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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #180 on: September 19, 2018, 12:34:58 AM »


Turks and Caicos, 5 crowns, 1975.  Turk's head cactus.

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« Reply #181 on: September 19, 2018, 12:36:51 AM »


Tuvalu, $20, 1993.  HMS Royalist.

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« Reply #182 on: September 19, 2018, 08:04:33 AM »


Uganda, 5 shillings, 1972.  A crowned crane against the background of Mount Muhavura, an extinct volcano.

Heptagon - bonus!

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« Reply #183 on: September 19, 2018, 08:14:58 AM »


Ukraine, 2 hryvnia, 2015.   120 years of Kharkiv Zoo.

Animals against the cityscape.

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« Reply #184 on: September 19, 2018, 08:31:25 AM »


United Arab Emirates, 25 fils.  Dune gazelle.

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« Reply #185 on: September 19, 2018, 08:31:46 AM »
UK, 2 pounds, 2016.  The Great Fire of London.

The scene is depicted in the style of those times.

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« Reply #186 on: September 19, 2018, 08:38:26 AM »


USA, 5 cents, 2005 - making bison great again!

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« Reply #187 on: September 19, 2018, 08:40:14 AM »


Uruguay, 1 peso, 1942.   Mountain lion.

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« Reply #188 on: September 19, 2018, 09:03:31 AM »


Vanuatu, 20 vatu, 1983.  Coconut crab, palm trees - superb design.

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« Reply #189 on: September 19, 2018, 09:12:26 AM »
Venezuela, 75 bolivares, 1980.  150th anniversary of the death of Simón Bolivar.

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« Reply #190 on: September 19, 2018, 09:16:26 AM »


Yemen, 10 rials, 1993.

The Shahara Bridge, Yemen, was built in the 17th century.

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« Reply #191 on: September 19, 2018, 09:20:58 AM »


Zambia, 20 ngwee, 1985.   20th anniversary of the Bank of Zambia.

 
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« Reply #192 on: September 19, 2018, 09:24:54 AM »
Zimbabwe, $2, 1997.  A pangolin.

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #193 on: September 19, 2018, 09:27:31 AM »
So, another long journey, with some omissions.

I hope you enjoyed the show and saw a few designs you'd never seen before.  :)

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Re: An alphabet of favourite national designs
« Reply #194 on: September 19, 2018, 10:09:31 AM »


San Marino, 2 lire, 1974.  Beetle.



I am revisiting this design because, after all this time, all the reference books describe the insect as simply a beetle. Yet it looks very specific. Does anybody know its species or know somebody who could identify it?