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    * The following is a partial directory of modern, unusually shaped coins issued by countries, islands, and territories. There are scalloped coins, which have wavy edges. Other shapes range from octagons to ovals, triangles to tetradecagons - pretty much any geometric polygon! There are even some coins shaped like stamps - and countries!

    * This is not directly transmitted from another website. This is my original effort of compiling odd-shaped coins into one a single page, and it is one of the only pages - if not the only one - of its kind!

    * I compiled info from my knowledge, en.numista.com, NGC World Coin Price Guide, mints, and other sources that I have linked to.

    Denomination
    Minted Years (Metal may be listed)
    Shape

    ALDERNEY (In the English Channel; part of the Channel Islands)
    50 Pence
    5 Pounds
    2003
    2007
    Rounded heptagon
    Slightly-rounded hexagon (points are north/south)

    ALGERIA (North Africa, east of Morocco and west of Libya)
    10 Dinars1979-1981Decagon (10-sided; sides are north/south)

    ANDAMAN and NICOBAR ISLANDS (West of Myanmar and east of India)
    2 Rupees2011Hendecagon (11-sided)

    ANDORRA (Western Europe, south of France and northeast of Spain)
    10 Diners
    10 Diners
    10 Diners
    15 Diners
    100 Diners
    2008-present
    2012
    2013
    2011-present
    2013-present
    Rectangle (several commemoratives; Polish Mint)
    Shaped like an arch window!
    Shaped like Andorra!
    Rectangle (height larger than width)
    Shaped like an arch window

    ARGENTINA (South America, east of Chile)
    5 Pesos
    10 Pesos
    20 Pesos
    25 Pesos
    50 Pesos
    100 Pesos
    1 Centavo
    50 Centavos
    1961-1968
    1962-1968
    1977-1978
    1964-1968
    1977-1978
    1977-1978
    1992
    1985-1988
    Dodecagon (sides are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Octagon (points are north/south)

    ARMENIA (Western Asia, west of Azerbaijan and east of Turkey)
    100 Dram
    1000 Dram
    2000 Dram
    5000 Dram
    2006-present
    2010
    2000
    2005
    Rectangle (multiple orientations)
    Square (there are several commemoratives)
    Octagon (sides are north/south)
    Octagon (sides are north/south)

    ARUBA (Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela)
    50 Cents
    5 Florin
    1986-present
    1995-2005
    Rounded square
    Rounded square

    AUSTRALIA (east of the Indian Ocean, west of the Pacific Ocean, south of Indonesia, and west of New Zealand)
    50 Cents
    50 Cents
    50 Cents
    55 Cents
    60 Cents
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    5 Dollars
    5 Dollars
    15 Dollars
    15 Dollars
    20 Dollars
    25 Dollars
    1969-present
    2008
    2014
    2009
    2010-present
    2008-present
    2012-present
    2012-present
    2013
    2015, 2016
    2013
    2016
    2008-present
    2014
    2008-present
    2008-present
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Stamp-shaped Perth Mint
    Tetradecagon (points are north/south)
    Stamp-shaped
    Stamp-shaped
    Rectangle (height larger than width)
    Australia-shaped (I'm not kidding!)
    Rounded square - Perth Mint
    Rectangle (width larger than height)
    Star with 7 points
    Rounded triangle
    Heart
    Rectangle (height larger than width)
    Rounded square - Perth Mint
    Rectangle (height larger than width)
    Rectangle (height larger than width)

    AUSTRIA (Central Europe, south of Czech Republic and Germany)
    1½ Euro
    5 Euro
    2014
    2002-present
    Rounded rectangle (horizontal) with coin inset
    Nonagon (9-sided)

    The BAHAMAS (North America, in the Caribbean Sea southeast of the U.S.A.)
    10 Cents
    15 Cents
    1966-present
    1966-present
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Rounded diamond

    BANGLADESH (South Asia, east of India and west of Myanmar)
    5 Poisha
    5 Poisha
    10 Poisha
    50 Poisha
    5 Taka
    1973-1977
    1977-present
    1973-present
    2001 (year of FAO coin)
    1994-2008
    Rounded diamond
    Rounded square
    Scalloped edge (8 waves)
    Octagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (sides are north/south)

    BARBADOS (North America, in the Caribbean Sea east-southeast of Saint Lucia)
    1 Dollar1973-presentRounded heptagon

    BELARUS (Eastern Europe, east of Poland and west of Russia)
    1 Ruble
    20 Rubles
    20 Rubles
    20 Rubles
    20 Rubles
    20 Rubles
    500 Rubles
    2006
    2006
    2009
    2009
    2010-2011
    2011-2012
    2013
    Rounded square
    Rounded square
    Oval (height larger than width)
    Rectangle (Polish Mint)
    Rectangle (height larger than width)
    Rectangle (width larger than height)
    Rectangle (height larger than width)

    BELGIAN CONGO (now is called the Democratic Rep. of the Congo, in Africa)
    2 Francs1943Sharp hexagon (sides are north/south)

    BELIZE (Central America, east of Guatemala and Mexico)
    1 Cent
    1 Cent
    1 Dollar
    100 Dollars
    1973-1976 (bronze)
    1976-present (aluminum)
    1990-present (nickel-brass)
    1981
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Decagon (sides are north/south)
    Rounded pentagon

    BENIN (West Africa, east of Togo and west of Nigeria)
    100 Francs
    1000 Francs
    2011
    2013
    Marijuana leaf! (Coin Week article)
    Oval (height larger than with)

    BERMUDA (North Atlantic Ocean, east of United States)
    1 Dollar (silver)
    2 Dollars (silver)
    4 Dollars (silver)
    5 Dollars
    3, 9, and 30 Dollars (silver)
    30, 60, 90, 180, 300, and 600 Dollars
    1996-1998
    2000
    2009
    2005, gold
    All years
    All years, gold
    Curved triangle
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Rounded square
    Pentagon
    Curved triangle
    Curved triangle

    BHUTAN (South Asia, in the Himalayan Mountains)
    5 Chetrums
    10 Chetrums
    1974-1975
    1974-1975
    Rounded diamond
    Scalloped (12 waves)

    BOLIVIA (South America, west of Brazil and east of southern Peru)
    25 Centavos
    2 Bolivianos
    1971-1972
    1991-present
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Hendecagon (11-sided)

