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Old UK banknotes.



Throughout my lifetime, the UK coinage has shown heraldic and semi-heraldic symbols and themes. Since 1970, when thematic banknote designs were adopted, the UK has uniformly presented the Queen on the front and a famous historical personality on the back.

I imagined that other countries would likewise have separate themes for their coin and banknote designs. However, I have learned that that is not always the case. I recently researched the modern coinage of Paraguay and found that many of the designs on the coins there were formerly used on the banknotes.

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1] Coinage of Paraguay since 1975.

2] Designs that were used on coins and banknotes from the same issuer.



Now I have found examples where a country uses the same themes on some of their coins and banknotes, but the thematic subject, for example a rhinoceros, is depicted differently on the coins and the banknotes. In short, the subject is the same, but the designs are different. This topic is for coins and banknotes of countries that use the same thematic subjects on them but use different designs.
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Mozambique, 1 centavo, 2006.  Rhinoceros.





Mozambique, 10 000 meticais, 2003.  Rhinoceros.
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Mozambique, 20 meticais, 2006.  Rhinoceros.
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Tanzania, 500 shilingi, 2014.  Cape buffalo.



Below: Tanzania 50 shilingi banknote featuring the Cape buffalo.
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Mozambique. Since 2006, the Central Bank building is depicted on the reverse of the bimetallic 10 meticais.



Below: Mozambique 50 000 meticais banknote.
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Macedonia, 10 denari coin.





Macedonia, 10 denari banknote.



The peacock is based on an ancient mosaic found in the town of Stobi, near Gradsko.
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Macedonia, 50 denari banknote.





Macedonia, 50 denari coin. Image courtesy of coinz.eu.





The fresco of the Archangel Gabriel is located in the Church of St. George, near Kurbinovo.
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