Author Topic: Robert Elderton: FAO-themed designs  (Read 1102 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21 946
Robert Elderton: FAO-themed designs
« on: March 08, 2018, 06:35:56 PM »

Sierra Leone, 2 leones, 1976.  F.A.O. Regional Conference for Africa 1976.



One of Mr Elderton's first designs appeared in 1976. It was a FAO-themed coin to commemorate the Regional Conference for Africa 1976, which was held in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  F.A.O. stands for the Food And Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations. Mr Elderton's beautiful design shows a rice farmer ploughing his field. It was the first of several such scenes that Mr Elderton would design over the coming years.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21 946
Re: Robert Elderton: FAO-themed designs
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2018, 08:42:04 PM »

Oman, ½ rial, 1978.  Lemon.



Records of the Royal Mint show that Robert Elderton modelled this FAO-themed design and the accompanying 1 rial design, but it is not known whether original designs were his.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21 946
Re: Robert Elderton: FAO-themed designs
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2018, 08:42:53 PM »

Oman, 1 rial, 1978.  The leerfish, also known as the garrick (Lichia amia).
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21 946
Re: Robert Elderton: FAO-themed designs
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2018, 08:43:51 PM »

Maldives, 20 rufiyaa, 1977.  Tuna fish
.



Mr Elderton was also responsible for another pair of FAO-themed designs that were issued for the Maldives in 1977.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21 946
Re: Robert Elderton: FAO-themed designs
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2018, 08:44:06 PM »

Maldives, 5 rufiyaa, 1977.  Tuna.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21 946
Re: Robert Elderton: FAO-themed designs
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2018, 08:44:26 PM »

Maldives, 25 rufiyaa, 1978.  Fishing scene.



Mr Elderton produced another charming pair of FAO-themed designs for the Maldives in 1978.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21 946
Re: Robert Elderton: FAO-themed designs
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2018, 08:44:42 PM »

Maldives, 1978, 5 rufiyaa.  Lobster.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21 946
Re: Robert Elderton: FAO-themed designs
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2018, 08:45:02 PM »




Mr Elderton designed a superb agricultural scene for the reverse of this Tanzanian FAO-themed 5 shilingi coin of 1978.

The obverse design of the coin, by Michael Rizzello, can be seen here.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21 946
Re: Robert Elderton: FAO-themed designs
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2018, 08:45:22 PM »

Vanuatu, 50 vatu, 1981.  First anniversary of independence.



The New Hebrides, a colony that was jointly ruled as a condominium by France and Britain, became independent in 1980 under the new name of Vanuatu. Robert Elderton designed the collector coins that were issue the following year, in order to celebrate the first anniversary of independence. The large 50 vatu coin, seen above, shows men harvesting taro.

See also: Vanuatu: Independence Anniversary 1981.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21 946
Re: Robert Elderton: FAO-themed designs
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2018, 08:45:38 PM »

Vanuatu, 10,000 vatu, 1981.  Gold collector coin.




The reverse of the coin showed a coconut crab (Birgus latro).



Mr Elderton modelled the new country's emblem, which appeared on the obverse of all Vanuatan coins.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21 946
Re: Robert Elderton: FAO-themed designs
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2018, 08:45:56 PM »

Seychelles, 100 rupees, 1981.  World Food Day.



Meanwhile, the Seychelles issued a FAO-themed collector coin. Mr Elderton's design showed a man removing the husks from coconuts.



Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21 946
Re: Robert Elderton: FAO-themed designs
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2018, 08:46:12 PM »

Mauritius, 10 rupees, 1981.  World Food Day.



Mauritius was yet another country that produced a World Food Day commemorative in 1981. Mr Elderton's design showed a worker harvesting sugar cane.

 
« Last Edit: May 26, 2019, 01:56:05 AM by <k> »
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21 946
Re: Robert Elderton: FAO-themed designs
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2018, 08:46:29 PM »

Mauritius reused Mr Elderton's design on the heptagonal circulation 10 rupees, first issued in 1997.



Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21 946
Re: Robert Elderton: FAO-themed designs
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2018, 08:46:47 PM »

Gambia, 20 dalasis, 1981.  World Food Day.



Another marvellous FAO-themed agricultual scene by Robert Elderton.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21 946
Re: Robert Elderton: FAO-themed designs
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2018, 08:10:20 PM »

Tunisia, 5 dinars, 1995.  The olive harvest.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.