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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2011, 10:48:12 AM »
Iran 250 rial
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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2011, 10:50:52 AM »
Iran again.



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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2011, 10:54:00 AM »
Yemen, Republic

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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2011, 10:56:10 AM »
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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2011, 11:04:50 AM »
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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2011, 12:33:58 PM »
Sweden 10 ore.

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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2011, 01:48:08 PM »
Kenya 10c, first issue (the other denominations of the first were similar):


Someone mentioned the Belgian 50 centimes upthread; the same applies to the 10 francs of the 1970s/80s:


Slightly stretching the concept of circulation coins, but as you do occasionally see them in use, I thought I'd include it: the 1995 UK £2 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of WW2:


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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2011, 03:54:17 PM »
The Belgian 10 francs still has some small, not very visible lettering: just beneath the bust of king Bauduin, you can find the designer's name: H. Elstrom.

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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2011, 11:43:50 PM »
Looks like the rather boring Malaysian set due out in 2012 is going to maintain the tradition of having one side text- and numeral-free.

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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2011, 12:44:47 AM »
Interestingly the central bank calls that "text and numeral free" side the obverse. :) By the way, the 50 sen coin does have digits and characters - somewhat hidden though: The latent image (which the other three denominations do not have) says either "50" or "SEN" depending on the viewing angle ...

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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2011, 10:25:12 PM »
Algeria, 50 Centimes, 1973.

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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2011, 01:19:27 AM »
President Paul Kruger on the obverse of a Z.A.R. two shillings of 1897. On some of the Republic's denominations, but not all, there was a legend along with his portrait.

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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2011, 10:38:23 AM »
German Democratic Republic 50 pfennig 1950.

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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2011, 04:40:44 PM »
A collage of several elements. In the foreground is a (horse?) drawn plough, in the background front may be a small steel plant, while the far background seems to show oil crackers. The picture makes more sense as the equivalent of the hammer and sickle logo: agriculture and industry.

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

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Re: Circulation coins where one side has neither text nor numerals
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2011, 02:38:16 PM »
The reverses of Singapore's first set of circulation coins, issued in 1967, are all bare of text and numerals.



 
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