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Offline Figleaf

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Re: Modern coinages without a European alphabet country name
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2014, 02:42:43 AM »
China's circulation coins include the Latin alphabet, but the country name is not included.

It is, actually. Zongguo is what anglophones call China.

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Re: Modern coinages without a European alphabet country name
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2014, 11:42:51 AM »
It is, actually. Zhongguo is what anglophones call China.

Peter

Zhongguo is usually translated as “Middle Kingdom”, but could also be translated as “Central State” or “Central Country”. One explanation, sometimes disputed, is that the Chinese regarded China as the centre of the civilised world , surrounded by barbarians.


I'll leave China in, since that name is not familiar to most Europeans.

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Re: Modern coinages without a European alphabet country name
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2014, 12:02:57 PM »
Very interesting topic <k>.



You should have started with this country.
It does not show country name in European, Oriental or extra terrestrial alphabet :-).
I showed these coins to some numismatists in Timbuktu and there response varied from " cheap imitations of Canada or Newzealand coins" to "local fantasy. ;-)




You are from that country. :-)
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Re: Modern coinages without a European alphabet country name
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2014, 12:05:42 PM »

Yet another Arab country that shuns European forms is Yemen

Interestingly, the 20 rials of 2004 does give the denomination and issuing authority in the Latin alphabet. I assume this is a circulation coin - or is it a commemorative?

This is very much a circulation coin, minted by Paris mint.
Interestingly, the bimetallic version was made only for 2004.
2006 issue was stainless steel.

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Re: Modern coinages without a European alphabet country name
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2014, 12:09:31 PM »
Bangladesh, 1 taka, 2001.

Curiously, the denomination is given in English words, but the average European would not be able to identify the country.

This is an old coin.
The current set has name of the country on smaller coins and of the central bank on higher denomination coins.

 
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Re: Modern coinages without a European alphabet country name
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2014, 12:11:56 PM »


Libya is an interesting case. The new ¼ dinar of 2014, to be released soon, includes the legend Central Bank of Libya.

Previously, in Gadaffi's time, this was not the case. See the ¼ dinar of 2009 below.

1/4 dinar was issued to public in Feb. 2014.
1/2 dinar is due any time.

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Re: Modern coinages without a European alphabet country name
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2014, 12:14:04 PM »
Sri Lanka, 50 cents, 2005.  Same as Bangladesh, above.

No the current set has name in English.
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Re: Modern coinages without a European alphabet country name
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2014, 12:18:46 PM »
Nepal, 25 paise, 1999. No concessions at all to Westerners.  :)

After becoming a democracy, the entire series has been revamped.
It has now names in English.

Interestingly, this country is not properly studied for new numismatic issues. WMK & SCWC are incomplete in 21st century issues for this nation. I spent a week in Nepal last month and should be issuing a monograph on that subject soon.
I will inform the members of this forum too.
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Re: Modern coinages without a European alphabet country name
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2014, 12:29:07 PM »
After becoming a democracy, the entire series has been revamped.
It has now names in English.

Thanks for the corrections. I will delete the relevant posts. Does the new Nepalese set have thematic designs?

 
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Re: Modern coinages without a European alphabet country name
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2014, 12:40:13 PM »
The obverse has Mount Everest as standard common design.
The name "Sagarmatha" is the name of the peak in Nepali, means " forehead of the ocean ".
The reverse is designed individually, represents life in Nepal.

Only 1 and 2 Rupees coins have been issued, each twice, minted in China and South Africa.
The last minting was for VS 2066.
VS 2071 will start on 13 th April.

The new tender under preparation, includes Rupees 5 denomination in Chrome plated steel coin.

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Re: Modern coinages without a European alphabet country name
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2014, 12:42:33 PM »
It looks like some of the denominations change their design regularly, so there is no whole and stable current set for my "Thematics sets since the 1920s" topic.

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Re: Modern coinages without a European alphabet country name
« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2014, 05:59:59 PM »
No. the political set up of Nepal changed from Kingdom to Democratic set up.
The designs have not changed since then.

What made you feel that "some of the denominations change their design regularly"?

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Re: Modern coinages without a European alphabet country name
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2014, 10:01:52 PM »
What made you feel that "some of the denominations change their design regularly"?

Maybe I'm confused between circulation and commemorative issues. I'll look forward to your topic.

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Re: Modern coinages without a European alphabet country name
« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2014, 11:01:27 AM »
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Re: Modern coinages without a European alphabet country name
« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2014, 03:43:45 PM »
Hi,

I think Mongolia is another candidate?

Ole
Ole

If you're interested in coin variants please find some English documentation here:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
and in French on Michel's site (the presentations are not the same):
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/