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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2017, 07:43:27 PM »








The 5 rupees coin was now round, with a 10-sided inner rim, instead of 7-sided as in 1977.

It sported a new coco-de-mer tree design by Royal Mint engraver Fred Mogford.

 

 
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2017, 07:44:21 PM »


Compare the old and new 5 rupees coins.

 
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2017, 07:50:04 PM »


The 25 cents design was amended slightly for 1982. The 1977 design had simply removed the upper legend ("INDEPENDENCE 1976") but did not reposition the parrot. Robert Elderton of the Royal Mint moved the design higher up on the coin.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2017, 07:51:31 PM »


Above: Seychelles 1 rupee of 1977.



The 1 rupee design was also significantly amended.

The coin was reduced to 25.4mm in diameter, having been 30mm in 1977.



Below: Seychelles 1 rupee of 1982.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2017, 07:55:59 PM »
The 50 cents coin was not reissued after 1977.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2017, 07:56:35 PM »




In 1993 the Aldabra giant tortoise made another appearance, on a gold 1000 rupees coin to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Central Bank.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2017, 07:56:55 PM »


Seychelles, 500 rupee (gold), 1990.   Expo '90: Osaka, Japan.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2020, 07:40:21 PM »


Flag of Seychelles.



In 2016 Seychelles introduced a new coin series. The coins of the old series continued to circulate alongside the new coins.

A feature of the designs on the reverse of the coin series of 2016 is that the oblique lines of the Seychelles flag appear in the background.

For that reason I have illustrated the flag here.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2020, 07:43:27 PM »



The 1, 5 and 10 cents coins are made of bronze-plated steel.

Their common obverse design shows the coat of arms of the Seychelles.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2020, 07:47:30 PM »


Reverse of the 1 cent coin.



The reverse of the 1 cent coin features a Gardiner's frog (Sooglossus gardineri).

The coins feature the names of their featured wildlife in three forms.

First you see the English name, followed by the name in Seychellois creole, and finally the scientific name.

 
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2020, 07:48:50 PM »


Gardiner's frog.





The tiny frog, sitting on somebody's thumb.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #41 on: July 01, 2020, 07:51:35 PM »


Reverse of the 5 cents coin.



The black snail (Pachnodus niger), found only in the Seychelles.
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« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2020, 07:52:29 PM »


The black snail (Pachnodus niger).
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #43 on: July 01, 2020, 07:54:52 PM »


Reverse of the 10 cents coin.



Three Seychelles swiftlets (Aerodramus elaphrus).
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« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2020, 07:56:46 PM »


A Seychelles swiftlet (Aerodramus elaphrus).
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