A Gift From Arizona

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arizona postcard

Back in early July, I received an email from Coin Zoo visitor Roger B. from Arizona, USA. Roger had noticed a Vatican City coin in the Zoo whose animal and theme I was unable to identify, and helpfully provided me the missing info (including reference links). Receiving missing information (and corrections) from Zoo visitors over the years has helped me continuously improve the Coin Zoo.

Well, after some emails back and forth, Roger contributed to the Zoo in a spectacular way by sending along 11 different coins (pictured above) from my Need It list. That's a great big wow!

900 Coins from 150 Countries

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900 coins

Two mythological creatures plus two "riding" animals make up the latest Coin Zoo acquisition, putting the collection count at 900 coins from 150 different countries.

From left to right are the first Greek Phoenix in the Coin Zoo collection, another Sudanese postman riding his camel, a rider upon a Libyan Horse, and a strange winged ox from the Vatican.

Tibet Snow Lion Arrives at Coin Zoo

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tibet 5-sho snow lion

The most recent arrival to Daniel's Coin Zoo is the mythological Tibetan Snow Lion. A few weeks earlier, I was not even aware of this coin (and its variations). It was brought to my attention by my friend Uri, who wondered if it deserved a place in the zoo. The answer was yes, of course, and the other day Uri's package arrived from Israel bearning my first snow lion.

Now Displaying 735 Coins from 144 Countries

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After the first major content update in awhile, Daniel's Coin Zoo now has 735 animal coins from 144 countries on display. Besides the three dozen plus new coins in the zoo, there have been dozens of corrections and updates made throughout the site. One of the biggest changes is the "Need It" list... it has grown by almost 200 coins!

Welcome to Coin Zoo 3.0

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After about 100 hours of work, Daniel's Coin Zoo version 3 has launched. This time the whole thing was re-built from the ground-up. Hopefully it is now faster and easier to use.

The upgrade included moving from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 2.5. Although Joomla 3.0 is available, I will be patient and wait for the 3.5 version. (For some unknown reason, Joomla numbers long-term releases as x.5 and short-term releases as x.0.) In the future, moving to a newer version of Joomla will be much easier than in the past.