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Re: Coinage of Madagascar
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2019, 06:38:17 PM »
In 1991 the 2 ariary / 10 francs coin was minted in copper-plated steel, so it now had a new colour. The old legends were retained, so the country title was out of date, and the denomination still referenced francs.

The mint marks that had previously appeared at either side of the zebu's face, and looking perhaps like teardrops, were now removed.
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Re: Coinage of Madagascar
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2019, 06:39:16 PM »


Here is a reminder of the previous version of the coin. Both versions are in fact of the same size.
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Re: Coinage of Madagascar
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2019, 07:10:48 PM »
In 1991 the Royal Canadian Mint had taken over the minting of Madagascar's coins. ***

In 1992 a new denomination was added to the series: a 5 ariary coin. The coin was made of copper-plated steel. Below you see an image of the obverse, showing the country's proper title at that time. Interestingly, the word "ariary" now appeared in lower case letters, just as it had done on the 10 and 20 ariary coins that had been introduced of 1978.

*** NOTE: According to the coin catalogues. But see also: here.
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Re: Coinage of Madagascar
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2019, 07:14:15 PM »
The reverse of the 5 ariary coin featured a rice plant. The style of the design was similar to that of the 10 and 20 ariary coins.
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Re: Coinage of Madagascar
« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2019, 07:35:07 PM »
In 1992 the previously round nickel 10 ariary coin was now produced as a heptagonal steel coin. The new coin was minted by the Royal Canadian Mint.

See also: An Alphabet of Heptagons: Seven-Sided Coins.
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Re: Coinage of Madagascar
« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2019, 07:57:15 PM »
Also in 1992, the previously round nickel 20 ariary coin was now produced as a 10-sided steel coin. The new coin was minted by the Royal Canadian Mint. Both the new 10 and 20 ariary coins were smaller in diameter by 2.5 mm than their previous versions.

See also: Polygonal coins have many sides and many facets.
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Re: Coinage of Madagascar
« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2019, 08:28:58 PM »
Also in 1992, a new denomination was added to the coinage: the 50 ariary. It was made of steel and was 11-sided. The design depicted an avenue of baobab trees.

Below you see the obverse of the coin.
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Re: Coinage of Madagascar
« Reply #37 on: March 09, 2019, 08:29:54 PM »
Below you see the reverse of the 50 ariary coin.

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Re: Coinage of Madagascar
« Reply #38 on: March 09, 2019, 08:30:21 PM »
From Wikipedia:

Adansonia grandidieri, sometimes known as Grandidier's baobab, is the biggest and most famous of Madagascar's six species of baobabs. This imposing and unusual tree is endemic to the island of Madagascar, where it is an endangered species threatened by the encroachment of agricultural land.
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Re: Coinage of Madagascar
« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2019, 08:42:04 PM »
Towards the end of 1992, the Third Republic of Madagascar was declared. This followed the dissolution of the socialist regime. The country now adopted a new national seal and a new motto: Tanindrazana, Fahafahana, Fandrosoana - "Fatherland, Freedom, Progress".
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Re: Coinage of Madagascar
« Reply #40 on: March 09, 2019, 09:23:43 PM »
In 1994 the first coin was issued that reflected the country's new title and motto: the 20 ariary.

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Re: Coinage of Madagascar
« Reply #41 on: March 09, 2019, 09:26:37 PM »
Apparently the 5 ariary was also issued in 1994 with amended text. However, the earliest I have found is dated 1996.

First, though, I will show the amended 50 ariary of 1996.
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Re: Coinage of Madagascar
« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2019, 09:42:18 PM »
The lowest denomination with amended text that was issued in 1996 was the 1 ariary / 5 francs coin.

The obverse of the coin carries the text:

BANKY FOIBEN'I MADAGASIKARA

which translates as "Central Bank of Madagascar".

See also: Issuing authorities named on coins.
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Re: Coinage of Madagascar
« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2019, 09:50:46 PM »
This is the amended 2 ariary / 10 francs coin of 1996.
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Re: Coinage of Madagascar
« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2019, 10:02:24 PM »
This is the amended 5 ariary coin of 1996.
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