    BOTSWANA (Southern Africa, north of South Africa and east of Namibia)
    2 Thebe
    5 Thebe
    25 Thebe
    1 Pula
    1 Pula
    2 Pula
    1982-1988 (all)
    1998-present
    1998-present
    1976-1987
    1991-present
    1994-present
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Heptagon
    Heptagon
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Rounded heptagon
    Rounded heptagon

    BRITISH HONDURAS (now is called Belize; see above)
    1 Cent1956-1973Scalloped (12 waves)

    BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico)
    Coins issued by the Pobjoy Mint
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    10 Dollars
    10 Dollars
    10 Dollars
    10 Dollars
    2014
    2016
    2016
    2016, 2017
    2014
    2012
    2016, 2017
    2016
    Eiffel Tower! (2D)
    Ninety! (for Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday)
    Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower)! (2D)
    Chinese lock charm!
    Eiffel Tower (2D)
    Bust of Nefertiti! (2D)
    Chinese lock charm
    Ninety! (for Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday)

    CABINDA (exclave of Angola in Southern Africa, bordering Atlantic Ocean)
    Unofficial, non-legal-tender currency
    2 Centavos
    25 Centavos
    30 Centavos
    7½ Escudos
    7½ Escudos
    2006, '08
    2006, '08
    2005
    2005
    2008
    Diamond
    Unique hexagon (width larger than height)
    Triangle
    Rounded rectangle (width larger than height)
    Octagon (north & south points); bimetallic

    CAMEROON (West-Central Africa, west of Central African Rep. and east of Nigeria)
    1000 CFA Francs
    1500 CFA Francs
    5000 CFA Francs
    2013
    2010
    July 2016
    Heart
    Diamond
    3D Egg!

    CANADA (North America, north of the United States of America)
    Coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint
    50 Cents
    1 Dollar
    3 Dollars
    3 Dollars
    10 Dollars
    15 Dollars
    15 Dollars
    15 Dollars
    20 Dollars
    25 Dollars
    150 Dollars
    200 Dollars
    250 Dollars
    2008, 2009
    1987-present
    2006-2011
    2017
    2016
    1987-present
    2009
    2010-present
    2016
    2017
    2008-present
    2016
    2017
    Rounded triangle
    Slightly hendecagonal
    Rounded square
    Rounded square (set of four)
    Maple leaf!
    Rectangle (height larger than width)
    Tall octagon (ten of spades coin)
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Maple leaf
    Football (convex, raised surface)!
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Delta Shield symbol (Star Trek)!
    Football (convex, raised surface)!

    CAPE VERDE (West Africa, in the Atlantic Ocean west of Mauritania)
    100 Escudos
    200 Escudos
    1994
    1995
    Decagon (sides are north/south)
    Rounded heptagon

    CAYMAN ISLANDS (Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica)
    2 Dollars (silver)2000Scalloped (12 waves; Royal Mint)

    CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (Central Africa, south of Chad, north of Dem. Rep. of the Congo, and west of South Sudan)
    1000 CFA Francs2015Rectangle (38 mm tall, 30 mm wide)

    CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO (Indian Ocean, south of The Maldives)
    Unofficial, non-legal-tender currency
    100 Rupees20151/4 Slice of a Circle (triangular at top)

    CHILE (South America, west of Argentina and east of the Pacific Ocean)
    50 Escudos
    100 Escudos
    5 Centavos
    10 Centavos
    1 Peso
    5 Pesos
    50 Pesos
    1974-1975
    1974-1975
    1975-1976
    1975-1979
    1992-present
    1992-present
    1981-present
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Octagon (points are north/south)
    Octagon (points are north/south)
    Decagon (points are north/south)

    CHINA (East Asia, east of Kazakhstan and south of Mongolia)
    10 Yuan
    10 Yuan
    10 Yuan
    10 Yuan
    10 Yuan
    10 Yuan
    10 Yuan
    20 Yuan
    50 Yuan
    50 Yuan
    50 Yuan
    50 Yuan
    100 Yuan
    100 Yuan
    100 Yuan
    150 Yuan
    200 Yuan
    500 Yuan
    2000 Yuan
    2000 Yuan
    10,000 Yuan
    1993-present
    1994, 1995, 1997
    1997, 1999
    1999
    2000
    2000-present
    2015
    1996, 1998, 2000
    1996-present
    2000
    2000
    2000
    1993-present
    1994, 1995, 1997
    2015
    2012
    2012
    2000
    1996, 2000
    2001, 2010-present
    2002-present
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Rectangle (various orientations)
    Rainbow-like arc
    Octagon (sides are north/south)
    Fan-shaped rectangle
    Heart
    Rectangle (height larger than width)
    Rectangle (various orientations)
    Fan-shaped rectangle
    Octagon (sides are north/south)
    Rainbow-like arc
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Dodecagon
    Heart
    Fan-shaped rectangle
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Rectangle (width larger than height)
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Rectangle (width larger than height)
    Scalloped (8 waves)

    COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS (Indian Ocean, southwest of Indonesia)
    This coin is unofficial. Officially, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands use the Australian Dollar.
    50 Cents2004Dodecagon (points are north/south)

    COLOMBIA (South America, northwest of Brazil and west of Venezuela)
    50 Centavos
    1 Peso
    1970-1982
    1967
    Slightly dodecagonal (sides are north/south)
    Decagon (points are north/south)

    CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (Central Africa, north of Angola and Zambia)
    5 Francs
    5 Francs
    10 Francs
    10 Francs
    2005
    2007
    2004
    2007, 2009
    Heart
    Diamond
    Rectangle (one side vertical, other horizontal)
    Rectangle (various orientations)

    CONGO (REPUBLIC) (Central Africa, east of Gabon and the Atlantic Ocean)
    1500 Francs
    1500 Francs
    7500 Francs
    2014
    "2014" - 2014 coins minted
    2013
    Oval (height > width)
    Rectangle (height > width)
    Rectangle (height > width)

