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Seashells and conches on coins
« on: August 02, 2011, 06:13:38 PM »
Bahamas, 1 dollar, silver, 1996.  Queen conch.
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Re: Seashells and conches on coins
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 06:14:01 PM »
Cook Islands, $5 and 20 cents.  Pacific triton shells.
 
 
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Re: Seashells and conches on coins
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2011, 06:15:04 PM »
Maldives, 2 rufiyaa.
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Re: Seashells and conches on coins
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2011, 06:16:17 PM »
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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Re: Seashells and conches on coins
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2011, 06:17:39 PM »


Philippines, 1 sentimo,1983.   Sea shell: Voluta imperialis.       

 
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Re: Seashells and conches on coins
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011, 06:18:48 PM »
Seychelles, 1 rupee, 1997.  Triton conch shell - though it looks as if there is something ALIVE inside it...
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Re: Seashells and conches on coins
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2011, 06:20:17 PM »
Timor Leste, 1 centavo, 2004.  This country uses the US dollar in tandem with its own coins.

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Re: Seashells and conches on coins
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2011, 06:21:19 PM »
Tuvalu, 1 cent, 1976.  Lambis shell.
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Re: Seashells and conches on coins
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2011, 06:22:14 PM »
Vanuatu, 1 vatu, 1990.   Conch shell.
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Re: Seashells and conches on coins
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2011, 06:24:44 PM »
All we need now is a scalloped-edged coin depicting a scallop.  :D

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Re: Seashells and conches on coins
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2011, 11:00:06 AM »
Surprisingly, I found no coins for mussels and the few oysters I found were all secondary to pearls.

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Re: Seashells and conches on coins
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2011, 12:41:32 AM »


Comoros, 1964, 20 francs.  Notice the triton shells, top left and right.

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Re: Seashells and conches on coins
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2011, 07:32:19 PM »
Ghana, 1979, one cedi.  Cowry shell.



 
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Re: Seashells and conches on coins
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2012, 02:57:25 PM »
Cuba, 5 centavos, 1981.  Cuban landsnail.
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Re: Seashells and conches on coins
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2012, 11:43:50 PM »
Tuvalu, 5 dollars, 1998.  Millennium issue.