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Qatar: Royal Mint unadopted designs of 1973

Started by <k>, October 31, 2019, 10:10:47 PM

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The minutes of the meeting of the Royal Mint Advisory Committee in 1973 state:

A new coinage is required by the State of Qatar, and the Royal Mint has been asked to submit sketches for a possible common obverse design based on photographs provided by the Monetary Authority. These feature respectively a falcon's head, a shell, and a ship and palm trees which apparently comprise the Monetary Authority's badge.

The Deputy Master would be grateful for the Committee's comments on the various sketches on these lines that are attached. They are the work of Mr. Norman Sillman.

The selected design will be used on five denominations of coin, two in cupro-nickel about the size of the U.K. shilling and sixpence, and three in bronze similar to the U.K. ½, 1 and 2p.



English artist Norman Sillman had already produced many successful designs for the Royal Mint, both for world circulation and collector coins.


I am very grateful to the Royal Mint Museum for providing me with scans of these sketches.
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<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>



Sketch of an Arab dhow and palm trees, from the Qatari Monetary Authority's badge.
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<k>

After viewing these designs, the minutes of the next meeting of Royal Mint Advisory Committee state:

At the last meeting the Committee considered designs by Mr. Norman Sillman for a possible common obverse of a new coinage for Qatar. Among these they preferred a design featuring a falcon's head and expressed a second preference for one featuring a shell. These preferences were conveyed to Qatar who decided however to adopt a design featuring the Monetary Authority's Badge, which incorporates a sailing boat and some palm trees.

The coins have now been struck and examples will be available for inspection at the meeting.
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<k>

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Above you see the design on the obverse of a Qatari coin.

In 2006 the design was replaced by one that featured the new updated Qatari emblem.


Norman Sillman designed many more coins for the Royal Mint. He died in 2013.


See also: Coinage of Qatar.
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