Author Topic: French overseas collectivities to issue new coin series  (Read 30 times)

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The 3 French overseas collectivities of New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna will next year together issue 1 new coin series.

Currently New Caledonia and French Polynesia still have separate coin series, although both are denominated in their common currency, the CFP Franc. The coins of French Polynesia are also being used on Wallis and Futuna.

The themes of the different denominations in the new coin series will be: flora, boat, fish, birds, habitat and culture. They will be made of less metal because of which money can be saved. In contrary to the current coins, the dimensions of the new coins will be based on their denomination. The higher the denomination, the larger the coin.

The new coin series will also consist of a coin with a denomination of 200 francs, which can be seen below. The coin, which has the theme 'culture', depicts: Flèche faîtière (carved spears that are being put on top of the roof of houses) to represent New Caledonia, musical instruments and tiki statues to represent French Polynesia and tapa cloths to represent Wallis and Futuna.

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