Bermuda, 1987: 50 anniversary of commercial air travel

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The Royal Mint gave the Bermuda Monetary Authority three design options.

These were based on the BMA's instructions.

Here is the first.
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Bermuda photo 1987.jpg

Here is the second.
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See: The Royal Mint Museum.

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Bermuda photo 1987-.jpg

And the third.
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See: The Royal Mint Museum.

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Bermuda 1987 sketch.jpg

A working sketch.
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Bermuda 1987.jpg

The artist was Robert Lowe.
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The finished coin.
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Excellent! Here is a clear example of how less clutter makes a better coin design and a happier client. The choice of place for the date looks natural also and the commemorative text is a good complement of the design (I would have preferred 50 years commercial air travel in Bermuda.) The occasion is appropriate in view of Bermuda's isolation. Moreover, I like the moment chosen: passengers boarding from tiny rowed boats, contrasting nicely with the big flying machine and its heavy engines.

The design reminds me I never had a chance to board a seaplane. Too late now, I guess...

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