Seashells and conches on coins

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Bahamas $1 1972.jpg

Bahamas, 1 dollar, silver, 1971.  Queen conch.
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Cook Islands 20c 1981.jpg


Cook Islands $5.jpg

Cook Islands, 20 cents and $5.  Pacific triton shells.

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Maldives 2 rufiyaa 1995.jpg

Maldives, 2 rufiyaa.
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Netherlands Antilles, 5 cents 1965.jpg

Netherlands Antilles, 5 cents, 1965. 

An attractive seashell pattern.

You wouldn't catch the Dutch doing attractive coin designs THESE days.
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Philippines, 1 sentimo,1983.   Sea shell: Voluta imperialis.       

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Seychelles 1 rupee 1982.jpg

Seychelles, 1 rupee, 1997. 

Triton conch shell - though it looks as if there is something ALIVE inside it.
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Timor Leste 1 ctv 2004.jpg

Timor Leste, 1 centavo, 2004. 

Nautilus Pompilius. Cephalopod.


This country uses the US dollar in tandem with its own coins.
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Tuvalu 1c 1976.jpg


Tuvalu 1c 1976.jpg

Tuvalu, 1 cent, 1976.  Lambis shell.
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Vanuatu 1 vatu.jpg

Vanuatu, 1 vatu, 1990.  Conch shell.
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All we need now is a scalloped-edged coin depicting a scallop.  :D
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Figleaf

Surprisingly, I found no coins for mussels and the few oysters I found were all secondary to pearls.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Comoros, 1964, 10 francs.  Notice the triton shells, top left and right.

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Ghana, 1979, one cedi.  Cowry shell.

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Cuba, 5 centavos, 1981.  Cuban landsnail.

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Tuvalu, 5 dollars, 1998.jpg

Tuvalu, 5 dollars, 1998.  Millennium issue.
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