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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #45 on: July 01, 2020, 07:57:52 PM »


The obverse of the 25 cents coin, which is made of stainless steel.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #46 on: July 01, 2020, 08:00:26 PM »


Reverse of the 25 cents coin.



The jellyfish tree (Medusagyne oppositifolia).
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #47 on: July 01, 2020, 08:01:51 PM »



The jellyfish tree. It is a critically endangered and unusual tree endemic to the island of Mahé, of the Seychelles.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #48 on: July 01, 2020, 08:08:33 PM »


The obverse of the 1 rupee coin, which is made of nickel-plated steel.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #49 on: July 01, 2020, 08:15:02 PM »


Reverse of the 1 rupee coin.



The King of Seychelles Butterfly (Euploea mitra) perched on a flower.


The latent image text changes from CBS to ONE when tilted.

CBS = Central Bank of Seychelles.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #50 on: July 01, 2020, 08:17:32 PM »


The King of Seychelles Butterfly (Euploea mitra).
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« Reply #51 on: July 01, 2020, 08:18:05 PM »



The obverse of the 5 rupees coin, which is made of nickel-plated steel.

The coin is round with a 10-sided inner rim.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #52 on: July 01, 2020, 08:20:26 PM »


Reverse of the 5 rupees coin.



The Seychelles pitcher plant (Nepenthes pervillei).


The latent image text changes from CBS to FIVE when tilted.

CBS = Central Bank of Seychelles.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #53 on: July 01, 2020, 08:22:58 PM »


The Seychelles pitcher plant (Nepenthes pervillei).



Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants that have modified leaves.

These leaves form pitfall traps—a prey-trapping mechanism featuring a deep cavity filled with digestive liquid.

The plants attract and drown their prey with nectar.
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #54 on: July 01, 2020, 08:27:13 PM »


The obverse of the 10 rupee coin.



The coin is bimetallic and seven-sided.

It has nickel-plated steel centre within a brass-plated steel ring

 
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« Reply #55 on: July 01, 2020, 08:29:34 PM »


Reverse of the 10 rupees coin.



The design features a giant Aldabra tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea).


The latent image text changes from CBS to TEN when tilted.

CBS = Central Bank of Seychelles.
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« Reply #56 on: July 01, 2020, 08:30:25 PM »


A giant Aldabra tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea).
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Re: Wildlife of the Seychelles
« Reply #57 on: July 01, 2020, 08:48:28 PM »



The coins seen all together.


The 5 rupees coin has a diameter of 29 mm.

The 10 rupees coin has a diameter of 26.3 mm.

The 1 rupee coin has a diameter of 25.5 mm.
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« Reply #58 on: July 01, 2020, 08:51:34 PM »
The 10 rupees coins of 2016 quickly corroded in the humid climate of the Seychelles.

The Royal Mint (UK) therefore produced a new version of the coin. It was now minted with a stainless steel center within a brass ring.

Previously the coin had been minted with a nickel-plated steel centre within a brass-plated steel ring.
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