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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #90 on: October 08, 2015, 09:03:33 PM »
1980.

Laos, a communist state, issued a new currency and coinage set.















10 att.   Peasant with produce.
20 att.   Farmer ploughing with ox.
50 att.   Fish.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #91 on: October 08, 2015, 09:04:03 PM »
1980.

Mozambique issued a new design series. It was produced at the Berlin Mint, in the German Democratic Republic.







50  centavos.  Timbila. Traditional wooden xylophone.   
1    metical.      Seated female student.
2½ meticais.    Crane loading ship.
5    meticais.    Man driving tractor.
10  meticais.    Factory.
20  meticais.    Armoured personnel carrier.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #92 on: October 08, 2015, 09:04:25 PM »
1980.

Zimbabwe (formerly known as Southern Rhodesia, then Rhodesia, then finally Zimbabwe-Rhodesia) achieved independence from Britain in 1980. It issued a new national coinage in the same year.

See also: Zimbabwe.































1c.    Garland of leaves of the flame lily, the national flower.
5c.    Hare.
10c.  Baobabs tree.
20c.  Birchenough Bridge, Sabi River.
50c.  Rising sun, symbolic of Independence.
$1.   Zimbabwe ruins.

Common obverse: The Zimbabwe soapstone bird, based on a totem found
                at the Zimbabwe ruins and now in the National Museum.

Designer: Jeff Huntly.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #93 on: October 08, 2015, 09:04:49 PM »
1981.

Iceland issued a design series devoted to sea life. The reverse of the series depicted Iceland’s mythological spirits.

See also: Icelandic marine series, 1981 to date. 



















5   aurar.    Eagle.     Reverse: Common skate.
10 aurar.    Bull.        Reverse: Flying squid.
50 aurar.    Dragon.  Reverse: Deep-sea prawn.
1   krona.   Giant.      Reverse: Cod.
5   kronur.  Spirits.    Reverse: Dolphins.

Designer: Throstur Magnusson.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #94 on: October 08, 2015, 09:05:10 PM »
1981.

Tonga released a new design series. It is referred to as the World Food Day series but was issued for many years.



















1   seniti.   Maize.                      Re: Vanilla plant.
2   seniti.   Family planning.       Re: Taro leaves.
5   seniti.   Hen and chicks.        Re: Coconuts.
10 seniti.   Tupou IV.                 Re: Banana tree.
20 seniti.   Tupou IV.                 Re: Yams.
50 seniti.   Tupou IV.                 Re: Tomatoes.

 
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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #95 on: October 08, 2015, 09:05:46 PM »
1982.

The Seychelles replaced four of its circulation designs with new ones in 1982. A special World Food Day 5 and 10 cents set had appeared in 1981, with appropriate legends, and these designs were adapted for circulation use in 1982. The 1 cent and 5 rupee coins likewise acquired new designs.

See also: Wildlife of the Seychelles.



















1   cent.       Mud crab.                        D: Robert Elderton. 
5   cents.     Cassava plant.                 D: Robert Elderton.
10 cents.     Yellow fin tuna.                D: Robert Elderton.
5   rupees.   Coco-de-mer palm tree.  D: Fred Mogford.

D = Designer.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #96 on: October 08, 2015, 09:06:15 PM »
1983.

Cyprus switched from mils to cents and also released a new design series, showing images from Cypriot artefacts through the ages.

The coins illustrated in the images are not to scale.



















½c.  Cyprus cyclamen flower (Cyclamen cyprium).

1c.   Stylised bird perched on a branch, from a jug of bichrome ware from the Cyproarchaic period.

2c.   Two heraldically arranged stylised goats from a shallow bowl with two handles from the mid-13th century BC.

5c.   Head of bull from a silver bowl with a wish-boned handle from the 14th century BC.

10c. Modern clay vase of Phini decorated with flowers and birds.

20c. Pied wheatear perched on an olive branch.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #97 on: October 08, 2015, 09:06:39 PM »
1983.

Jersey issued a new design series, showing the island's landmarks on the reverse. Previously Jersey’s circulation coins had only ever shown the coat of arms on the reverse.

See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey.















1p.    Le Hocq watch tower.
2p.    L'Hermitage.
5p.    Seymour Tower.
10p.  Dolmen at Faldouet, St. Martin.
20p.  Lighthouse at La Corbiere.
50p.  Gatehouse, Grosnez Castle.

Common obverse: Elizabeth II.

Designer: Robert Lowe.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #98 on: October 08, 2015, 09:07:17 PM »
1983.

