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Paraguay: floral set of 1944 to 1951
« on: November 19, 2015, 12:20:03 PM »
Paraguay, 1 centimo, 1950.

Guava flower.  Psidium guajava, the common guava, is an evergreen shrub or small tree native to the Caribbean, Central America and South America. It is easily pollinated by insects; in culture, mainly by the common honey bee, Apis mellifera.

The coin was issued in 1944, 1948 and 1950.
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Re: Paraguay: floral set of 1944 to 1951
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2015, 12:21:21 PM »
Paraguay, 5 centimos, 1947.

Passion flower.  Passiflora edulis is a vine species of passion flower that is native to Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina. Its common names include passion fruit (US), passionfruit (UK and Commonwealth), and purple granadilla (South Africa).

The coin was issued in 1944 and 1947.
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Re: Paraguay: floral set of 1944 to 1951
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2015, 12:22:39 PM »
Paraguay, 10 centimos, 1947. 

The Orange blossom is the fragrant flower of the Citrus sinensis (orange tree). It is used in perfume making and has been written about as an aphrodisiac

The coin was issued in 1944 and 1947.
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Re: Paraguay: floral set of 1944 to 1951
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2015, 12:23:59 PM »
Paraguay, 25 centimos, 1951. 

The flower of the Lapacho tree.  Handroanthus impetiginosus: pink ipê, pink lapacho, or pink trumpet tree is a native Bignoniaceae tree of America, distributed from northern Mexico south to northern Argentina. Lapacho is the national tree of Paraguay.

The coin was issued in 1944, 1948 and 1951.
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Re: Paraguay: floral set of 1944 to 1951
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2015, 12:25:56 PM »
How many members knew about this set? Like so many Latin American sets, the coins were issued piecemeal, over a series of years. Somebody should write a letter of complaint to the President of Latin America. I would do it myself, but I don't know her email address.

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Re: Paraguay: floral set of 1944 to 1951
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2015, 12:30:54 PM »
Another thing - look at the year, on the coins dated 1947. How often do you see a crossed seven on a coin? Continental Europeans write it like that - in their handwriting - but you rarely see it in print.

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Re: Paraguay: floral set of 1944 to 1951
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2015, 01:02:32 PM »
How many members knew about this set? Like so many Latin American sets, the coins were issued piecemeal, over a series of years. Somebody should write a letter of complaint to the President of Latin America. I would do it myself, but I don't know her email address.

HELLO
i have 1 cent KM 20 year 1950
           5 cents KM 21 year 1944
           10 cents KM 22 year 1944
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Re: Paraguay: floral set of 1944 to 1951
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2015, 02:28:44 PM »
Hello Gerard,

So you are missing only the 25 centimos, then you will have the full set.  8)

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Re: Paraguay: floral set of 1944 to 1951
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2015, 03:23:45 PM »
hELLO K
i have also 25 cents KM 23 year 1944 with orchid
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Re: Paraguay: floral set of 1944 to 1951
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2015, 04:51:54 PM »
So you do have the complete set. You were just kidding me earlier.  ;)

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Re: Paraguay: floral set of 1944 to 1951
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2015, 02:32:20 AM »
What you call a "crossed seven" is very useful in handwriting. It distinguishes the 7 from the 1, as the 1 is handwritten with two strokes.

As a student, I worked as a telephone operator. The person accepting the "order" for a phone call would mark details on a punch card, that would be distributed to people making the call. The latter would have to be able to read the numbers written by the former correctly, on pain of dialling the wrong number. You'd be growled at for not using crossed sevens. Same thing for eights. They had to be started and finished in the center or they could be mistaken for a 5, 6 or 9. My handwriting is terrible, but everyone can read my numbers correctly.

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Re: Paraguay: floral set of 1944 to 1951
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2015, 09:20:30 AM »
How many members knew about this set? Like so many Latin American sets, the coins were issued piecemeal, over a series of years. Somebody should write a letter of complaint to the President of Latin America. I would do it myself, but I don't know her email address.

Governments generally issue coins to satisfy an economic demand, not to satify collectors. I say you write to every Head of a central band, their head of state, and finance ministers to demand action immediatly.

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Re: Paraguay: floral set of 1944 to 1951
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2016, 12:20:33 PM »
How many members knew about this set? Like so many Latin American sets, the coins were issued piecemeal, over a series of years. Somebody should write a letter of complaint to the President of Latin America. I would do it myself, but I don't know her email address.

Hello dear all. I know who is who on this flower set  ;D. I collected coins with animals and flowers, especially I like orchids. I was also thinking that 10 centimos and may be 25 centimos are orchids, but what kind of... So I was looking through the internet and find an english speaking numismatic store in Paraguay. I've sent my questions there and have got the answer. Here is it.
"These beatiful are flowers from Paraguay, 1 Céntimo Guavaflower, 5 Céntimos Passionflower, 10 Céntimos Orange Orangeblossom and 25 Céntimos our most representative tree Lapacho flower".
Hope that would help you to identified it.

Best wishes

Maria

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Re: Paraguay: floral set of 1944 to 1951
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2016, 12:26:18 PM »
Excellent news! Thank you, Maria.  ;)

The next step is to look up the scientific names on Google, because the common names (and colloquial names) are usually not the same in all languages or in all parts of the world.

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Re: Paraguay: floral set of 1944 to 1951
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2016, 12:34:02 PM »
Paraguay, 5 centimos, 1947.  Passion flower.

The coin was issued in 1944 and 1947.
Hello
just one joke the flower that you show is before and my photo is after



the big in pink is not a fruit but my head
Gerard