It's been a while since I posted a silver piece from the land of kangaroos and kiwis ! Ok, let me fix that today with a sexy sheep 🐑
As you can see, on one side we have a standard portrait of King George VI, typical of the time for coins from the parts of the British Empire.
On the other, we got a merino ram:
The Merino is a breed or group of breeds of domestic sheep, characterised by very fine soft wool. It was established in Spain near the end of the Middle Ages, and was for several centuries kept as a strict Spanish monopoly; exports of the breed were not allowed, and those who tried risked the death penalty. During the eighteenth century, flocks were sent to the courts of a number of European countries, including France (where they developed into the Rambouillet), Hungary, the Netherlands, Prussia, Saxony and Sweden. The Merino subsequently spread to many parts of the world, including South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. source
I really dig the simplicity of the coin. Just a sexy dude and a sexy sheep, chilling and minding their own business. Not much fluff or text, other than the bear minimum, like the minting date, country etc. Same applies for the edge of the coin:
Each of these little fellas weights 5.65 g and is made of 0.50 silver, so 2.825 of pure silver.
Who would you bang? Georve VI? The ram? Both? Let me know in the comments below!
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