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CHRISTMAS TREE Famous Plants Smelling Coin 100 Francs Benin 2010


Very original coin silver plated issued by Republic of Benin dedicated to abies numidica also known as algerian fir. The second of coin series dedicated to the most popular plants in the world "Fameuses Plantes du Monde". The peculiarity is that the coin has the typical smell, the coin really smells like fir! Just gently rub the leaf and smell it!

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Abies numidica is a medium-sized to large evergreen tree growing to 20–35 m tall, with a trunk up to 1 m diameter. The leaves are needle-like, moderately flattened, 1.5–2.5 cm long and 2–3 mm wide by 1 mm thick, glossy dark green with a patch of greenish-white stomata near the tip above, and with two greenish-white bands of stomata below. The tip of the leaf is variable, usually pointed, but sometimes slightly notched at the tip, particularly on slow-growing shoots on older trees. The cones are glaucous green with a pink or violet tinge, maturing brown, 10–20 cm long and 4 cm broad, with about 150–200 scales, each scale with a short bract (not visible on the closed cone) and two winged seeds; they disintegrate when mature to release the seeds.

  • CountryBenin
  • Year2010
  • Face Value100 Francs
  • MetalCupronickel, Silver
  • Weight (g)27
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)2.500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)No
In the obverse there is the representation of the typical branch tree of fir colorized by a particular paint that smells like the real one.