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Re: The world's oldest coin designs still being issued
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2020, 05:35:58 AM »
Costa Rican coins would also be pretty old from the early start of the 20th century atleast. Their rather plain design with the coat of arms on one side and the denomination on the other has not changed in nearly a century I believe

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Re: The world's oldest coin designs still being issued
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2020, 11:29:01 AM »
I thought they had changed slightly in recent years, but I'll check that out and return to my post here later.
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« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2020, 11:48:52 AM »


The designs used by Gambia originate from those introduced in 1966.

They were reused when the country adopted a decimal currency in 1971. See below.

The country is scheduled to join the Eco, if that ever happens, so these current designs may disappear.



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« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2020, 11:58:36 AM »
Guatemala's current series originates from 1949. Since then newer versions of the same theme have been produced for the lower denominations, such that some of the designs now look rather different.

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Jamaica. The designs portraying statesmen Manley and Garvey date from the 1970s, I believe.

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Kuwait. I believe that the designs have not essentially changed since their introduction circa 1962.

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The 10 and 50 lisente coins, as well as the 1 loti coin, have designs that date from 1979.

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« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2020, 12:22:06 PM »


Designs dating from the 1960s.





Two designs dating from the 1970s and one from the 1990s.



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« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2020, 12:29:14 PM »
Some of the plain designs of Mauritius go back to Victorian times. The 1 rupee and half rupee designs date from 1934.

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« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2020, 12:38:56 PM »




New Zealand adopted a decimal currency in 1967. Of the original designs, only the HMS Endeavour on the 50 cents remains.

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« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2020, 12:45:33 PM »




The coins of Papua New Guinea were introduced in 1975. Apart from the demonetised 1 toea, they all still circulate with the same designs.

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« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2020, 12:52:29 PM »




The design of the 10, 20 and 50 cents coins and 1 dollar date from 1977, when the Solomon Islands introduced its first coin series.

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« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2020, 01:01:43 PM »




Swaziland introduced its current design series in 1974. Since then it has changed its name to eSwatini.

The lowest denomination now in circulation is the 10 cents coin.



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« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2020, 01:13:07 PM »
The United Arab Emirates introduced its first coin series in 1973. Its current designs date from then.

Nowadays the 25 fils coin is usually the lowest denomination found in circulation.



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« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2020, 01:17:05 PM »




Malawi. The elephant design dates from 1964. The heron design dates from 1971. The eagle design dates from 1996.

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