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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2011, 10:15:47 AM »
And both pieces (at least part of the mintages) were produced in Berlin ...

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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2011, 01:07:06 PM »
So that would explain it. It was just by pure chance that I stumbled across both those coins when I was looking for coins for my "Oak leaves" topic. I've checked, and the Z.A.R. 3d and 6d have the same reverse designs. All the other denominations have specifically South African / Boer designs.
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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2011, 05:59:27 PM »
I think they were even designed by the same man: Otto Schultz. Still, hadn't noted the connection before. Good fun.

Obviously, colonies will often use comparable designs, if only the heads of state. I can think of one example where a client state displayed such behaviour. Compare some of the Bulgarian coins of the period 1951 to 1990 with their Soviet counterparts. Some are more comparable than others.

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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2011, 01:50:07 AM »
Tanzania circulation 100 shilingi 1994 and Zambia collector 100 kwacha 1998 look suspiciously similar.

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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2012, 02:15:18 AM »
Both these coins were designed by the French engraver André-Henri Lavrillier.



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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2012, 09:35:40 AM »
the Z.A.R. 3d and 6d have the same reverse designs.

The 6d is oak all right, but the 3d is olive.

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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2014, 04:08:54 PM »
1. USSA, 1 rouble., 1981.
2. Bulgaria, 1 lev, 1981.
The striking similarity!!! 
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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2014, 08:13:00 PM »
Indeed, to the extent that they didn't even bother changing the language on the side with the hands/flags - the Bulgarian coin has Russian text (eternal friendship).

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« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2014, 08:41:55 PM »
Indeed, to the extent that they didn't even bother changing the language on the side with the hands/flags - the Bulgarian coin has Russian text (eternal friendship).
It took only 33 years and fellow Slavs are on opposite sides. ???
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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2014, 05:48:15 PM »
International Year of Peace:  :)
1. USSA, 1 rouble, 1986.
2. Mongolia, 1 tugrik, 1986.
3. Thailand, 2 baht, 1986.
4. Australia, 1 $, 1986.
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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2014, 09:27:36 AM »
International Year of the Child.
1. Nepal, 100 Rupee, 1974 (struck in 1981).
2. China, 450 Y, 1979.
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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2014, 11:52:17 PM »
We already know about the coins from Belgium, San Marino and the Vatican that commemorate the 25th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Wall. Ah, but Burundi, Cameroon and Samoa also issued something on that occasion. And, surprise, the designs are similar ...

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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2014, 05:00:45 PM »
Romania, 100 lei, 1999, and Falkland Islands, 2 pounds, 1999.
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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2015, 09:27:56 PM »
British India, 1 Rupee, 1862.
Tibet, 1 Rupee (Sichuan), ND (1905-1912).
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Re: Similar design coins
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2015, 08:02:16 AM »
Nicaragua, 50 cordobas, 1975.
USA, 1 $, 1976.
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