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Major New Circulation Sets of the 21st Century

Started by <k>, July 02, 2011, 10:14:35 PM

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#15
2014

1] Latvia.  The euro zone gains another member.




2] Vatican City.  New design series, the first to depict Pope Francis.

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3] Botswana.  Dated 2013 but released in 2014.  Several significant changes were made to the circulation series.

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4] Belgium.  New design series portrays King Philippe.




5] Netherlands.  New design series portrays King Willem-Alexander.




6] Andorra.  The country, not an EU member, issues its first euro series, with the EU's permission.




7] Aruba.  New design series portrays King Willem-Alexander.




8] Netherlands Antilles.  New design series portrays King Willem-Alexander.




9] Libya.  A new design series is taking shape.




10] Zimbabwe. In December 2014 Zimbabwe issued bond coins in denomination of cents, at par with US cents.

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#16
2015.

1] Lithuania.   The euro zone gains another member.

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2] Gibraltar.  A new design series, dated 2014, appeared in January 2015.

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3] United Kingdom.  A new effigy for the Queen, and a new Britannia design for the 2 pound coin.




4] Tonga.  A new design series was released on 29 June 2015.

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5] South Sudan.  The country's first coinage was released on 9 July 2015.

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6] Cook Islands.  A new coinage was launched on 4 August 2015.

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7] Vanuatu.  A new design series was released on 17 August 2015.




8] Spain.  The portrait of new King Felipe VI appears on the 1 and 2 euro coins.

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9] Oman.  A commemorative circulation set celebrating Oman's 45th National Day.

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#17
2016.

1] Australia.  A one year set was issued to mark the 50th anniversary of decimalisation.




2] Qatar.  New design series: year and denomination now also in European numerals, "State of Qatar" in new font.

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3] Russia. 

A new obverse shows a new version of the double-headed eagle.

The eagle is now crowned and holds a sceptre and orb in its talons.




4] Belarus. 

The country's first circulation coins were released July 1 2016. 

They were struck in 2009, shortly after Belarus ended its monetary union with Russia.

Severe inflation halted their release until the monetary reform of July 1 2016: 1 new ruble = 10,000 old rubles.

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5] Sweden. 

A new design series was released in October 2016.

The new coins are significantly smaller and lighter than the previous coins.




6] Seychelles.  A new design series, featuring wildlife, was issued in December 2016.




7] Venezuela.  A new design series was issued in December 2016.




8] Saudi Arabia.  A new design series was issued in December 2016.




9] Indonesia.  A new design series featuring national heroes was issued in December 2016.

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#18
2017.

1] Vatican.  The portrait of the Pope was replaced by the coat of arms.




2] Canada.  A one year set was issued to mark the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.




3] Isle of Man.  A new design series was released, which includes a circulation five pound coin.




4] San Marino.  EU rules allow a new design series to be released once every 15 years. Opportunistic?

San Marino.jpg


5] São Tomé and Príncipe.  The country reformed its currency and introduced a new coin series featuring birds.

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6] Brunei.  A new portrait of the Sultan was released, simultaneously with a new design series.

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#19
2018.

1] Thailand.  A new design series showed a portrait of new King Rama X, with his monogram on the reverse.

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2] Moldova.  A new design series turned the coat of arms into jigsaw pieces.




3] Mauritania.  The country redominated its currency and released its first thematic coinage.




4] Philippines.  A new design series featured national heroes and local flora.

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5] Uzbekistan.  A new series, with mainly thematic designs.




6] Tajikistan.  Three new standard circulating denominations of 1, 3 and 5 somoni.




7] Gibraltar.  A 2017-dated set, commemorating the 1967 referendum, was released in 2018.




8] Gibraltar.  Another set (1 penny to 2 pounds), commemorating New Calpe House, was released in 2018.




9] Bahamas.  The country began updating its designs in 2006. The new 15 cents design was finally added in October 2018.




10] Kenya.  After a legal ban on presidential portraits, a series featuring wildlife was issued in 2018.




11] Argentina.  The final coins of the trees and flowers series, started in 2017, were issued.




12] Sri Lanka.  A new design series, dated 2017, was issued in December 2018.


 

13] Ukraine.  An attractive new design series portrayed historical Ukrainian statesmen.

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14] Eswatini.  New circulating coins after the change of country name from Swaziland.

Eswatini 2018.jpg
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#20
2019.

1] Australia. Jody Clark's new portrait of the Queen was adopted for the circulation coinage.




2] Gibraltar.  A new one-year design series commemorated the 2019 Island Games.




3] Kazakhstan. 

The country is replacing Cyrillic script with the Latin alphabet.

Its new design series of 2019 reflected this change.


 

4] China.  Changes were made to the 1 yuan and 1 and 5 jiao coins.


 

5] India.  A new design series was issued, comprising 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 rupees.




6] Falkland Islands. 

A new obverse royal portrait was introduced.

The 5 pence featured a separate new royal portrait and a new albatross design.




7] Tajikistan.  A new series with new reverse designs was issued.

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#21
2020.

1] Japan. 

New coins for the Reiwa reign of Emperor Naruhito.

He succeeded Emperor Akihito in May 2019.




2] Oman.  New coins for the new sultan: Haitham bin Tariq Al Said.

Oman 2020.jpg


3] Gibraltar.  New coin series.

Gibraltar set 2020-s.jpg
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#22
2021.

1] French Pacific Territories.  New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and Wallis and Futuna issued a new joint coin series.

French Pacific Territories 2021.jpg


2] Venezuela.  The currency was redenominated and the coinage was redesigned.

Venezuela 2021.jpg
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#23
2022.

1] Sierra Leone.  The currency was redenominated and the coinage was redesigned.

The design themes celebrated national musicians and their instruments.

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2] Liberia. After many years without coins, the country introduced circulating $5 and $10 coins.

They feature two former Liberian presidents.

Liberia $5 $10 2022.jpg
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#24
2023.

1] Croatia.  The country joined the euro zone and issued an appropriate new coinage.

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2] South Africa.  A beautiful new design series was issued.

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