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Modern coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens of other continents => Pacific Islands => Topic started by: chrisild on October 23, 2010, 01:49:56 PM

Title: Palau: Bears and Boo---Hammerhead
Post by: chrisild on October 23, 2010, 01:49:56 PM
From the "Coins the world has been longing for", here come ... a cute teddy bear, and a not-so-cute hammerhead shark. And if you don't like the shark, you may find the other side attractive.

The bear: Palau $1, 11 mm, 0.5 g gold (Au 9999), mintage 25,000. Larger images:
http://www.coin-invest.li/images/fotos/large/24693_Teddy_Bear_11mm_Au_r.jpg
http://www.coin-invest.li/images/fotos/large/24693_Teddy_Bear_11mm_Au_o.jpg

Christian
Title: Re: Palau: Bears and Boo---Hammerhead
Post by: chrisild on October 23, 2010, 01:50:30 PM
The shark and the mermaids: Palau $1, comes in silver-plated copper, in silver and in gold. Larger images:
http://www.coin-invest.li/images/fotos/large/24816_MLP_Hammerhai_-_ag_r.jpg
http://www.coin-invest.li/images/fotos/large/24816_MLP_Hammerhai_-_ag_o.jpg

Christian
Title: Re: Palau: Bears and Boo---Hammerhead
Post by: chrisild on October 23, 2010, 01:52:44 PM
And here is another piece with two ladies, this time "from" the Cook Islands. One was called Ginger, the other's name is Elizabeth ...

Cook Islands $5, 38.6 mm, 25.0 g silver (Ag 925), mintage 2,500. Larger images:
http://www.coin-invest.li/images/fotos/large/24839_Hollywood_Legends_01_-_Ginger_Rogers_r.jpg
http://www.coin-invest.li/images/fotos/large/24839-41_Hollywood_Legends_01-03_o.jpg

Christian
Title: Re: Palau: Bears and Boo---Hammerhead
Post by: Figleaf on October 23, 2010, 03:03:52 PM
It took me a while to figure out the mermaids and I am still not sure I have assembled the pieces correctly :) The design reminds me of the ground floor of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris; grandpa's porn, disguised as "art". :'(

I am holding out for a coin with a wind-up mechanism.

Peter
Title: Palau: Bears and Boo---Hammerhead
Post by: Bimat on October 23, 2010, 04:45:03 PM
All the coins shown here are equally ugly. ::) ::) ::)

Aditya
Title: Re: Palau: Bears and Boo---Hammerhead
Post by: Prosit on October 23, 2010, 11:26:23 PM
I like the mermaid design a little and QE is ok...all the others are not very interesting.
The shark could have been interesting if it was designed in the normal way.
Dale

All the coins shown here are equally ugly. ::) ::) ::)

Aditya
Title: Re: Palau: Bears and Boo---Hammerhead
Post by: chrisild on October 24, 2010, 01:06:14 PM
Sure, all these are gimmicks rather than commems, and certainly not means of payment. :)  Must admit that I found the tiny bear cute, so I looked the info about it up, and then found some more ...

Christian