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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2014, 09:27:05 PM »
1947.

Fiji had issued a national coinage in 1934, but it did not introduce a threepence until 1947. The native hut design was by James Berry.  Percy Metcalfe designed the outrigger on the shilling and the turtle on the sixpence.















d.  Value.         
1d.   Value.          
3d.   Native dwelling.   
6d.   Turtle.           
1s.   Outrigger.       
2s.   Coat of arms.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2014, 09:27:58 PM »
1948.

Madagascar released a three coin set (1, 2 and 5 francs), featuring the heads of three zebu on the reverse. The design was by Lucien Bazor.

See also: Beasts of French Africa




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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2014, 09:28:35 PM »
1950.

Guatemala completed a new thematic design series in 1950.



















1   centavo.    Bartolome de las Casas, priest.
5   centavos.  Silk cotton tree (Ceiba pentandra).
10 centavos.  Quirigua Monolith.
25 centavos.  Woman in native dress.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2014, 09:29:08 PM »
1950.

Somalia was still an Italian protectorate at this time. It released a set of five coins with two different thematic designs: an elephant and a lioness.











1   centesimo.  Elephant.
5   centesimi.   Elephant.
10 centesimi.   Elephant.
50 centesimi.   Lioness.
1   somalo.       Lioness.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2014, 09:29:43 PM »
1955.

Still under British rule, Cyprus released an attractive set whose themes drew on its classical past.











3     mils.  Stylised flying-fish.
5     mils.  Bronze age man carrying copper bar.
25   mils.  Head of bull.
50   mils.  Fern leaves.
100 mils.  Merchant ship, circa 6th century B.C.

Designer: William Gardner.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2014, 09:30:11 PM »
1955.

Italy had released a full new set of designs by 1955, up to 100 lire. The strange mixture of themes is attractive but not entirely successful as a set. The designs on the higher denominations lasted into the early to mid-1990s, while the lower denominations dropped out because of inflation.

Coin sizes in the images are not to scale.











1     lira.  Cornucopia.         Scales.
2     lire.  Honey bee.          Olive branch.
5     lire.  Ship's rudder.      Dolphin.
10   lire.  Ears of wheat.     Tiller.
50   lire.  Head of Italia.      Vulcan at anvil.
100 lire.  Head of Italia.      Goddess Ceres with sprig.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2014, 09:30:43 PM »
1955.

Rhodesia and Nyasaland, a federation that comprised Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and Nyasaland (now Malawi) released a coinage set in 1955.

See also: Southern Rhodesia / Rhodesia and Nyasaland / Rhodesia.



















d.  Stylised giraffes.         D: Bernard Sindall.
1d.   Stylised elephants.     D: Bernard Sindall.
3d.   Flame lily.                    D: Paul Vincze.
6d.   Lioness.                      D: Paul Vincze.
1s.   Sable antelope.           D: Paul Vincze.
2s.   African fish eagle.        D: Humphrey Paget.
2/6.  Coat of arms.              D: Humphrey Paget.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2014, 09:31:18 PM »
1956.

Guernsey, a dependency of the UK, issued three new designs for its coins.











4 doubles.       Guernsey lily.
8 doubles.       Three flowers of the Guernsey lily.
Three pence.   Guernsey cow.

Designer: Paul Vincze.

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« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2014, 10:55:31 PM »
1958.

Norway released a new circulation coin series. The reverse of each of the seven denominations, from 1 re to 1 krone, depicted an animal (or insect). This was the first time since the Irish barnyard set of 1928 that the reverses of a circulation coinage set were entirely devoted to wildlife designs.

See: Norwegian wildlife series, 1958 to 1973.

NOTE: The coin sizes in the image are not to scale.







1  re.      Red squirrel.
2  re.      Black grouse.
5  re.      Elk.
10 re.     Honey bee.
25 re.     Siberian tit.
50 re.     Elkhound.
1  krone.  Fjord horse.

Designer: Per Palle Storm.

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« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2014, 10:56:27 PM »
1959.

Nigeria released its first national coinage, shortly before independence in 1960. Interestingly, a Star of David separates the text in the legend.

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d. Value.
1d.  Value.
3d.  Cotton plant.        D: Paul Vincze.
6d.  Cocoa beans.       D: Humphrey Paget.
1s.   Palm branches.    D: Paul Vincze.
2s.   Peanut plant.       D: Humphrey Paget.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2014, 10:57:10 PM »
1961.

Mali released a three coin wildlife set.















5   francs.  Hippopotamus.
10 francs.  Horse.
25 francs.  Lion.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2014, 10:58:40 PM »
1961.

South Africa became a republic and left the Commonwealth. It also decimalised its currency and issued a new coinage.















c.   Sparrows.                     D: George Kruger-Gray.
1c.    Voortrekker wagon.      D: Hilda Mason.
2c. Protea cynaroides.        D: George Kruger-Gray.
5c.    Protea cynaroides.        D: George Kruger-Gray.
10c.  Allegory of Hope.           D: George Kruger-Gray.
20c.  Coat of arms.                D: George Kruger-Gray.
50c.  Springbok.                     D: Coert Steynberg.

Common obverse: Jan van Riebeck.    D: Willie Myburg.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2014, 10:59:36 PM »
1963.

Cyprus became independent from Britain in 1960 and released a new design series in 1963.







1     mil.     Value within wreath.
5     mils.   Merchant ship, circa 6th century B.C.  Bronze.
25   mils.   Cedar of Lebanon.
50   mils.   Bunch of grapes.
100 mils.   Cyprus mouflon.

Designer: William Gardner.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2014, 11:04:37 PM »
1964.

Comoros issued a new design series in 1964. The reverse design of the 10 and 20 francs contains several elements, including a coelacanth fish, a jet plane, dhows, palm trees, coconuts, and triton shells.

See also: Comoros.




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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2014, 11:05:11 PM »
1964.

Malawi, formerly known as Nyasaland, became independent and issued its first national coinage. Curiously, it did not include a threepence coin, but a penny, showing only the denomination, was added in 1967.

See also: Malawi.











6d.  Domestic cock.
1s.  Corn cob.
2s.  Elephants.
2/6. Coat of arms.

Common obverse: President Hastings Banda.

Designer: Paul Vincze.