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Re: Coinage of the Maldives since 1984
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2020, 11:33:49 PM »


The obverse of the 50 laari coin.



The 50 laari coin was made of nickel-brass and had a diameter of 23.6 mm.

The coin was minted in this metal up to and including the year 1995.
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Re: Coinage of the Maldives since 1984
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2020, 11:35:35 PM »


The reverse of the 50 laari coin.



The reverse depicted a loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta).
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Re: Coinage of the Maldives since 1984
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2020, 11:42:56 PM »


The obverse of the 1 rufiyaa coin.



The 1 rufiyaa coin was made of copper-nickel and had a diameter of 25.9 mm.

The coin was minted in this metal up to and including the year 1996.

The one-off 1982-dated version of this coin, with the same design, was minted in copper-nickel plated steel.
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Re: Coinage of the Maldives since 1984
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2020, 11:46:42 PM »


The reverse of the 1 rufiyaa coin.



The reverse depicted the national emblem.
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Re: Coinage of the Maldives since 1984
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2020, 12:01:12 AM »


Here you see the relative sizes of the coins in this series.
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Re: Coinage of the Maldives since 1984
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2020, 12:14:41 AM »


Reverse of the 2 rufiyaa coin.



A nickel-brass 2 rufiyaa coin was introduced in 1995.

It weighed 11.7 g, was 25.5 mm in diameter and 3.33 mm thick.


The edge inscription read REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES

The reverse design, produced at the Royal Mint (artist unknown), featured a Triton shell (Charonia tritonis).




 
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Re: Coinage of the Maldives since 1984
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2020, 12:22:49 AM »


The obverse of the 2 rufiyaa coin.
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Re: Coinage of the Maldives since 1984
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2020, 12:39:05 AM »
There were changes in 2007:


The 1 rufiyaa coin was produced in nickel-clad steel, through to 2012. It had the same dimensions and designs as before.

The nickel-brass 2 rufiyaa coin was minted in 2007. However, a new version in brass-plated steel was introduced in 2007 only. It had the same dimensions and designs as before.

No more 2 rufiyaa coins were minted until the entirely new version was issued in 2017.



In 2008 only, new 25 and 50 laari coins were minted in brass-plated steel. They retained the same sizes and designs as before. Writing in May 2020, I find that these denominations have not been minted since then.
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Re: Coinage of the Maldives since 1984
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2020, 12:46:28 AM »


Obverse of the 5 laari coin.



In 2012 a new version of the 5 laari coin was issued. It was round instead of scalloped.

It was 16.85 mm in diameter (down from 20.5 mm). It has not been minted since 2012.
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Re: Coinage of the Maldives since 1984
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2020, 12:47:59 AM »


Reverse of the 5 laari coin.



The reverse design still depicted the two tuna fish but looks somewhat simplified.
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Re: Coinage of the Maldives since 1984
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2020, 12:57:00 AM »


Obverse of the 10 laari coin.



In 2012 a new version of the 10 laari coin was issued. It was round instead of scalloped.

It was 18.1 mm mm in diameter (down from 23 mm). It has not been minted since 2012.

Like the new 5 laari coin, it was still minted in aluminium.
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Re: Coinage of the Maldives since 1984
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2020, 12:58:23 AM »


Reverse of the 10 laari coin.



The reverse design still depicted the Maldivian sailing boat.
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Re: Coinage of the Maldives since 1984
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2020, 01:08:08 AM »



Here you see how the new coins introduced from 2007 to 2012 look together.
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Re: Coinage of the Maldives since 1984
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2020, 01:11:59 AM »



Maldives issued its first bimetallic circulation coin in 2017. This version of the 2 rufiyaa coin featured a new design of the conch shell.

The coin had a nickel-plated steel center within a nickel-brass ring. It weighed 6.2 g and had a diameter of 25.5 mm.

Curiously, the word RUFIYAA now appears above the denominational numeral.
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Re: Coinage of the Maldives since 1984
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2020, 01:45:57 AM »
This information is up to date, I believe, as of my date of posting: May 2020.
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