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The symbol of the leek is used on some British pound coins.
I wonder if vegetables appear on any other currencies?
November 02, 2007 | Permalink
The old US 'wheat back' penny used to have wheat on the back. This was in circulation from 1909-1958.
November 03, 2007 at 06:38 PM
I didn't know that ... is that ever cool!
November 04, 2007 at 05:58 PM
It's the national plant of Wales, so it's on Welsh pound coins. You'll see that the motto around the milled edge of the coin is also in Welsh. John Seymour, the author of The New Complete Guide to Self Sufficiency, says he thinks the Welsh are very admirable for choosing such a useful vegetable as their national plant, rather than England's rose, or Scotland's thistle.
---Thanks for that Mel. What about Ireland's shamrock!? Edible I suppose!
November 06, 2007 at 01:14 PM
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