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Re: Coins with the denomination on both sides
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2012, 12:17:45 PM »
The Indonesian circulation coins of 1970 to 1973 all show the denomination on both sides. Later series do not.
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Re: Coins with the denomination on both sides
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2012, 03:07:23 PM »
Austria, 1, 2 and 5 cents.

In fact, all the 8 denominations from Austria (1c-€2) have value on both sides. :)

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Re: Coins with the denomination on both sides
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2012, 03:29:49 PM »
The Icelandic series that was introduced in 1981 shows the denomination in words on one side and in numerals on the other.













 
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Re: Coins with the denomination on both sides
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2012, 07:39:39 PM »
Like Iceland, Cuba gives its denominations in words on the obverse and in numerals on the reverse. Strangely, those numerals are Roman numerals.

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Re: Coins with the denomination on both sides
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2012, 11:09:33 PM »
The late and much lamented pre-euro set of Slovenia showed the denomination on both sides. The reverse showed numerals only, but the obverse showed the numerals and the denomination in words.

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"PETDESET TOLARJEV" = 50 tolar (1 tolar = 100 stotinov)
"DESET STOTINOV" = 10 stotinov
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Re: Coins with the denomination on both sides
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2012, 12:40:16 AM »
The Democratic Republic of Congo's 10 sengi, 1 likuta and 5 makuta coins of 1967 all had the denomination on both sides.













 
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Re: Coins with the denomination on both sides
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2012, 12:41:59 AM »
And the 1, 5 and 10 Zaires of 1987 all follow the same pattern: the denomination appears in numerals on side, words on the other.
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Re: Coins with the denomination on both sides
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2012, 01:16:55 AM »
A few coins from East Africa fit the description.
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Re: Coins with the denomination on both sides
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2012, 03:05:27 AM »
In fact, all the 8 denominations from Austria (1c-€2) have value on both sides. :)

Don't mention the evil "euro" word too often. See <k>'s comments yesterday, about "the late and much lamented pre-euro set of Slovenia" and "Sadly Slovenia joined the euro zone in recent years" ... ;D  But maybe it's OK to bring the E-word up in the context of Austria. Actually, today it would be a violation of European law if you repeat the face value on the country specific side. (Exception: different character set.) But the transition period ends in 2060 or so, hehe.

Side note: The €2 coins of some member states indicate the face value on the "third side" too - on the edge.

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Re: Coins with the denomination on both sides
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2012, 07:25:21 AM »
Side note: The €2 coins of some member states indicate the face value on the "third side" too - on the edge.

Good point, Christian! You have just given yet another idea to <k> for a new thematic topic: Coins having denomination on edge. Difficult to photograph though. ;)

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Re: Coins with the denomination on both sides
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2012, 12:56:03 PM »
The current 1, 2, 5 and 10 rouble coins of the Bank of Russia also have denomination on both sides. In words on the obverse and with numerals on the reverse.

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Re: Coins with the denomination on both sides
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2012, 01:22:49 PM »


Malawi, 1 penny, 1967.

 
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Re: Coins with the denomination on both sides
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2012, 06:30:15 PM »
The Sierra Leone 1996 set fits the bill. It seems a long time since that country had its own circulation coins.
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Re: Coins with the denomination on both sides
« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2013, 01:43:26 PM »
Modern Russian coins that show the denomination on both sides.
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Re: Coins with the denomination on both sides
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2013, 11:56:30 PM »
Spain, Alfonso XIII, 50 céntimos, 1926.
Some people find this one interesting. Regardless the fact that its value is on both sides ("cincuenta céntimos" = "50 céntimos"), in the obverse, we can't find the usual "por la Gracia de Dios" = D.G. = Dei Gratia, the date is on the reverso, and we can't see a second date engraved within the stars, as in some other Spanish coins.

This image is taken from the magazine "El Eco Numismático y Filatélico" from July,  2013.