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Robert Elderton: designs for the Channel Islands
« on: March 08, 2018, 07:54:52 PM »

Guernsey, round pound, 1981.  One year type.



Guernsey issued its first circulation pound coin in 1981. Mr Elderton's reverse depicted a Guernsey lily. The Guernsey pound was a thick nickel-brass coin. It was 22mm in diameter, 2.5mm thick, and weighed 7.9g. The coin was not reissued in 1982.
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Re: Robert Elderton: designs for the Channel Islands
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 07:58:46 PM »

Guernsey, round pound, 1983.



In 1983, Guernsey issued another circulation pound coin with a new reverse design. Again, this was designed by Robert Elderton, and it featured the HMS Crescent, a Guernsey frigate.

The UK also issued its first modern circulation pound coin in 1983. The coin was 3.15mm thick, 22.5mm in diameter, and weighed 9.5g. Interestingly, the specifications of the Guernsey 1983 pound coin were exactly the same. This meant that Guernsey's 1983 coin was slightly larger than the 1981 version. It also had beads around the rim, like the UK's round pound coins before 2008, but unlike Guernsey's pound coin of 1981.
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Re: Robert Elderton: designs for the Channel Islands
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In 1985 Guernsey produced a new set of designs for its circulation coins, and these were all the work of Mr Elderton.

1p.    Fishing: The Guernsey crab.
2p.    Agriculture: The Guernsey cow.
5p.    Tourism: Sailing in Island waters.
10p.  Edible horticulture: Guernsey tomatoes.
20p.  Light industry: The Island within cog-wheels.
50p.  Non-edible horticulture: Guernsey freesias.
£1.    Finance: Detail from the Guernsey pound note.



See also: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Guernsey.
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Re: Robert Elderton: designs for the Channel Islands
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 02:28:37 AM »

Jersey, 100 pounds, 1995.  50th Anniversary of Liberation.
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Re: Robert Elderton: designs for the Channel Islands
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2018, 02:28:57 AM »

Jersey, 2 pounds, 1995.  50th Anniversary of Liberation.
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Re: Robert Elderton: designs for the Channel Islands
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2018, 02:29:41 AM »

Guernsey, 2 pounds, reverse.



According to the Treasury and Resources Department of Guernsey:

In April 1997 the Royal Mint received a number of design ideas for the £2 from the States of Guernsey Advisory & Finance Committee, including one with the cross from the Guernsey Flag as a centre piece. The Royal Mint engraver, Robert Elderton, prepared designs including one based on the cross motif. This design was ultimately successful – approval being given in July 1997 – although a number of significant revisions were made in light of comments from the States of Guernsey.
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