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St. Christopher-Nevis
« on: February 02, 2017, 03:44:02 PM »
In 1983 St Christopher-Nevis, also known as St Kitts-Nevis, achieved independence from the UK. It issued a collector $20 coin in that year to commemorate the event.

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Re: St. Christopher-Nevis
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 03:45:24 PM »
The Royal Mint asked artist and sculptor Barry Stanton to provide two possible designs for the coin.

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Re: St. Christopher-Nevis
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 03:46:28 PM »
Below you see Mr Stanton's initial sketches.

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Re: St. Christopher-Nevis
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 03:47:26 PM »
The Royal Mint later instructed Mr Stanton to prepare a model, with minor amendments, of the chosen design.

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Re: St. Christopher-Nevis
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 03:48:20 PM »
Below you see Mr Stanton's final sketch of the issued design.

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Re: St. Christopher-Nevis
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2017, 07:52:27 PM »
Given the customer's wishes, a good solution to add the ship and compass as devices to bring in balance. My only quibble is that a gaff-rigged schooner - more traditional, less touristy - would have been nicer, but that's not a major issue at all. The lesson from this design is that if you have too many wishes as a customer, you are hemming in the artist.

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