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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #105 on: September 18, 2018, 12:35:59 PM »


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

Interesting that South America has its own version of this fascinating animal.
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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #106 on: September 18, 2018, 12:39:02 PM »


Maldives, 10 laari, sailing boat. 

Superb design. See also: Modern coins of the Maldives.
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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #107 on: September 18, 2018, 12:41:59 PM »
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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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #108 on: September 18, 2018, 12:43:48 PM »


Malta, 1 cent, 1986.  Weasel.

Is this the only weasel on a world coin?
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« Reply #109 on: September 18, 2018, 12:50:17 PM »
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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« Reply #110 on: September 18, 2018, 12:55:00 PM »


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.



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« Reply #111 on: September 18, 2018, 01:02:48 PM »


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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« Reply #112 on: September 18, 2018, 01:13:55 PM »
Moldova, 5 bani, 1997.  Grapes. 

A nice fruity design. Probably there are more grapes than people in little Moldova.
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« Reply #113 on: September 18, 2018, 01:20:12 PM »
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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« Reply #114 on: September 18, 2018, 01:24:43 PM »


Mongolian, 100 tugrik, 1990.  Chinggis Khan.
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« Reply #115 on: September 18, 2018, 01:34:13 PM »
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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« Reply #116 on: September 18, 2018, 01:36:29 PM »


Mozambique, 50 meticais, 1994.  A cheetah, up close and personal.  :-*



There are many fine designs from Mozambique.

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« Reply #117 on: September 18, 2018, 03:35:42 PM »


Nambia, 50 cents.  A quiver tree (Aloe dichotoma).

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« Reply #118 on: September 18, 2018, 03:39:00 PM »


Nauru, $10, 1993.  Protect Our World.  A modern Noah's Ark.
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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #119 on: September 18, 2018, 03:44:40 PM »


Nepal, 2 rupees.

I'm looking to the right - nice design.
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