Thematic sets from the 1920s to date

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#150
1998.

Tanzania added higher denominations to its circulation series throughout the 1990s, and by 1998 it had created a superb new wildlife series.

See also: Coinage of Tanzania.



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20s.    Elephant and calf.    Reverse: President Ali Hassan.
50s.    Rhino and calf.       Reverse: President Ali Hassan.
100s.  Impala antelopes.      Reverse: President Nyrere.         
200s.  Lion and cub.          Reverse: Sheikh Abbid Amani Karume.
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#151
1998.

Uganda issued a new design series. The set depicted Uganda's wildlife.

See: Uganda since independence.






50   shillings.  Kob.
100 shillings.  Long-horned cow.
200 shillings.  Tilapia fish.
500 shillings.  Crested crane.

Designer: Stan Witten, Royal Canadian Mint.
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1999.

In this year there were no new sets that meet my criteria for inclusion in this topic.
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#153
2000.

Ecuador adopted a new coin series, whose designs celebrated its national heroes.

See also: Ecuador: national heroes on coins (1995-2000).






1   centavo.    Map of the Americas.
5   centavos.  Juan Montalvo.
10 centavos.  Eugenio Espejo.
25 centavos.  José Joaquín de Olmedo.
50 centavos.  José Eloy Alfaro Delgado.
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#154
2000.

The Isle of Man introduced a new design series, which celebrated its Christian heritage.

See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man






1p.    A Manx chapel.
2p.    A Manx sailboat on choppy waters.
5p.    A Manx-style Celtic cross.
10p.  The ruins of Saint German's cathedral.
20p.  A monk writing a manuscript in Rushen Abbey.
50p.  An upright carved cross from a pre-Norse carved altar frontal.
£1.    A triskele, with three church bells between the legs.
£2.    A design from a tenth century cross depicting the battle of Ragnarök.
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#155
2000.

Yugoslavia released a new design series, featuring national architecture.

In reality, Yugoslavia at this point consisted of only Serbia (including Kosovo) and Montenegro.

However, Montenegro was already unofficially using the euro, not the Yugoslavian dinar.

See also:

1] Circulation sets depicting buildings.

2] The final coin series of Yugoslavia.






50 paras.   Bust: "Serbia" by Dorde Jovanovic.
1   dinar.     Building of the National Bank of Yugoslavia.
2   dinar.     Gracanica Monastery.
5   dinar.     Federal Assembly Building.

Designer: Mitar Petković.
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#156
2001.

Jamaica began a new design series of National Heroes in 1991, gradually replacing the old flora and fauna series. The series was completed in 2001, with the issue of a 20 dollar coin honouring Marcus Garvey. The same design had also appeared on the 25 cents and 50 cents coins at various times, but the 20 dollar coin was evidently a sign of high inflation in Jamaica. Some of the new coins appeared in various shapes, sizes and metals, over the space of a few short years.

See also: National heroes of Jamaica.






10c.   Paul Bogle.
25c.   Marcus Garvey.
$1.    Alexander Bustamante.
$5.    Norman Manley.
$10.  George William Gordon.
$20.  Marcus Garvey.
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#157
2002.

China issued a set depicting flowers on the reverse. The 1 jiao and 1 yuan coins were first released in 2000 but with the date "1999". 

The 5 jiao coin completed the set in 2002. The 1 jiao coin was changed from aluminum to stainless steel in 2005.






1 jiao.    Orchid.
5 jiao.    Lotus.
1 yuan.  Chrysanthemum.

Designer: Chang Huan (a female designer) for the 1 Jiao Orchid and 5 Jiao Lotus(ref).
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#158
2002.

Austria released its first euro coins. The designs featured some of Austria's flowers, architecture and historical figures.

See also: Circulation sets depicting buildings.






1 cent: Alpine Flowers - Gentian
2 cent: Alpine Flowers - Edelweiß
5 cent: Alpine Flowers - Primrose

10 cent: Vienna Architecture - St Stephen's Cathedral
20 cent: Vienna Architecture - Belvedere Palace
50 cent: Vienna Architecture - Sezession building

€1: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (composer)
€2: Bertha von Suttner (pacifist, writer)
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#159
2002.

Greece released its first euro coins. The designs featured ships, historical figures, and ancient Greek heritage.






1 cent: Greek Ships - Athenian trireme
2 cent: Greek Ships - Corvette from the War of Independence
5 cent: Greek Ships - Modern tanker

10 cent: Statesmen - Rigas Fereos Velestinlis
20 cent: Statesmen - Ioannis Capodistrias
50 cent: Statesmen - Eleftherios Venizelos

€1: Athenian owl (from a 5c BC tetradrachm)
€2: Abduction of Europa (from a 3c AD mosaic in Sparta)
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#160
2002.

Italy released its first euro coins. The designs featured Italy's architecture and cultural heritage.

See also: Circulation sets depicting buildings.






1 cent: Architecture - Castel del Monte.
2 cent: Architecture - Mole Antonelliana (Turin).
5 cent: Architecture - Colosseum (Rome).

10 cent: Art - Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus.
20 cent: Art - Umberto Boccioni, Forme Uniche. (Futurist Sculpture).
50 cent: Art - Michelangelo's Piazza del Campidoglio, with the ancient statue of Marcus Aurelius.

€1: Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man.
€2: Raffaello's portrait of Dante Alighieri.
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#161
2002.

Spain released its first euro coins. The designs featured Spain's architecture, the writer Cervantes, and King Juan Carlos.







1/2/5 cent: Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

10/20/50 cent: Miguel de Cervantes (writer).

€1/€2: King Juan Carlos I.
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#162
2003.

Indonesia had issued new 50 and 100 rupiah designs in 1999.

It completed the series with 500 and 1000 rupiah coins in 2003.

The stylish new designs, mainly on the theme of birds, echoed Indonesia's bird themes of the 1970s.

See also:

1] Indonesia, Birds, and Wallace's Line.

2] Indonesia: coins of the 1990s.






50    rupiah.  Oriole.
100  rupiah.  King cockatoo.
200  rupiah.  Bali starling.
500  rupiah.  Jasmine flower.
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#163
2003.

Serbia issued a series of Serbian dinars in 2003, featuring its national architecture.

The remainder of Yugoslavia was now the Confederation of Serbia and Montenegro.

The old Yugoslav dinars were no longer valid and Montenegro used the euro.

See also:

1] Circulation sets depicting buildings.

2] Coinage of modern Serbia.


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1   dinar.  Building of the National Bank of Serbia.
2   dinar.  Gracanica Monastery.
5   dinar.  Krusedol Monastery.
10 dinar.  Studenica Monastery.
20 dinar.  Saint Sava Church, Vracar.

Designer: Mitar Petković.
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#164
2003.

Timor Leste, formerly known as East Timor, issued a national coinage in 2003.

It had gained its independence from Indonesia in 2002.

The country uses US dollars but issues its own coinage: 100 centavos are equal to one US dollar.

See also: Coinage of Timor-Leste.






1   centavo.    Nautilus Pompilius. Cephalopod.
5   centavos.  Rice.
10 centavos.  Timorese rooster. Symbol of independence.
25 centavos.  Beiro. Traditional fishing boat.
50 centavos.  Coffee.

Designer: José Bandeira.
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