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Coinage of the East Caribbean States

Started by <k>, August 10, 2018, 10:32:57 PM

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#15
ECS 5c 2002.jpg

The 5 cents coin.
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#16
East Caribbean States $1 2004.jpg

The new dollar coin.
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The 10 and 25 cents and dollar coins were changed from copper-nickel to nickel-plated steel in 2009, 2010 and 2012 respectively.

According to Wikipedia, the 1 and 2 cent coins were withdrawn from circulation in July 2015 but will remain legal tender until 30 June 2020.
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<k>

That brings the topic up to date, I believe.

It would be interesting to hear the reason why the formally non-round coins were changed to round coins with a polygonal inner rim. While polygonal coins are still popular in some countries (e.g. the seven-sided 50p and 20p in the UK), in other countries, such as Fiji, the Solomon Islands and Swaziland, polygonal coins have been replaced by coins with a polygonal inner rim. Elsewhere, I have noted this as one of the Numismatic Trends of the 21st century.

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

#19
To recap, the members of this currency union are:

British Overseas Territories

Anguilla
Montserrat

Commonwealth Realms

Antigua and Barbuda
Grenada           
St Christopher and Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines

Republic

Dominica


You normally would not expect Dominica, as an independent republic, to use the Queen's effigy on its coinage. However, since it is a member of the Commonwealth, and the Queen is the Head of the Commonwealth, it is entitled to do so, just as the Gambia and Zambia have done in the past. All the other members of the East Caribbean States have the Queen as their sovereign.


See also:  The Worldwide Usage of the Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
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#20


Above you see the original design of the Golden Hind.

It is shown on the reverse of a 25 cents coin of the British Caribbean Territories - Eastern Group.





The ship design was adapted for the 1981 $10 coin of the "East Caribbean Territories".

It commemorated the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.





Eventually the design, slightly altered yet again, graced some of the coins of the East Caribbean States.

An excellent design is worth keeping, after all.





Here is the design again, now on the 10-sided dollar.





Finally, here is the design on the round dollar with a polygonal inner rim.

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