Guernsey, pound coin 1981: preliminary designs

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The designs in this topic are all by Robert Elderton.

I do not know what these designs represent. Some kind needlework of craft, perhaps?

The ecclesiastical ornaments on the third design are not identified in the documents.
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Two spider crabs.
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A spider crab.
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Compare the crab design to the penny that was first issued in 1985.
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Guernsey lilies.
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That design is a straight copy of the old 8 doubles of the 1950s.
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Guernsey lilies again.
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The issued design appeared in 1981 only.
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Guernsey lilies on a 5 pence design.

I do not know the purpose of this sketch.


The next full new design series with a 5 pence was not issued until 1985.

Then, however, the 5 pence featured yachts, not lilies.



See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Guernsey.
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My thanks to our forum member eurocoin.

He sent me some explanatory text for the some of the above designs.

It comes from the meeting on 12 June 1980 of the Royal Mint Advisory Committee.
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