    COOK ISLANDS (South Pacific Ocean, east of Samoa and Tonga)
    $1




    $2


    $5
















    $10
    $20
    $100
    1987-1994, 2003...
    2011-present
    2011
    2012
    2014
    1987-1994, 2003, etc.
    2013
    2015
    1987-1994, 2003
    1999
    2007
    2007
    2007
    2007, 2012-13
    2007
    2007
    2008-present
    2009
    2009-present
    2009-2011
    2009-10
    2010-11
    2013
    2013
    2014
    2014
    2011, 2014-15
    2011
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Rectangle (width > height)
    Square
    Heart
    Two half pieces form a heart!
    Rounded triangle
    Heart
    Rounded square - 3D surface!
    Dodecagon (sides are north/south)
    Sharp heptagon (7-sided)
    Cross
    Diamond (height > width)
    Dove!
    Oval (various orientations)
    Shaped like Pope Benedict XVI!
    Rectangle with semicircle
    Heart
    Africa!
    Egg
    Octagon (height > width)
    Rectangle (height > width)
    Half oval
    Shaped like a shield
    Star with 5 points
    Rectangle - smells like chocolate!
    Rectangle (various orientations)
    Rectangle (height > width)
    Rounded rectangle (width > height)

    CROATIA (Eastern Europe, west of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    25 Kuna1997-presentDodecagon (points are north/south)

    CURAÇAO (Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela)
    5 Cents1943, 1948Rounded diamond

    CYPRUS (Eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, west of Syria and south of Turkey)
    ½ Piastre
    1 Piastre
    1 Mil
    5 Mils
    ½ Cent
    50 Cents
    1934-1949
    1934-1949
    1963-1972
    1981-1982
    1983
    1991-2004
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Rounded heptagon

    CZECH REPUBLIC (Central Europe, east of Germany and southwest of Poland)
    2 Koruna
    20 Koruna
    1993-present
    1993-present
    Hendecagon (11-sided)
    Tridecagon (13-sided)

    DARFUR (North Africa, a region in western Sudan)
    These coins are unofficial. Officially, Darfur uses the Sudanese Pound.
    50 Dinars
    100 Dinars
    250 Dinars
    2008-present
    2008-present
    2008-present
    Scalloped (with 12 waves)
    Rounded square
    Octagon (sides are north/south)

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Caribbean Sea, east of Haiti)
    1 Peso
    1 Peso
    1983-1986
    1991-present
    Decagon (sides are north/south)
    Hendecagon (11-sided)

    EAST CARIBBEAN STATES (Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, etc.)
    1 Cent
    2 Cents
    5 Cents
    1 Dollar
    1981-2001
    1981-2001
    1981-2001
    1989-2001
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Rounded square
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Decagon (sides are north/south)

    EASTER ISLAND (Pacific Ocean, belongs to Chile in South America)
    These coins are unofficial. Officially, Easter Island uses the Chilean Peso.
    10 Pesos
    100 Pesos
    2007-present
    2007-present
    Hendecagon (11-sided)
    Hendecagon

    EGYPT (North Africa, east of Libya and north of Sudan)
    2½ Milliemes
    5 Milliemes
    10 Milliemes
    2 Piastres
    1933
    1938-1943
    1938-1943
    1944
    Octagon (sides are north/south)
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Sharp hexagon (sides are north/south)

    ESTONIA (Eastern Europe, north of Latvia and west of Russia)
    10 Kroon(i)
    25 Kroon(i)
    100 Kroon(i)
    2009
    2010
    2007, gold
    Like a rim! (7 pentagonal holes)
    Like a rim! (8 cutouts form 8-pointed star)
    Rounded triangle

    FALKLAND ISLANDS (South Pacific Ocean, east of Argentina)
    Unofficial, non-legal-tender currency
    20 Pence
    50 Pence
    100 Pesos
    1982-1999, 2004-present
    1980-1995, 1998-present
    2016
    Rounded heptagon
    Rounded heptagon
    Octagon (sides are north/south)

    FIJI (South Pacific Ocean, west of Tonga and almost 2,000 miles east of Australia)
    3 Pence
    3 Pence
    50 Cents
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    5 Dollars
    10 Dollars
    1947-1952
    1955-1967
    1975-2006
    2014
    2015
    1999
    2012-present
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (sides are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Yin Yang components!
    Rounded rectangles (Great Cities series)
    Pentagon
    Oval (multiple orientations)

    FRANCE (Western Europe, southwest of Germany and northeast of Spain)
    ¼ Euro
    5 Euro
    10 Euro
    2007-2008
    2009
    2008-2011
    Rectangle (width larger than height)
    Rectangle (width larger than height)
    Rectangle (width larger than height)

    GABON (West-Central Africa, east of the Atlantic Ocean and south of Cameroon)
    1000 CFA Francs
    5000 CFA Francs
    2014
    2014
    Rectangle (width larger than height)
    Shaped like Germany!

    GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (Pacific Ocean, belongs to Ecuador in South America)
    This coin is unofficial; officially, U.S. Dollar is the currency used (like in Ecuador)
    1 Dolar2008-presentHendecagon (11-sided)

    GAMBIA (West Africa, almost completely surrounded by Senegal)
    1 Dalasi
    2000 Bututs
    1987, 1998-2011
    1999 (commem.)
    Rounded heptagon
    Decagon (sides are north/south)

    GERMANY (Western Europe, northeast of France and west of Czech Rep. and Poland)
    The following coins (except the 20 Pfennig of 1873-1890) were issued as emergency coinage around the time of World War I. There are many more that I probably have not listed yet.
    5 Pfennig
    10 Pfennig
    10 Pfennig
    20 Pfennig
    50 Pfennig
    1917
    1917
    1920
    1873-1890
    1918-1920
    Octagon (sides are north/south)
    Octagon (sides are north/south)
    Scalloped (10 waves)
    Octagon (sides are north/south)
    Rounded square

    GHANA (West Africa, south of Burkina Faso and east of Ivory Coast)
    3 Pence
    2½ Pesewas
    5 Pesewas
    1 Cedi
    10 Cedis
    200 Cedis
    1958
    1967
    1965
    1979
    1991
    1996-1998
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Rounded heptagon
    Rounded heptagon
    Rounded heptagon

    GIBRALTAR (Belongs to United Kingdom; north of Morocco and south of Spain)
    20 Pence
    50 Pence
    1988-present
    1988-present
    Rounded heptagon
    Rounded heptagon

    GUERNSEY (Part of the Channel Islands, in the English Channel south of the U.K.)
    3 Pence
    10 Shillings
    20 Pence
    50 Pence
    1956, 1959, 1966
    1966
    1982-present
    1969-present
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Rounded diamond
    Rounded heptagon
    Rounded heptagon

