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Animal mother and child
« on: June 09, 2012, 06:01:06 PM »
The sow and piglets design, which appeared on Ireland's pre-decimal halfpenny, first issued in the 1920s as part of the famous "barnyard series", was probably the first modern coin design to feature an animal and her young.



 
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012, 06:01:57 PM »
The Irish penny appeared simultaneously of course, depicting the famous hen and chicks.



 
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2012, 06:03:37 PM »
When Tonga issued a FAO plan coin in 1975 (5 seniti), also depicting a hen and chicks, perhaps the artist was paying homage to Percy Metcalfe's design on the Irish penny.



 
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2012, 06:07:49 PM »
In 1964, Malawi released a florin, whose reverse portrayed and elephant mother with calf. This was, to my knowledge, the first time (in modern times) that a coin design had emulated Metcalfe's famous coin designs of the 1920s. This time, of course, we were dealing with a much more exotic species.





 
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2012, 06:08:59 PM »
When Malawi moved to a decimal coinage in 1971, the elephant and calf were transferred to the 20 tambala coin.
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2012, 06:11:49 PM »
After the Tonga hen and chicks design on the 5 seniti, it was a while before an animal mother and child design once more appeared on a coin, but in 1986 Tanzania released a 100 shilingi collector coin, with a superb design depicting an elephant mother and calf. It was surely inspired by the old Malawi florin.
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2012, 06:13:38 PM »
In 1990 the design was transferred to a circulation Tanzanian 20 shilingi coin. The design looked even more attractive in its new seven-sided format.
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2012, 06:15:20 PM »
In 1996 Tanzania released a 50 shilingi circulation coin, depicting a mother rhino and calf.
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2012, 06:16:51 PM »
In 1998 Tanzania released yet another circulation coin depicting an animal mother and child. This time a lioness and her cub provided the theme for the coin.
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2012, 06:19:33 PM »


However, I am forgetting the Ugandan collector coin of 1968, a 5 shillings coin depicting a calf feeding from its mother.
 
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2012, 06:42:39 PM »
Canada, 1 dollar, 2002. This is more like the whole family, rather than just mother and child.
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2012, 06:43:25 PM »


Canada, 1 dollar, 2012.  Mother loon and children.
 
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2012, 07:11:09 PM »
Mexico $5 Lobos Mexicanos WWF 1997



 
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Re: Animal mother and child
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2012, 02:02:27 AM »
An other elephant and calf, on the Eritrean 100 cents of 1997, a circulation coin.

... designed by Clarence Holbert, by the way:
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/25550/one-for-the-money/
http://www.panix.com/~clay/currency/Clarence_Holbert.pdf

As for the Irish coins, they continued the theme. :) But on 15 proof collector coins only: Horse and Foal 2010, Salmon and ... hmm, little salmon 2011, Dog and Puppy 2012 (that last one comes in October). Attached is the image (from the central bank) of the salmon piece, "inspired" by the earlier florin and 10p design.

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Re: Animal mother and child
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2012, 06:13:32 PM »
Somaliland, 5 shillings, 2005.   The country is not recognised, so we cannot be sure if this collector piece is even an official issue from an unofficial country.   Elephant mother and calf.