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Modern coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens of other continents => Pacific Islands => Topic started by: Mister T on November 07, 2015, 05:02:27 AM

Title: Solomon Islands 1995 FAO 20c
Post by: Mister T on November 07, 2015, 05:02:27 AM
Does anyone have one? I'm wondering whether coin orientation is normal as every other Solomon Islands 20c I have seen is medal orientation.
Additionally, does anyone know if this coin circulated? I'm thinking it probably came in a set but I can't find any information one way or the other.
Title: Re: Solomon Islands 1995 FAO 20c
Post by: andyg on November 07, 2015, 02:32:22 PM
These I think were issued quite a bit later than 1995 - I certainly wasn't aware of them until the mid 2000s.    The alignment is opposite to the other Solomon Is coins, they weight is less at 7.7g - and I think the portrait is copied from the royal mint issues (much like the 2c 2006) - see below....
Title: Re: Solomon Islands 1995 FAO 20c
Post by: Mister T on November 14, 2015, 04:04:38 AM
Interesting. Thanks for confirming anyway, and yes, the feel like they're made of something different.
Title: Re: Solomon Islands S#62
Post by: Gerhard Schön on November 15, 2015, 10:51:34 PM
These I think were issued quite a bit later than 1995 - I certainly wasn't aware of them until the mid 2000s.

Well, I have catalogued them twenty years ago, right in time for the World Food Day 1995, and they are listed in the book since then. The obverse is of course a bit different since the FAO coins were made at the Italian State Mint. They have been produced for collectors only, not for general circulation.

Gerhard
Title: Re: Solomon Islands 1995 FAO 20c
Post by: andyg on November 15, 2015, 11:26:30 PM
they didn't appear in the other catalogue for some years.... ::)
but then I guess we should be used to this.

Did the Italian state mint make the 2c 2006 as well?
The portraits are similar....
Title: Re: Solomon Islands
Post by: Gerhard Schön on November 15, 2015, 11:29:36 PM
Did the Italian state mint make the 2c 2006 as well? The portraits are similar...

No, definitely not.
Title: Re: Solomon Islands 1995 FAO 20c
Post by: eurocoin on November 16, 2015, 07:06:05 AM
Did the Italian state mint make the 2c 2006 as well?
The portraits are similar....

As we discussed here (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,25422.0.html), the issuance of the 2 cent coins of 2006 hasn't been authorized by the Central Bank of the Solomon Islands and the source of the coins is unknown (most likely China).
Title: Re: Solomon Islands S#62
Post by: Mister T on November 17, 2015, 11:42:13 AM
Well, I have catalogued them twenty years ago, right in time for the World Food Day 1995, and they are listed in the book since then. The obverse is of course a bit different since the FAO coins were made at the Italian State Mint. They have been produced for collectors only, not for general circulation.

Gerhard

Ah thanks - that makes sense.