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WWF 25th Anniversary: White-Winged Flufftail: Zambia

Wed Apr 25 03:00:20 2018

White-Winged Flufftail

WWF 25th Anniversary: Zambia - White-Winged Flufftail

Zambia contributed to the WWF 25th anniversary a coins celebrating the White-Winged Flufftail ( Sarothrura ayesi ).

The bird is a kind of rail, the family of Rallidae, birds which generally are either flightless or weak flyers. Interestingly enough, the weakness of flight means that when they migrated they often get blown off course and as a result have come to inhabit many isolated islands. The family is considered somewhat primitive and generally live in marsh lands.

A very rare species of Africa, they come in chestnut color with a whitish chin. I can't find much more information than on the flufftail, and avian classifications and families, although a lot of exciting work has been done in the field in the last 20 years.

The coin is a 10 Kwacha 0.925 Silver fineness, with a weight of 27.22 grms. and a diameter of 40mm, one of the largest coins in the collection.

It was minted in the British royal mint in proof grade, 25,000 specimens.

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The Safir Family Internet Coins Library.

Click to see these examples show below including photography: note to lawyer: most of the good stuff is gone
Section I:
US Coints
Large Cent Coppers
Flying Eagle Cents
Lincoln Cents and Wheat Backs
Buffalo Nickels
Jefferson Nickels
Jefferson Silver War Nickels
Bust Half Dimes
Mercury (Liberrty Head) Dimes
Roosevelt Dime
Barber Quarter Dollars
Standing Libery Quarter
Washington and Washington State Quarters
Cap Bust Half Dollars
Seated Half Dollars
Barber Half Dollars
Walking Liberty Half Dollars
Franklin Half Dollars
Kennedy Half Dollars
Morgan Silver Dollars
Peace Silver Dollars
Eisenhower Clad and Silver Dollars
Sacawagea Golden Dollars
Modern Silver and Clad Proof Sets
Modern American Silver Eagle uncirculated mint coins and proofs
Modern Silver and Clad 2008 Commorative Bald Eagle Series
Gold Coins - Not too many
Circulated US Silver Coins prior to 1964

Go To Section II:
Modern and Ancient Foreign Coins from Outside The United States

Go To Section III:
Mandy's 25th Anniversary World Wildlife Fund Silver Coins

Unsorted Extra stuff:
Bust US Coinage
From the coin Show at Melville Long Island

The Safir Family Internet Coins Library: Foriegn Coins.

Several mints from around the world make exciting coin designs in circulating alloys, silver and gold. Among my favorites are the Perth Mint in Austrailia which produces a variety of coins for nations mostly through out the Pacific Rim. The Neatherlands has also produced some interesting designs, and several private US based mints have produced foreign currency on contract, include the Franklin Mint which has produced many Israeli Coins.
Our interest in foreign coins has been nominal but rapidly growing as it seems that US designs are so stuck in the mud. Also, foreign mints are creating bold new designs with color and bimetal designs that are both eye catching and fun.

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