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Pobjoy Mint signs contract to mint coins for Sierra Leone
« on: December 31, 2017, 02:06:19 PM »
British Pobjoy Mint has recently signed a 5-year contract to mint collectors coins for Sierra Leone. The first coin is expected to be released in January 2018. The mint already issued collectors coins for the country for decades. They minted the last coin for them in 2012. At the time they mainly minted coins depicting wildlife for the country.

After it became clear Pobjoy Mint lost the contract of the Isle of Man, the mint has this year (re)gained 3 new issuing authorities for which they can mint coins namely: Gibraltar, Fiji and Sierra Leone.

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Re: Pobjoy Mint signs contract to mint coins for Sierra Leone
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 06:49:29 PM »
Their first coin under the new contract with the Government of Sierra Leone has a few hours ago been unveiled..  :-\ The round black and white lightning mark on the design of the coin can be scanned with a special app. During the World Money Fair of 2017, Pobjoy Mint already showed Angry Birds coins but as there was no news on these since, I thought the project had been cancelled. After scanning the mark on the coin with the app Zappar, you can see a 3D animation of the Angry Birds, view the trailer of the Angry Birds movie and take pictures with the Angry Birds.



During the same World Money Fair, Pobjoy Mint showed more fantasy coins that were never issued either. I assume these will be next..
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Re: Pobjoy Mint signs contract to mint coins for Sierra Leone
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2018, 02:04:47 PM »
Luckily, not denominated in Leones. Pobjoy is really looking for new markets.

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Re: Pobjoy Mint signs contract to mint coins for Sierra Leone
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2018, 08:08:19 PM »
TOKENS, not coins!!!!

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/

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Re: Pobjoy Mint signs contract to mint coins for Sierra Leone
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2018, 09:18:18 PM »
Perhaps some readers will be interested to see the second coin shown on this page of mine...

http://africa.worldofcoins.eu/af-sie2.htm


..and the accompanying information.

Just as a reminder that Pobjoy Mint have - in the past - done some Leone denominated commemoratives.

Thanks Mr Paul Baker

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Re: Pobjoy Mint signs contract to mint coins for Sierra Leone
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2018, 09:36:23 PM »
TOKENS, not coins!!!!

Ole

COINS, not tokens!!!!

On a serious note, please lets not have that pointless discussion once more.

Perhaps some readers will be interested to see the second coin shown on this page of mine...

http://africa.worldofcoins.eu/af-sie2.htm


..and the accompanying information.

Just as a reminder that Pobjoy Mint have - in the past - done some Leone denominated commemoratives.

Very interesting  :like: