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Hippos on coins
« on: August 01, 2011, 01:20:59 AM »
Mali, hippo.
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Re: Hippos on coins
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 01:21:28 AM »
Gambia, 8 shillings, 1970.

A unique denomination in the world, but this a collector coin only. It never circulated.
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Re: Hippos on coins
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 09:49:57 AM »
And, how appropriate for such an animal, the coin from Gambia is a big and heavy piece. :) Don't really collect African coins, but that one I have ...

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Re: Hippos on coins
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 01:51:21 PM »
And her are some of the suggested designs for that 8 shillings coin that didn't make it:







 
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Re: Hippos on coins
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 02:43:21 PM »
Sierra Leone, 1978. 10 leones.
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Re: Hippos on coins
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011, 02:44:08 PM »
Sudan, 1976. 5 pounds.
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Re: Hippos on coins
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2011, 02:22:06 AM »
This one is seen not very often. A tax token from Belgisch Congo / Congo Belge.
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Re: Hippos on coins
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2012, 09:38:16 PM »
Congo, 10 francs (silver), 2007.

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Re: Hippos on coins
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2012, 12:43:07 AM »
An ancient hippo from Egypt:



Alexandria in Egypt, Tiberius, dated regnal year 5 = 18-19 AD.,
Diobol (20-21 mm / 4,70 g),
Obv.: bare head of Tiberius right.
Rev.: TIBEPIoY / [L] E , hippopotamus right.
Geissen (Kln coll.) 47 ; Dattari 101 ; RPC 5082 .

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Re: Hippos on coins
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2012, 09:08:22 PM »
Sierra Leone, 1 dollar, 2008.  Pygmy hippo.

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Re: Hippos on coins
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2012, 08:05:03 PM »
Liberia, 1 dollar, 1994.

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Re: Hippos on coins
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2012, 08:08:34 PM »
Zambia, 100 kwacha, 1998.

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Re: Hippos on coins
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2012, 08:16:44 PM »
North Korea, chon, 2002.  Aluminium collector coin.

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Re: Hippos on coins
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2012, 08:20:55 PM »
Sierra Leone, 1 dollar, 2005.

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Re: Hippos on coins
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2012, 06:29:56 PM »
Guinea Bissau, 50,000 pesos, 1996.