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Circulation sets with different obverse designs but a common reverse design

Started by <k>, September 12, 2022, 04:42:35 PM

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Most circulation sets have a common obverse design, apart from the necessary textual elements. The reverses may have a common design, or perhaps more usually these days, different designs.

Less common are sets where all the obverse and reverse designs are different. Examples are the current sets of Fiji and the Philippines.

Recently I looked again at the Malta 1972 to 1985 set and noticed that the obverse designs were different but the reverses had a common design, apart from the textual elements. I found this highly unusual and wonder whether there are or were any similar sets around the world.
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<k>

Malta 1972#.jpg


The obverse designs of the Maltese circulation set of 1976.

This set was issued from 1972 to 1985.

In this case, the country name "MALTA" marks this side of the coins as the obverse.




The reverses of the set had a common wreath design.


See: Malta's first decimal coinage of 1972.
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<k>

Somalia set 1950.jpg


This Somalia 1950 set almost qualifies.

It has two different obverse designs but only one common reverse design.

The obverse designs are seen on the right of the image.

The obverse is usually recognised as the side that carries the country name.
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<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

There are more such sets than I thought there would be.

Interestingly, most such sets show various portraits of humans on the obverse.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.