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Monday, November 17, 2008

pets on coins

I wish the US would put pets on coins.

Isn't this a beautiful chicken coin? It's from Latvia. And I have found a place on the web called The Coin Zoo, where you may look up coins by animal - "cat" will get you such gorgeous moneys as the Isle of Man's 1-crown Maine Coon Cat and Turkish Cat coins. Mm, I would never spend them. (Click on the little camera to see pictures from your search results.)

A Singapore 10-dollar rabbit, anybody? Polish 2-zlote knight on horseback? Wait till you see the results for "lion". Although for the life of me I don't know why the Coin Zoo's main page includes a listing for the Congo's John Paul II 1-France Set. Pope? Zoo? Zoo? Pope? Am I missing something?


Everycat said...

How strange that the Isle of Man should choose Maine Coons and Turkish Vans as the cats for their coins. Maybe older coins have the famous Manx cats on them?

Interesting post Curator, thank you!

Whicky Wuudler

curator said...

Hi Whicky,
Yes, I thought the same thing. But so far I haven't found any Manx coin cats! I hope you're hanging in there with the kitten invasion. I want to come by and read about it.