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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #60 on: April 05, 2013, 03:27:57 PM »
Latvia, 1 lats, 2004.  Mushroom.  Such a misleading name - it's not a room and there's no mush in it. Whoever invented the English language?  ::)

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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #61 on: April 05, 2013, 04:05:57 PM »
Les français ... naturellement. ;D  The origin of the word "mushroom" is the French "mousseron" which refers to a certain type of fungus. At some point the connection "got lost", i.e. the English did not understand it any more, but the word stuck.

When you posted the image of that Latvian coin, I was surprised first - after all, mushrooms can be found on many medals (token of luck) and postal stamps. Surely there must be more coins with mushrooms? Hmm, maybe not ...

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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #62 on: May 01, 2013, 06:39:35 PM »
Rs 5 Coin from India commemorating 150 years of Kuka Movement.
The only coin depicting hanging of persons

http://coinsofrepublicindia.blogspot.in
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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #63 on: September 11, 2013, 12:00:21 AM »
Bust of a Peking Man:First Homo Erectus discovered in Zhoukoudian near Beijing.
Is this the only Hominid depicted on a coin (the Neanderthal coins shows only skulls)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peking_Man


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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #64 on: September 11, 2013, 12:22:28 AM »
This one comes close, but I would still count yours as a unique piece. :)
http://www.numiscollect.eu/plaatjes/big/tuvalu2009darwin-head.jpg

Tuvalu $1 Darwin/Evolution 2009

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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #65 on: September 11, 2013, 03:38:57 PM »
Upon special request by paisepagal ;) here is the only coin - actually a set of collector coins - featuring Kryptonian characters. Here http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,23305.msg156050.html#msg156050 is an explanation of what these mean ...

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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #66 on: September 16, 2013, 11:53:25 PM »
China 1997 Lychee (of Qi Baishi)



Try to find me another Lychee coin

(again, Vietnam would make excellent coins if they try)
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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #67 on: September 17, 2013, 09:25:05 PM »
Some San Marino designs - apologies if we had them before :)


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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #68 on: September 18, 2013, 07:22:22 AM »
Finland 10 marks 1999. The man breathes fire. One of a kind?

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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #69 on: September 21, 2013, 02:14:57 PM »
Cuba, 1 peso, 1981.  Solenodon.

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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #70 on: November 05, 2013, 10:48:01 PM »
Stocking?

If not will try Candy.

Isle of Man 50p 2013.
(I get told off if I don't let on what the coin is)
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #71 on: November 05, 2013, 10:53:48 PM »
In 2005 Canada issued a stocking 25 cent coin. I think it only came in mint sets....but not sure about that. It had a teddy bear in it not candy.
Canada also minted a $4 Silver coin with two stockings being hung...I don't count that one however.

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Stocking?

If not will try Candy.

Isle of Man 50p 2013.
(I get told off if I don't let on what the coin is)
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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #72 on: November 05, 2013, 11:01:23 PM »
Would a trade token count?

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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #73 on: November 05, 2013, 11:53:09 PM »
Would a trade token count?

Peter

Rule 1 states:

1. The topic will be restricted to machine-struck coins only, because it would be all too easy to find a subject on a token or a hammered coin that would never appear on a milled coin.

Sorry.  :-\

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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #74 on: November 05, 2013, 11:55:59 PM »
Dale found a better sock anyway. :)

I did think about trying "Candy in a Stocking" but thought that might be pushing things a bit 8)
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....