Kiribati: royal rejection

Started by <k>, December 26, 2016, 03:13:43 AM

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Kiribati 1981 Royal Wedding sketches.jpg


Royal Mint artist Michael Hibbit created these two designs.

They commemorated the marriage of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.
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<k>

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Prince Charles said he didn't like them. Signs of things to come?
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<k>

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Kiribati $5 1981.jpg

The portrait design was never issued - only this one.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

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Quote from: <k> on December 26, 2016, 03:19:29 AM
What will he be like as King?

If he's good: irrelevant.

I agree on his two criticisms, but I think a solution with the feathers and Spencer arms apart would have been possible, so I also agree with your remark:

Quote from: <k> on December 26, 2016, 03:14:59 AM
Signs of things to come?

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Big_M

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Quote from: <k> on December 26, 2016, 03:16:16 AMThe portrait design was never issued - only this one.

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The gold coin with the portrait was actually issued.

It appears that the production process was too advanced to make any changes.

Anyway, HRH was clearly more concerned about the inclusion of the Spencer arms on the lower denomination.

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As for the portrait I do not know but he was right that the Spencer arms on top of the feathers looks very bad.