Seychelles, 1981/2: development of 1, 5 and 10 cent designs

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In February 1980, Seychelles asked the Royal Mint for advice about new coins. For the country's prior coinage, see:

Wildlife of the Seychelles

The Royal Mint recommended brass in the proportion of 65% copper and 35% zinc for the 1, 5 and 10 cent coins.

This was less likely to tarnish than bronze and was certainly preferable to aluminium.
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Seychelles also wanted to participate in the World Food Day programme of 1981.

Therefore some designs were amended to suit.

Ultimately, a WFD version of the new 1 cent coin was not issued.
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Robert Elderton, of the Royal Mint, provided several designs.

They were based on the wildlife themes that Seychelles had asked for.
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Another variation of the 1 cent design.
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A single crab this time.
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Here is the design without the World Food Day dedication.
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The issued coin of 1981 looks rather different but is still highly attractive.

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The 5 cents design.
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Another variation.
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The finished design.
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The standard design appeared from 1982 onward.

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A variation of the WFD-themed design.
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The final WFD-themed 5 cents design.
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The WFD-themed version of the coin was issued in 1981 only. It showed a cassava plant.
 
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Seychelles asked for tuna on the 10 cents coin.

This design showed three tuna fish.
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