An alphabet of favourite national designs

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French Polynesia: the reverse of the 50 francs, which also appears on the 100 francs.

One of the most beautiful and exotic to appear on any circulation coin.
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#61



Gambia, 1 dalasi.  A heptagon - bonus!

That mischievous-looking crocodile is just longing to bite you.  >:D
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#62





Georgia, 5 tetri, featuring the famous gold lion statuette from Alazani valley.

It dates to around 2000 BC and is held at the National Museum of Georgia.
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#63
Federal Republic of Germany 2 DM 1951.jpg

Federal Republic of Germany, 2 Mark, 1951.


A charming design, reminding us that Germany is a wine producer.
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Ghana, 50 cedis, 1981.  Design by Michael Rizzello, who captures Dr Akrofi's humanity and African-ness perfectly.
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#65

Gibraltar, 25 pence, 1971.


Mr Ironside's charming design features a macaque monkey, commonly known as a "Barbary ape".
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#66
Greece 5 drachmai 1973.jpg

Greece, 5 drachmai, 1973. 


Pegasus, your friendly neighbourhood flying horse.
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#67


Greenland, 1926.  That old polar bear.

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#68


Guatemala, 25 centavos, 1964.  Guatemalan woman in traditional costume.


See also: Guatemalan and Paraguayan variations.
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Guernsey, 20 pence, 1982.  Milk can.  A reminder of Guernsey's dairy industry.
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Guinea, 20 000 francs, 1995.  Protect our world.
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#71


Guinea-Bissau, 2½ pesos, 1977.  Date palm.  A Royal Mint (UK) product, surprisingly.
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#72


Guyana, $10, 1996.  A nice human touch to this design, and it tells a story too.
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Haiti, 5 gourdes, 1995.  Four heads - bonus!  A heptagon - bonus!
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Honduras, 8 pesos, 1862.

Way back in time we must hurtle once more, in order to find a nice design from Honduras.
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