Let's Go On A Safari!

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by furryfrog02, Jan 27, 2022.

  1. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Today, my probable last purchase in awhile arrived in my mail box. My favorite animal is the noble, spotted, towering giraffe. Besides some random bullion pieces, I've never seen a coin depicting the magnificent beast...until last week. That is when I laid my eyes upon the beautiful 1/2 Penny of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Not only did it feature my favorite altitudinous even-toed ungulate - it had 2! Double the pleasure, double the fun!

    I now will share this beautiful golden coin of the tallest living terrestrial animal on Earth.

    1958 Rhodesia And Nysaland 1/2 Penny, 2.4 million minted. slazzer-edit-image (19).png

    Let's go on a safari. Add whatever coins you have featuring safari animals. Let's see if we can fill the CT Zoo.
     
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  3. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    You have enough of a zoo at home...... and you want to start one here? ;)

    Now if you started to build an Ark in the back yard....well thats normal for a 19 year navy seaman.
     
  4. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Nice!

    I like you, love coins depicting wildlife/ here is my AR 25 Shilingi from Tanzania.
    Tanzania was part of the 24 Countries that struck coins for endangered animals back in 1974
    Each member had 1 gold (size/weight of US Double Eagle) and two Crown sized silver coins. 1974-Tanzania-25-Shilingi-Conservation-Commemorative-Silver-Proof.jpg
     
  5. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Here is the gold one....Cheetah fastest cat on planet. Well not quite/ my Thundercat snowmobile does 0-100mph in 4 seconds. e2d52cdc8facf94b8a6c3fa04c944cd6 (1).jpg
     
  6. Eric the Red

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    One Giraffa camelopardalis.
    I Love Safari's

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  7. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    You know I'm a glutton for punishment!
     
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  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Cheetah is my 2nd favorite animal so this is a great coin. I will never afford the gold but I will have to look for the silver ones!
     
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  10. BasSWarwick

    BasSWarwick Well-Known Member

    Nice condition

    To compare I just checked my South Africa 1/2d from 1953 but it features a ship.
    The 1/4d from 1953 features 2 Cape Sparrows

    I've definitely got some stamps with giraffes somewhere
     
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  11. Eric the Red

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  14. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I collect the Somali elephant bullion pieces as well. I don't have any good pictures of them though.
    Somalia 2016 Elephant.jpg
     
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  15. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Ocelot my fav. Cat:) Real tabby+ my 15000 Pesos from Colombia (Conservation Series) 8aefb2839a9af1eda63cd6c822c40ef8.jpg b3a7a302c5effe20368b55cac882b326 (1).jpg
     
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  18. Eric the Red

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    I think I got that one. I will post it if I can find it.
     
  19. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Botswana
    AV 150 Pula 1978
    Brown Hyena + 2 Zebras e7ecb267a87a46e3009b8b7f810cced3 (1).jpg
     
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  20. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I only saw the colorized ones for sale when I was looking. I see some non-colored ones on ebay but the premiums are steep.
     
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  21. Eric the Red

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    I hear ya about the premiums. I usually only purchase collector coins when I catch a sale on them. But I have purchased a few on impulse buys lol
    I gotta be honest.
     
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