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Offline goossen

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Similar design coins
« on: June 22, 2011, 10:29:07 PM »
Sometimes you see a coin and it looks familiar. Let's see similar coins from distinct countries. I'll begin with:



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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011, 12:17:23 AM »
Latvia 2 santimi, first minted 1937:



Germany (Fed. Rep.) 2 pfennig, first minted 1950:



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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2011, 12:22:27 AM »
Also, I remember that in 1997 the designs of the euro and cent coins were chosen. And in 1998 Brazil started issuing coins that were somewhat similar; don't know when those were designed.

Brazil - 1 real (image: worldcoingallery.com)



Euro area - 1 euro (image: European Commission)

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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2011, 12:32:25 AM »
Argentina and Paraguay.




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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2011, 01:56:11 AM »
Belgium, at a time it wanted to be part of France and France.

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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2011, 02:04:58 AM »


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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2011, 02:06:38 AM »
The images are Aditya's.




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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2011, 02:11:54 AM »
East Africa, Uganda. The link is obvious.





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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2011, 02:17:21 AM »


UK pre-decimal threepence. Design by William Gardner.





Decimal penny. Design by Christopher Ironside.

 
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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2011, 02:20:37 AM »
Mauritius and the Seychelles.
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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2011, 02:26:32 AM »
Oil derricks, on a 50 fils coin of the United Arab Emirates and on a Nigerian 1 kobo.

The connection? Geoffrey Colley.

See also: Industrial Infrastructure on Coins.








 
 
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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2011, 08:02:58 PM »
Here are two more "siblings"; in this case it is not really the designs that are similar but the overall look and the specifications. Euro area (2 euro) and Turkey (1 lira) ...

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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2011, 08:14:51 PM »
And two others - this time the compositions are quite different (Cu-Ni and aluminum) but the designs of the two sides with the face value are very similar.

Federal Republic of Germany - 1 DM (first issued in 1950):



GDR (East G.) - 1 Mark (first issued in 1956):



Images from worldcoingallery.com. The GDR later changed the name of its currency, so the later pieces (1972-90) have basically the same design but simply say Mark.

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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2011, 08:40:34 PM »
The 2 EUR has other well known "sibling". Wondering if the vending machines "exploit" continues.  >:D

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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2011, 10:00:04 PM »
Cheaper and/or older vending machines may still have problems with those almost identical twins. Modern machines have various ways of keeping them apart. The primary reason why I mentioned the 1 lira coin (and yes, the 10 baht piece is in the same category) is that in some euro countries bimetallic coins were not used before the introduction of the common currency. So some people actually wondered "what kind of euro coin is that?" when they saw one of these, even though the designs were quite different. :)

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