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Re: Zimbabwe: New 2 dollar coin
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2019, 10:38:09 AM »
My source is impeccable. NGO executive who had just returned from Zimbabwe and had personally spoken with DPO Zimbabwe top level staff. Web site linked to above confirms his story. DPO Kenya web site confirms they are all over Africa. Once again, you should not compare India and Zimbabwe and allow for facts on the ground.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Zimbabwe: New 2 dollar coin
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2019, 06:27:53 AM »
But who IS Eddie Cross?


He is Eddie Cross - force behind new coins and notes

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« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2019, 11:35:10 AM »
Specimens of the new coin and banknote will be circulated as of today to get the public used to them ahead of their launch. I have not come across any photos yet and as this is Africa, my expectations of getting to see them any time soon aren't very high.

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« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2019, 02:16:27 PM »
Specimens of the new coin and banknote will be circulated as of today to get the public used to them ahead of their launch. I have not come across any photos yet and as this is Africa, my expectations of getting to see them any time soon aren't very high.

How about checking with SAM? Or there is a new supplier?

By the way I am wondering what has happened to Zimbabwe Mint, opened only in 2001?

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« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2019, 03:18:00 PM »
Will see if I can get anything from my contact at SAM.

I had never heard about the Zimbabwe Mint before. I doubt it was successful.

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« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2019, 04:03:47 PM »
The 2 dollar coin that will be issued is a bond coin.  ::) It will be bi-metal, the outer ring being copper-nickel plated and the inner core being aluminium-bronze plated. On its obverse it depicts the letters RBZ and the date 2018, on its reverse the words Two Dollar Bond Coin and the numeral and symbol $. The rim will have a serrated profile with a groove and edge lettering.

The 2 dollar bond coin will be released into general circulation starting next Monday. It will circulate alongside the 2 dollar bond note.

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Re: Zimbabwe: New 2 dollar coin
« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2019, 05:00:23 PM »
Will see if I can get anything from my contact at SAM.

I had never heard about the Zimbabwe Mint before. I doubt it was successful.

You can read about the Zimbabwe Mint in this interesting piece by our fellow Paul Baker:

Africa - Coins of Zimbabwe

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Re: Zimbabwe: New 2 dollar coin
« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2019, 07:56:24 PM »
Coins to come next week
For notification, see

RBZ to issue  coins on 11 November - Zimbabwe Voice

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« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2019, 06:37:12 AM »
How about checking with SAM? Or there is a new supplier?

By the way I am wondering what has happened to Zimbabwe Mint, opened only in 2001?

It closed down soon after opening.
It did mint Zimbabwe coins for some period.

See

Zimbabwe Mint - Wikipedia

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Re: Zimbabwe: New 2 dollar coin
« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2019, 06:16:52 PM »
I have the feeling that the new $2 bond coin will be very similar in size and weight to 5 Rand of South Africa and 1000 shillings from Uganda... ::)

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future" - John F. Kennedy

http://www.bimetallic-coins.com

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Re: Zimbabwe: New 2 dollar coin
« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2019, 07:04:11 PM »
First images revealed

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« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2019, 07:45:38 PM »
I am glad that after no less than 4 days after the first coins were handed to the public, we finally have images. It doesn't beat the record of stupidity set by the media in Kenya though where they sent a news crew to court to broadcast live on television the verdict of the judges in the currency case, only to stop broadcasting after 5 minutes, before the judges had mentioned their decision. ::)

Anyway, I find the coins look strange. Way too many latent images because of which it does not look good. I also do not understand why it had to be bimetallic and had to have so many security features. The piece is only worth 0.5 euro cent.
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Re: Zimbabwe: New 2 dollar coin
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2019, 08:28:38 PM »
Perhaps when they were being ordered the value was still supposed to equal 2 USD.

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Re: Zimbabwe: New 2 dollar coin
« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2019, 12:21:18 AM »
The plural "dollar" is interesting too. ;) Yes, I understand that, if you use a term such as "two dollar bill" (or in this case "two dollar bond coin"), you leave the S out. But it still looks strange to me ...

Talking about "strange", what I do not quite understand is: If these are the brand new coins which are to replace the RTGS dollar, why would they be dated 2018?

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Re: Zimbabwe: New 2 dollar coin
« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2019, 04:22:59 AM »
I am glad that after no less than 4 days after the first coins were handed to the public, we finally have images.

No
They are not yet released.
They will be issued to public on Nov 11.
See answer #37 above