Pattern Coin

A pattern coin is a coin which has not been approved for release, produced for the purpose of evaluating a proposed coin design. They are often off-metal strikes, to proof standard or piedforts. They are collected or studied by many coin collectors because of their sometimes highly elaborate designs.

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Japanese Invasion Money - Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Brunei
... Money Museum of the Bank Negara Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur has on display a pattern coin showing that occupation coinage was considered ... The pattern on display is a 20 cent aluminum pattern coin inscribed on the obverse with the name MALAYSIA, and the date 2602, which translated from the Japanese calendar is 1942 A.D ... The name MALAYSIA was used on a pattern coin of 1942, given that the name for this country was not officially changed from 'Malaya' to 'Malaysia' until 16 September 1963 ...
Pattern Coin - Other Countries
... Pattern coins of France and of French-speaking countries such as Monaco are described by the French term essai ... The essai coins of New Hebrides are of interest to collectors of British Commonwealth coinage, as New Hebrides gained independence in 1980 as the Republic of Vanuatu ... The word essai is found inscribed on the pattern coins of Namibia along with the German word probe ...

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