I looked for ages for a dragonfly coin before finding this one. Unfortunately, it turns out this coin is really hard to find. It was issued as part of a set for children, to interest them in coin collecting. The series featured backyard insects, and all of them except this one were. .. insects. You know what I mean, kinda creepy crawly things little boys might like.
Regardless of the rest of the set, this coin is very pretty, especially with some color and shine added. It was fun to paint, and if I am lucky I might find another one some day.
The first one I painted a couple of years ago and emailed a picture of it to my sister Ginny to show off. She bought it before the rest of the world got to see it. Her colors, etc. Actually nice it stayed in the family if it is going to be so hard to find these.
So I just put this one on my online store and it will be fun to watch and see if anyone snaps it up, or whether it will be around for me to look at and enjoy for a while.
I love the creative design of this coin from Cyprus featuring a tree that the trunk is carved as a woman's body. It was issued in 1985 to commemorate the International Year of the Forest.
A number of countries minted coins with this theme, and honoring FAO, Food & Agriculture Organization for their work in supporting that industry.
This small coin from the Bahamas is a favorite of mine for many reasons, including its unusual shape. It features a Hibiscus flower and the design is just lovely.
This coin was fairly common in its day, and was a circulated coin or "pocket change" in its country. It's coin value is 15 cents and it was minted in the years between 1966 and 1989.
The coins are still pretty easy for me to buy from coin dealers, so it is a regular item on my Online store.
Coin Jewelry Gallery & Stories
This blog is my chance to share the stories behind the coins I paint, and the artist experiences I have. To help find older posts, I have put the posts in Categories (below) by type of animal coin.