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Circulation sets with one misfit design
« on: October 22, 2017, 10:57:41 PM »
Whether you think a set has a misfit design is a matter of opinion, of course.

Anyway, here is my first example. The first circulation set of Singapore showed all animals - apart from the 1 cent, which featured a flat block and fountain. Bizarre. Of course, the Squinte - the mythical merlion - is not a real animal, whereas the others are, but that's a minor point, IMO.






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Re: Circulation sets with one misfit design
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 11:01:39 PM »






Trinidad. Two birds, two flowers - and some steel drums. The drums are a nice design but don't fit. Maybe if there'd been one bird, one flower, one building, steel drums, and another varied design, well, it would have worked better then.

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Re: Circulation sets with one misfit design
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 11:06:18 PM »


Zimbabwe, 1 cent.

See: Zimbabwe.

The first Zimbabwe coinage was a nice thematic set. However, on the 1 cent coin the denomination took centre stage, with some leaves of the flame lily around the rim. It spoilt the unity of the designs. Maybe they thought the coin was too small for a decent design.

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Re: Circulation sets with one misfit design
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 11:08:24 PM »


The Ecuador 1988 set. The designs are not marvellous, but they could at least have found a pictorial design for the 50 centavos.

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Re: Circulation sets with one misfit design
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2017, 11:22:05 PM »
South Sudan: three animals - and an oil rig. The oil rig says: "We're rich!" So how come so many of them don't wear clothes?