Solomon Islands: unadopted designs

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The Solomon Islands issued its first national coinage in 1977.

It was designed by London goldsmith, David J Thomas.

The designs shown in this topic are also all by David J Thomas.
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His first try at a bonito fish, for the 5 cents coin.
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His next attempt, after being shown a photo of the fish.
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This sculpture, intended for the dollar, was not adopted.
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These designs were intended for independence commemoratives that were never issued.
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Here are some designs from the issued set.

They feature examples of the local art and craft.

They are thematically rather different from the unadopted designs.
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1 cent sketch.  Local motif.
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1 cent sketch.  Wooden turtle ornament.
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2 cent sketch.  Pan pipes.
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5 cents sketch.  Stylised frigate birds.
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10 cents sketch.  Shark.
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20 cents sketch.  Shell money.
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20 cents sketch.  Shell money.
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20 cents sketch.  Sea spirit. 

This was moved to the 10 cents coin.
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2 cents.  Pan pipes.
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