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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #180 on: March 26, 2016, 08:59:53 PM »
2011.

Uruguay issued a new design series, a very attractive wildlife set. A rhea had already graced an Argentinian circulation coin of the 1980s, but two of the subjects, the armadillo and the capybara, had never before appeared on a circulation coin of any country. The puma design on the 10 pesos was copied from the classic design seen on the 1942 one peso coin.















$1.   Armadillo.
$2.   Capybara.
$5.   Rhea.
$10. Mountain lion.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #181 on: March 26, 2016, 09:06:47 PM »
2012.

Colombia released a stylish new design series with a wildlife theme. Gone were the old-fashioned national and military heroes of former years.























50     pesos.  Spectacled bear.
100   pesos.  Frailejón plant. 
200   pesos.  Scarlet macaw.
500   pesos.  Crystal frog.
1000 pesos.  Loggerhead turtle.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #182 on: March 26, 2016, 09:08:28 PM »
2013.

Zambia. A new wildlife design series released on 1st January 2013 coincided with the revaluation of the kwacha. Two Zambian bird species appeared on the circulation coins for the first time. The previous design series had been issued in 1992 but soon became useless as a result of high inflation. Unlike previous Zambian sets, this new series included neither a 20 nor a 25 ngwee denomination.







5   ngwee.   Zambezi indigobird, or twinspot indigobird.  (Vidua codringtoni).
10 ngwee.   Eland.
50 ngwee.   African elephant.
1   kwacha.  Zambian barbet, or Chaplin's barbet.  (Lybius chaplini).

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #183 on: March 26, 2016, 09:09:14 PM »
2013.

Fiji. A new design series released on 2nd January 2013 replaced the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with designs of native wildlife. Fiji became a republic in 1987, and it was suspended from the Commonwealth in 2009, so there was no reason to retain the Queen’s effigy on the coins. Fiji originally announced that the set would be released in June 2012, and the coins are in fact dated 2012. However, their release was postponed until 2013. The new 10 cents coin is the only standard circulation coin to portray a bat, though Poland did issue a one-year-only 2 zloty coin depicting a bat in 2013.

The designs of Fijian cultural artefacts from the reverses of the old series were retained on the new, but the Fijian name of the artefact now appeared at the top of the design. The tanoa, from the reverse of the now defunct one cent coin was resurrected (in slightly amended form) for the two dollar coin, a new denomination. Fiji now joined a select band of countries using a different design for each obverse and reverse of their circulation coins.

See also: Circulation sets where each obverse and reverse design is different.












Value  Obverse design   Scientific name
5c    Bicolor foxface rabbitfish    Siganus uspi
10c Fiji flying fox (monkey-face bat)   Mirimiri acrodonta
20c Kadavu crimson shining parrot    Prosopeia splendens
50c Humphead wrasse   Cheilinus undulatus
$1  Banded iguana   Brachylophus fasciatus
$2  Fiji peregrine falcon    Falco peregrinus nesiotes

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #184 on: March 26, 2016, 09:09:35 PM »
2013.

Singapore.  A new design series was released in mid-2013. It featured national icons and landmarks.

See also: Circulation sets depicting buildings.









5   cents.   The Esplanade: Theatre on the Bay.
10 cents.   Public Housing, home to more than 80% of Singaporeans.
20 cents.   Changi Airport.
50 cents.   Port of Singapore.
1 dollar.     Merlion: a traditional symbol of Singapore.

Designer: Mr Fabian Lim of Singapore.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #185 on: March 26, 2016, 09:10:22 PM »
2014. 

Andorra.  The country, not an EU member, issues its first euro series, with the EU's permission.











1, 2, 5 cents.        Pyrenean chamois.
10, 20, 50 cents.  Church of Santa Coloma and a depiction of Christ from the church Sant Martí de la Cortinada.
1 euro.                  Casa de la Vall.
2 euro.                  Coat of arms.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #186 on: March 26, 2016, 09:18:30 PM »
2014.

Libya issued a thematic design series.







50   dirhams.  North African well for irrigation.

100 dirhams.  Kasr Kabaw, a Berber fortress-village located in Tripolitania.

¼ dinar.          Palm tree and olive branches.

½ dinar.          Roman mausoleum, Girza.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #187 on: March 27, 2016, 09:39:11 PM »
2015.

