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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #60 on: September 17, 2018, 04:40:54 PM »


French Polynesia: the reverse of the 50 francs, which also appears on the 100 francs, must be one of the most beautiful and exotic to appear on any circulation coin.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #61 on: September 17, 2018, 06:04:21 PM »


Gambia, 1 dalasi.  A heptagon - bonus!

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

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #62 on: September 17, 2018, 06:06:55 PM »






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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« Reply #63 on: September 17, 2018, 06:14:31 PM »
Federal Republic of Germany, 2 Mark, 1951.

A charming design, reminding us that Germany is a wine producer.

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« Reply #64 on: September 17, 2018, 06:18:00 PM »


Ghana, 50 cedis, 1981.  Design by Michael Rizzello, who captures Dr Akrofi's humanity and African-ness perfectly.

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« Reply #65 on: September 17, 2018, 06:19:30 PM »

Gibraltar, 25 pence, 1971.



Mr Ironside's charming design features a macaque monkey, commonly known as a "Barbary ape".

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« Reply #66 on: September 17, 2018, 06:29:05 PM »
Greece, 5 drachmai, 1973.  Pegasus, your friendly neighbourhood flying horse.

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« Reply #67 on: September 17, 2018, 06:32:35 PM »


Greenland, 1926.  That old polar bear.

 
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« Reply #68 on: September 17, 2018, 06:35:36 PM »


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



See also: Guatemalan and Paraguayan variations.

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« Reply #69 on: September 17, 2018, 06:38:50 PM »


Guernsey, 20 pence, 1982.  Milk can.  A reminder of Guernsey's dairy industry.

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« Reply #70 on: September 17, 2018, 06:41:28 PM »


Guinea, 20 000 francs, 1995.  Protect our world.

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« Reply #71 on: September 17, 2018, 06:45:25 PM »
Guinea-Bissau, 2 pesos, 1977.  Date palm.  A Royal Mint product, surprisingly.

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« Reply #72 on: September 17, 2018, 06:49:26 PM »
Guyana, $10, 1996.  A nice human touch to this design, and it tells a story too.

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« Reply #73 on: September 17, 2018, 08:50:44 PM »


Haiti, 5 gourdes, 1995.  Four heads - bonus!  A heptagon - bonus!

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #74 on: September 17, 2018, 08:53:37 PM »


Honduras, 8 pesos, 1862.

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