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Re: French overseas collectivities to issue new coin series
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2021, 02:25:11 PM »
The images are for a short news item. Enough detail is shown to excite the imagination - assuming you have one. I am astounded to learn that technology has advanced so much that a potato that doubles as a camera has been developed. April Fools Day is still over a week away.  ::)
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Re: French overseas collectivities to issue new coin series
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2021, 10:13:26 AM »
The rounding system for discontinued values fits perfectly in the french bureaucratic adage of "why do things the simple way if there is a more complicated way". :D

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Re: French overseas collectivities to issue new coin series
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2021, 04:39:54 AM »
More details: https://www.ieom.fr/nouvelles-pieces/

From the video, it is apparent the minting has started.
Strangely, the communication does not indicate the physical specifications of the coins.

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Re: French overseas collectivities to issue new coin series
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2021, 11:41:06 AM »
Descriptions of the reverse designs.

5 francs.    In the center, the flowers of tiare and frangipani, and near the rim, a column of pines, a taro leaves.

10 francs.   A canoe in the center, and marine fauna, white terns, rays, oysters and pearls.

20francs.   Napoleon fish, Angelfish, Coachman fish and coral fish in the center. Turtles and small fish near the rim.

50 francs.   Birds, including horned parakeets in the center and near the rim, a cagou bird, breadfruit, fern leaves and niaouli leaves.

100 francs.   Habitat, with a faré in the center, and round huts, fale, clubs, pestles, tapa and tiare flowers.

200 francs.   Culture with in the center, three ridge arrows, drum and ukulele, then near the rim, Tapa de Wallis, Tiki, and door frames.
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Re: French overseas collectivities to issue new coin series
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2021, 05:55:14 PM »
Are smaller coin Ni plated steel?
What about 50F and 100F? Nordic gold?
Weights and diameters?

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Re: French overseas collectivities to issue new coin series
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2021, 12:27:27 PM »


The Napoleon fish is the same species as the humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) shown on the Fiji 50 cents coin.
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