    GUYANA (South America, north of Brazil, west of Suriname, and east of Venezuela)
    10 Dollars1996-presentRounded heptagon
    HAITI (Caribbean Sea, west of the Dominican Republic and east of Jamaica)
    1 Gourde
    5 Gourdes
    1995-present
    1995-present
    Rounded heptagon
    Rounded heptagon

    HONG KONG (Admin. division of China with many islands)
    20 Cents
    2 Dollars
    5 Dollars
    1975-present
    1975-present
    1976-1979
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Decagon (points are north/south)

    HUNGARY (Central Europe, east of Austria, west of Romania, and south of Slovakia)
    500 Forint
    500 Forint
    1000 Forint
    1000 Forint
    2000 Forint
    2000 Forint
    4000 Forint
    5000 Forint
    5000 Forint
    10,000 Forint
    2002, 2005
    2005
    2006
    2007-present
    1999
    2016
    2001
    2006-2009
    2010-2011
    2016
    Square
    Diamond
    Diamond
    Square
    Rounded heptagon
    Rectangle (height larger than width)
    Rectangle (height larger than width)
    Slightly scalloped (12 waves)
    Rectangle (width larger than height)
    Rectangle (height larger than width)

    INDIA (South Asia, southwest of Nepal, west of Bangladesh, and east of Pakistan)
    ½ Anna
    1 Anna
    2 Annas
    4 Annas
    1 Paisa
    2 Paise
    3 Paise
    5 Paise
    10 Paise
    10 Paise
    20 Paise
    2 Rupees
    1942-47 (British India); 1950-55
    1906-47 (British India); 1950-55
    1918-47 (British India); 1950-55
    1919-21 (British India)
    1965-1981
    1957-1981
    1964-1981
    1957-1994
    1957-1982
    1982-1993
    1982-1997
    1992-2004
    Rounded diamond
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Rounded diamond
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Rounded diamond
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Rounded hexagon
    Rounded diamond
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Rounded hexagon
    Hendecagon (11-sided)

    IRAQ (Middle East, north of Saudi Arabia and west of Iran)
    1 Fils
    4, 5, & 10 Fils
    250 Fils
    500 Fils
    1 Dinar
    1959
    All years
    1972-1990
    1982
    1981-82
    Decagon (points are north/south)
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Octagon (sides are north/south)
    Rounded diamond
    Decagon (sides are north/south)

    IRELAND (Northwest Europe, west of the United Kingdom)
    50 Pence1970-2000Rounded heptagon

    ISLE OF MAN (Irish Sea, east of Northern Ireland and west of the United Kingdom)
    20 Pence
    50 Pence
    ½ Crown
    1 Crown
    1 Crown
    1982-present
    1971-present
    2012
    2008-2009
    2010, 2012
    Rounded heptagon
    Rounded heptagon
    Diamond gem (6-sided)! Pobjoy Mint
    Sharp triangle
    Rectangle (height larger than width)

    ISRAEL (Middle East, west of Jordan and south of Lebanon)
    10 Prutah
    1 Agorah
    ½ Sheqel
    1 Sheqel
    1952
    1960-1980
    1984
    1984
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)

    ITALY (Southern Europe, south of Germany and Switzerland; east of France)
    5 Euro2017Hexadecagon (16-sided; points are north/south)

    JAMAICA (North America, in the Caribbean Sea west of Haiti)
    1 Cent
    25 Cents
    50 Cents
    1 Dollar
    10 Dollars
    1976-2002
    1991-1994
    1976-1990
    1994-2008
    1998-2005
    Dodecagon (sides are north/south)
    Rounded heptagon
    Decagon (sides are north/south)
    Rounded heptagon
    Scalloped (12 waves)

    JERSEY (Part of the Channel Islands, in the English Channel northwest of France)
    ¼ Shilling
    20 Pence
    50 Pence
    1 Pound
    1994-1996
    1982-present
    1969-present
    1981
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Rounded heptagon
    Rounded heptagon
    Rounded diamond

    JORDAN (Middle East, east of Israel, northwest of Saudi Arabia, and south of Syria)
    ¼ Dinar
    ½ Dinar
    1 Dinar
    1996-1997, 2004-present
    1980, 1996-1997, 2000-present
    1995-1997
    Rounded Heptagon
    Rounded Heptagon
    Rounded Heptagon

    KAZAKHSTAN (Central Asia, south of Russia and north of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan)
    100 Tenge
    500 Tenge
    500 Tenge
    500 Tenge
    500 Tenge
    500 Tenge
    2012
    2004-present
    2008, 2010-present
    2009
    2011-2012
    2012
    Oval (height larger than width)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Oval (width larger than height)
    Oval (height larger than width)
    Octagon (sides are north/south)
    Irregular square (en.numista.com)

    KENYA (East Africa, south of Ethiopia, north of Tanzania, and west of Somalia)
    5 Shillings
    5 Shillings
    500 Shillings
    1973
    1985, 1994
    1988
    Nonagon (9-sided)
    Rounded heptagon
    Decagon (sides are north/south)

    KIRIBATI (South Pacific Ocean, east of Nauru and Tuvalu)
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    5 Dollars
    1979
    1997
    1997, 1998
    Dodecagon (sides are north/south)
    Circle split in half
    Split in half - there are several different varieties

    KURDISTAN (West Asia, undefined region bordering Iran, Iraq, and Turkey)
    These coins represent, in particular, Iraqi Kurdistan (link to Wikipedia); this currency is unofficial. Since Kurdistan is not an official country, Kurds (who live in Iraqi Kurdistan, and other areas as well) use the currency of the country they live in (Iran, Iraq, Turkey, etc.).
    250 Dinars
    2500 Dinars
    2006Octagon (sides are north/south)
    Rounded diamond

    LATVIA (Baltic State in Eastern Europe, south of Estonia and north of Lithuania)
    1 Lats
    1 Lats
    1 Lats
    1 Lats
    5 Euro
    5 Euro
    2007
    2009
    2011
    2012
    2016
    2016
    Sharp heptagon
    Diamond
    Square
    Square (composed of 2 detachable triangles!)
    Decagon (points are north/south)
    Hexagon (sides are north/south)

    LEBANON (Middle East, north of Israel and west of Syria)
    50 Livres1996Octagon (points are north/south)

