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Re: Pitcairn Islands: collector coins
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2019, 04:15:20 PM »
From 2009 Pitcairn began issuing colourised coins of sea creatures. The $2 coin of 2009 showed a humpback whale - all rather predictable, but one of the 2010 colourised issues showed this very angry-looking deep sea fish.

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Re: Pitcairn Islands: collector coins
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2019, 04:38:49 PM »
In 2009 Pitcairn issued an official set of collector coins. This set was designed to look like a circulation set. However, the Pitcairn islanders use New Zealand coins and notes, and these collector coins do not circulate and were not intended to. They are harmless enough in themselves, if you understand that they are not used as money, and the Pitcairners earn a little money by selling such trinkets.

The reverse designs featured themes related to Pitcairn and its history.

See also: Official "circulation-like" sets.

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Re: Pitcairn Islands: collector coins
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2019, 07:45:16 PM »
The set seen above was issued again, dated 2010, but this time the Bounty appeared on the reverse of the $2 coin.

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Re: Pitcairn Islands: collector coins
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2019, 02:37:46 AM »
See also some issued and unissued designs in this topic: Pitcairn.