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Thematic sets from the 1920s to date

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#195
2017.

The Isle of Man released its first new design series since 2004, and the first to be produced by the Tower Mint instead of the Pobjoy Mint. The set includes a 5 pound coin, which the Manx authorities claim is intended to be a circulation coin, but it omits a penny and a two pence coin. The 20 pence coin has a flat reverse, but the obverse has a wide raised rim, as found on the UK 20 pence coin, and this is unique among 20 pence coins. Additionally, there is a new portrait of the Queen on the obverse; it was created by Royal Mint artist Jody Clark but is different from the portrait, also by Jody Clark, that appears on the UK's circulation coinage.

The obverse legend now reads: "QUEEN ELIZABETH II • ISLE OF MAN"; previously, it read: "ISLE OF MAN • ELIZABETH II".

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






5   pence coin:    Manx Shearwater in flight with elevated wings.
10 pence coin:    Manx Cat.
20 pence coin:    Viking Longship in full sail.
50 pence coin:    Head of a Manx Loaghtan sheep.
1   pound coin:    Peregrine Falcon and a Raven, the supporters assigned to the Arms of the Island.
2   pounds coin:  Tower of Refuge, with birds flying above it

All of the designs have an interlocking Celtic border around the rim.
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<k>

#196
2017.

San Marino released a new design series in 2017.

EU rules allow every eurozone country to issue a new series of circulating coins once every 15 years.

See also: Circulation sets depicting buildings.






1c.    Coat of arms.
2c.    City gate.
5c.    The Church of the Capuchin friars.
10c.  The Church of the Convent of St. Francis.
20c.  The three towers.
50c.  Portrait of Saint Marino by Emilio Retrosi.
1e.    The Second Tower.
2e.    Portrait of Saint Marino by Giovanni Battista Urbinelli.
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#197
2017.

São Tomé and Príncipe redenominated its currency and released a new design series featuring birds.

See also:

1] Circulation sets consisting entirely of FAO-themed coins.

2] Modern coinage of São Tomé e Príncipe (Saint Thomas and Prince)






   10 céntimos.      Príncipe kingfisher.   
   20 céntimos.      São Tomé green pigeon.   
   50 céntimos.      Grey parrot.   
   1 dobra.      Green Sunbird.   
   2 dobras.      Falcon.   
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<k>

#198
2017.

Brunei issued a new design series to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Sultan's accession to the throne.

See: Modern coinage of Brunei.






1 sen.    Royal umbrella with dangling ornaments.

5 sen.    Traditional musical drum.   

10 sen.  Flower vase with roses.

20 sen.  Silver container for holding drinking water.

50 sen.  Royal crown.
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<k>

#199
2018.

Mauritania issued a new design series, an attractive thematic set that included animals for the first time.
The set was issued in 2018, though the coins are dated 2017, and a trimetallic 20 ouguiya was included.

See: Coinage of Mauritania.






⅕  ouguiya.    Fish.
1   ouguiya.   Teapot.
2   ouguiya.   Musical instrument: a xalam, also known as a molo.
5   ouguiya.   Musical instruments: a kora (left) and a djembe (right).
10 ouguiya.   Cow.
20 ouguiya.   Camel mother with calf.
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<k>

#200
2018.

The Philippines issued a new design series, featuring national heroes and local flora.

The obverse design of the 1, 5 and 25 sentimo features a sun and three stars (a stylised Philippines flag).

See: The Philippines: Coins of the New Generation Currency.









1   sentimo.  Mangkono (Xanthostemon verdugonianus).
5   sentimo.  Kapal-kapal baging (Calotropis gigantea).
25 sentimo.  Katmon (Dillenia philippinensis).

1   piso.  Jose Rizal / Waling-waling (Vanda sanderiana).
5   piso.  Andreas Bonifacio / Tayabak (Strongylodon macrobotrys).
10 piso.  Apolinario Mabini / Kapa-kapa (Medinilla magnifica).
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<k>

#201
2018.

