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Trees on coins
« on: February 17, 2011, 02:23:04 AM »
Yemen 2004. 20 rials. Dragonís blood tree (cinnabar).

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Re: Trees on coins
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011, 02:24:04 AM »
Seychelles 5  rupees.  Coco-de-mer palm tree.
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Re: Trees on coins
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011, 02:26:26 AM »
Philippines. Palm tree.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011, 02:27:21 AM »






Madagascar 5 ariary. Baobabs tree.

 
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2011, 02:28:47 AM »
Zimbabwe 10c. Baobabs tree.
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Re: Trees on coins
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2011, 02:31:01 AM »
Guatemala. Silk cotton tree.
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2011, 02:33:06 AM »
Colombia. Guacari tree.

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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2011, 02:34:06 AM »
Mauritius, 5 rupees, 1992.  Palm trees.
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2011, 02:44:52 AM »






Seychelles, 5 rupees, 1972.  Giant tortoise and palm trees.

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2011, 06:08:13 PM »
I had never seen this beautiful Prince Edward Island cent until today. Who knows which species of trees are depicted on it?

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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2011, 06:40:02 PM »



The Lebanese are fond of their cedar trees. Here's a superb design from a 1929 50 piastres.

 
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2011, 07:09:30 PM »
A nice German oak tree from 1929 now, on the 5 Reichsmark coin.

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Re: Trees on coins
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2011, 07:10:52 PM »
Just like the Germans are fond of their forests. The oak tree, symbol of strength and power and for many centuries raw material for everything sturdy, from furniture to ships.

This coin illustrates a tree problem: trees are big. If you look at them from some distance, you can't see which tree it is and if you move closer, you lose part of the tree. I think that explains why the leaves are out of proportion.

Interesting detail: the legend EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT (unity and justice and freedom) is taken from the third stanza of the German national anthem. After the second world war, the first stanza was thought to be too nationalistic. However, this coin precedes that decision...

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An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Trees on coins
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2011, 07:41:35 PM »
Interesting detail: the legend EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT (unity and justice and freedom) is taken from the third stanza of the German national anthem. After the second world war, the first stanza was thought to be too nationalistic. However, this coin precedes that decision...

Yes, it is the third verse of the "Lied der Deutschen". But this third verse only is the German national anthem. In the German Empire that was different. But even in the Weimar Republic, pretty much every 3 or 5 RM coin had that motto, either on one side (as here) or on the edge.

Another interesting detail is the twigs. See how some do not have any leaves? The designer Maximilian Dasio apparently did that on purpose; for him those twigs represented the territories that were "lost" after WW1.

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Re: Trees on coins
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2011, 07:46:37 PM »
Here we have a cork oak on a coin from Portugal.



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