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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #150 on: March 26, 2016, 02:53:31 PM »
1998.

Tanzania added higher denominations to its circulation series throughout the 1990s, and by 1998 it had created a superb new wildlife series.



















20s.    Elephant and calf.     Reverse: President Ali Hassan.
50s.    Rhino and calf.          Reverse: President Ali Hassan.
100s.  Impala antelopes.     Reverse: President Nyrere.        
200s.  Lion and cub.            Reverse: Sheikh Abbid Amani Karume.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #151 on: March 26, 2016, 08:21:17 PM »
1998.

Uganda issued a new design series. The set depicted Uganda's wildlife.

See: Uganda since independence.







50   shillings.  Kob.
100 shillings.  Long-horned cow.
200 shillings.  Tilapia fish.
500 shillings.  Crested crane.

Designer: Stan Witten, Royal Canadian Mint.
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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #152 on: March 26, 2016, 08:21:44 PM »
1999.

In this year there were no new sets that meet my criteria for inclusion in this topic.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #153 on: March 26, 2016, 08:22:08 PM »
2000.

Ecuador adopted a new coin series, whose designs celebrated its national heroes.

See also: Ecuador: national heroes on coins (1995-2000).



NOTE: Individual coin sizes are not to scale.







1   centavo.    Map of the Americas.
5   centavos.  Juan Montalvo.
10 centavos.  Eugenio Espejo.
25 centavos.  José Joaquín de Olmedo.
50 centavos.  José Eloy Alfaro Delgado.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #154 on: March 26, 2016, 08:22:34 PM »
2000.

The Isle of Man introduced a new design series, which celebrated its Christian heritage.

See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man















1p.    A Manx chapel.
2p.    A Manx sailboat on choppy waters.
5p.    A Manx-style Celtic cross.
10p.  The ruins of Saint German's cathedral.
20p.  A monk writing a manuscript in Rushen Abbey.
50p.  An upright carved cross from a pre-Norse carved altar frontal.
£1.    A triskele, with three church bells between the legs.
£2.    A design from a tenth century cross depicting the battle of Ragnarök.

 
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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #155 on: March 26, 2016, 08:22:56 PM »
2000.

Yugoslavia released a new design series, featuring national architecture. In reality, Yugoslavia at this point consisted of only Serbia (including Kosovo) and Montenegro. However, Montenegro was already unofficially using the euro, not the Yugoslavian dinar.

See also: Circulation sets depicting buildings.



















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50 paras.   Bust: ”Serbia” by Dorde Jovanovic.
1   dinar.     Building of the National Bank of Yugoslavia.
2   dinar.     Gracanica Monastery.
5   dinar.     Federal Assembly Building.

Designer: Mitar Petković.

 
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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #156 on: March 26, 2016, 08:23:18 PM »
2001.

Jamaica began a new design series of National Heroes in 1991, gradually replacing the old flora and fauna series. The series was completed in 2001, with the issue of a 20 dollar coin honouring Marcus Garvey. The same design had also appeared on the 25 cents and 50 cents coins at various times, but the 20 dollar coin was evidently a sign of high inflation in Jamaica. Some of the new coins appeared in various shapes, sizes and metals, over the space of a few short years.

See also: National heroes of Jamaica.































10c.   Paul Bogle.
25c.   Marcus Garvey.
$1.    Alexander Bustamante.
$5.    Norman Manley.
$10.  George William Gordon.
$20.  Marcus Garvey.

 
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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #157 on: March 26, 2016, 08:23:40 PM »
2002.

China issued a set depicting flowers on the reverse. The 1 jiao and 1 yuan coins were first released in 2000 but with the date "1999".  The 5 jiao coin completed the set in 2002. The 1 jiao coin was changed from aluminum to stainless steel in 2005.







1 jiao.    Orchid.
5 jiao.    Lotus.
1 yuan.  Chrysanthemum.

Designer: Chang Huan (a female designer) for the 1 Jiao Orchid and 5 Jiao Lotus(ref).

