Turtles!

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Hiddendragon, May 15, 2016.

  1. TJ1952

    TJ1952 Well-Known Member

    Sorry, wish it looked like @yarm 's

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  3. acanthite

    acanthite ALIIS DIVES

    Ecuador (Galapagos Islands) bi-metallic 5 dolares, 2008. Unofficial coinage. X#8.
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  4. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    I wanted to update this with some of my newer acquisitions. 1974 costa rica 50 colones.jpg 1978 ascension 1 crown.jpg 1990 st thomas 3500 dobras.jpg 1993 british virgin islands 25 dollars turtle.jpg 1993 tuvalu 20 dollars.jpg 1994 maldives 250 rufiyaa.jpg
     
  5. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    Another group: 1994 mexico 5 pesos turtle.jpg 1995 aruba 25 florin.jpg 1997 cook islands 2 dollars.jpg 1998 st helena 5 pence.jpg 2001 aruba 10 florins.jpg 2001 turkey 10 million lira.jpg
     
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  6. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

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  8. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    Actually I just got this one today. The turtle isn't prominent but it's there. 2001 ukraine 2 hryvni.jpg
     
  9. Juan Carlos Medina

    Juan Carlos Medina New Member

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  10. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    Yeah, thanks. I also collect Mexican coins so that one fills two interests of mine. The rarest here though is the St. Thomas and Prince 3500 dobras. Only 750 of those minted.
     
  11. jlblonde

    jlblonde Señor Member

    Wow! I didn't realize that there were so many turtles on coins. Thanks for making me aware of the "hiddenturtles".
     
  12. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    There's enough to make it worth collecting but not so many that it's just impossible to try to keep up, like with horses. I have a list of other ones that I haven't been able to buy yet as well.
     
  13. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    I posted these in the "newest acquisition" thread but wanted to have them here too. U.S. Hard Times token, Somalia 25 shillings, Malaysia 1 ringgit and a bullion round from Ascension Island. 1837 hard times token.jpg 1984 somalia 25 shillings.jpg 1986 malaysia 1 ringgit.jpg ascension 1 ounce.jpg
     
  14. Muzyck

    Muzyck Priced according to condition

    I recently posted this on another thread. It is really a "fantasy" coin but the location seems appropriate for the image...

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  15. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    Yeah, I wish there was an official Galapagos turtle coin. Ecuador is the country that owns the islands so it would have to be there. There are actually a lot of turtle fantasy coins from different island groups. I've had to stop myself from buying them.
     
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  16. Muzyck

    Muzyck Priced according to condition

    Actually I usually stay away from "fantasy" type issues. I started collecting close to 45 years ago and got away from it for a for a big stretch. A few years ago when my interest picked up again big time I went on a tear of buying a lot of "countries" for my type collection without doing enough research and I ended up with a number of issues like this. That and a number of fakes too. :arghh:

    Will be weeding them out to a separate binder in the coming weeks. Fortunately I don't have that many but they don't belong in the slots I have them in now.
     
  17. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    I collect bear coins too and I did the same thing, buying a few bear coins I later found out were fantasy issues. I hadn't realized there were such things until then.
     
  18. Muzyck

    Muzyck Priced according to condition

    I tried to get a decent photo of a Cayman Islands turtle coin just now but was not happy with the result so I'll go a bit off topic and post some turtle currency.

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  19. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Your Aruba note reminded me of this 10 Rupee note I picked up in Seychelles a few years go. :)
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  20. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    Nice! I do have some currency with turtles too but I don't think I have either of those. I don't have pictures of them at present though.
     
  21. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    Here are some of my currency. 2010 brazil 2 reis.jpg 2001 brazil 2 reais.jpg 1999 ecuador 5000 miles.jpg
     
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