Loaghtan sheep.
1   pound coin:    Peregrine Falcon and a Raven, the supporters assigned to the Arms of the Island.
2   pounds coin:  Tower of Refuge, with birds flying above it

All of the designs have an interlocking Celtic border around the rim.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 20, 2017, 11:51:03 AM
2017.

San Marino released a new design series in 2017. EU rules allow every eurozone country to issue a new series of circulating coins once every 15 years.

See also: Circulation sets depicting buildings (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,20132.0.html).



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1c.    Coat of arms.
2c.    City gate.
5c.    The Church of the Capuchin friars.
10c.  The Church of the Convent of St. Francis.
20c.  The three towers.
50c.  Portrait of Saint Marino by Emilio Retrosi.
1e.    The Second Tower.
2e.    Portrait of Saint Marino by Giovanni Battista Urbinelli.

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on October 23, 2017, 04:24:46 PM
2017.

São Tomé and Príncipe redenominated its currency and released a new design series featuring birds.

See also:

1] Circulation sets consisting entirely of FAO-themed coins. (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,20858.0.html)

2] Modern coinage of São Tomé e Príncipe (Saint Thomas and Prince) (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44468.0.html)



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   10 céntimos.      Príncipe kingfisher.   
   20 céntimos.      São Tomé green pigeon.   
   50 céntimos.      Grey parrot.   
   1 dobra.      Green Sunbird.   
   2 dobras.      Falcon.   

 
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on May 06, 2018, 11:21:42 AM
2017.

Brunei issued a new design series to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Sultan's accession to the throne.



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1 sen.    Royal umbrella with dangling ornaments.

5 sen.    Traditional musical drum.   

10 sen.  Flower vase with roses.

20 sen.  Silver container for holding drinking water.

50 sen.  Royal crown.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on May 06, 2018, 11:36:21 AM
2018.

Mauritania issued a new design series, an attractive thematic set that included animals for the first time.
The set was issued in 2018, though the coins are dated 2017, and a trimetallic 20 ouguiya was included.



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⅕  ouguiya.    Fish.
1   ouguiya.   Teapot.
5   ouguiya.   Musical instruments.
10 ouguiya.   Cow.
20 ouguiya.   Camel mother with calf.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on May 07, 2018, 01:07:31 AM
2018.

The Philippines issued a new design series, featuring national heroes and local flora.

The obverse design of the 1, 5 and 25 sentimo features a sun and three stars (a stylised Philippines flag).



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1   sentimo.  Mangkono (Xanthostemon verdugonianus).
5   sentimo.  Kapal-kapal baging (Calotropis gigantea).
25 sentimo.  Katmon (Dillenia philippinensis).

1   piso.  Jose Rizal / Waling-waling (Vanda sanderiana).
5   piso.  Andreas Bonifacio / Tayabak (Strongylodon macrobotrys).
10 piso.  Apolinario Mabini / Kapa-kapa (Medinilla magnifica).
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on February 20, 2019, 01:54:12 PM
2018.

The Bahamas began updating its circulation designs in 2006. The new 15 cents design was added in October 2018. 

See also: Bahamian Variations (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,6960.0.html).



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Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on February 20, 2019, 03:29:09 PM
2018.

Kenya issued a new design series in late 2018. A new law forbade the continued portrayal of presidents on the coinage, and the attractive new designs featured African wildlife.

See also: Kenya's coinage since independence (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44447.0.html).



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Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on February 20, 2019, 04:46:29 PM
2018.

Argentina added the final denominations of its new design series, which was begun in 2017. The designs featured flowers and trees.



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1   peso.    Jacaranda.
2   pesos.  Silk floss tree
5   pesos.  Myrtle.
10 pesos.  Calden tree.
Title: Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
Post by: <k> on February 20, 2019, 04:46:53 PM
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