We discovered there are many coins worldwide that are considered small. In fact the world’s smallest coin is from Croatia 1 Kuna and measures a minuscule 1.99 mm in diameter. You would need your glasses on to be able to see it. In comparison the Australian pre-decimal three pence was rather large at 16mm in diameter.
Our coin of the month presentations included:
- Swedish 1959 10 Ore (14mm dia)
- Swedish 1964 10 Ore (14mm dia)
- Swedish 1901 10 Ore (14mm dia)
- Australian 5 cents (19.4mm dia)
- Australian 1 cent (17.6mm dia)
- Euro 1 cent (16mm dia)
- Netherlands 10 cents (16mm dia)
- English Groat 4 pence 1843 (16.3 mm dia)
- USA half dine 1857 (15.5 mm dia).
There were three Swedish Ore coins presented all with the smallest diameter of 14mm. The winner was declared as the oldest Ore dated 1901. (See comparison photo 10 Ore beside 5 cents)
- 1980 Queen Mother commemorative coin dated 4 August 1980 celebrating her 80th birthday
- 2002 50 German Euro coin
- 2000 50 cent half dollar
- 2017 UK 1 pound 12 sided coin (dodecagonal)
- 2023 $2 colored Vegeimite series of three coins
- An album of well preserved bank notes from Australia and Asian countries
The theme for the July COTM will be the largest diameter dated circulating coin (excludes commemorative coins).