The Philippines released a new design series, with yet another set of portraits of its national heroes on the obverse. This time, however, the reverses of the coins depicted the flora and fauna of the country, making for a doubly attractive set. The coins were significantly reduced in size in 1991, with some of them undergoing changes in metal content too.



















1  sentimo.     Lapu-lapu.                                       D: Angel Cacnio.
                      Sea shell (Voluta imperialis).            D: Rafael Asuncion.
5  sentimos.   Melchora Aquino.                             D: Romeo MananQuil.
                      Waling-waling orchid.                       D: Angel Cacnio.
10 sentimos.  Francisco Baltasar.                           D: Romeo MananQuil.
                      Pygmy goby, world's smallest fish.   D: Romeo MananQuil.
25 sentimos.  Juan Luna.                                        D: Angel Cacnio.
                      Butterfly (Graphium idaeoides).        D: Rafael Asuncion.
50 sentimos.  Marcel H. del Pilar.                            D: Angel Cacnio.
                      Monkey-eating eagle.                        D: Rafael Asuncion.
1  piso.           Jose Rizal.                                        D: Rafael Asuncion.
                      Tamaraw (Black buffalo).                  D: Romeo MananQuil.
2  piso.           Andres Bonifacio.                             D: Romeo MananQuil.
                      Coconut palm.                                  D: Romeo MananQuil.

D = Designer.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #99 on: October 08, 2015, 09:07:48 PM »
1983.

Vanuatu, formerly the Franco-British condominium of the New Hebrides, achieved independence in 1980. It issued its first national coinage in 1983.

















1   vatu.  Conch shell.
2   vatu.  Conch shell.
5   vatu.  Conch shell.
10 vatu.  Coconut crab beneath coconut trees.
20 vatu.  Coconut crab beneath coconut trees.
50 vatu.  Yam root crop encircled by leaves entwining wild canes.

Common obverse: Coat of arms.

Designer:  Anthony William Airs.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #100 on: October 08, 2015, 09:08:10 PM »
1984.

The Isle of Man issued yet another new design series. This one commemorated the Quincentenary of the College of Arms.

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















½p.    Fuchsia blossom.
1p.     Cormorant.
2p.     Falcon.
5p.     Cushag flower.
10p.   A four-horned Loghtan ram.
20p.   Three herring.
50p.   Viking ship.

Designer: Leslie Lindsay.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #101 on: October 08, 2015, 09:08:47 PM »
1984.

The Maldives released an attractive new design series.















1   laari.    Coconut palm.
5   laari.    Tuna fish.
10 laari.    The "Odi" sailing ship.
25 laari.    Minaret at Male.
50 laari.    Loggerhead turtle.

Designers: Maizan Hassan Manik and Ahmed Abbas.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #102 on: October 08, 2015, 09:09:12 PM »
1984.

St. Helena and Ascension, two British oversea territories, released a joint coinage in 1984. The designs depicted the local wildlife.

See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of St. Helena-Ascension.



















1p.    Yellow fin tuna.
2p.    Donkey.
5p.    St. Helena plover, or wirebird.
10p.  Arum lily.
50p.  Green turtle.
£1.    Sooty tern, or "Wideawake".  Incuse edge lettering: "Colony of St. Helena".

Designer: Michael Hibbit.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #103 on: October 08, 2015, 09:09:41 PM »
1985.

Guernsey released a new design series in 1985. An effigy of the Queen now appeared on the obverse of the circulation coins for the first time, where formerly only the state emblem was used. It now appeared to the left of the Queen’s effigy.

See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Guernsey.



















1p.    Fishing: The Guernsey crab.
2p.    Agriculture: The Guernsey cow.
5p.    Tourism: Sailing in Island waters.
10p.  Edible horticulture: Guernsey tomatoes.
20p.  Light industry: The Island within cog-wheels.
50p.  Non-edible horticulture: Guernsey freesias.
£1.    Finance: Detail from the Guernsey pound note.

Designer: Robert Elderton.

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Re: Thematic sets from the 1920s to date
« Reply #104 on: October 08, 2015, 09:10:03 PM »
1986.

Malta issued a new series of coins in 1986, with changed specifications, new reverse designs, and a new obverse design.

See also: Malta's pre-euro coinage, 1972-2007











 



1   cent.    Weasel.
2   cents.  Olive branch.
5   cents.  Fresh water crab.
10 cents.  Dolphin fish.
25 cents.  The Ghirlanda plant.
50 cents.  The Tulliera plant.
1   lira.      The Merill (blue rock thrush), Malta's national bird.

Common obverse: Coat of arms. 

Reverse designs: Noel Galea Bason.