Gibraltar issued a new design series in early 2015, though the coins themselves were dated 2014. Below you can see three of them, though they are not to scale. The set did not include a penny or two pence coin.

See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar.







5   pence.    Dama de noche flower (Cestrum nocturnum).
10 pence.    Barbary partridge.
20 pence.    Candytuft flowers.
50 pence.    Macaque monkey, known as "the Barbary ape".
1   pound.   Dragon tree.
2   pounds. Three dolphins.
5   pounds. The Rock of Gibraltar.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #188 on: March 27, 2016, 09:59:57 PM »
2015.

Tonga issued a new design series. Unlike the first two series, this was not a FAO-themed set.







5c.   Heilala (Garcinia sessilis): Tonga's national flower.
10c. Malau (Megapodius pritchardii): Tongan scrubfowl.
20c. Kalia: catamaran.
50c. Milolua: Tongan dance.
$1.   Coat of arms.

Common obverse: Portrait of King Tupou VI, except for the dollar, which features a portrait of King George Tupou V.

Designer: Aleksandra Stokic.

 
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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #189 on: March 27, 2016, 10:16:24 PM »
2015.

South Sudan released its first coinage, which featured wildlife. One and two pound coins are expected to be released in 2016.







10 Piaster.  Desert oil drilling rig.
20 Piaster.  Shoebill Stork.
50 Piaster.  Northern White Rhino.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #190 on: March 27, 2016, 10:41:37 PM »
2015.

The Cook Islands issued its own coinage once more, after a gap of many years. Like the modern Australian and New Zealand sets, the series was smaller and lighter than before, and the 10 cents coin was its lowest denomination. Designs from the previous series were used, including the hermaphroditic god of creation Tangaroa, who clutches a pregnant belly. However, a superb new design for the new 5 dollar coin featured a vaka or catamaran, while the Southern Cross constellation dominates the night sky. The design was created by Aaron Baggio of the Royal Australian Mint.







10c.  Oranges and leaf cluster.
20c.  Pacific Triton seashells.
50c.  Bonito fish.
$1.    Tangaroa, Polynesian God of Creation.
$2.   "Kumete", a mortar and pestle traditionally used to pound root foods such as arrowroot.
$5.    Vaka - catamaran.

Common obverse: Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #191 on: March 27, 2016, 10:56:14 PM »
2015.

Vanuatu issued a superb new design series.







5     Vatu. Traditional outrigger canoe.
10   Vatu. Coconut crab.
20   Vatu. Traditional community leaders or "jifs".
50   Vatu. Kava and coconut.
100 Vatu. Parliament building.

Designer of reverses: Aleksandra Stokic.

Common obverse: Coat of arms.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #192 on: December 10, 2016, 03:46:12 PM »
2016.

The Seychelles issued a beautiful new design series that features the indigenous wildlife.









1   cent.      Gardiner's tree frog.
5   cents.    Black snail.
10 cents.    Swiftlet.
25 cents.    Jellyfish tree.
1   rupee.    King of Seychelles butterfly.
5   rupees.  Pitcher plant.
10 rupees.  Aldabra giant tortoise.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #193 on: June 23, 2017, 06:33:33 PM »
2016.

Indonesia issued a new design series, honouring its national heroes. Previous thematic sets had depicted the nation's wildlife, particularly birds.







100 rupiah.     Herman Johannes (1912-1992): Professor, scientist and politician.
200 rupiah.     Tjipto Mangunkusumo (1886-1943): Prominent Indonesian independence leader. One of the founders of the political party Indische Party.
500 rupiah.     Tahi Bonar Simatupang (1920-1990): Soldier who served during the National revolution. Later chief of staff of the Indonesian Armed Forces.
1000 rupiah.   I Gusti Ketut Pudja (1908-1977):  Indonesian politician and first governor of the Lesser Sunda Islands.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #194 on: June 23, 2017, 06:34:02 PM »
2017.

Canada issued a new design series to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Each design was produced by a different designer, with the result that the set lacks stylistic coherence. A 50 cents coin was also produced, but for collector sets only. However, it is said that the Canadians rarely use 50 cents coins anyway.







5  cents.   Living traditions.
10 cents.  Wings of peace.
25 cents.  Hope for a green future.
$1.           Connecting a nation.
$2.           Dance of the spirits.