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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #75 on: March 13, 2018, 02:17:26 PM »
On the obverse were the words "SaorstŠt …ireann", which is Irish for "Irish Free State", of course. Free of what? Free of Britain, I suppose.

Not really, I think. The Free State established in 1922 was a result of the 1921 Anglo Irish Treaty. For example, this SaorstŠt …ireann was still a monarchy, with (initially) George V as its head of state ...

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #76 on: March 13, 2018, 02:39:02 PM »
It still leaves the question, free from WHAT? Looking through the Wikipedia article you linked to, I found only this:

Nearly 10 years earlier, Michael Collins had argued that the treaty would give "the freedom to achieve freedom".

That is a pretty meaningless piece of rhetoric. Given the Irish Free State was still constitutionally a monarchy, I suggest that its title was a nice piece of propaganda spin, to win over any critics who would ideally have preferred a republic. There's nothing wrong with that, of course - there are times in politics when you have to go slowly, in order to move closer to your ultimate aim.

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #77 on: March 13, 2018, 03:52:02 PM »
SaorstŠt …ireann was still a monarchy, with (initially) George V as its head of state

That answers the question, I think. Ireland as a monarchy was in the same position as Hamburg or Frankfurt: an independent position with a (pretty powerless) head of state common with other political entities around it only. That makes it logical that the free state was succeeded by the Irish republic: unlike the constitution of 1922, the text of 1937 created the office of an (also pretty powerless) president.

The answer to what was it free of is therefore: the British parliament.

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #78 on: March 13, 2018, 10:22:15 PM »
Bahamas, $2500, 1983.

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #79 on: March 17, 2018, 12:25:15 PM »
Are you turning 60? Call it your "Diamond Birthday". It'll sound much more important and you'll receive much better presents.  :D  That's what the King of Tonga did in 1978, anyway.

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #80 on: March 21, 2018, 08:20:37 PM »


Biafra, 1 shilling, 1969.





Biafra, 1 shilling, 1969.



Two versions of the Biafran shilling. The denomination is given numerically on one, and in words on the other. The tree and the sun are also significantly different on the reverse. There are also slight differences in the font.

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #81 on: March 22, 2018, 04:27:27 PM »
Singapore, $10, 1972.

The English language version of "Singapore" was placed upside-down on the obverse of this coin. Was this a deliberate snub?  :o

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #82 on: March 22, 2018, 04:28:48 PM »
In subsequent years, the English legend was turned "right side up". Perhaps somebody had threatened a world war in the meantime?  :-X

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #83 on: March 23, 2018, 11:34:39 AM »
Singapore, $10, 1975. 

Here the legend around the coat of arms is changed to "10TH ANNIVERSARY". This is the only coin that references the country as "REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE", to my knowledge.

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #84 on: March 23, 2018, 08:47:46 PM »
In 1978 Queen Elizabeth II visited Guernsey: a crown dependency, no less. Guernsey issued a 25 pence collector coin to commemorate the visit. However, only the reverse legend indicated the event being commemorated. How disappointing.

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #85 on: April 03, 2018, 10:04:17 PM »


Cook Islands, $1. The standard collector design of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.



Below you see the altered legend to promote the Mini Games, whatever they were. When I look at the design, the concept of "MINI" just does not suggest itself, somehow.  :-[

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #86 on: April 05, 2018, 04:28:05 PM »
In the 1970s and 1980s, the Franklin Mint produced coin sets for the British Virgin Islands. These looked like circulation sets and had denominations going from 1 cent to 1 dollar, with higher denominations for more expensive sets. However, none of these coins circulated, since BVI uses the US dollar.

Nonetheless, the Franklin Mint changed the obverse legend on these pieces in 1978, to celebrate the Queen's silver jubilee.

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #87 on: April 28, 2018, 02:54:55 PM »
Swaziland, 2008.  40th anniversary of independence and 40th birthday of the king.

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #88 on: April 30, 2018, 01:23:12 PM »






Cayman Islands, $5, 1988.  Seoul Olympics. Design by Robert Elderton.



See also: Cayman Islands, Seoul Olympics, 1988.

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Re: Altered legend with same or similar design
« Reply #89 on: June 10, 2018, 10:08:44 PM »
Top: Cayman Islands, $5, 1982.  150th Anniversary of Parliamentary Government.

Bottom: Cayman Islands, $5, 1972.  Standard collector issue (in sets only).