The world of monsters and sea creatures is a mystery to the human society. Its lore and stories are only heard by the explorers and travellers. There are many incidents where people have seen a sea or lake monster. The most famous is the monster that inhabits the Loch Ness in Inverness, Scotland.
This creature is affectionately called Nessi, the first reference of this monster can be traced from the 6th century. The Celtic folklore also mentions about various water horses or water kelpies. There are a dozen of references of a similar creature like the Loch Ness.
The most recent story of this monster came in 1933 when a couple described an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the lake shore. Many searches were conducted to search for this unknown creature that inhabits the Loch Ness, yet its existence remained a mystery.
The monster of Loch Ness can be an illusion or the shadows of natural phenomena, we may perhaps never know. But the sea monster is an inspiration for many stories and folklore. Its fame has been illustrated on many stamps and coins around the world.
In 1993, Maldives Island issued a souvenir sheet depicting the monster of the Loch Ness. The Loch Ness is a part of a set of thirteen stamps entitled ‘Mysteries of Universe’. This sheet depicts Nessie as a plesiosaur, an ocean-going reptile during the age of the dinosaur. In 2018, United Kingdom issued a silver proof 10p coin to celebrate this Scottish mythical creature.