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Started by Galapagos, September 03, 2009, 11:27:23 PM

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Cyprus 500 mils 1981.jpg

Cyprus, 500 mils, 1981.  Swordfish.  World Food Day.
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Papua New Guinea 2 toea 1975.jpg

Papua New Guinea, 2 toea, 1975.  Pterois volitans.
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Australia $5 2000-.jpg

Australia, $5, 2000.  Sydney 2000 Olympics.  Great white sharks.
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French Pacific Territories, 50 francs, 2021.  Humphead wrasse a.k.a. Napoleon fish.
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Bermuda, $1, 1970.  Two wahoo fish.  Silver collector coin.
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Finland, 25 markkaa, 1979.

A school of Baltic herrings (Clupea harengus membras).
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Ukraine 2 2003.jpg

Ukraine, 2 hryvnia, 2003.  Seahorse.
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Another sturgeon (perhaps), this from ancient Parthia. Phraates IV (38-2 BCE). His diademed bust left, eagle behind / Fish right, Ekbatana monogram above, partial legend around (the full legend would read ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ). 0.94 g; 8 mm. Sellwood 53.22.

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The silhouet of the fish indeed looks like sturgeon. By itself, the sturgeon is a very impressive fish that can grow longer than an adult human. However, the date of the coin is a bit early for caviar. Opinions differ, but there is a credible case for the discovery of caviar in what is now Iran in the 9th century, spreading to Greece by the 10th century.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Portuguese, 50 escudos, 1986.


This was a regular circulation coin.

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Portugal 200 escudos 1998'-.jpg



Portugal 200 escudos 1998'.jpg

Portuguese, 200 escudos, 1998.   EXPO 98.


Quaint designs.

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