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Other rodents on coins
« on: August 02, 2011, 07:53:49 PM »
From Wikipedia:

Rodentia is an order of mammals also known as rodents, characterised by two continuously growing incisors in the upper and lower jaws which must be kept short by gnawing.

Common rodents include mice, rats, squirrels, gerbils, porcupines, beavers, chipmunks, guinea pigs, and voles. Rodents have sharp incisors that they use to gnaw wood, break into food, and bite predators.

In terms of number of species, rodents make up the largest order of mammals. There are about 2,277 species of rodents, with over 40% of mammalian species belonging to the order. They are found in vast numbers on all continents other than Antarctica. Their success is probably due to their small size, short breeding cycle, and ability to gnaw and eat a wide variety of foods.




See also:

1] Beavers on coins

2] Marmots and prairie dogs

3] Squirrels on coins
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Re: Other rodents on coins
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 07:54:22 PM »
Here is the capybara, the world’s biggest rodent, as it appears on the superb Uruguayan circulation wildlife set of 2011. This is the first time it has been depicted on a circulation coin.
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Re: Other rodents on coins
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 02:40:58 AM »
Turkey, 20 yeni lira, 2005.   Jerboa.

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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 02:44:04 AM »
Mongolia, 500 tögrög, 2006.   Jerboa.

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Re: Other rodents on coins
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012, 02:44:54 AM »
Turkmenistan, 500 manat, 1999.   Jerboa.

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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2012, 09:50:27 PM »
Ukraine, 10 hryvnia, 1999.   Garden dormouse.

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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2012, 09:51:33 PM »
Ukraine, 10 hryvnia, 2005.  Sandy mole rat.

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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012, 07:37:29 PM »
Kazakhstan, 50 tenge, 2009.   Porcupine.

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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2012, 08:17:05 PM »
San Marino, 5 lire, 1974.  Porcupine.