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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2018, 03:49:24 PM »
Over the years, the Union of South Africa altered the way it which it displayed the denominations of its coins.

Below you seen how the expression of the denomination of the halfpenny was altered.





The halfpenny depicted a ship. South Africa's halfpenny of 1923 to 1926 showed the denomination as "˝PENNY˝".





From 1928 to 1931, the denomination changed to simply "˝ PENNY".





From 1931 onwards, the denomination was given simply as "˝D". Note that the legend "˝ PENNY" also occurs on some halfpennies of 1931.



See also: Coinage of the Union of South Africa.

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2018, 04:02:03 PM »
Jersey issued three commemorative predecimal pennies. It altered the legend to commemorate the occasion.

1] This version was issued in 1949 to commemorate the liberation of the island from the Nazis.

2] This coin commemorates Charles II, who became king of England in 1660. He made two visits to the island during the English Civil War.

3] This coin celebrates the 900th anniversary of the Norman Conquest.

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2018, 04:08:32 PM »
Jersey also issued a "ONE FOURTH OF A SHILLING" with an altered legend in 1966.





"ONE FOURTH OF A SHILLING": 1966.





Standard 12-sided coin of 1964.

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2018, 04:18:26 PM »
Jamaica altered the legend on its halfpenny and penny to commemorate the Jamaican Coinage Centennial.

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2018, 04:31:17 PM »
When the Solomon Islands issued its first coinage in 1977, a 50 cents coin was not included. However, in 1988 a commemorative 50 cents coin was issued. After 1988, the commemorative legend was removed and the denomination became a standard circulation coin. The coat of arms should have been expanded to fill more of the coin's surface, in my opinion, but this did not happen.
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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2018, 12:02:45 AM »
Some more from Jamaica, where the obverse design has been amended.

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2018, 01:05:33 AM »




Hungary made the transition from communism to democracy in 1989. The first coins of the new republic were issued in 1990. Above you can see examples of the old and new 50 filler coins (dated 1986 and 1990) side by side. "Magyar Népköztársaság", the People's Republic of Hungary, was changed to simply "Magyar Köztársaság", the Republic of Hungary. The designs remained the same.

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2018, 01:07:05 AM »
Hungary 50 forint 1994 and 2014.

Since the 1st January 2012, Hungary's official country name no longer includes the word "republic". Its name on the coinage was changed in 2012 to appear as MAGYARORSZÁG, instead of "Magyar Köztársaság".

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2018, 01:19:33 PM »


Kenya, 5 shillings, 1973.  Independence commemorative. 



Below you see the standard reverse (coat of arms side).

Numismaster considers the side that shows the country name as the obverse. Some coins show it on both sides, though.  :-\

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2018, 02:18:46 PM »
The Deutsche Mark and Pfennig coins of the Federal Republic of Germany, issued since 1950, all had the full country name - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. But that country was founded in May 1949, so the first Pfennig coins after the currency reform, dated 1948 and 1949, simply referred to the issuing bank, the Bank deutscher Länder. (Images: Bundesbank)

In the Deutsches Reich, the Rentenmark was introduced in late 1923 that aimed at ending the hyperinflation period. New Pfennig coins were issued which would say "Rentenpfennig", see here. When the Reichsmark came in summer 1924, the designs were continued but the text changed to "Reichspfennig", see here. That continuity was important; people should not think of the Reichsmark as "yet another currency reform" ...

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2018, 02:20:33 PM »


Tanzania, 5 shilingi, 1976.  Bank of Tanzania: 10th anniversary.



Tanzania has occasionally added a special obverse legend for bank commemoratives.

See the standard obverse below.

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2018, 02:21:44 PM »






Tanzania, 25 shilingi, 1991.  Bank of Tanzania: 25th anniversary.



See the standard obverse below.

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2018, 02:28:44 PM »


Vanuatu used this special obverse legend on its 50 vatu and 10,000 vatu coins of 1981.





Here you see the standard obverse, used from 1983 onward.

 
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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2018, 02:47:30 PM »


Zambia, 5 shillings coin, 1965. First anniversary of independence.





Zambia, 50 ngwee, 1969.  Fifth anniversary of independence.





Standard obverse.



The Zambian coat of arms was sometimes given a special legend.
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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2018, 02:49:22 PM »
I asked Google translate to guess which language is "ripablik blong vanuatu". It came up with Hindi: रिपब्लिक ब्लोंग वानातू. Wikipedia says the indigenous official language of Vanuatu is Bislama, a creole language derived from English.

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