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Re: Swaziland's coins
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2018, 05:46:56 PM »

FAO-themed 2 cents.

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Re: Swaziland's coins
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2018, 05:48:49 PM »

FAO-themed lilangeni.

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Re: Swaziland's coins
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2018, 05:49:29 PM »

FAO-themed lilangeni of 1976.

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« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2018, 05:52:47 PM »

More FAO-themed coins appeared in 1981.




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Re: Swaziland's coins
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2018, 05:54:57 PM »



This is a poor image, but you can see that Swaziland included only one round coin in its set.


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Re: Swaziland's coins
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2018, 06:15:21 PM »
When King Sobhuza II died on 21 August 1982, the Great Council of State selected the 14-year-old Prince Makhosetive to be the next king. For the next four years two wives of Sobhuza II, Queen Dzeliwe Shongwe (19821983) and Queen Ntfombi Tfwala (19831986), served as regent while he continued his education in the United Kingdom, before he was called back to ascend to the throne.

In 1986, circulation coins were issued showing the young king.

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« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2018, 06:20:53 PM »
The reverse of the 1 lilangeni coins of 1986 and 1992 carried a portrait of Queen Dzeliwe Shongwe.

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Re: Swaziland's coins
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2018, 06:24:23 PM »
From Wikipedia:

The nickel-brass 1 lilangeni coins dated 1986 and brass coins dated 1995-2009 had the same dimensions and composition as the British 1 pound coins introduced in 1983, and thus were sometimes used fraudulently in British vending machines, with the value of 1 lilangeni decreasing from 0.36 in 1986 to 0.05 in 2015, when those 1 lilangeni coins were demonetised.

The British round pounds were demonetised in October 2017. They have been replaced by 12-sided bimetallic coins.

 
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Re: Swaziland's coins
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2018, 06:25:36 PM »
From 1995 circulation coins started to be issued that featured a mature portrait of the King.

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Re: Swaziland's coins
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2018, 07:03:24 PM »

From 1995, a brass circulating 2 emalangeni coin was issued. It was 24 mm in diameter.

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« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2018, 07:05:57 PM »



The arum lily design on the reverse of the 2 emalangeni had been adapted from a commemorative 2 emalangeni of 1981, which celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of King Sobhuza II.

See also: Numismatic heritage: commemorative designs that became standard designs.

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« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2018, 07:08:39 PM »

From 1995, a brass circulating 5 emalangeni coin was also issued. It was 27 mm in diameter.




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Re: Swaziland's coins
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2018, 07:10:56 PM »



In 2011 Swaziland issued a new coin series. The coins now all round but with either a scalloped or polygonal inner rim (apart from the 1 lilangeni, which remained round), whereas previously some of the coins had been scalloped or polygonal.



See also: Circular coins that have an inner polygonal rim.

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« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2018, 07:18:01 PM »



In February 2016, a new series of coins dated 2015 was introduced and all previous coins were recalled and demonetised. The new coins have similar designs to the previous coins, but with slightly different sizes and weights. The 10c to 50c are in nickel-plated steel and the 1 lilangeni and 5 emalangeni coins are in aluminium-bronze. 1c to 5c coins are no longer in use.

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Re: Swaziland's coins
« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2018, 07:21:24 PM »

50 cents, 1979.




50 cents, 1998.



The coat of arms on the 50 cent coin has looked somewhat different over the years.