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The British Royal Family in portraits
« on: June 04, 2012, 01:56:49 PM »
The investiture of The Prince of Wales, during which the 20-year-old Prince Charles received his insignia from The Queen, took place on 1st July 1969 at Caernarfon Castle. No coin was issued for the occasion, but the renowned English numismatic artist, Michael Rizzello, designed a medal for the occasion. Here we get a glimpse of the young prince.
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 01:59:21 PM »
In 1978 the Bahamas issued a 10 dollar coin to commemorate its 5th anniversary of independence. For some reason it included a portrait of Prince Charles by the renowned English numismatic artist, Michael Hibbit.
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012, 02:02:26 PM »
In 1979 the Turks and Caicos Islands issued a 10 crowns coin and a gold 100 crowns coin to mark the 10th anniversary of the Investiture of the Prince of Wales. 10 crowns is equivalent to 10 US dollars, the official currency on the islands, which are however a British possession. The reverse design was by Michael Rizzello.
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012, 02:03:30 PM »
In 1979 Jamaica issued a 25 dollar to mark the 10th anniversary of the Investiture of the Prince of Wales. The reverse design was by Michael Rizzello.
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2012, 02:05:01 PM »
In 1980 Fiji issued a 50 cents coin to commemorate its 10th anniversary of independence. It included a portrait of Prince Charles by Michael Rizzello.
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 02:08:19 PM »
In 1981 Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer, who became Princess of Wales. The UK issued a crown, a 25 pence coin. Curiously this coin carried no denomination. At the time the crown size of 38.1mm of diameter was exclusively associated with that denomination. The design was by Philip Nathan, who later designed the UK's gold Britannia coins.
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2012, 02:09:49 PM »
Fiji issued a 10 dollar coin in 1981, to celebrate the Royal Wedding.
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2012, 02:10:55 PM »
Australia issued a 50 cents coin, with a portrait by Stuart Devlin, who had designed Australia's first decimal coins.
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2012, 02:12:19 PM »
The Bahamas issued a 10 dollar coin portraying the Royal couple. The design was the work of Michael Rizzello.
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2012, 02:13:05 PM »
Bermuda issued a special one dollar coin. The design was the work of Michael Rizzello.
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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2012, 02:13:47 PM »
The Cayman Islands issued a 10 dollar coin portraying the Royal couple. The design was the work of Michael Rizzello.
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2012, 02:15:15 PM »
The Falkland Islands issued a 50 pence coin with a portrait by Englishman Norman Sillman, who had previously designed the first independent coinages of Kenya and Zambia.
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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2012, 02:16:21 PM »
Gibraltar issued a crown (25 pence) with a portrait by Philip Nathan.
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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2012, 02:17:16 PM »
Guernsey issued a 25 pence coin with a portrait by Stuart Devlin.
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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2012, 02:18:37 PM »
The Isle of Man issued a crown (25 pence) in celebration.
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