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Started by <k>, December 30, 2016, 06:44:56 PM

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Bermuda 1985 sketch--.jpg

Sketch 1.
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Bermuda 1985 sketch-.jpg

Sketch 2.
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Bermuda 1985 sketch.jpg

Sketch 3.
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Bermuda 1985 sketch#.jpg

Sketch 4.
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The issued coin. 

It features a tourist cruise ship.

The Bermuda buttery (butter store house) is seen in the foreground.
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Bermuda 1979 sketch-.jpg


Bermuda 1979 sketch.jpg

Yacht sketch 1.
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Bermuda 1979 sketch~.jpg


Bermuda 1979 sketch~-.jpg


Yacht sketch 2.

I am showing the images as I found them - "as is".
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This design was not issued until 1988. Why is it round and not polygonal? I demand a refund.  >:(
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Figleaf

The sketches seem about the shape of the piece, but the finished piece shows a more realistic position of hull and jib than the sketches.

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

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Bermuda dollar sketch 1988.jpg


The 1979 unadopted designs bear little relation to the 1988 (onwards) circulation design of the dollar.

Here is the first draft for the 1988 dollar design.
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Bermuda dollar sketch 1988-.jpg

The Bermuda Monetary Authority requested a calmer sea.
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Bermuda dollar sketch 1988~.jpg


The finished design.

See the issued coin, up-thread.

The sketches were by Royal Mint artist Derek Gorringe.
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Alex Island

There is a photograph from the auction .. when I see it it seems that something went wrong .. I don't know how to explain this about the sailboat .. wrong shadows and a strange bifurcation  ??? Or did the photographer drink something extra.. ??: A very strange impression of a sailing ship
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