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How Far Back Can We Go? Seventh Edition!

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 Posted 09/23/2022  04:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very sorry, Princetane. Did it in a hurry as had an early start today. Fixed!

I didn't mind, love your posts - just a bit too observant I guess - the medieval cell phone on the IOM coin is fabulous!

Here is another coin set from 1988. This one is Dutch



I got it in a stamp auction around 2008. I find it interesting as the coins are different colours from the circulation ones. Basically its a graphic art nightmare. The more lines and hatching, the higher the denomination, also has a medal for Groningen, the city featured. The package was in English as well as Dutch.

Some separate coins!


2 Drachme, Greece, this was a reduced size copper plated steel coin which replaced a larger brass one back in 1986.


50 Escudos, Portugal - this large steel coin showed a Caravel from the 15th century and was the largest size coin of Portugal at the time.


20 Pingin - Ireland, this coin introduced 1985/86 reused the horse design that previously appeared on their halfcrowns.


5 Guilders - Netherlands, interesting to compare the wear on this one to the set piece.
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 Posted 09/23/2022  08:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1988 Canada $5 1/10 oz gold bullion coin (found in bulk world coin)


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1988 proof American eagle



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1988 Seoul Olympic $5



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 Posted 09/23/2022  2:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Muddler, I am loving all your commemorative $5 gold coins!

Meanwhile at the more common end of the American commemoratives - the 1988 Proof set!




This one is at least undamaged. I got these all very cheap years ago.
There is some toning on the coins and I may break these up eventually.
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 Posted 09/23/2022  4:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add muddler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Princetane thank you, I had tried to gather a graded set of modern gold $5 until the surge in gold prices three years ago. Now @ 25 pieces I'm stalled on progression.
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1988 Canada .
Dollar -- Elizabeth II 2nd portrait.

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 Posted 09/23/2022  9:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My last group of 88's. Some of these coins have been posted already - but photographing and processing takes so much effort - so up these go


Spain Peseta, by 1988 a Peseta had so little value it was an aluminium coin, but at least the same size as the old brass one. The late 90s would see another size reduction down to 14mm!


Vanuatu 100 Vatu, the French now also copied the trend for thick gold coloured coins for newly debanknoted denominations. As in many Pacific coinages, coconuts along with breadfruit (See below) feature heavily along with bananas, palms and various types of reef fish.


Luxembourg 5 Francs - a nice coin!


Samoa 50 and 20 sene coins, the 20 looks like it has been run over, thankfully it was shown by someone else. Again our friend Mr Breadfruit makes an appearance (As a Polynesian man I can say its not that tasty, but its filling and you can live off it)
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1987 Fiji 20 and 50 cents (found in circulation in Australia)



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 Posted 09/24/2022  02:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Australia 50 cents


East Germany 1 pfennig


Algeria 20 centimes


Cuba 1 peso


Guernsey 5 pence


Morocco 1 santim


Portugal 100 escudos


San Marini 500 lire


Spain 200 pesetas


Suriname 250 cent


Uganda 1 shilling


West African States 25 francs


Yugoslavia 100 dinara
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 Posted 09/24/2022  02:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice group! some samples there of my goodies. Anyone sick of my overdone Aussie and Kiwi sets, needs to look away because 1987 is probably my biggest year before we hit the silver coin era (Pre 1968).

Lets start with an Aussie Uncirculated set


First thing to notice is no $2 coin, we are now pre that - $2 was a crumply and stained green banknote for people then! No commems this year but a good set to have as only the 1c and 5c were officially released in 1987 to circulate.


Yep thats your entire 1987 circulating range of coins above! So if you want a 1987 MOR or a 20c coin, buy a set

New Zealand for once was different, we have the 1c and 2c now and every denomination came out in big numbers. The family was back together!



Big numbers of coins were issued in 87 and the 1c and 2c are usually found nice as they were phased out during 1989, so only 2 years of usage - tops. And by this stage they brought a plain lolly at most. Even the 50c was in the Popsicle only territory!



The large dollar was the National Park centenary - basically the old Parks department became the Department of Conservation, with new logos and an awful song called People in Parks.
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1987 US dollar

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1987 constitution $5



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 Posted 09/24/2022  05:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another mint set from me.



This is the Falkland Islands, they use the pound sterling like the UK, but get their own coin designs.

Nice coins and interesting only their has the Maklouf effigy, the others are stuck with the 1964 era Machin effigy. Many of the colonies and overseas territories got stuck with the old effigies for longer.

Pair of Twins?

Belgian 50 Franc coin


Luxembourg 50 Franc coin - similarities are peculiar


Some more coins to join the one Trigg showed earlier. It was obvious that all were stainless steel and similar size, the inflation was biting, obverse similar to the 1990 Novokh dinar.

In 1987 Yugoslavia was famous for a cheap car released in the West called a "Yugo" which sold like hot cakes because it was cheap, people soon learned why, this cheap Fiat 124 knock off did not even have a radio.
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