The Silver Fern that appears on the All Blacks Jersey comes from the native Ponga Fern. The New Zealand native Rugby Team adopted fern as its emblem when it toured England in 1888.At the inaugural New Zealand Rugby Football union meeting in 1893 Tom Ellison a member of the 1888 team proposed a uniform consisting of black jersey with a Silver Fern. the Silver fern has formed part of the Uniform for successive All Blacks teams ever since.
In a 1905 tour of the Northern Hemisphere the team’s early uniforms consisted of black jerseys with a Silver Fern. Since this time they have become known around the world as the ALL BLACKS.
A Miniature sheet with four stamps on All Blacks was issued by New Zealand on 14 Aug 2010. A FDC with MS is listed.
Rubber research in Sri Lanka – Stamps of Sri Lanka -2009
Sri Lanka issued a stamp to commemorate the 100 years of Natural Rubber research and development in Sri Lanka.The origin of rubber research dates back to 1909 when a group of planters in Kaluatara District formed the rubber research scheme.
Sri Lanka issued a Ten rupees coin in 2017 to commemorate 150 Anniversary ofCeylon Tea. The details are given below.
Chromium Plated steel coin of 8.4 grams,Diameter 26.5 mm.
Logo of Tea 150th Anniversary. “1867-2017″ on top. Two Leaves and Bud on sides.within Circle Spotted Ceylon Lion standing facing left with sword in right paw.”Ceylon Tea Symbol of Quality” in two lines.Below large “150” in inner circle.
Large Numeral “10”.Rupees in Sinhala,English & Tamil.”Sri Lanka” in Sinhala at apex and in Tamil and English on left and Right.
The Negev Desert is not a wasteland devoid of life but is rich in scenery with high mountain peaks and deep canyons- Hamada plains standing out darkly against white sand dunes ,each landscape with its own distinct biological systems hollowed by springs and waters.
As many as 1200 plant species are found of which 76 are endemic.It has abundance of Wlidlife with 45 reptile species,55 bird species other than migratory , 440 mammal species.
Ein Zin Reserve – Desert oases of the Negev. Ein Zin is one of the series of springs rising in Nahal Zin. it has palm trees,Euphrates poplar trees and lush green river bank vegetation with wild life.
She’zaf Reserve – Located in Northern Arava has a growth of large jujube and acacia trees giving it a effect of African Savannah.
Makhtesh Ramon reserve – Consists on Makhtesh (Crater) and high Negev Mountains is the largest reserve.
Israel issue a set of three stamps on these nature reserves on 27 Jun 1988 with Tabs.
40 agora – Ein Zin reserve ,tab on Indian Wolf
60 agora – She’zaf reserve ,Tab on Dorcas Gazelle
70 agora – Makhtesh Ramon reserve, Tab on Asian Wild Ass.
2018 National Park Quarters Coin Series – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Michigan
The 2018 Series coin series commenced with the release of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ,Michigan coins on Feb 5,2018. This is the 41st coin of the 56 Coin series.
The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Michigan was established on October 15 1966 with 73,236 acres area.It is the first national lakeshore. It is a narrow strip of a park that hugs the Lake Superior coast for more than 40 miles.The shoreline consists of 200 feet colorful sandstone cliffs ,numerous beaches,and 300 foot sand dunes. The shoreline is also bordered by boreal and eastern hardwood forests with waterfalls,lakes and streams.There is abundant wildlife inhabitating the lakeshore like black bears,deer and porcupines with bald eagles and peregrine falcons dotting the sky.
Details of Coin – 1.75mm thick ,5.67 g Copper- Nickel Clad Copper coin
Obverse – Portrait in left profile of George Washington.
Reverse Chapel rock with White Pine tree.
Mintage Denver 182,600,000 Philadelphia 186.714,000 San Francisco – Not Known.
A three coin set is listed below .It consists of Unc Coin from Denver and Philadelphia Mints and a Proof coin from San Francisco Mint.
PICTURED ROCK NATIONAL LAKESHORE -THREE COIN SET 2018