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Swans on coins
« on: September 25, 2013, 04:47:41 PM »
Finland, 10 markkaa, 1967.  Swans.
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Re: Re: Swans on coins
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 05:14:10 PM »
Finland, 100 euro, gold, 2011.  Swan.
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Re: Re: Swans on coins
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 05:14:38 PM »


Australia, 100 cents, 1968 (fantasy piece).  Black swan.

 
 
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Re: Re: Swans on coins
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 05:14:54 PM »
Poland, 1984, 500 Zloty, silver. Collector coin.  Swan.
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Re: Re: Swans on coins
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 05:15:11 PM »
Poland, 1984, trial.  Swan.
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Re: Re: Swans on coins
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2013, 05:18:15 PM »
Ireland, 10 euros, 2004.  Swan.
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Re: Re: Swans on coins
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2013, 05:40:49 PM »


Finland, 10 markkaa, 1967.  Swans.

If I remember correctly, those are not swans but, quite surprisingly, ospreys.

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Re: Re: Swans on coins
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 05:47:17 PM »
I just looked at my German catalogue (usually the most reliable for descriptions), and it says they're wild geese!  Any more opinions?

Krause says they are whooper swans.
 
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Re: Re: Swans on coins
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2013, 10:18:37 PM »
Based on neck, position of legs and back of wings, I'd say osprey is correct.

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Re: Re: Swans on coins
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2013, 10:22:02 PM »
The neck seems way too long for an osprey, though. More to the point, the artist has produced a rather stylised design, so perhaps ultimately it doesn't really matter. And not all artists understand their wildlife subjects well enough anyway.
 

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Re: Re: Swans on coins
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2013, 10:26:23 PM »
Not that it matters much, but a goose neck is much longer. Compare the Canada goose in the geese thread. Also compare the colouring of the osprey feathers with the way they are reflected on the coin

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Re: Re: Swans on coins
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2015, 01:56:57 PM »
Hi,

and here is an ugly duckling..... from Denmark! Of course the story will tell you otherwise, consult Hans Christian Andersen :-*

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Re: Re: Swans on coins
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2015, 02:00:19 PM »
Hi Peter,

when have you ever seen Ospreys flying in a goose formation? Me never, no hunting birds ever do that :o

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Re: Re: Swans on coins
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2015, 03:05:16 PM »
Ole

If you're interested in coin variants please find some English documentation here:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
and in French on Michel's site (the presentations are not the same):
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/