    LIBERIA (West Africa, west of Ivory Coast and southeast of Sierra Leone)
    5 Dollars
    5 Dollars
    10 Dollars
    10 Dollars
    1982-1985
    2007
    2000
    2005
    Rounded heptagon (side is north, point is south)
    Diamond
    Decagon (points are north/south)
    Oval (width larger than height)

    LIBYA (North Africa, east of Algeria, north of Chad, and west of Egypt)
    5 Millièmes
    50 Millièmes
    50 Dirham
    ¼ Dinar
    ¼ Dinar
    1965
    1965
    1975-present
    2001-2002
    2009-present
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Scalloped (16 waves)
    Decagon (points are north/south)
    Decagon (sides are north/south)

    LITHUANIA (Baltic State in Eastern Europe, west of Belarus and south of Latvia)
    100 Litų
    500 Litų
    2013
    2005
    Sharp square
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)

    MACAU (administrative region of China, located along Pacific Ocean)
    20 Avos
    2 Patacas
    5 Patacas
    5 Patacas
    1993
    1998, 1999
    1992-2007
    1999
    Dodecagon (sides are north/south)
    Octagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (sides are north/south)

    LUXEMBOURG (Southern Europe, south of Germany and Switzerland; east of France)
    2½ Euro2016-presentWavy square!

    MACEDONIA (Southeastern Europe, east of Albania, west of Bulgaria, and north of Greece)
    10 Denari2014-presentOval (width larger than height)

    MADAGASCAR (Southern Africa, island country east of Mozambique)
    10 Ariary
    20 Ariary
    50 Ariary
    1992-present
    1992-present
    1992-present
    Heptagon
    Decagon (points are north/south)
    Hendecagon (11-sided)

    MALAWI (Southern Africa, north of Mozambique and south of Tanzania)
    50 Tambala
    5 Kwacha
    5 Kwacha
    20 Kwacha
    20 Kwacha
    50 Kwacha
    500 Kwacha
    1996-present
    2005
    2012-present
    1999
    2011
    2009
    2009
    Heptagon
    Rectangle (width larger than height)
    Heptagon
    Sharp hexagon (sides are north/south)
    Rectangle (height larger than width)
    Diamond
    Diamond

    MALAYSIA (Southeast Asia, north of Indonesia)
    Malaya
    ½ Cent
    1 Cent
    1940
    1939-1941, 1943-1945
    Rounded square
    Rounded square

    Malaya and British Borneo
    1 Cent1956-1961Rounded square

    Modern-Day Malaysia
    10 Ringgit
    25 Ringgit
    200 Ringgit
    1976
    1982
    1976, gold
    Tetradecagon (14-sided)
    Tetradecagon (points are north/south)
    Tetradecagon (points are north/south)

    The MALDIVES (Indian Ocean, west of Sri Lanka and south-southwest of India)
    1 Laari
    2 Laari
    5 Laari
    10 Laari
    5 Rufiyaa
    20 Rufiyaa
    100 Rufiyaa
    1983, gold commem.
    1960, 1970-1979
    1960, 1970-1979, 1984-1990
    1960, 1979, 1984-2001
    2000, cupronickel commem.
    2000, silver commem.
    2000, gold commem.
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Rounded square
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Square
    Diamond
    Square

    MALTA (Southern Europe, in the Mediterranean Sea south of Italy and east of Tunisia)
    2 Mils
    3 Mils
    5 Mils
    25 Cents
    50 Cents
    5 Lira
    All years (1972-2007)
    All years (1972-1981)
    All years (1972-2007)
    1975-1982
    1972-1982
    2000, silver
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Octagon (sides are north/south)
    Dodecagon (sides are north/south)
    Rectangle (width larger than height)

    MAURITIUS (East Africa, in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar and Réunion)
    10 Cents
    10 Rupees
    1947, 1952, 1954-1978
    1997-2000
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Rounded heptagon

    MEXICO (North America, south of the United States and northwest of Guatemala)
    3 Centavos
    10 Pesos
    1915
    1973-1985
    'Wide' rectangle; struck in Oaxaca
    Rounded heptagon

    MONGOLIA (East-Central Asia, north of China, east of Kazakhstan, and south of Russia)
    500 Tugrik
    500 Tugrik
    2005
    2005
    Diamond
    Oval (width larger than height)

    MOZAMBIQUE (Southeast Africa, east of Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe)
    1 Metical
    2½ Meticais
    2006-present
    1975-1980
    Rounded heptagon
    Rounded heptagon

    MYANMAR / BURMA (Southeast Asia, south of China and west of Thailand)
    1 Pe
    2 Pe
    2 Pyas
    5 Pyas
    10 Pyas
    25 Pyas
    25 Pyas
    1949-1951
    1949-1951
    1949
    1952-66
    1952-66
    1952-66
    1988-present
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Rounded diamond
    Rounded diamond
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Rounded diamond
    Rounded hexagon w/scalloped edge
    Rounded hexagon (no scalloped edge)

    NAURU (Pacific Ocean, south of Marshall Islands and east of Papua New Guinea)
    10 Dollars
    10 Dollars
    2002
    2002
    Shaped like Europe!
    Shaped like Germany!
    The NETHERLANDS (Western Europe, north of Belgium and west of Germany)
    5 Cents
    10 Cents
    50 Centecu
    1913-1943
    1941-1943
    1992
    Rounded diamond
    Rounded square
    Rounded diamond

    NETHERLANDS ANTILLES (Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela)
    The entity of the Netherlands Antilles was dissolved in 2010; coins were minted and still used on the islands until 2011; read my GeoFact of the Day Blog post to learn about the changes.
    5 Cents
    50 Cents
    200 Gulden
    300 Gulden
    1957-1985
    1989-2011
    1976-77, gold
    1980, gold
    Rounded diamond
    Rounded diamond
    Octagon (points are north/south)
    Rounded diamond

    NEW ZEALAND (South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia)
    1 Dollar ($1)2007Hexagon (points are north/south)

    NICARAGUA (Central America, north of Costa Rica and southeast of Honduras)
    5 Córdobas1980-1984Rounded heptagon

    NIGER (West Africa, southeast of Algeria, west of Chad, north of Nigeria)
    1500 CFA Francs2015Oval (width larger than height)

    NIGERIA (West Africa, east of Benin, west of Cameroon, and south of Niger)
    3 Pence
    10 Kobo
    1979
    1991
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (sides are north/south)

