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Re: Keeling-Cocos set 1977
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2014, 12:21:25 AM »
See also Cocos (Keeling) Islands - Official Tokens of 2004

It would be interesting to know the mintage of each of the 1977 coins.

After allowing for 8000 gold [150 rupees] and 20,000 silver [25 and 10 rupees] and 10,000 mint sets plus an unknown quantity of the 7 piece mint set, there would not be much left out of AU$100.000 for any of the remaining lower denominations to actually circulate.

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Re: Keeling-Cocos set 1977
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2015, 01:45:21 PM »
Hello
I got a french book "Les monnaies du monde du XXe siècle" - 1987 that is quite complete (with list of chinese provinces and the main indian princely states)
The authors separate the token issues (1913 & 1968) from the 1977 issue that is described as a legal tender coinage on the island with parity with Singapore Dollar

The coins from 5 cents to 5 rupees are listed as circulating currency with low prices (the higher price was 50F. about 7,5€ for the 5 rupees in UNC grade)

The 10, 25 (silver) and 150 (gold) rupees are listed as medals/collector issues

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Re: Keeling-Cocos set 1977
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2015, 08:18:47 PM »
The only legal authority over the islands in 1977 is Australia. There is no reason for Australia to declare the Sing dollar legal tender anywhere in Australia. The series was certainly neither produced nor issued by the Australian government. You are the victim of a combination of Clunies-Ross propaganda and numismatic authors copying each other unthinkingly.

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Re: Keeling-Cocos set 1977
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2015, 10:42:00 PM »
Thank you to clarify it for me
So if I well understand the only currency that ever circulate (except AUD) was the 1913 plastic/bone token series (the next coloured series seems less interesting)
Great one more territory to search for !
(I also collect circulating token)
By the way what do you think about the holed ones should I avoid them ?
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Re: Keeling-Cocos set 1977
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2015, 11:37:37 PM »
So if I well understand the only currency that ever circulate (except AUD) was the 1903 plastic/bone token series ...

The bone tokens are of 1913, but there are earlier chits of 1902.

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Re: Keeling-Cocos set 1977
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2015, 11:41:29 PM »
corrected !

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Re: Keeling-Cocos set 1977
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2016, 06:52:58 PM »
I can't believe that I have not picked up this thread before, but the earlier 1910/1913 coins are made of Celluloid and the 1960s ones were injection moulded from polyacetal (also known as polyformaldehyde) plastic.

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Re: Keeling-Cocos set 1977
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2016, 07:00:29 PM »
Which means that your celluloid warning applies to these series, I guess. Important information for those who own these tokens!

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Re: Keeling-Cocos set 1977
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2018, 12:20:53 PM »
Acquired this Rupee for USD 230.00.

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Re: Keeling-Cocos set 1977
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2018, 01:11:00 PM »
not sure where the 1977 comes from, they are 1913 and made from Celluloid