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Prehistoric reptiles on coins
« on: February 23, 2012, 12:01:41 AM »
Canada, 4 dollars, 2009.  Dinosaur Fossil: Tyrannosaurus Rex.


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Re: Prehistoric reptiles on coins
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 12:03:38 AM »
Canada, 4 dollars, 2010.   Dromaeosaurus fossil.


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Re: Prehistoric reptiles on coins
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 12:04:25 AM »
Germany, 10 euros, 2011.   Archaeopteryx fossil.

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Re: Prehistoric reptiles on coins
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2012, 04:29:45 AM »
Japan 1000 Yen: Fukui Prefecture

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2012, 04:30:18 AM »
Japan 500 Yen: Fukui Prefecture

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Re: Prehistoric reptiles on coins
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2012, 12:00:19 PM »
There were "Bosnian" pseudo-coins, with Dinosaurs...KM#1,4 and 95, plus their silver and gold versions.


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Re: Prehistoric reptiles on coins
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2012, 03:53:29 PM »
Since the dinos are now thought to be the predecessors of birds and their skins are long gone, shouldn't they have feathers and be tweeting?

I guess you wouldn't want to walk under a branch where a dino was sitting, finishing its digestive process...

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Re: Prehistoric reptiles on coins
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2012, 08:15:41 AM »
Any dinos on circulating coins?

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Re: Prehistoric reptiles on coins
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2012, 08:37:59 AM »
The Japanese bimetallic circulates in theory. ;)

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Re: Prehistoric reptiles on coins
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2013, 04:22:43 PM »
Austria 20 (2013): Prehistoric Life: Jura - Life in the Air





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Re: Prehistoric reptiles on coins
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2013, 07:36:45 PM »
The pteranodon is not a saurian, so it's not a dinosaur. It should go to the lizzard thread.

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Re: Prehistoric reptiles on coins
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2013, 09:01:11 PM »
The pteranodon is not a saurian, so it's not a dinosaur. It should go to the lizard thread.

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Well, you've opened a right can of pterodactyls there. Is it my fault you're so old, you thought 'The Flintstones' was a documentary?  :o

Anyway, I've changed the thread title.

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Re: Prehistoric reptiles on coins
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2013, 10:47:07 PM »
Mmm. Now I realise why some people called me mastodon. ;D

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Re: Prehistoric reptiles on coins
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2013, 08:40:02 AM »
Just bringing up a technicality here...  But were most of these dinosaurs "reptiles"?  We don't even know if they were warm blooded or cold blooded.  Maybe a more suitable thread title would be "Dinosaurs on coins" or "Prehistoric animals on coins". 
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Re: Prehistoric reptiles on coins
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2013, 12:34:28 PM »
Dinosaurs are classified as a sub-group of reptiles. Wikipedia says: Although the word dinosaur means "terrible lizard", the name is somewhat misleading, as dinosaurs are not lizards. Instead, they represent a separate group of reptiles.

Some of the animals above are not dinosaurs, as the only two sub-groups of dinosaurs are Ornitischia and Saurischia. Animals classified as Sauropsida and Avemetatarsalia may look like dinosaurs, but they aren't. They are reptiles, though.

An added complication is that non-extinct birds are Saurischia. For historic reasons (birds are only recently recognised as descendents of dinosaurs) they are not seen as reptiles, though. Next time you walk underneath a tree, make sure there's no dino sitting on one of the larger branches or you may find yourself in very deep excrement. :D

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