    NIUE (South Pacific Ocean, east of Fiji and Tonga)
    Coins issued by the Mint of Poland
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    2 Dollars
    2 Dollars
    2 Dollars
    2 Dollars
    2 Dollars
    2 Dollars
    2 Dollars
    2 Dollars
    2 Dollars
    5 Dollars
    5 Dollars
    5 Dollars
    15 Dollars
    20 Dollars
    20 Dollars
    25 Dollars
    30 Dollars
    50 Dollars
    100 Dollars
    3000 Dollars
    2007-present
    2010-present
    2011-present
    2012
    2012
    2013
    June 2014
    August 2014
    2014-present
    2014-present
    2015
    2010, 2012
    2010-present
    2012-present
    2012
    2013
    2013
    2014
    2014
    2014-15
    2010
    2013
    2013
    2014
    2014
    2015
    2016
    2016
    2013
    2010-present
    2010
    Sharp and rounded rectangles
    Square (multiple orientations)
    Oval (multiple orientations)
    Connecting puzzle pieces
    Dodecagon (sides are north/south)
    Stamp-shaped
    Territory of Poland, yrs. 992-1025!
    Territory of Poland, yrs. 1333-1370!
    Diamond
    Two half hearts! "Always with You"
    "Cabbage"! (rough-edged circle)
    Star with 7 points
    Oval (multiple orientations)
    5 coins form a diamond shape
    Bell
    Bell
    Shaped like a Christmas tree!
    Diamond
    Rectangle (height larger than width)
    Square
    Star with 7 points
    Rectangle (width larger than height)
    Rectangle (height larger than width)
    Pyramid!
    Triptych (partially folded)
    "Curvy manuscript paper"
    Cross
    3D Volcano!
    Cylinder!
    Oval
    Oval (height larger than width)

    NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS (North Pacific Ocean, north of Guam)
    5 Dollars2005Heart

    OMAN (Middle East, east of Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., and Yemen)
    2 Baisa
    5 Baisa
    20 Baisa
    ½ Rial Omani
    1946
    1946
    1946
    1978
    Rounded diamond
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Rounded diamond
    Rounded heptagon

    PAKISTAN (Southwest Asia, west of India and southeast of Afghanistan)
    ½ Anna
    1 Anna
    1 Anna
    2 Annas
    2 Paisa
    5 Pice
    5 Paisa
    10 Pice
    10 Paisa
    1948-1958
    1948-1952
    1953-1958
    1948-1959
    1964-1966
    1961
    1961-1994
    1961
    1961-1996
    Rounded diamond
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Rounded diamond
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Rounded diamond
    Rounded diamond
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Scalloped (12 waves)

    PALAU (South Pacific Ocean, east of the Philippines)
    The official currency used in Palau is the United States Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    2 Dollars
    5 Dollars
    5 Dollars
    5 Dollars
    5 Dollars
    10 Dollars
    No Year
    2007
    2008
    2008
    2009
    2009-2010
    2010
    2010
    2011
    2012
    2011
    2007-present
    2008
    2011
    2011-2013
    2008-present
    Shaped like a Christmas tree!
    Four-leaf clover!
    Poppy flower!
    Heart
    Star with 5 points
    Diamond (several issues)
    Angel!
    Teddy bear!
    Butterfly!
    Rabbit!
    Heart
    Heart
    Oval (both tall and wide issues)
    Rounded rectangle (width larger than height)
    Shaped like a oyster, has a pearl!
    Diamond (slightly rounded edges)

    PALESTINE (Middle East; the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank in Israel)
    These coins are unofficial. Depending on where they live, Palestinians use the Egyptian Pound (Gaza Strip), Israeli New Sheqel, or Jordanian Dinar (West Bank)
    25 Qirsh
    50 Qirsh
    2010-present
    2010-present
    Rounded heptagon
    Rounded heptagon

    PANAMA (Middle East, north of Israel and west of Syria)
    500 Balboas1983Scalloped (7 waves)

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA (South Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia and north of Australia)
    50 Toea
    100 Kina
    1980-present
    1978, 1990
    Rounded heptagon
    Slightly rounded heptagon

    PARAGUAY (South America, north of Argentina and southeast of Bolivia)
    10 Centimos
    15 Centimos
    25 Centimos
    50 Centimos
    1953
    1953
    1953
    1953
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Scalloped (12 waves)

    The PHILIPPINES (South Pacific Ocean, east of Palau)
    1 Centimo
    5 Centimos
    2 Piso
    1975-1982
    1975-1982
    1983-1992
    Rounded square
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Decagon (sides are north/south)

    POLAND (Eastern Europe, west of Belarus and east of Germany)
    5 Złotych
    10 Złotych
    10 Złotych
    10 Złotych
    10 Złotych
    10 Złotych
    10 Złotych
    10 Złotych
    10 Złotych
    20 Złotych
    20 Złotych
    50,000 Złotych
    2016
    2005
    2006
    2007-2011
    2009-2011, 2014
    2010, 2012
    2012
    2012
    2012
    2014
    2015
    1992
    Diamond
    Triangular fan shape
    Nonagon (9-sided)
    Rectangle (multiple orientations)
    Square
    Oval (width larger than height)
    Four fit together to form a flag!
    Heart
    Half-coin shape
    Rounded rectangle (height > width)
    Rounded rectangle (width > height)
    Octagon (sides are north/south)
    The 10 Złotych coin — issued in the year 2012 — can be combined with the 10 Hryvnia coin (Ukraine) to form a circle

    ROMANIA (Former Soviet country in Eastern Europe, north of Bulgaria, east of Hungary and Serbia, west of Moldova and the Black Sea, and southwest of Ukraine)
    5000 Lei2001-2006Dodecagon (sides are north/south)

    RUSSIA (E. Europe and North Asia, north of Kazakhstan and Mongolia)
    3 Rubles2011-2012Rectangle (height larger than width)

    RWANDA (East Africa, north of Burundi and east of the Dem. Rep. of the Congo)
    2 Francs1970Scalloped (16 waves)

    SAINT HELENA & ASCENSION Islands (Atlantic Ocean, west of Africa)
    20 Pence
    50 Pence
    1998-2003
    1984-present
    Rounded heptagon
    Rounded heptagon

