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Lizards on coins
« on: February 24, 2011, 03:20:17 PM »
Perhaps the ugliest animal on the earth ;D

Here's a Polish 2 Zloty coin showing European Green Lizard:

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Re: Lizards on coins
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 03:43:31 PM »
Perhaps the ugliest animal on the earth ;D

Not ugly enough. ;D What about this one?

The Australian frill-necked lizard it is ...

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Re: Lizards on coins
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 04:40:17 PM »
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - if thine eye offend thee: pluck it out!

Enough of this species-ism, guys. I've always found them to be beautiful creatures, with surprisingly velvety skin.
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Re: Lizards on coins
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2011, 11:30:10 AM »
Wanted to add a collector coin from Turkmenistan. But while searching for an image, I came across this article ...
http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=8157

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Re: Lizards on coins
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011, 06:23:22 PM »
Not only coins. This is a fairly common French A Consommer token.

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Re: Lizards on coins
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011, 10:13:32 PM »
A large animal for a large denomination: a gold 100,000 rupiah coin of Indonesia depicting a Komodo dragon. Look at the way its bulk curves around the circle of the coin, while the denomination stretches across almost the full width of the coin. A superb design.
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Re: Lizards on coins
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2012, 06:12:00 PM »
Russia, 1993, 50 roubles.  Turkmenistan gecko.
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Re: Lizards on coins
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2012, 06:16:44 PM »
Poland, 20 zloty, 2009.  European green lizards.

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Re: Lizards on coins
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2012, 10:03:01 PM »
Tonga, 100 pa'anga, 1994.  Banded iguana.
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Re: Lizards on coins
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2012, 01:20:24 AM »
Bermuda, 1 dollar, 1997.  The Bermuda skink or rock lizard (Plestiodon longirostris, formerly Eumeces longirostris).
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Re: Lizards on coins
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2012, 12:09:57 AM »
New Zealand, 5 cents, 1967.  Tuatara lizard.
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Re: Lizards on coins
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2012, 12:18:27 AM »
Kazakhstan, 500 tenge, 2010.   Frilled-neck lizard.
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Re: Lizards on coins
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2012, 12:33:40 AM »
Cayman Islands, 1 dollar, 1995.   Blue rock iguana.
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Re: Lizards on coins
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2012, 01:21:35 AM »
Fiji, 250 dollars, 1978.  Banded iguana.
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Re: Lizards on coins
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2012, 07:40:46 PM »
Fiji, 10 dollars, 1997.  Banded iguana.
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