Coins and Paper Money

# Who designs coins?

###### Wiki User

###### 2011-01-23 17:59:50

Most coins are designed by artists and sculptors.

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###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic

### How many different designs of 1 pound coins are there?

As of 2009, there are 16 different designs of the British one
pound coin. These were:
Separate designs in 1983, '84, '85, '86, '87, and '88
'89, '90, '91, '92 and '93 saw repeats of the designs from '84,
'85. '86, '87, and '83 respectively.
There were new designs for '94, '95, '96, and '97.
In '98 and '99, pounds coins were not widely circulated, and the
only coins in circulation were collectors' editions of the '83 and
'84 coins.
2000, '01, '02, and '03 saw repeats of the designs from '95, '96,
'97, and '83 respectively.
There were new designs in '04, '05, '06, '07, and '08, with a new
version of a 2008 coin, designed by Matthew Dent, of which there
were 29,433,000 put into circulation.

###### Asked in Jewelry

### What is Cuban gold?

###### Asked in Tamil Nadu

### Where can you buy gold coin?

GOLD COINS
Gold coins normally we describe as a round
medallion which is used for saving and gifting purposes.Buying gold
coins is a good investment.
The coins are also available in rectangular,
oval or in another shapes. Gold itself is a precious metal and in
coin it is available in bulk. It is known as bullion and traded in
a market. Coins have changed in shapes and designs as the history
days passes. But the mass was always the same .Coins have valued by
the density, mass and cast ingots or minted coins .
Coins have provided the evidence of art and
economy and also the wisdom and understanding history.
Some of the points which are important to
observe while buying the gold coins are:
1.
Purity- Coins are sold for investment they are 22 Kt or 24 Kt.
2. Weight-Gold coins can be produced from 0.5 gm to 100 gm. Popular
weights are 10 gm or less .There are 1 gm, 2 gm, 4 gm and 8 gm gold
coins also.
3.
Designs-Gold coins comes in many designs Lakshmi gold coins,
Ganesha gold coins etc.
Corporate companies or jewelry retailers have
their own logo of one side of coin. Few coins have specific
depictions . We can see gold coins in thangamayil .

###### Asked in Coins and Paper Money

### How many types of coins in the US?

Assuming that the question refers to currently produced and
circulating coins, the answer is six: 1 cent (penny) - in 2009, 4
different designs were produced 5 cents (nickel) 10 cents (dime) 25
cents (quarter) - in 2009, 6 different designs were produced 50
cents (half dollar) 1 dollar - in 2009, 5 different designs (4
Presidents and Sacajawea) were produced

###### Asked in US Coins

### What is uncirculated condition?

###### Asked in Chemistry, Coins and Paper Money, Magnetism

### Why are coins not magnetic?

Some are, but not modern US coins. To be magnetic
(attracted by magnets), coins must be mostly nickel or steel.
All of the fractional (cent) coins of Canada are currently made
with steel, and will be attracted to a magnet. The 1 pence, 2
pence, 5 pence, and 10 pence coins of the UK are also coated steel
and are attracted by magnets, to the extent that designs can be
made with them on magnetic surfaces.

###### Asked in Australian Coins

### What do Australian coins from 1998 look like?

Apart from the year, the fact that Queen Elizabeth II has aged
and a few commemorative coins with different designs, Australian
decimal coins look pretty much the same as they always have. There
are no longer any one or two cent coins and the One and Two Dollar
coins have been introduced into the currency. See the Royal
Australian Mint link below.

###### Asked in Coins and Paper Money, US Coins

### Why is one coin worth more than than another coin?

There are several factors that determine a coin's value. The
first and major factor is what the coin is made out of. A coin made
out of gold will almost always sell for more than another coin made
out of silver or a base metal. The next factor is the age. In
general, older coins sell for more than newer coins. The next
factor after that is rarity, coins that were not minted in great
quantity are worth more than coins with several million were
minted. The next factor is condition, cleaned, damaged and corroded
coins sell for less than uncleaned, mint-state coins. And then the
final factor is the design, coins with unattractive designs
generally sell for less than coins with attractive designs in the
eyes of collectors.

###### Asked in Austria, European Coins

### Why does Osterreich issue their own coins?

Osterreich is the German name for Austria, and since 2002 it's
used the euro as its currency like most other states in the
European Union.
Every eurozone state, not just Austria, strikes euro
coins. Each denomination has the same face design regardless of
where it was struck, but the issuing states are allowed to use
different national reverse designs. All euro coins and bills are
valid everywhere in the eurozone regardless of where they were
made.
In addition each state can strike special commemorative coins
with unique designs.

###### Asked in World Currencies

### Where are euros bills minted?

If by 'bills' you mean banknotes, banknotes are printed.
Coins are minted.
Each country which is part of the Euro prints its own notes and
mints its own coins.
The coins all have a different designs on the back for each
country.
The notes are all identical, but the first character of the
serial number indicates which country printed it.

###### Asked in Coins and Paper Money

### What is the value of a US Coins of the 20th Century coin set?

It will depend on exactly which coins it includes. If it
includes all varieties (Types I and II of the buffalo nickels,
standing liberty quarters, Anthony dollars, etc) it will be a LOT
more than if it only includes the major designs. And of course the
exact dates and mintmarks of the coins is important as well as
their condition.