    SAMOA (South Pacific Ocean, west of American Samoa and east of Fiji)
    1 Tala
    1 Tala
    2 Tala
    5 Tala ($5)
    5 Tala ($5)
    1984, 2002-2006, 2011
    1997
    2011 (1st year of issue)
    1997 (commem.)
    2012
    Rounded heptagon
    Circle split in half
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Split in half (en.numista.com image)
    Star with 5 points

    SÃO TOMÉ AND PRÍNCIPE (West Africa, in the Atlantic Ocean west of Gabon)
    500 Dobras
    1000 Dobras
    2000 Dobras
    1997
    1997
    1997
    Rounded Heptagon
    Rounded Heptagon
    Rounded Heptagon

    SEYCHELLES (East Africa, in the Indian Ocean more than 1,000 miles east of Tanzania)
    5 Cents
    10 Cents
    10 Cents
    5 Rupees
    10 Rupees
    1972, 1975-1977
    1939, 1943-1944, 1951
    1953, 1965-1977
    1972-1974, 1976-1977
    2016
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Rounded Heptagon
    Rounded Heptagon

    SIERRA LEONE (West Africa, south of Guinea and northwest of Liberia)
    1 Leone
    2 Leones
    50 Leones
    500 Leones
    1987-1988
    1976
    1996
    2004
    Octagon (sides are north/south)
    Rounded heptagon
    Octagon (sides are north/south)
    Octagon (points are north/south); bimetallic

    SINGAPORE (South Asia, south of Malaysia)
    5 Dollars1992-presentScalloped (12 waves) - and bimetallic

    SLOVAKIA (Central Europe, east of Austria, north of Hungary, and south of Poland)
    500 Korún
    1000 Korún
    2000 Korún
    5000 Korún
    10,000 Korún
    10,000 Korún
    2001
    2003
    2000
    2000
    2003
    2004
    Rounded triangle with curved sides
    Diamond
    Octagon (points are north/south)
    Rounded triangle with curved sides
    Diamond
    Pentagon with curved sides

    SOLOMON ISLANDS (South Pacific Ocean, east of Papua New Guinea)
    50 Cents
    1 Dollar
    5 Dollars
    1988, 1990-present
    1977-1983, 1996-present
    2016
    Dodecagon (sides are north/south)
    Rounded heptagon
    Russian nesting doll!

    SOMALIA (East Africa, west of the Indian Ocean and east of Ethiopia)
    5 Senti
    10 Senti
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    4000 Shillings
    1976
    1976
    2004, 2012
    2007
    2008
    2008
    2013
    2010
    2004-2005
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    A series of six guitar-shaped coins
    A series of six motorcycle-shaped coins
    A series of animal-shaped coins
    Cone, cube, cylinder, pyramid, & sphere
    Set of six country-shaped coins
    A series of six sports car-shaped coins
    Octagon (sides are north/south)

    SPAIN (Western Europe, southwest of France and east of Portugal)
    1500 Pesetas
    300 Euro
    1999 & 2000
    2005 & 2006
    Octagon (points are north/south)
    Octagon (sides are north/south)

    SRI LANKA (formerly Ceylon; teardrop-shaped island south of India)
    2 Cents (Ceylon)
    2 Cents
    5 Cents (Ceylon)
    5 Cents
    10 Cents (Ceylon)
    10 Cents
    2 Rupees
    5 Rupees
    5 Rupees
    10 Rupees
    10 Rupees
    100 Rupees
    1944-1971
    1975-1978
    1909-1971
    1975-1991
    1944-1971
    1975-1991
    1976 (commem.)
    1976 (commem.)
    1981 (commem.)
    1987 (commem.)
    2009-2011
    1991 (commem.)
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Rounded square
    Rounded square
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Rounded heptagon
    Decagon (sides are north/south)
    Decagon (points are north/south)
    Rounded square
    Hendecagon (11-sided)
    Rounded diamond

    STRAITS SETTLEMENTS (Former British territories in Southeast Asia; located in present-day Singapore and parts of Malaysia; see Malaysia and Singapore entries above)
    ½ Cent
    1 Cent
    1932
    1919-1926
    Rounded square
    Rounded square

    SUDAN (North Africa, east of Chad, south of Egypt, and west of Eritrea)
    2 Millims
    5 Millims
    10 Millims
    25 Ghirsh
    50 Ghirsh
    1 Pound
    1956-1969
    1956-1971
    1956-1980
    1987
    1987, 1989
    1978
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Rounded square
    Octagon (sides are north/south)
    Octagon (points are north/south)

    SURINAME (South America, north of Brazil, west of French Guiana, and east of Guyana)
    5 Cents1962-1972, 1976-presentRounded square

    SWAZILAND (Southern Africa, east of South Africa and southwest of Mozambique)
    1 Cent
    2 Cents
    5 Cents
    10 Cents
    20 Cents
    50 Cents
    5 Emalangeni
    7½ Emalangeni
    10 Emalangeni
    20 Emalangeni
    1974-1983
    1974-1982
    1974-2010
    1974-2007
    1974-2005
    1974-2007
    1974
    1974
    1974
    1974
    Dodecagon (sides are north/south)
    Rounded square
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Decagon (sides are north/south)
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Decagon (sides are north/south)
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Decagon (sides are north/south)

    TANZANIA (East Africa, south of Kenya and Uganda and north of Malawi and Mozambique)
    5 Senti
    10 Senti
    5 Shilingi
    20 Shilingi
    50 Shilingi
    1000 Shillings
    1966-1984
    1977-1984
    1971-1993
    1990-1992
    1996-present
    2014
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Scalloped (10 waves)
    Decagon (sides are north/south)
    Rounded heptagon
    Rounded heptagon
    Rectangle (width larger than height)

    THAILAND (Southeast Asia, west of Cambodia and Laos and east of Myanmar)
    5 Baht1972Nonagon (nine-sided)

    TIBET (Central Asia, region within Southwest China; north of Bhutan, India, and Nepal)
    2½ Skar
    7½ Skar
    1918-1921
    1918-1926
    Scalloped (4 waves)
    Scalloped (8 waves)

    TOKELAU (Pacific Ocean, north of Samoa and east of Tuvalu)
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    2 Dollars
    2 Dollars
    2 Dollars
    50 Dollars
    2013
    2012-present
    2014-15
    2014-15
    2013-15
    2012-present
    2016
    Oval (width larger than height)
    Rectangle (height larger than width)
    Unique "rounded diamond"
    Oval (height larger than width)
    Rectangle (height larger than width)
    Square
    Unique "rounded diamond"

