“Coined Plants”

Plants on Coins

I have written about animals on coins and what we can learn from them and it therefore seems only fair to also present an item about plants on coins. After all, animal life depends on plants. So, are there any plants on coins? Of course there are and the early settlers of the North American East Coast must have been so impressed by the trees in their “New World” that they put them on their coins: pine trees on Massachusetts coins and others in the New England of the 17 th century; maple leaves on coins from Canada etc. The cedar pine trees of Lebanon are also legendary and unsurprisingly feature on some of that country’s coinage like, for instance, the 50 piastres of 1929 and the brown 10 piastres of 1972. —>