An alphabet of favourite national designs

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Malaysia, 500 ringgit.  Tapir.  Gold coin, WWF issue.

Interesting that South America has its own version of this fascinating animal.
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Maldives, 10 laari, sailing boat. 

Superb design. See also: Modern coins of the Maldives.
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Mali 1961 5fr.jpg

Mali, 5 francs, 1961.  Hippopotamus. "Here's looking at you, kid!"


Quaint design. The coin was produced by the Kremnica Mint of the Czechoslovakia.
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Malta, 1 cent, 1986.  Weasel.

Is this the only weasel on a world coin?
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Mauritania, 20 ouguiya, 2017.  Camels.


Who would ever have expected that Mauritania would produce a thematic circulation series, and a trimetallic coin?  :o
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Mauritius, 10 rupees.  Heptagon - bonus!


First issued in 1997, this coin features a worker who is harvesting sugar cane.

It reuses Robert Elderton's design from the 1981 10 rupees World Food Day commemorative.



See also: Numismatic heritage: commemorative designs that became standard designs.
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Mexico, 5 pesos, 1976.  Vicente Guerrero.


Look at that collar. When will it come back into fashion?

But those soldiers went into battle, dressed like that.
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Moldova 5 bani 1997.jpg

Moldova, 5 bani, 1997.  Grapes. 


A nice fruity design. Probably there are more grapes than people in little Moldova.
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Monaco 5 francs 1966.jpg

Monaco, 5 francs, 1966.  Prince Rainier III.


Another follower of high collar fashion.

Maybe he used it to seduce the film star Grace Kelly and marry her.
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Mongolian, 100 tugrik, 1990.  Chinggis Khan.
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Morocco 5 dirhams 1975.jpg

Morocco, 5 dirhams, 1975.  FAO-themed design, showing a turnip and a dam.


The description of "turnip" comes from the Royal Mint Annual Report of the time.

For Londoners who don't know what a turnip is (and confuse it with a parsnip), it's the vegetable that you call a swede.  :P
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Mozambique, 50 meticais, 1994.  A cheetah, up close and personal.  :-*


There are many fine designs from Mozambique.

See: Mozambique since independence.
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Nambia, 50 cents.  A quiver tree (Aloe dichotoma).

See: The coinage of Namibia.
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Nauru, $10, 1993.  Protect Our World.  A modern Noah's Ark.
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Nepal, 2 rupees, 2006.
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