Coins with fractional and mixed number denominations

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by The Eidolon, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    I like to collect these when I can find them. Here are a couple examples from this year:
    1) 1.5 penny, from UK, mostly for use in Ceylon as it's halfway between the Dutch 4 Stuivers and the British 3 pence.
    2) Colombia 2.5 centavos. I guess they still liked dividing things into quarters and eighths even after decimalization.

    Please share any other examples of interesting denominations if you care to!
    1.5 pence Ceylon 1839 copy.jpeg 2.5 Centavo 1886 Colombia copy.jpeg
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2019
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  3. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    This is my favorite odd denomination. 6/8 Lire from Italy 1719
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  4. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Did they not know how to use the common denominator to use 3/4 instead?
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  5. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    I always think these are interesting too. I meant to gather all the ones I had together and see what I had but I've never done so. Here's a few I have pictures of. I can also think off the top of my head of the Panama 1 1/4 centesimo, West Africa 1/10 penny, and Venezuela 12 1/2 centavos. 1884 netherlands 2.5 cents.jpg 1940 panama 2.5 centesimos06.jpg 1913 britain one third farthing.jpg
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  6. TheGame

    TheGame Well-Known Member

    That 6/8 Lire reminds me of the Austro-Hungarian 5/10 Kreuzer.
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  7. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    Here's a few more I found. Sweden 1/3 skilling, Prussia 1/6 thaler, Haiti 6 1/4 centimes, Netherlands Indies 1/10 gulden, and India 1/12 anna. 1848 sweden third skilling.jpg 1849 prussia sixth thaler.jpg 1850 haiti 6.25 centimes.jpg 1857 netherlands indies tenth gulden.jpg 1862 india twelfth anna.jpg
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  8. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    Jersey has some notably odd fractions - here are their 1/12th and 1/24th Shilling coins. They also did 1/13th and 1/26th shilling coins, but I can't lay my hands on any at the moment:
    Jersey 12th 1894 1.JPG Jersey 12th 1894 2.JPG Jersey 24th 1926 1.JPG Jersey 24th 1926 2.JPG
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  9. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Here's a 1/26th Shilling from Jersey, 1844.
    And for good measure, a half farthing (1/8th of a penny), 1842 1:2 Farthing 1842.jpeg 1:26 Shilling Jersey 1844.jpeg
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  10. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    Here are a couple of my favorites. These are both dual denomination coins

    1.5 ruble - 10 zlot

    3/4 ruble - 5 zlot
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  11. tenbobbit

    tenbobbit Supporter! Supporter

    Here are 2 Jersey 1/26th coins, both Vicky.

    IMG_5314.JPG IMG_5315.JPG


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  12. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    Ceylon 1802 1/48 Riksdollar

  13. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Well-Known Member

    I'll fill in some Jersey gaps then:

    1/13 shilling
    Jersey 1d 1858 (3).jpg

    1/52 shilling
    Jersey 1 52nd shilling 1841 (3).JPG

    1/48 shilling
    Jersey forty-eighth shilling_0005.jpg
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  14. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    CB994D0A-A2D7-4EC3-8579-E110576BDFF4.jpeg 8C7DF53B-9CFD-4AF4-BAC5-32FA437208FF.jpeg India Portugueza 1/12 Tanga 1901. Just found in a bag of world coins collected by a friend’s grandmother. I’ll be posting some of them next week
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  15. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Well-Known Member

    As you wish...

    Panama 1¼ centesimos 1940 (3).jpg

    BWA 0.1 penny 1936 Edward VIII (2).jpg
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  16. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Well-Known Member

    Now I want one of those. :rolleyes:
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  17. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    I know many of these, but it is great to see so many in one place. Well done everyone!
  18. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Well-Known Member

    Denmark 1/5 rigsbankskilling:

    Denmark ⅕ rigsbankskilling 1842 (3).jpg
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  19. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    I guess they did, but this is not an Italian 6/8 lira coin. ;) It is a coin from the Republic of Genoa (yes, in today's Italy), and according to this page the "6" and "8" mean 6 soldi and 8 denari, thus one third of a lira ...

    In Venezuela, during the relatively short "bolívar fuerte" phase, they had a 12 1/2 céntimos coin. A little strange since there were also 10 and 25 c pieces, but apparently it was supposed to be a reminder of better days; the 0.125 denomination had been in use before.

  20. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Well-Known Member

    Some Swedes:

    1/6 skilling 1847
    Sweden sixth skilling 1847 (3).JPG

    1/6 skilling 1830
    Sweden  sixth skilling 1830(3).jpg

    1/12 skilling 1808
    Sweden twelfth skilling 1808 (3).JPG

    1/32 riksdaler 1852
    Sweden 32nd RDS 1852 (3).JPG
  21. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    Here are some fractional and other odd denominations. I like the Chinese silver with "1 Mace and 4.4 Candareens" and the other "7.2 Candareens". 1808 IB 5-16 g obv.JPG 1808 IB 5-16 g rev.JPG 1808 IB 5-32 g obv (2).JPG 1808 IB 5-32 g rev (2).JPG 1890-1908 CN 1 m 4.4 c obv.JPG 1890-1908 CN 1 m 4.4 c rev.JPG 1890-1908 CN 7.2 c obv.JPG 1890-1908 CN 7.2 c rev.JPG
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