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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.

D = Designer.

 
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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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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« 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 řre 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  öre.      Red squirrel.
2  öre.      Black grouse.
5  öre.      Elk.
10 öre.     Honey bee.
25 öre.     Siberian tit.
50 öre.     Elkhound.
1  krone.  Fjord horse.

Designer: Per Palle Storm.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« 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.

The coin sizes in this image are not to scale.







˝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.

D = Designer.

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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.
2˝c. 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.

D = Designer.

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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.