Friday, November 18, 2016

Money Grubbing

For some time I have been hunting interesting coins on e-bay.  Mostly I look for foreign coins with animals on them.  It's a fun, relatively harmless species of shopping that doesn't take up much room, doesn't cost much, and results in the pleasant experience of a package - a tiny one - in my mailbox.  

Here is what I've come up with so far.  The three American coins I already had, and a couple of the coins do not depict animals.  One is a very pretty Japanese coin which reproduces one of Hokusai's more famous views of Mt. Fuji.  One is a rather whimsical picture of a smiling, many-rayed sun peeping over a range of conical mountains.  That one is from Nicaragua.  

They are, all but one, actual currency from somewhere - except the big copper tiger near the top left-center.  That is a commemorative coin for the Year of the Tiger.   Check 'em out.  Click on the image to make it bigger. To make them even larger, right-click the enlargement, select "view image," and click again on the magnifying glass icon.


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