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Robert Elderton: wildlife designs
« on: March 08, 2018, 07:37:18 PM »

Falkland Islands, circulation 50 pence.



The Falkland Islands introduced its own circulation coinage in 1974. The reverse designs, portraying the local wildlife, were created by Royal Mint engraver William Gardner, whose initials appeared on the coins. Curiously, the set lacked a fifty pence coin, which was not issued until 1980.

Robert Elderton provided the design for the reverse of the fifty pence coin. It depicted the Falkland Islands wolf (Dusicyon australis), also known as the warrah and occasionally as the Falkland Islands dog, Falkland Islands fox or Antarctic wolf. It was the only native land mammal of the Falkland Islands, but it became extinct in 1876. Its closest living relative is the maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)—an unusually long-legged, fox-like South American canid, from which it separated about 6.7 million years ago.



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1] Extinct animals (not dinosaurs).

2] Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Falkland Islands.
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Re: Robert Elderton: wildlife designs
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 07:39:09 PM »

Falkland Islands, 20 pence.



In 1982, in tandem with Britain, the Falkland Islands issued a new denomination, the twenty pence piece. Mr Elderton’s design of a Falkland sheep has adorned the reverse of the coin ever since.
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 08:09:31 PM »







Coins of the Seychelles.



Robert Elderton also created the new reverse designs for the 5 cent  and 10 cent coins of the Seychelles that were issued in 1981 with the legend “WORLD FOOD DAY OCTOBER 16”.  The 5 cents depicted a cassava plant, whilst the 10 cents portrayed a yellow fin tuna. The World Food Day legends were removed from the coins in 1982, and in the same year, Mr Elderton’s design of a crab appeared on the Seychelles’ 1 cent coin.



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

2] Unrealised FAO-themed designs of the Seychelles.

3] Wildlife of the Seychelles.
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Re: Robert Elderton: wildlife designs
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 10:18:01 PM »

New Zealand, $1, 1984.   Chatham Island Black Robin.



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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 10:18:26 PM »

New Zealand, $1, 1985.   Black stilt.
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2018, 10:20:03 PM »


Dominica, 100 dollars, 1988.  Imperial parrot.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2018, 10:22:45 PM »

Antigua, $100, 1988.  Cattle egret.
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2018, 10:23:15 PM »

Grenada, 100 dollars, 1988.  Grenada dove.
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2018, 10:23:39 PM »

St Christopher and Nevis, 100 dollars, 1988.  Green-throated Caribbean hummingbird.[/ce
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2018, 10:24:13 PM »

St Lucia, 100 dollars, 1988.  Saint Lucia Amazon parrots.
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2018, 10:24:39 PM »

St Vincent and the Grenadines, 100 dollars, 1988.  Brown pelican.
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2018, 10:25:16 PM »

Cayman Islands, 1 dollar, 1996.   Cuban Amazon parrot (Amazona leucocephala caymanensis). 



Cuban amazons are found on Cuba, the Isle of Pine, the Bahamas, and the Cayman Islands.

Reverse design by Robert Elderton. The same design appeared on the gold $100 issue of 1996.
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2018, 10:25:59 PM »

Cayman Islands, 5 dollars, 1987.  Cuban Amazon parrot.
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2018, 10:26:25 PM »

Cayman Islands, 1 dollar, 1992.  Rock iguana.
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2018, 10:26:58 PM »

Estonia, 10 krooni, 1992.  Barn swallow.

 
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