World Coins : Design of World Coins
We can say that the design of coin tells about history, history of manners and history of culture of each country. Every country struggles to express features of its country through the design of coin. The design of world coin is widespread from portrait, initial, crest, animal and to plant.
Designs of South Korean and Chinese coins are similar to Japanese ones. Head, royal arms, animal and plant are on Asian coins. You can see tiger and lion on Indian and Southeast Asian coins, and moon and star on Middle Eastern coins.
|Design: Rice Plant
50won, South Korea
|Design: Crescent and Star
10paisa, Islamic Rep. of Pakistan
Since Australia and New Zealand are in the British Commonwealth, we can see the Queen of England on their coins. Bird, fish and kangaroo are on the other side of their coins.
|Design: Frilled Lizard
1dollar, New Zealand
Since many African countries were used to be colonies of England or France, their coins have a lot in common with English or French coins.
|Design: Blue Crane
5cent, South Africa
2rand, South Africa
|Design: Cacao Bean
10cedi, Rep. of Ghana
Since European countries have long histories, head, royal arms and crown tend to be on their coins.
|Design: Coats-of -arms of the nine provinces of Austria
|Design: Queen Elizabeth II
5pound, Great Britain
North American Coins
Hawk, the Goddess of Liberty and portrait of president are on North American coins. You can see Queen of England, maple leaf and elk on Canadian coins. Central and South American coins are similar to Spanish and English coins.
|Design: The Goddess of Liberty
1dollar, the United States
|Design: Eagle and Snake
South American Coins
You can see royal arms, hero and loyalist on South American coins.
10escudo, Rep. of Chile
|Design: Duarte, Founding Father
1peso, Dominican Rep.
|Design: Nazca Lines
5sol, Rep. of Peru