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Coinage of New Caledonia

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New Caledonia 50 francs 1972-.jpg

Reverse of the 50 francs coin.


The 50 francs coin weighed 10 grams and had a diameter of 28.5 mm.

The reverse design featured a native hut between pine trees.

See:  New Caledonia: 50 francs pattern of 1967.
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The new obverse, as seen on the nickel coins.


From 1972 onward, the letters I.E.O.M were added to the obverse of the 10, 20 and 50 francs coins.

This stands for Institut d'émission d'Outre-Mer.


From Wikipedia:

The Institut d'mission d'outre-mer (abbreviation: IEOM ) is a French public establishment in charge of monetary issuance in the French overseas communities of the Pacific such as New Caledonia , Wallis and Futuna and French Polynesia , with the Pacific franc (CFP franc) as its currency . Its headquarters are in Paris and it has three agencies located in Nouméa , Mata Utu and Papeete.
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CFP 2 francs 1977.jpg

New obverse of the aluminium coins.


The letters I.E.O.M were added to the coinage.


They were added to the obverse of the 1 franc coin in 1972 and to the 2 francs coin in 1973.

In 1983 they were added to the obverse of the 5 francs coin.
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New Caledonia 100 francs 1976.jpg

Obverse of the 100 francs coin.


In 1976 a new denomination was added to the series.

The 100 francs coin was made of nickel-brass.

It weighed 10 grams and had a diameter of 30 mm.
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New Caledonia 100 francs 1976-.jpg

Reverse of the 100 francs coin.


The reverse design was the same as that of the 50 francs coin.

See:  Huts and similar structures.
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METAL CHANGES

From 2006 the 10, 20 and 50 francs coins were minted in copper-nickel instead of nickel.

Also from 2006, the 100 francs coin was minted in aluminium-bronze instead of nickel-brass.

Those were the final changes to the coinage of New Caledonia.
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NEW JOINT COIN SERIES

On 1 September 2021 a new coins series was issued.

It was for use by all three French Pacific Territories.

These were: French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Wallis and Futuna.


The coins were smaller and lighter and had new designs.

This new coinage superseded the coinage of New Caledonia.


See:  French Pacific Territories: coinage since September 2021.
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