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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #150 on: March 24, 2018, 05:06:02 PM »
Singapore, $50, 1980.

Is this the only design to show currency symbols on their own?



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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #151 on: August 18, 2018, 02:44:40 PM »


Italy, 500 lire, 1991.  Protection of nature.



Look at the image of the obverse design (left hand side). I believe that the animal at top left is a mole.

If this is true, it is one of a kind. Or am I wrong?
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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #152 on: August 19, 2018, 03:04:28 AM »
I don't think that's a mole - the head seems wrong. :-\

The reverse looks like it was designed by M.C. Escher.

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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #153 on: August 19, 2018, 04:43:19 AM »
What else could it be - a seal?

The paws look right for a mole. It's not meant to be highly realistic, I think.
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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #154 on: August 19, 2018, 05:54:52 AM »
What else could it be - a seal?

The paws look right for a mole. It's not meant to be highly realistic, I think.

An otter?

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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #155 on: August 19, 2018, 10:26:31 AM »
According to the original packaging, Driutti used endangered animals and plants on the coin. Although I was unable to find a list of endangered animals of Italy in 1991, the current list does mention the Eurasion Otter and the Mediterranean Monk Seal. It does not mention a mole. 

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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #156 on: August 19, 2018, 10:28:51 AM »
An otter?

It's a possibility, but again the shape of the head is wrong, and an otter has small visible ears. If it is meant to be an otter, it's a very poor representation, and Italy deserves to be expelled from the EU.  :-X
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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #157 on: August 19, 2018, 12:48:03 PM »
Moles eyes don't show as they are almost blind
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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #158 on: August 19, 2018, 12:52:19 PM »
Moles eyes don't show as they are almost blind

True, but the paws on the coin design are very mole-like. Whichever species the artist meant to depict, it is probably anatomically incorrect.
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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #159 on: August 19, 2018, 01:49:24 PM »
It's not an otter because otter ears are visible. It's not a seal because seals have no claws and it's not a mole, because the longest "finger" of a mole claw is the central one. Surely that decides the real question of this thread. It is one of a kind.

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« Reply #160 on: August 19, 2018, 01:50:16 PM »
It's not an otter because otter ears are visible. It's not a seal because seals have no claws and it's not a mole, because the longest "finger" of a mole claw is the central one. Surely that decides the real question of this thread. It is one of a kind.

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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #161 on: August 20, 2018, 02:42:57 AM »
What else could it be - a seal?


I think a seal is a good bet.

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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #162 on: August 20, 2018, 09:34:26 PM »
I think a seal is a good bet.

I think you're probably right. For some reason, the face reminds me of my long dead Uncle Charlie. He was a small man with a moustache, and he smoked a pipe.  :)
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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #163 on: August 20, 2018, 09:40:50 PM »
Malta, 1 lira, 1986.

Is this the only coin that shows a worm? Botswana issued a coin featuring a "mophane worm", but that creature is in fact a caterpillar.

I believe there is a slovenian pre euro coin with a worm on it

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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #164 on: August 20, 2018, 09:50:51 PM »
Sort of, yes. The 10 stotinov coin features an olm (proteus anguinus). Does that qualify as a worm?

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