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Re: Comments on Major New Circulation Sets of the 21st Century
« Reply #105 on: November 30, 2020, 11:59:24 PM »
New coin series of the CFP Franc to be issued in September 2021. The new series includes a new bimetallic coin of 200 FCFP.

www.tntv.pf/tntvnews/polynesie/economie/de-nouvelles-pieces-de-monnaie-en-septembre-2021/amp/


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Re: Comments on Major New Circulation Sets of the 21st Century
« Reply #106 on: December 01, 2020, 10:37:52 AM »
The TV station explains how the new series of coins will be smaller and they will use design elements from the banknotes. The Fcfp 200 is a new denomination that will fit into the range of lower denominated coins. The decision to change was apparently driven by climate change considerations. The new coins require less metal, so less carbon production, while replacing plant-based paper by coins that last much longer is a positive that offsets mining.

Earlier this year, the TV station reported that the Fcfp 1 and 2 (relatively large aluminium coins, their size based on pre 1939 French franc pieces) are hoarded and remain unused, largely out of disdain for their small value. If these denominations are still included in the new series, they may not be produced for long.

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Re: Comments on Major New Circulation Sets of the 21st Century
« Reply #107 on: December 01, 2020, 07:23:20 PM »
I remember the old issue with this denomination. This is rare and I have little information about it:
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Re: Comments on Major New Circulation Sets of the 21st Century
« Reply #108 on: December 01, 2020, 09:39:05 PM »
An official fantasy (commemoratives "celebrating" no change?) with a mintage of 500, all in sets. There is no agreed standard for what is rare, but it is clear that a mintage of 500 with a survival rate of 100% is not rare. Perhaps "not often offered or demanded" (NOOOD) describes its status better. ::)

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Re: Comments on Major New Circulation Sets of the 21st Century
« Reply #109 on: December 16, 2020, 12:09:17 AM »
I haven't updated the parent topic since February 2019. Which sets do I need to add, according to my criteria?

I am aware that Swaziland has changed its name to Eswatini, but so far only two circulation coins of the series have been issued with the new name, and for me that is an incomplete set.
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Re: Comments on Major New Circulation Sets of the 21st Century
« Reply #110 on: December 18, 2020, 02:26:51 PM »
Gibraltar had new one year type sets in 2018 and 2019 too.
Australia - new portrait of the Queen in 2019.
China, India and Tajikistan - new set in 2019.

Japan and Oman - new kings in 2020.
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Re: Comments on Major New Circulation Sets of the 21st Century
« Reply #111 on: December 18, 2020, 02:38:18 PM »
Thanks, andyg. I've just finished a mini-image of Gibraltar 2019, but I'd forgotten the 2018 set. They just do it to give me work, I'm sure. The sooner they join the eurozone, the better, so far as I'm concerned.
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Re: Comments on Major New Circulation Sets of the 21st Century
« Reply #112 on: December 19, 2020, 03:19:50 PM »
Japan I've omitted. The difference in script in invisible to most non-Japanese people, I'm sure, and my topic is essentially a visual one.

I've omitted countries that merely changed their metal types (Poland and UAE, I believe, as our member Pabitra pointed out to me via email) and those with fewer than three new circulation coin types, which rules out the 'peso dominicano' and also Venezuela. Pabitra has mentioned Bhutan and Panama, but I don't see how they fit - at least not with my stated criteria.
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Re: Comments on Major New Circulation Sets of the 21st Century
« Reply #113 on: December 23, 2020, 03:19:43 PM »
My thanks to forum member Pabitra, who sent me this illustration of the difference between the Japanese Heisei and Reiwa reigns as shown on the coins.

I have included a smaller version of the image in the main topic under 2020.
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Re: Comments on Major New Circulation Sets of the 21st Century
« Reply #114 on: December 23, 2020, 07:58:36 PM »
Is it not the first two characters that are of relevance rather than just the first character ?

Also - these pictures confirm that again 1st (in Japanese) has been used for year one coin instead of them just using 1.

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