Seychelles 1972 5 cents

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was issued by Seychelles as part of the F.A.O. series. It was accompanied by an aluminum cent (KM 17) featuring the head of a cow. Seychelles, an island group in the Indian Ocean, is better known for its export of cinnamon, copra and vanilla; one wonders why a cabbage plant is featured on the coin. This type was reissued in 1975.

Recorded mintage: 2,200,000.

Specification: aluminum, 18.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 18.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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