Post 2000s modern circulating coins - are there any nice ones out there?

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  1. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    It seems that many modern circulating coins are all struck with one thing in common - cheap and plentiful.

    That got me thinking - are there any circulating or circulating commemorative coins that are plentiful yet appealing in design?

    If I had to name something, I am thinking of Mexico


    Please feel free to post what you reckon - coins don't have to be expensive to be appealing!
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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Here are some...

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  5. expat

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  6. mrbadexample

    mrbadexample Well-Known Member


    Oh...I'm sorry. I thought you said appalling designs. :(
  7. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Several of our own commemoratives are inexpensive and have pleasing designs.
  8. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    but don't usually circulate.
  9. Maxfli

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  10. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    opps you said post 2000
  11. gxseries

    gxseries Coin Collector

    I intentionally chose post 2000s as coins are struck in bigger volumes and designed to last much longer.

    You'd think that with better refined technology such as CAD, designers would spend more time doing quality designs.
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  12. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    You'd think that...
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  13. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    The Uruguayan and Turkish coins posted by @spirityoda are pretty good in my opinion (although that Turkish cat one has become pricey in the secondary market, so it might not exactly qualify).
  14. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated Supporter

    Really great coins @spirityoda . Who is the woman on the obverse of the Polish coin? An allegorical figure like our Liberty or a real person? And what is significant about the 1933? Sorry for all the questions but that one spoke to me :)
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  15. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I had thought it was Queen Jadwiga but numista says that a common error.

    "The artist (Antoni Madeyski), designing an idealized image of the Polish community, was inspired by Janina Żółtowska's facial features. For him, she represented perfect beauty. Due of the fact that the appearance of Janina Żółtowska reminded Madeyski of Queen Jadwiga, symbolically, many people erroneously attribute this image to the Polish Queen."
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  16. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    1933 is when it circulated.
  17. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    This Turkey cat coin looks so much like 1 of my cats Gucci with his long fur.. No wonder the price has gone higher.


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  18. TheGame

    TheGame Well-Known Member

    Colombia's current coins are pretty good:

  19. Mister T

    Mister T Active Member

    I think the Canberra centenary 20c piece is quite nice:
  20. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster

    These regular issue coins from the Solomon Islands look interesting:

    1. Solomon Islands 1 Cent 2010 - Traditional native food bowl
    Brass, 17.5 mm, 2.3 gm

    2. Solomon Islands 2 Cents 2006 - Eagle Spirit
    Brass, 19.4 mm, 4.0 gm

    3. Solomon Islands 5 Cents 2005 - Native mask
    Nickel-steel, 18.4 mm, 2.5 gm

    4. Solomon Islands 10 Cents 2005 - The sea spirit Ngorieru
    Nickel-steel, 23.6 mm, 4.96 gm

    5. Solomon Islands 20 Cents 2005 - Malaita pendant design
    Nickel-steel, 28.5 mm, 10.2 gm

    6. Solomon Islands 50 Cents 2005 - Coat-of-arms
    Nickel-steel, 29.5 mm, 8.8 gm

    7. Solomon Islands One Dollar 2005 - Ngusu-Ngusu
    Copper-nickel, 30.0 mm, 13.45 gm

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  21. Mister T

    Mister T Active Member

    Agreed - the Solomon Islands have issued some beautiful coins.
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