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Started by <k>, September 29, 2012, 06:06:23 PM

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malj1

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Inside the curl of the horn the rams ear shows very rarely.

Sometimes just two or three dots are present but more often than not just blank.

This 1937 pattern clearly shows the rams ear.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

<k>

#16
St Helena 25 pence 1978~.jpg


St Helena 25 pence 1978.jpg



Here is another design that includes Jonathan the giant tortoise, who also featured in reply #1 of this topic.

He appears on this St Helena 25 pence coin of 1978.

It was issued to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Queen's coronation.

He is standing in front of Plantation House, St Helena's government building.

The design was by Christopher Ironside.
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<k>

#17


The reverse of the 1 seniti coin featured Tu'i Malila.

This was a radiated tortoise (Geochelone radiata) given to the Tongan Royal Family by Captain Cook in 1777.

The tortoise died in 1965.
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<k>



The reverse of the 2 seniti coin also featured Tu'i Malila.
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Figleaf

According to Wikipedia and the British museum, the horsey is Bucephalos, Alexander the Great's mount and who am I to quibble with that? Photo by Uploadalt - Own work, photographed at the British Museum, CC BY-SA 3.0

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

<k>

This just shows that there is nothing new in the world. Now, just imagine if Caligula had had a coin minted of Incitatus, his favourite horse. And then Catherine the Great comes to mind - but perhaps I should leave it there.  :o
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gpimper

#21
My 20 pence...1978 Australian and I do think this guy is pretty unique ;-)  Now you have me digging threw my funny-money looking for critters  ;D
The Chief...aka Greg