Royal Mint World Wildlife Fund Issues of the 1970s

Started by <k>, February 24, 2019, 08:51:18 PM

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

<k>

These collector coins usually came in sets of three. I will post them individually, since the images are of different sizes, which do not relate to their actual sizes.

See also: Royal Mint World Wildlife Fund Issues of the 1980s
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Afghanistan 250 afghani 1978--.jpg

Afghanistan, 250 afghani, 1978.  Snow leopard.

Designer and modeller: Hubert Elsasser.  He was Chief Engraver of the Royal Mint from 1979 to 2004.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Afghanistan 500 afghani 1978--.jpg

Afghanistan, 500 afghani, 1978.  Siberian crane.

Designer and modeller: Hubert Elsasser.  He was Chief Engraver of the Royal Mint from 1979 to 2004.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Afghanistan 10,000 afghani 1978~.jpg

Afghanistan, 10 000 afghani, 1978.  Marco Polo sheep.

Designer and modeller: Hubert Elsasser.  He was Chief Engraver of the Royal Mint from 1979 to 2004.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Afghanistan 10000 afghanis 1978.jpg

The Afghanistan set came in two varieties.

The obverse showed a new coat of arms after the communists took over the country.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>



Botswana, 5 pula, 1978.  Gemsbok (Oryx gazella).

Designer and modeller: Barry Stanton.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>



Botswana, 10 pula, 1978.   Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus).

Designer and modeller: Barry Stanton.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Botswana 150 pula 1978.jpg

Botswana, 150 pula, 1978. 

Brown hyena (Hyaena brunnea), also known as a strandwolf, though hyenas are neither dogs nor wolves.

Designer and modeller: Barry Stanton.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>



Colombia, 500 pesos (silver), 1978.  Orinoco crocodile design by Michael Hibbit.






Colombia, 750 pesos (silver), 1978.  Chestnut-bellied hummingbird design by Michael Hibbit.






Colombia, 15,000 pesos (gold), 1978.  Ocelot design by Michael Hibbit. The obverse design was by Philip Nathan.

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>



Costa Rica, 50 colones, 1974. Green turtles.




Costa Rica, 100 colones, 1974. A manatee.




Costa Rica, 1500 colones, 1974. A giant anteater.

Designer and modeller of these designs: Norman Sillman.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Costa Rica 1500 colones 1974.jpg

The common obverse of the Costa Rican set.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Ethiopia 10 birr 1977.jpg

Ethiopia, 10 birr, 1977.


The bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus meridionalis), also known as the lammergeier .

Designer and modeller: Michael Rizzello.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Ethiopia 25 birr 1977.jpg

Ethiopia, 25 birr, 1977. Mountain nyala. (Tragelaphus Buxtoni-Bovidae).

Designer and modeller: Michael Rizzello.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Ethiopia~.jpg

Ethiopia, 600 birr, 1977.  Walia ibex. (Capra walie).

Designer and modeller: Michael Rizzello.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Falkland Islands WWF set 1979.jpg

Falkland Islands, WWF set, 1979.


5    pounds.  Humpback whale.
10  pounds.  Steamer ducks.
150 pounds.  Falkland Southern fur seal.

Designer: Sir Peter Scott. 
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.