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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 15, April 13, 2008, Article 11

OTHER UNIFIED MULTI-COIN DESIGNS

Yossi Dotan writes: "In The E-Sylum of April 6, 2008 you quote
The Independent's article on the new British circulation coins
that says 'The coins . are believed to be the first in the world
designed to form a unified picture when put together.'

"Two earlier examples come to mind of such 'coin jigsaw puzzles':

"In 1996 China issued four rectangular-shaped silver coins
marking the Yangtze River Dam Project (KM-966/969, until
recently Y-595/598). The four reverses together (from left to
right: KM-968, KM-966, KM-967 and KM-969) form one flowing
design of the Yangtze River-the four wide parts of the river
connected by three gorges. (The obverses depict the Bai Di
city gate, Qu Yuan Ancestral Temple, Zhang Fei Temple, and
Zhao Jun House, which were either submerged due to the
construction of the Yangtze dam or relocated prior to the
flooding.

"If any reader of The E-Sylum owns these coins, could he
or she please contact me at yosdotan@bezeqint.net and tell
me which obverse matches which reverse?).

"The other example relates to a map of Havana and its harbor
in colonial times that was divided crosswise to form the
four silver coins issued by Cuba in 1998 (KM-668/671). Put
together the coins show the complete map: El Morro Fortress
at left, the city at right, and between them and in the
foreground the ships in the harbor.

"Does any reader know the date of the original map?"

[I suspected that other examples of such designs would
surface.  E-Sylum readers are a knowledgeable bunch.
-Editor]

 ROYAL MINT UNVEILS NEW CIRCULATING COIN REVERSE DESIGNS
 esylum_v11n14a21.html

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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