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Re: Uganda since independence
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2017, 08:18:25 PM »
A heptagonal 5 shillings coin was issued in 1972. According to Daniel's Coin Zoo:

It was withdrawn from circulation the same year. Apparently it was withdrawn at the request of the British government (or Bank) because it was the exact same size, shape, and weight as the British (and Irish) 50 p coins -- which had a much higher value -- and the Ugandan coins were showing up in Britain (e.g. in vending machines). This hypothesis makes some sense.

However, the Royal Mint made various other 50 pence sized coins for overseas countries: for the Seychelles, for instance. This explanation does not ring true to me. After all, it was the Royal Mint that produced this coin for Uganda in the first place.

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Re: Uganda since independence
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2017, 08:21:11 PM »
From Wikipedia:

In 1976, copper-plated steel replaced bronze in the 5 and 10 cent and cupro-nickel-plated steel replaced cupro-nickel in the 50 cent and 1 shilling. In 1986, nickel-plated-steel 50 cent and 1 shilling coins were issued, the last coins of the first shilling.

Following high inflation, a new shilling was introduced in 1987, worth 100 old shillings. Copper-plated-steel 1 and 2 shilling and stainless-steel five and ten shilling coins were introduced, with the five and ten shilling curved-equilateral heptagonal in shape.


 
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Re: Uganda since independence
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2017, 10:06:43 PM »
The 12-sided 1 shilling coin of 1987 showed cotton plants on its reverse.

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« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2017, 10:07:38 PM »
The 12-sided 2 shilling coin of 1987 showed also cotton plants on its reverse.

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Re: Uganda since independence
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2017, 10:08:57 PM »
The 7-sided 5 shillings coin of 1987 showed coffee plants on its reverse.

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Re: Uganda since independence
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2017, 10:09:39 PM »
The 7-sided 10 shillings coin of 1987 showed coffee plants on its reverse.

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Re: Uganda since independence
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2017, 10:18:22 PM »


In 1995 Uganda issued a 200 shillings collector coin to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Food and Agricultural Organisation.

The cichlid fish design, by the Mint of Rome, maybe gave a hint of the coming new design series.

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Re: Uganda since independence
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2017, 10:24:09 PM »


Images courtesy Daniel's Coin Zoo.



Uganda issued a new design series in 1998. The set depicted Uganda's wildlife:

50   shillings.  Kob.
100 shillings.  Long-horned cow.
200 shillings.  Tilapia fish.
500 shillings.  Crested crane.

Designer: Stan Witten, Royal Canadian Mint.

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Re: Uganda since independence
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2017, 10:25:59 PM »
As usual, the coins showed the denominations on both sides. Below you see the obverses of the set.

Images courtesy Daniel's Coin Zoo.

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Re: Uganda since independence
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2017, 10:32:47 PM »
In 2012 Uganda issued a bimetallic 1000 shillings circulating commemorative coin, to celebrate 50 years of independence.

See: Uganda New Issue: 50 Years of Independence.



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Re: Uganda since independence
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2017, 10:37:05 PM »
This ends my survey of Ugandan coinage. Have I missed anything?

Meanwhile, be sure to look at this page, written by forum member africancoins: A Ugandan Discovery.

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Re: Uganda since independence
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2017, 11:32:48 PM »
Well there are the questionable issues denominated Lingsshil instead of the Shilling.
2004 100 Lingsshil for example. maybe not worth mentioning.
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This ends my survey of Ugandan coinage. Have I missed anything?

Meanwhile, be sure to look at this page, written by forum member africancoins: A Ugandan Discovery.

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Re: Uganda since independence
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2017, 12:10:26 AM »
And I thought you were joking:

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces109899.html

So which country / mint produced those?  :D

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Re: Uganda since independence
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2017, 02:33:21 AM »
It might be a joke even though it is a real coin-like thingy of some sort.

Darn if I know who made it but I did buy one for an example.
I had to have the 2004 100-Shilling w pig design and a 2004 100-Lingsshil w pig design for comparison.  :)

Pigs are a sign of luck so they say.

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And I thought you were joking:

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces109899.html

So which country / mint produced those?  :D