The Bahamas began updating its circulation designs in 2006. The new 15 cents design was added in October 2018. 

See also: Bahamian Variations.



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<k>

#202
2018.

Kenya issued a new design series in late 2018.

A new law forbade the continued portrayal of presidents on the coinage.

The attractive new designs featured African wildlife.

See also: Kenya's coinage since independence.



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<k>

#203
2018.

Argentina added the final denominations of its new design series, which was begun in 2017. The designs featured flowers and trees.

See: Argentina: trees and flowers set issued in 2017 and 2018.





1   peso.    Jacaranda.
2   pesos.  Silk floss tree
5   pesos.  Myrtle.
10 pesos.  Calden tree.
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<k>

#204
2018.

Ukraine issued a new design series.






1 hryvnia.   Volodymyr the Great.
2 hryvni.     Yaroslav the Wise.
5 hryven.    The hetman of Ukraine, Bogdan Khmelnitsky.
10 hryven.  The Hetman of the Zaporizhian Host, Ivan Mazepa.
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<k>

#205
2020.

Gibraltar issued a new design series. Curiously, it did not include a pound coin.

Gibraltar had still not decided whether to adopt a bimetallic pound coin, like the UK, instead of the standard monometallic pound coin.






1  penny. The Commonwealth Park, Gibraltar.

2  pence. The Small Boats Marina, Gibraltar.

5  pence. The Windsor Bridge, Gibraltar.

10 pence. Barbary partridge (Alectoris barbara).

20 pence. Dolphin.

50 pence. The Gibraltar Skywalk.

2 pounds. The Eastern side of the Rock of Gibraltar: the beaches of Sandy Bay, Catalan Bay and Eastern Bay.
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#206
2021.

The French Pacific Territories - New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and Wallis and Futuna - issued a new joint coin series.

See also: French Pacific Territories: coinage since September 2021.






5 francs.      In the center, the flowers of tiare and frangipani, and near the rim, a column of pines and taro leaves.
10 francs.    A canoe in the center, and marine fauna, white terns, rays, oysters and pearls.
20 francs.    Napoleon fish, angelfish, coachman fish and coral fish in the center. Turtles and small fish near the rim.
50 francs.    A kagou bird in the center and, near the rim, horned parakeets, breadfruit, fern leaves and niaouli leaves.
100 francs.  Habitat, with a faré in the center, and round huts, fale, clubs, pestles, tapa and tiare flowers.
200 francs.  Island culture: in the center, three ridge arrows, drum and ukulele, then near the rim, Tapa de Wallis, Tiki, and door frames.
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<k>

2022.

Sierra Leone redenominated its currency and released a new design series.

It featured musicians and their instruments.






   1 cent      Sullay Abu Bakarr      Microphone   
   5 cents      Israel Olorunfeh Cole      Djembe   
   10 cents      Sooliman Ernest Rogers      Guitar   
   25 cents      Bassie Sorie Kondi      Kalimba   
   50 cents      Salia Koroma      Accordion   
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<k>

2022.

Liberia introduced circulating $5 and $10 coins. They featured former Liberian presidents.

Previously, the country had not used coins for many years.






$5.   President E.J. Roye.

$10.  President J.J. Roberts.


The common reverse design features a map of Liberia.

The Lone Star is the name of the Liberian flag.

Lone Star Forever is the name of a patriotic folk song.
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<k>

#209
2023.

Croatia joined the euro zone and issued an appropriate new coinage.






   1, 2, 5 cents.       A ligature of the Glagolitic letters 'H' and 'R'.   
   10, 20, 50 cents.      Nikola Tesla, scientist and inventor.   
   1 euro.      European pine marten, Croatia's national animal.   
   2 euro.      A map of Croatia.   


Each design features part of the Croatian checkerboard.  This is found on the Croatian coat of arms and flag.
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