Dominican Republic: a thematic set

Started by <k>, February 27, 2020, 09:16:19 PM

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Escudos

The 1 centavo is that one rare?  Ngc says 2 dollars, but with a mintage of 1115 isn't that a bit low?

<k>

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Dominican Republic, 10 centavos, 1989.   N# 3579.


Back in 2020, I asked: who can name all the fruit on the 10 centavos design? Nobody answered.

I recently asked New Zealand numismatist Martin Purdy, who collaborated with his wife Rita.

Here are there answers. Refer to my image below, with numbers.

1. Aubergine (definitely the way they connect to the stalk with the overlying leafy bit)
2. Bell pepper or large chilli pepper
3. Possibly a Spanish lime or limoncillo - see images on the website above.
4. Tamarind
5. Possibly guava
6. Papaya


See also: Best exotic fruits of the Dominican Republic.
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Figleaf

In view of the size, compared to the aubergine, I think 2 is a Cuban pepper (Cubanella), which is a bell pepper variety, like all bell peppers, practically tasteless to chili pepper lovers. ;)

Peter

Cuban pepper.jpeg
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<k>

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