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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #90 on: September 17, 2018, 11:12:02 PM »


Korea, North. 500 won, 1991.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #91 on: September 17, 2018, 11:16:43 PM »


Korea, South, 100 won.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #92 on: September 17, 2018, 11:23:05 PM »
Kuwait and Kyrgyzstan omitted.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #93 on: September 18, 2018, 10:30:38 AM »
Laos, 500 kip, 1998.  Wild bull.

Even obscure countries have some exciting designs.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #94 on: September 18, 2018, 10:39:13 AM »
Latvia, 1 lats, 2004.  Silver collector coin.

Two serfs making timber against a background of a board with letters carved in wood, with a pair of dividers on each side of the board.

You can depend on Latvia to produce some unusual deisgns.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #95 on: September 18, 2018, 10:42:05 AM »


Lebanon, 10 piastres, 1961.  Ancient galley.

Lebanon has issued a surprising number of fine designs.

See: Lebanon: trees, galleys and lions.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #96 on: September 18, 2018, 10:46:04 AM »


Lesotho, 5 lisente, 1998.  Traditional huts and an agave americana.

See: Coinage of Lesotho.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #97 on: September 18, 2018, 10:48:49 AM »


Liberia, $200, 1982-3.  Year of the Scout.

See: The Scout and Guide Movements.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #98 on: September 18, 2018, 10:50:10 AM »


Libya, 100 dirhams, 1979.  Armed horseman.

I've grown to like this design over the years.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #99 on: September 18, 2018, 10:57:00 AM »
Lithuania, 5 litai, 1998.  Gediminas castle.



Liechtenstein omitted.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #100 on: September 18, 2018, 11:03:39 AM »
Luxembourg, 250 francs, 1963.  The millennium of Luxembourg city.

An instantly recognisable scene, for anybody who has visited Luxembourg.

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« Reply #101 on: September 18, 2018, 12:22:53 PM »


Macao, 50 avos, 1993.  A traditional dragon dance.

Looks like they're having fun.

See: The modern coinage of Macao.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #102 on: September 18, 2018, 12:28:08 PM »


Macedonia, 5 denar, 2006 and 1995. A Eurasian lynx.

This feline is much slimmer than the Hungarian wild cat you saw upthread.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #103 on: September 18, 2018, 12:31:03 PM »


Madagascar, 20 ariary, 1998.  UNICEF.  Boy with lemur.

I long for a decent Madagascan circulation design series, that highlights some of the country's unique species.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #104 on: September 18, 2018, 12:33:19 PM »


Malawi, 1 tambala, 1995.  Two tilapia fish.

The scales on these fish are beautifully done. This is a product of the Royal Canadian Mint, but unfortunately RCM refuses to reveal the artists of overseas designs.