 
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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #158 on: March 26, 2016, 08:24:17 PM »
2002.

Austria released its first euro coins. The designs featured some of Austria’s flowers, architecture and historical figures.

See also: Circulation sets depicting buildings.



































1 cent: Alpine Flowers - Gentian
2 cent: Alpine Flowers - Edelweiß
5 cent: Alpine Flowers - Primrose

10 cent: Vienna Architecture - St Stephen's Cathedral
20 cent: Vienna Architecture - Belvedere Palace
50 cent: Vienna Architecture - Sezession building

€1: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (composer)
€2: Bertha von Suttner (pacifist, writer)

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #159 on: March 26, 2016, 08:24:34 PM »
2002.

Greece released its first euro coins. The designs featured ships, historical figures, and ancient Greek heritage.



































1 cent: Greek Ships - Athenian trireme
2 cent: Greek Ships - Corvette from the War of Independence
5 cent: Greek Ships - Modern tanker

10 cent: Statesmen - Rigas Fereos Velestinlis
20 cent: Statesmen - Ioannis Capodistrias
50 cent: Statesmen - Eleftherios Venizelos

€1: Athenian owl (from a 5c BC tetradrachm)
€2: Abduction of Europa (from a 3c AD mosaic in Sparta)

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #160 on: March 26, 2016, 08:24:55 PM »
2002.

Italy released its first euro coins. The designs featured Italy's architecture and cultural heritage.

See also: Circulation sets depicting buildings.




































1 cent: Architecture - Castel del Monte.
2 cent: Architecture - Mole Antonelliana (Turin).
5 cent: Architecture - Colosseum (Rome).

10 cent: Art - Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus.
20 cent: Art - Umberto Boccioni, Forme Uniche. (Futurist Sculpture).
50 cent: Art - Michelangelo's Piazza del Campidoglio, with the ancient statue of Marcus Aurelius.

€1: Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man.
€2: Raffaello's portrait of Dante Alighieri.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #161 on: March 26, 2016, 08:25:15 PM »
2002.

Spain released its first euro coins. The designs featured Spain's architecture, the writer Cervantes, and King Juan Carlos.




















1/2/5 cent: Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

10/20/50 cent: Miguel de Cervantes (writer).

€1/€2: King Juan Carlos I.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #162 on: March 26, 2016, 08:25:35 PM »
2003.

Indonesia had issued new 50 and 100 rupiah designs in 1999, and it completed the series with 500 and 1000 rupiah coins in 2003. The stylish new designs, mainly on the theme of birds, echoed Indonesia's bird themes of the 1970s.

See also:

Indonesia, Birds, and Wallace's Line.

Indonesia: coins of the 1990s.



















50    rupiah.  Oriole.
100  rupiah.  King cockatoo.
200  rupiah.  Bali starling.
500  rupiah.  Jasmine flower.

 
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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #163 on: March 26, 2016, 08:26:00 PM »
2003.

Serbia issued a series of Serbian dinars in 2003, featuring its national architecture, after the remainder of Yugoslavia became the Confederation of Serbia and Montenegro. The old Yugoslav dinars were no longer valid.

See also: Circulation sets depicting buildings.

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1   dinar.  Building of the National Bank of Serbia.
2   dinar.  Gracanica Monastery.
5   dinar.  Krusedol Monastery.
10 dinar.  Studenica Monastery.
20 dinar.  Saint Sava Church, Vracar.

Designer: Mitar Petković.

 
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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #164 on: March 26, 2016, 08:26:20 PM »
2003.

Timor Leste, formerly known as East Timor, issued a national coinage in 2003, after having gained its independence from Indonesia in 2002. The country uses US dollars but issues its own coinage: 100 centavos are equal to one US dollar.























1   centavo.    Nautilus Pompilius. Cephalopod.
5   centavos.  Rice.
10 centavos.  Timorese rooster. Symbol of independence.
25 centavos.  Beiro. Traditional fishing boat.
50 centavos.  Coffee.

Designer: José Bandeira.

 
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