    TONGA (South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Fiji and south of Samoa)
    50 Seniti
    1 Pa'anga
    1 Pa'anga
    1 Pa'anga
    1974-2004
    1977-1981
    1982-1988
    1999
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Rounded rectangle (width larger than height)
    Rounded heptagon
    Scalloped (8 waves)

    TRANSDNIESTRIA (Region in Eastern Europe; in Eastern Moldova)
    Even though Transdniestria is not a country, there is an official currency that is used instead of the Moldovan Leu: the Transnistrian Ruble.
    5 Rubles2011 (commem.)Diamond

    TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (Caribbean Sea, north of Eastern Venezuela)
    10 Dollars1999Octagon (sides are north/south); bimetallic

    TRISTAN DA CUNHA (middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, west of South Africa)
    1 Crown2014Rectangle (height larger than width)

    TURKEY (West Asia, east of the Aegean Sea, south of the Black Sea, and north of Syria)
    1 Kurus
    20 Lira
    25 Yeni (New) Lira
    50 Lira
    7,500,000 Lira
    7,500,000 Lira
    1938-1944
    2011
    2008
    2012
    2001
    2002
    Scalloped (12 waves)
    Oval (height larger than width)
    Oval (width larger than height)
    Oval (height larger than width)
    Slightly rounded square
    Oval (height larger than width)

    TURKMENISTAN (Central Asia, east of the Caspian Sea and south of Uzbekistan)
    500 Manat2004Octagon (points are north/south)

    TUVALU (South Pacific Ocean, north of Fiji and northwest of Samoa)
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    1 Dollar
    2 Dollars
    28 Dollars
    1976-1985, 1994
    2013
    2016
    2015, silver
    2008, gold
    Nonagon (9-sided)
    Rounded square
    Delta Shield symbol (Star Trek)!
    Back to the Future Hoverboard!
    Octagon (sides are north/south)

    UGANDA (East-Central Africa, south of South Sudan and west of Tanzania)
    1 Shilling
    2 Shillings
    5 Shillings
    10 Shillings
    2000 Shillings
    1987-date
    1987-date
    1987-date
    1987-date
    2000
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Rounded heptagon
    Rounded heptagon
    Triangle (base larger than other sides)

    UKRAINE (Eastern Europe, north of the Black Sea, Moldova, and Romania)
    10 Hryvnia2012Half-coin shape
    The coin above fits with the 10 Złotych coin (year 2012) from Poland to form a circle

    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Middle East, north of eastern Saudi Arabia)
    50 Fils
    5 Dirham
    1995-present
    1981
    Rounded heptagon
    Pentadecagon (15-sided)

    UNITED KINGDOM (Northwest Europe, east of Ireland)
    1 Shilling
    3 Pence
    20 Pence
    50 Pence
    1 Pound
    1648
    1937-1970
    1982-present
    1969-present
    2017
    Sharp octagon
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Rounded heptagon
    Rounded heptagon
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)

    UNITED STATES (North America, south of Canada and north of Mexico)
    50 Dollars1915Octagon (points are north/south)

    URUGUAY (South America, east of Argentina and south of Brazil)
    1 Centesimo
    2 Centesimos
    5 Centesimos
    10 Centesimos
    20 Centesimos
    50 Centesimos
    1 Nuevo Peso
    2 Nuevo Pesos
    1977
    1977-1978
    1977-1978
    1976-1981
    1976-1981
    1976-1981
    1976-1978
    1981
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)

    VANUATU (South Pacific Ocean, west of Fiji and southeast of the Solomon Islands)
    50 Vatu
    50 Vatu
    100 Vatu
    2006
    2012
    2015
    Several fish-shaped coin designs!
    Oval (width larger than height)
    Scalloped (12 waves)

    VIETNAM (Southeast Asia, east of Cambodia and Laos and south of China)
    South Vietnam
    5 Dong
    20 Dong
    1966, 1971
    1968
    Scalloped (8 waves)
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)

    YEMEN (Middle East, south of Saudi Arabia and southwest of Oman)
    Yemenite States (Mutawakkilite Kingdom)
    1/16 Riyal (silver)
    1/8 Riyal (silver)
    1948-1955
    1948-1961
    Sharp pentagon
    Sharp pentagon

    South Yemen (People's Democratic Republic of Yemen)
    10 Fils
    100 Fils
    1981
    1981
    Scalloped (10 waves)
    Octagon (sides are north/south)

    ZAMBIA (Southern Africa, east of Angola and north of Zimbabwe)
    50 Ngwee
    1000 Kwacha
    1000 Kwacha
    4000 Kwacha
    4000 Kwacha
    4000 Kwacha
    5000 Kwacha
    5000 Kwacha
    10,000 Kwacha
    '69, '72, '78, '83, '85
    2000, 2002
    2000-2004
    2000-2004
    2000, 2002
    2001
    2000
    2000
    2000, gold
    Dodecagon (points are north/south)
    Oval (height larger than width)
    Sharp heptagon
    Sharp heptagon
    Oval (height larger than width)
    Rounded square
    Australia and Zambia, conjoined!
    Oval (width larger than height)
    Oval (height larger than width)

    6 comments:

    1. Good Keep It Up.............Best of Luck 4 ur Birght Future.

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      1. Originally posted on March 27, 2013 at 8:12 PM

        Thank you very much, Mitesh! Best of luck to you as well :)

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    2. Finaly there is a solid post. Already puting together a check list and have about 50 UNC coins now. They look great all being complicated and laid out in pages. Thank you for all your work. Please keep the thread updated.

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      1. Originally posted on April 29, 2013 at 6:13 PM

        Thanks for your nice comment and compliment, Jordan!
        If you find a relevant coin that isn't on this list, feel free to let me know. Thanks again!

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    3. The Canadian dollar coin, the loonie, is hendecagonal (11-sided). I enjoy your beautiful site!

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      1. Originally posted on September 24, 2015 at 5:18 AM

        You're absolutely correct! Once upon a time (2012 or 2013), I debated whether or not to include those on this page since their edges are slightly 11-sided.

        Even though I make sure to include coins with very noticeable non-circular shapes, I think the Canadian dollar should be included, indeed. Thank you so much for your suggestion and compliment! :)

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