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Lotus Flowers 5 Cents Guyana Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making

Lotus Flowers 5 Cents Guyana Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making

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Lotus Flowers 5 Cents Guyana Authentic Coin Charm for Jewelry and Craft Making

Obverse
Stylized Lotus Flowers

Reverse
Denomination within a circle with legend above. The date below is surrounded by 2 birds facing left and right. The birds are Guyana’s National Bird, the Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin), also known as the Hoactzin, Stinkbird, or Canje Pheasant. Present in the Amazon-Orenoque basin, they are related to the extinct Archeopteryx, youngs have wing claws, and they digest cellulose with bacterial systems as cows do (thus the smell).

Features
Issuer Guyana
Period Republic (1970-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1967-1992
Value 5 Cents
0.05 GYD = USD 0.00024
Currency Dollar (decimalized, 1955-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 1280
References KM# 32, Schön# 32

Lotus in Guyana:
You can find these colourful pond flowers and their distinctive waterproof leaves growing in waterways all over Guyana. The Lotus plant is known by several names including the Sacred Lotus, Indian Lotus, Egyptian Bean, and Bean of India. The scientific name of the Sacred Lotus is Nelumbo nucifera. They are sacred in the Hindu religion and Buddhism. Its delicate features make it a common, decorative plant in aquatic gardens and are even resistant to pollution. Lotus flowers have the ability to bloom in the murkiest of waters and because of this, it is revered as a symbol of purity.

The Sacred Lotus is native to central and northern India, Indochine, and East Asia. It also grows in countries like Russia, Sri Lanka, New Guinea, Australia, the Caribbean and Guyana. However, the earliest knowledge of the lotus was depicted in paintings in Egypt.
https://www.thingsguyana.com/the-sacred-lotus-a-symbol-of-purity/

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Donna K
Very nice. I'm using these for what most...

Very nice. I'm using these for what most would consider a weird art (or craft) project, but they work great for me. Thanks!

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Excellent experience. Beautiful coin and great price.

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