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Started by <k>, February 02, 2017, 03:44:02 PM

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St Christopher-Nevis $20 1983.jpg


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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The Royal Mint asked artist and sculptor Barry Stanton to provide two possible designs for the coin.
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Mr Stanton's initial sketches.
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Mr Stanton was asked to prepare a model, with minor amendments, of the chosen design.
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St Kitts-Nevis B Stanton final sketch.jpg

Mr Stanton's final sketch of the issued design.
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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.

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

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The final product: the minted coin.
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