Hong Kong: royal visits

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Hong Kong Royal Visit 1975-C Ironside.jpg

Royal Visit sketch for 1975 by Christopher Ironside.  Not adopted.
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Hong Kong Royal Visit 1986~-.jpg

Royal Visit sketch for 1986.  Artist unknown.  Not adopted.
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<k>

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Hong Kong Royal Visit 1986--.jpg

Royal Visit sketch for 1986. 


Design by Lady Elizabeth Haddon-Cave from 1975. 

Redrawn for 1986 by Robert Elderton.
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See: The Royal Mint Museum.

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Hong Kong Royal Visit 1986---.jpg

Royal Visit sketch for 1986. 


Design by Lady Elizabeth Haddon-Cave from 1975. 

Redrawn for 1986 by Robert Elderton.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

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Hong Kong Royal Visit 1986~.jpg

Royal Visit sketch for 1986. 


Design by Lady Elizabeth Haddon-Cave from 1975. 

Redrawn for 1986 by Robert Elderton.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

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Hong Kong Royal Visit 1986.jpg

Royal Visit sketch for 1986. 

Design by Lady Elizabeth Haddon-Cave from 1975. 


Redrawn for 1986 by Robert Elderton.

This is the design that was issued.
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See: The Royal Mint Museum.

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Hong Kong $1000 1986.jpg

The issued coin.
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Figleaf

Ironside missed a chance in 1975. The counterpart of the dragon is not the snake (it was a year of the snake in the Chinese zodiac, I suppose) in Chinese culture but the snow lion. That fits in nicely with British heraldry and opens fun possibilities.

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

Figleaf

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Victoria from TSS.jpg

BTW, I guess the landscape on the second design is Victoria, seen from Tsim Sha Sui.

The hills in the background are enough overdone to have elicited criticism from the locals. See attachment.

Some of the tallest buildings had not yet been constructed in the eighties.

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

Spyke63

I would suggest that the second sketch is also by Christopher.  Do you know where these were sourced from? Always, greatly appreciated.