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Lesotho: sketches of unadopted designs of 1979

Started by <k>, October 04, 2020, 05:17:51 PM

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In 1979 the Royal Canadian Mint produced the designs for Lesotho's first national circulation coinage, which the Royal Mint (UK) then minted. See: Coinage of Lesotho.

The Royal Mint (UK) also tendered for the set but was unfortunately unsuccessful. I am grateful to The Royal Mint Museum, who were able to find me some images of their unadopted designs from a document produced by the Royal Mint Advisory Committee in 1979.


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#1


English artist and engraver, Leslie Durbin.

He produced some preliminary sketches for a proposed coinage in 1978.



Lesotho-1.jpg

Here you see his sketch of the coat of arms of Lesotho.

It was intended for the obverse of the coinage.

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#2
Lesotho-2.jpg


A silhouette of King Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho.

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#3
Lesotho-3.jpg


A silhouette of a Lesothan horse rider, intended for the 1 loti coin.

'Maloti' is the plural form of loti and is therefore a grammatical error.

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#4
Lesotho-4.jpg


A sketch for the 50 licenti. The spelling used nowadays is lisente.

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#5
Lesotho-5.jpg


A sketch for the 20 licenti.

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#6
Lesotho-6.jpg


An alternative sketch for the 20 licenti.

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#7
Lesotho-7.jpg


An alternative sketch for the 20 licenti.

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#8
Lesotho-8.jpg


An alternative sketch for the 20 licenti.

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#9
Lesotho-9.jpg


A sketch for the 10 licenti.

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#10
Lesotho-10.jpg


A sketch for the 5 licenti.

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#11
Lesotho-11.jpg


An alternative sketch for the 5 licenti.

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#12
Lesotho-12.jpg


An alternative sketch for the 5 licenti.

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#13
Lesotho-13.jpg


A sketch for the 2 licenti.

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#14
Lesotho-14.jpg


An alternative sketch for the 2 licenti.

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