World Coins : Unique World Coins
We have various world coins on the 2nd floor at the Mint Museum. Among them, we introduce unique coins here.
Most coins in the world are round shaped, but some have unique shapes such as square and hexagon.
Rep. of Pakistan
10rally, Rep. of Maldives
the Union of Myanmar
10dinar, Democratic and People's Rep. of Algeria
Many countries use holey coins. A hole is usually punched roundly and the size of hole is different among countries.
|25sentimo, Rep. of the Philippines||5dollar, Bahama Islands|
|Shell Coin, Ancient
Shell was prized because of its luster and shape and used as a coin at the ancient China (B.C.1400 to BC1027).
|Stone Coin, Yap Island
Stone, specific to Yap Island in the western Pacific, had been used as a coin until the beginning of the World War II. Small one was carried from place to place. On the other hand, since big one was not good for carrying, only ownership was changed. Some had diameter of more than 3.5 meters.
|Shell Coin, Yap Island
Polished shell with a rope made from palm bark