Unadopted Madagascar designs of 1973 by Michael Rizzello

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50 francs.  Giant chameleon: Oustalets's chameleon (Furcifer oustaleti).




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Alternative 100 francs.  Traditional Malagasy carved design.




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The designs were marked as 'A' to 'M' and came on three sheets. Above you see one of the sheets.




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The alternative 100 francs design appeals to me. Complicated symmetry with eye-pleasing as the only goal. Or, as my father would have dismissed it: it's so useless, it must be art :)

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