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Monkeys and apes
« on: August 02, 2011, 09:12:55 PM »
The macaque monkey (which is sometimes referred to as a Barbary ape, though it is not an ape) appears on the coins of Gibraltar, where the animal is a local emblem. Tradition has it that British rule over the Rock of Gibraltar will end if the macaques ever disappear.

Gibraltar 5 pence, 1988.

Gibraltar penny, 2004.
 
Gibraltar 5 pence, 2005.
 
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Re: Monkeys and apes
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 09:18:00 PM »
Gibraltar issued a 25 pence coin honouring the animal in 1971.
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2011, 09:20:06 PM »
The Franklin Mint created a collector-only set for Guyana in the 1970s. The coins depicted the national wildlife but never circulated.

The 10 cent coin portrayed a sakiwinki monkey.           

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Re: Monkeys and apes
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2011, 09:21:25 PM »
Zaire (now the Congo Democratic Republic) issued a collector coin of 2 Zaires in 1975 that depicted a gorilla.
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2011, 09:22:39 PM »
This Malaysian 25 sen coin of 2003, which was part of the Endangered Species series, depicts an orang-utan.

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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011, 09:23:59 PM »
This is supposedly a Nigeria 1 kobo coin of 2003, but I doubt that it was official.
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2011, 09:25:05 PM »
Another dubious piece, this time allegedly from Liberia.
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2011, 09:28:28 PM »
Here you have a chimpanzee from the Cook Islands (1 cent), a mandrill from Somalia (50 shillings), and a vervet monkey from Somaliland (10 shillings).

Chimpanzees are not indigenous to the Cook Islands. It's possible that they live there in a zoo, but I don't even know if there are any zoos there.

Once again, I suspect these are all unofficial issues.
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2011, 04:05:48 AM »
A UK circulating commemorative two pound coin. It celebrates Charles Darwin and his Theory of Evolution.
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Re: Monkeys and apes
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2011, 07:48:15 PM »
Peoples Republic of China, 5 yuan 1995. Golden monkey.
 
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2011, 09:24:13 PM »
St. Thomas and Prince, 500 dobras, 1997.  A mona monkey.
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2012, 08:58:57 PM »
Sierra Leone, one dollar, 2009.   Diana monkey.

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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2012, 04:41:39 PM »
Indonesia, 5000 rupiah, 1974.   Orang utan (facing to the right).

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Re: Monkeys and apes
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2012, 10:36:11 PM »
I don't know if this one will qualify, but it is Hanuman, the monkey god from India  ;)

Vijayanagar

Obverse:- Flying Hanuman.
Reverse:- Stylized elephant/prancing horse right, crescent above


A gallery of my coins can been seen at FORVM Ancient Coins

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Re: Monkeys and apes
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2012, 06:25:54 PM »
Gambia, 20 dalasis, 1987.  Temminck's colobus monkey.