Unadopted designs of Tokelau 1978

Started by <k>, June 20, 2020, 04:13:58 PM

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In March 1978 the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (UK) discussed the production of a 'crown piece' for Tokelau, a dependency of New Zealand.

By 'crown' they presumably meant a coin of crown size, i.e. approximately 38 mm in diameter.
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The sketches provided were the work of Tokelauan artist Faraimo Paulo. The one shown above was not adopted.
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Another design that was not adopted, though I do recall a similar design from some time in the 1980s.
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This design was adopted for a collector piece that was issued in 1978.

It shows a pandanus fruit.
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The design on the 1 tala collector coin of 1978.
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This design of fishing tackle, as used in Tokelau, was adopted in 1979.
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The design on the 1 tala collector coin of 1979.

The initials shown are F P for Faraimo Paulo and V V for Vambola Veinberg.

Mr Veinberg was an engraver of Estonian origin at the Royal Australian Mint.
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My thanks to forum member eurocoin for providing the images and information.
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Here you see Faraimo Paulo's preliminary sketch for the 1978 coin.
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A larger image of the finished design.
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Quote from: <k> on June 20, 2020, 04:16:28 PM
I do recall a similar design from some time in the 1980s.

Tonga, 1 pa'anga 1998 KM 174, perhaps?

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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I was thinking of the one above from Tokelau.


Tokelau-Tonga.jpg

At left you see a similar one from Tokelau.

|T right is the Tongan design you mentioned.
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