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Re: Coinage of New Guinea
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2012, 12:56:30 AM »
Tabu is the traditional shell money used in East New Britain by the Tolai community. More information here



I also read there that the 1 and 2 toea coins were discontinued in 2007 and are no longer legal tender - most have now been returned to the bank.
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Re: Coinage of New Guinea
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2012, 07:26:24 AM »
I forgot!  I also have a coin from New Brunswick.
I can't think of any German or Itallian States that started with "New".

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You could extend the frame a little to cover 18th-century US coins from New Jersey, tokens from New York ... and north of the border  there's Nova Scotia, too, which essentially means the same thing as New Caledonia :-)
Plus English coins and tokens made in Newcastle ...


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Re: Coinage of New Guinea
« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2012, 06:16:18 AM »
50 Toea issued to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of Bank of Papua New Guinea 1973 - 2008
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Coinage of New Guinea
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2012, 09:09:20 AM »
And a bimetallic 2 Kina coin commemorating the same event. Heaviest and biggest bimetallic coin in my collection. :) And for the same reasons, I'm pretty sure it wasn't intended for circulation.

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Re: Coinage of New Guinea
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2012, 09:12:53 AM »
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 1 KINA

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Re: Coinage of New Guinea
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2012, 03:17:18 PM »
The dog teeth and the crocs go very well with your latest avatar, Mackie :) That avatar in turn strongly reminds me of a vice-minister I had to work for... :'(

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Re: Coinage of New Guinea
« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2012, 07:39:20 PM »
Peter,

My avatar reminds me of my CFO, he doesn't smoke at work but he has the same expression on his face all the time.  ;D
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Coinage of New Guinea
« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2012, 05:51:56 PM »
50 Toea (2007): 50th Anniversary of  Saint John Ambulance.



(Image from Numista)

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Re: Coinage of New Guinea
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2013, 04:36:01 PM »
For the sake of completeness.

If you look very carefully, you can see why I got this coin for a fraction of its catalogue quote.

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Re: Coinage of New Guinea
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2013, 09:55:27 PM »
Too small for me to see clearly - please explain!  (Does it say "COPY" in small letters somewhere, or has it had a brooch mounting removed?  There is something by the NE of NEU that looks odd - solder marks?)


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Re: Coinage of New Guinea
« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2013, 12:30:10 AM »
You almost got it. The spot at NE is the counterpart of a small round punch on the throat and lower part of the head of the bird. Once you have seen it, you wonder why you didn't see it before. Take into account that the picture is three times the size of the coin. You hardly notice the damage with the coin in hand, unless you hold it exactly right in the light.

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Re: Coinage of New Guinea
« Reply #41 on: January 08, 2013, 12:38:56 AM »
I had noticed the mark on the reverse but still can't see it on the obverse. Nonetheless it would have commanded a high price in Australia. These are very difficult to obtain unless you have bottomless wallet.

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Re: Coinage of New Guinea
« Reply #42 on: December 26, 2014, 06:33:02 PM »
New Guinea, ½d and 1d, 1929.  Look at the ornate designs on these old coins.

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Re: Coinage of New Guinea
« Reply #43 on: December 26, 2014, 09:00:35 PM »
Does anyone know if the German New Guinea coins actually circulated?

There is a gap in my "bronze penny" collection, namely the 1894 10 pfennig - these are always expensive and top grade - I've never actually seen a worn one offered for sale.

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Re: Coinage of New Guinea
« Reply #44 on: December 26, 2014, 09:22:49 PM »
Does anyone know if the German New Guinea coins actually circulated?

There is a gap in my "bronze penny" collection, namely the 1894 10 pfennig - these are always expensive and top grade - I've never actually seen a worn one offered for sale.

David

Gerhard Schön's catalogue prices it in four grades, along with the others, which implies that it did circulate. Presumably any wildlife theme collector seeking the most affordable bird of paradise design would go for a circulated 10 pfennig.