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Collecting coins => Fantasies => Topic started by: Pabitra on May 05, 2015, 02:32:26 PM

Title: Gilbert Islands
Post by: Pabitra on May 05, 2015, 02:32:26 PM
Set of three one dollar coins
Title: Re: Gilbert Islands
Post by: Pabitra on May 05, 2015, 02:39:05 PM
The second set - 3 different ships
Title: Re: Gilbert Islands
Post by: <k> on May 05, 2015, 03:12:36 PM
The Gilbert Islands were British, but they became independent as Kiribati, of course. Apparently the new name is simply the way the islanders pronounce "Gilbert". So, this set is one of those pointless retro sets that are patently impossible to visualise as coins of a true nation.
Title: Re: Gilbert Islands
Post by: eurocoin on June 26, 2016, 12:16:39 PM
In 2015 - 6 new pieces were issued featuring the sailing ships Nadezhda, Matthew, San Gabriel, Golden Hind, Bounty and Mary Rose.

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m93/eurocoins/gilberts_zpsbn6vusfy.jpg)
(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m93/eurocoins/gilberts3_zps1rs6sle0.jpg)
(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m93/eurocoins/gilberts4_zpscoui4nlz.jpg)

Obverse of all pieces:

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m93/eurocoins/gilberts2015_zpsuvhztt78.jpg)
Title: Re: Gilbert Islands
Post by: Figleaf on June 26, 2016, 12:20:49 PM
Info on the Matthew (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_(ship)).

Peter
Title: Re: Gilbert Islands
Post by: eurocoin on July 29, 2017, 10:04:57 AM
In 2016, 3 further fantasy pieces were issued in the series. Again the pieces have a fake denomination of 1 dollar. The pieces depict the ships Santa Maria, Pinta and Nina.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4315/35402389164_1d74fcf3f1_o.jpg)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4319/35844262680_4a9013d067_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Gilbert Islands
Post by: eurocoin on July 29, 2017, 10:50:52 AM
In 2017, a further 3 pieces were issued in the fantasy series. They depict the ships Amerigo Vespucci, Sorlandet and Sagresi.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4297/35844885520_ee90d08896_o.jpg)(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4317/35844885410_2623510901_o.jpg)(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4329/35844885680_3059115a18_o.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4306/36236818815_ebdf7bc50c_o.jpg)