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Wildlife of the Seychelles

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The emperor red snapper, Lutjanus sebae.

It is also known as the bourgeois fish.
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The 10 cents coin was made of nickel-brass.

It was dodecagonal (12-sided).

It weighed 6.2 grams and had a diameter of 21 mm.
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The reverse featured a sailfish, Istiophorus platyperus.
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A sailfish, Istiophorus platyperus.
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The 25 cents coin was made of copper-nickel.

It weighed 2.9 grams and had a diameter of 19 mm.
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The reverse of the 25 cents coin.

It featured a Seychelles Black Parrot (Coracopsis nigra barklyi).
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Seychelles black parrot (Coracopsis nigra barklyi).
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The 50 cents coin was made of copper-nickel.

It weighed 5.8 grams and had a diameter of 23.6 mm.


The reverse design featured a vanilla orchid (Vanilla planifolia).



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Vanilla orchid (Vanilla planifolia).
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Seychelles 1  rupee  1976.jpg


The 1 rupee coin was made of copper-nickel.

It weighed 11.66 grams and had a diameter of 30 mm.


The reverse design featured a Triton snail.
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The 5 rupees coin was heptagonal and made of copper-nickel.

It weighed 13.5 grams and had a diameter of 30 mm.


The reverse design featured a coco de mer tree.
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The Coco de Mer (Lodoicea maldivica) is the sole member of the genus Lodoicea.

This palm tree is endemic to the islands of Praslin and Curieuse in the Seychelles.
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The 10 rupees coin was made of copper-nickel.

It weighed 18.1grams and had a diameter of 34.5 mm.


This was the highest denomination coin of the series.

The reverse design featured the green turtle.
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A green sea turtle.


From Wikipedia:

The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), also known as the green turtle, black (sea) turtle or Pacific green turtle, is a species of large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. It is the only species in the genus Chelonia. Its range extends throughout tropical and subtropical seas around the world, with two distinct populations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, but it is also found in the Indian Ocean. The common name refers to the usually green fat found beneath its carapace, not to the color of its carapace, which is olive to black.
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NEW REGIME OF 1977.

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Flag of the Seychelles, 1977 to 1996.


In June 1977 President Mancham attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference in London. While he was away, Prime Minister France-Albert René organised a coup in the Seychelles and deposed Mancham. René had the support of Tanzanian-trained revolutionaries and Tanzanian-supplied weapons. Mancham lived in exile in London until April 1992. The new regime adopted a new national flag.


See also:  Seychelles: trial coins of 1977 that featured ousted President Mancham.
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