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Show us your coins/tokens with Elephants on them 🌞

Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,964 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 7, 2021 3:50PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Here’s another token from my box I retrieved from the safety deposit box that I forgot about. How could I forget an elephant wearing boots? Anybody else have any elephants 🐘



  • BustDMsBustDMs Posts: 1,436 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A big owl with a small elephant from the dark side.

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  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 10,858 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've long coveted the Carolina Elephant colonial token.
    Still hoping someday to acquire it's cheaper cousin, the London Elephant token....

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I did not know there were so many elephant coins.... I do not have one to contribute...but will keep a careful watch for one in a coinstar reject bin - since most seem not of U.S. origin... Cheers, RickO

  • LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 17,187 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Purchased from CRO several years ago, gave it to my daughter for Xmas this year - she likes elephants for some reason.

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  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,022 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is an ancient Roman coin, of course. Julius Caesar took silver form the Roman Republic treasury which was in the Temple of Saturn. He had these pieces struck to pay his soldiers. This is by for the most common coin that was struck during Julius Caesar's lifetime. There are several varieties of this type. Here's the one in my collection. The reverse shows symbols of the Roman pontificate, the simpulum, sprinkler, axe, and apex.

    Here is another variety of the Caesar elephant. I think this one looks like a pig with a trunk. The picture is from Heritage Auctions

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  • coinsarefuncoinsarefun Posts: 21,656 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Super hard to image through plastic but they are so thick and deep relief you can see a reflection of the elephants’ foot pads.
    Copper 2018 Gilt 40mm Thailand 2018 World Stamp Exhib. - Obverse Uniface NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO 55 minted.

    Silver 2018 60g Thailand 2018 World Stamp Exhib. #016 (on edge) NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO
    188 minted. A hefty 2 ounce

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