Top 10 Oddest Coin Shapes that Were Actually UsedUsually coins are round and this is the norm in modern coinage - the reason is practical: round coins are less prone to wear and are most easily mass-produced. But there are some interesting exceptions.
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It was issued in 2002 to celebrate the introduction of the euro. But if you thought it was issued by Brussels, you were wrong. It wasn't even issued by a European country. Keep on reading...
It was issued by Nauru, an island republic located in the Pacific Ocean, northeast of Australia!
It was a $10 coin (I guess Australian dollar). Not Euro... But a coin of 1 Euro was depicted on it...
This is so odd from any viewpoint but at least we can't deny Nauru's sense of international solidarity.
Lol this has to be the weirdest one yet but it's cool
The fact that it was issued by Somalia makes it even weirder. It seems that they have nothing better nothing to do than issuing guitar coins and fighting each other.
It's a 2004 commemorative dollar coin issued by Somali Republic, to mark the 50th anniversary of rock and roll music and the Stratocaster guitar.
I didn't even know there were coins that have different colors aside from bronze, silver, and gold.
In the image you see 4 pieces that fit together to form a flag-shaped coin. A flag-shaped coin is also odd. Besides, the shape of these 4 pieces is unusual, too. So this coin has 3 odd elements.
It was Issued by Poland in 2012 for the occasion of the Euro 2012 Football championship, where Poland and Ukraine were host countries.
This is one of the most bizarre shaped coins ever. It was issued by Zambia to commemorate the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
On that weird map Zambia (Africa) looks attached to Northern Australia...
Shaped like the Steven Universe fans? Oh no
It was issued by Poland in 2005
Used in Cook Islands, Bermuda (referring to Bermuda Triangle? )
I didn't know this wasn't used in other countries. lol
I honestly don't find this odd since we use these coins in where I live.
The holes are usually round, square or rectangular.
These coins with a hole look like bagels!
Rectangular coins are less common than square-shaped and diamond-shaped coins.
Rectangular coins have been issued in Tonga and Aruba
Some of the countries that have released circulating diamond-shaped coins include India, the Netherlands, Bahamas, Bhutan, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan
Pentagonal-shaped coins have 5 sides. Yemen used pentagonal coins in the 1940s and 1950s (the image shows one of them).
I sort of want to eat this
Square coins have been issued by India, Ceylon, The Netherlands, Poland, Swaziland
I'm a Brit and yeah it's slightly weird but I like it's uniqueness.
The fifty pence piece in the UK is one such example.
A hexagonal-shaped coin is a 6-sided coin.
The image shows an Egyptian silver coin
The image shows old Japanese coins but oval coins are still used in some modern countries.
I didn't put it very high because this shape is already very close to the norm - the round shape.
I really like this one.