The world's oldest coin designs still being issued

Started by <k>, July 18, 2020, 03:34:21 AM

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andyg

Quote from: <k> on July 18, 2020, 03:55:45 AM



Most of the designs of the current coins of Belize date back to 1973 and 1974. The dollar design dates from 1990.

Even older is Mary Gillick's crowned portrait of the Queen that appears on the denominations lower than a dollar. It dates back to 1953 and is no longer used by any other country or territory.

These designs, bar a change to the country name from "British Honduras" to "Belize" date back to 1894.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

<k>

Quote from: andyg on July 22, 2022, 09:16:36 PMThese designs, bar a change to the country name from "British Honduras" to "Belize" date back to 1894.

Definitely time for a change, then!
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Figleaf

If a change in the name of a country is OK, this one may be of interest. The first Dutch ducats were struck in 1586. At the time, the coins were hammered and the dies were made in an uncoordinated fashion in a number of Dutch mints. In time, many more minor variants occurred. The coin shown was struck in the Middelburg mint; the obverse legend ends in ZELandia and a castle

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The major change came after the Napoleonic period, when the government of the Dutch federal republic (ORDinum PROVINciarum FOEDERatorum BELGicarum) was replaced by the Kingdom of the Netherlands (REGni Belgii). The type survived the second world war because it was in demand in the Netherlands Indies and de-colonisation was not on Dutch political radar screens.

Current strikes have been sold way above par, but the coin still figures in Dutch legislation as a trade coin. It is not a commemorative. The 2022 will be struck in the Utrecht mint and issued in September 2022.

Peter

Dukaat-2022 UT.jpg
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

<k>

So, the Dutch wish to forsake the euro, and they are using gold in order to undermine the fiat money system. Let's hope the CIA never finds out. :o
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Figleaf

Since there is no denomination on a ducat, you can'tell. Today, it is in fact a 250 euro piece. The mint also makes double ducats, actually 500 euro pieces. ;D

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

chrisild

While I find it nice that those are still issued, I think that is a tiny little far fetched. ;D What did <k> write in the initial post? "Here I will deal only with old designs that are found on regular circulating coins that are still being issued." Would love to see a ducat in circulation, hehe.