Jersey: Liberation Anniversary 1985

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In 1985 Jersey celebrated its 40th anniversary of liberation from the Nazis.

Initially John Savage produced two designs of the Vega.

You can see his initials to the left of the ship.

They were not accepted, but no reason was given for this.
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Robert Elderton produced this design.

However, Jersey said there were few children on the island by the end of the war.

Also, the design did not suitably reflect the hardship the islanders had endured.
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Robert Elderton then produced two designs of the Vega.
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He then produced two designs of the HMS Beagle instead.

The lower image, below, shows the final design.
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It is pretty inconsistent to complain that a design doesn't reflect the suffering of the Channel Islands and to prefer one of the escort destroyer that received the nazi surrender over a Red Cross steamer that provided medical aid, relief (and cigarettes!) to the suffering islands in December 1944.

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

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The issued design: 2 pounds, 1985.



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The illustration from which the coin design was adapted.
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Some sketches regarding the 1985 50 pence commemorative.

I do not know the reason why the flag ropes were ultimately omitted.
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The sketch of the approved design.
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The issued coin.
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