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Egypt has issued one or two. Here is one: 1 piastre, 1984. There are some sphinx designs from the 1950s that look textless, but if you look very closely, you will see two initials.
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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 08:50:06 PM »
Malaysia's two series of circulation coins have had one side without text or numerals. It is due to issue a new series of circulation designs in early 2012. Will it keep that tradition, I wonder?
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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 11:10:07 PM »
Here are two more (images from worldcoingallery.com) ...

Belgium 5c (mid-1950s until late 1990s):


Germany (Fed. Rep.) 5 DM (early 1950s until mid-1970s).


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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011, 11:23:19 PM »
Austria

and not even the country identified
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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011, 04:02:34 AM »
Now you probably don't know this, but there is a very good reason for issuing such coins as these. They are only issued in countries where half the population is illiterate: each side caters for one half of the population. Fair and logical.

My next topic will be about coins with only one side.
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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2011, 05:48:08 PM »
This is more difficult than I thought. I was sure the obverse of the Trinidad 1960s issues was bare of text, but you can see a motto on the coat of arms. Anyway, I still think I deserve HALF a point.
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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2011, 07:59:47 PM »
Since it is internal to the design, and the text doesn't pertain to the coin, I think it qualifies.
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This is more difficult than I thought. I was sure the obverse of the Trinidad 1960s issues was bare of text, but you can see a motto on the coat of arms. Anyway, I still think I deserve HALF a point.

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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2011, 01:05:04 AM »
Egypt again.
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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2011, 03:33:59 AM »
German New Guinea, but alas, on paper rather than in the metal.

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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2011, 10:55:59 AM »
Beautiful! I'd forgotten about that one.
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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2011, 02:48:41 AM »
1973, Yemen People’s Republic:

2½ fils. Cotton plant.     
5  fils.  Lobster.   





 
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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2011, 09:08:41 AM »
Guyana

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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2011, 09:10:28 AM »
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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2011, 10:42:10 AM »
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