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  • Snakebird Oriental Darter 5 Cents Singapore Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Snakebird Oriental Darter 5 Cents Singapore Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Snakebird Oriental Darter 5 Cents Singapore Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Snakebird Oriental Darter 5 Cents Singapore Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Snakebird Oriental Darter 5 Cents Singapore Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Snakebird Oriental Darter 5 Cents Singapore Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Snakebird Oriental Darter 5 Cents Singapore Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Snakebird Oriental Darter 5 Cents Singapore Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Snakebird Oriental Darter 5 Cents Singapore Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Snakebird Oriental Darter 5 Cents Singapore Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
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Snakebird Oriental Darter 5 Cents Singapore Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making

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Snakebird Oriental Darter 5 Cents Singapore Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making

Obverse: Denomination flanked by two stalks of rice paddy.
Lettering:
SINGAPORE
5 CENTS

Reverse: Snake Bird or Oriental darter or Indian darter (Binomial Name: Anhinga melanogaster).

Features
Issuer Singapore
Period Republic (1967-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1967-1985
Value 5 Cents
0.05 SGD = USD 0.036
Currency Dollar (1967-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (75% Copper, 25% Nickel)
Weight 1.41 g
Diameter 16.25 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 7845
References KM# 2, Schön# 2

Wikipedia:
The Oriental darter (Anhinga melanogaster) is a water bird of tropical South Asia and Southeast Asia. It has a long and slender neck with a straight, pointed bill and, like the cormorant, it hunts for fish while its body is submerged in water. It spears a fish underwater, bringing it above the surface, tossing and juggling it before swallowing the fish head first. The body remains submerged as it swims, and the slender neck alone is visible above the water, which accounts for the colloquial name of snakebird. Like the cormorants, it has wettable feathers and it is often found perched on a rock or branch with its wings held open to dry.

In some parts of northeastern India, darters were (or are) used by tribals to capture fish from streams. A ring is tied around the neck to prevent them from swallowing the prey just as is done with cormorant fishing in parts of Southeast Asia.

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Very nice, exactly as described, packed well for quick shipping.

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Bob B
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This is a nice coin and it came very quickly.

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Bob B
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This is a nice coin.