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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2013, 01:30:13 AM »


Seychelles, 5 cents, 1977, with FAO slogan.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2013, 01:33:00 AM »
10 rupees, 1977. "SEA RESOURCE MANAGEMENT".
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2013, 12:42:26 PM »
Taking a look back now, if we compare the turtle design of 1976/7 to the original one of 1974, we can see there are significant differences. The most obvious ones are that the turtle is more central in the later design, and the ribbon of water is also shorter and arranged differently.







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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2013, 03:00:57 PM »
Very cool presentation.  I really like the way you added actual photographs along side the coins! Keep it coming!

Fabulous coins!
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2017, 07:31:57 PM »




Here you see the Seychelles 1 cent of 1977. 

The word INDEPENDENCE has been removed.
 
 
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2017, 07:35:31 PM »
Here you see the Seychelles 25 cents of 1977, without "INDEPENDENCE".
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2017, 07:36:10 PM »
Here you see the Seychelles 50 cents of 1977, without "INDEPENDENCE".
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« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2017, 07:36:58 PM »
Here you see the Seychelles 1 rupee of 1977, without "INDEPENDENCE".
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2017, 07:38:06 PM »








As part of a worldwide conservation series, the Seychelles issued a 100 rupees collector coin in 1978. The reverse of the coin depicted two white-tailed tropic birds (Phaethon lepturus), designed by Robert Evans, a Welsh engraver at the Royal Mint.

 
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2017, 07:38:28 PM »
Some of the animals depicted on the coins shown so far also appear on the coat of arms of the Seychelles.

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The coat of arms of the Republic of Seychelles shows a shield, in which a giant tortoise is located on a green island. On the ground there is a coco-de-mer palm tree. Behind it there is a blue sea with two islands and a sail ship to be seen. The shield is crowned by a silver helmet, on which a tropic bird is located above blue and white waves. The shield is supported by two white sailfish. Beneath the shield the motto of Seychelles is stated: "Finis Coronat Opus" (Latin for "The End Crowns the Work").



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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2017, 07:39:25 PM »


A more detailed look at the coat of arms on the obverse of a coin dated 1980.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2017, 07:40:02 PM »


Cassava plant.





Seychelles, 5 cents, 1981.  Cassava plant.  World Food Day.



In 1981 the first circulation coins since 1977 were issued. Both carried a World Food Day theme. The 5 cents coin appeared in an entirely new format, now round and brass instead of scalloped and aluminium. It depicted a cassava plant, a design created by Robert Elderton of the Royal Mint.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2017, 07:40:26 PM »


Yellow fin tuna.





Seychelles, 10 cents, 1981.



The reverse of the 1981 ten cents coins featured a yellow fin tuna, a species that reaches weights of over 400 pounds / 180 kg. This round coin replaced the 12-sided coin of 1977 and was also part of the World Food Day theme.  The design was once more the work of Robert Elderton.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2017, 07:42:10 PM »


Seychelles, 1 cent, 1982.





The two new coins of 1981 were an indication of the changes to follow in 1982, when a new round brass 1 cent coin was released. The reverse of the coin featured another design by Robert Elderton, a Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis). This crab has furry claws that look like mittens.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2017, 07:42:32 PM »








The 5 and 10 cents designs of the previous year made a reappearance, but this time without the World Food Day slogan.
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