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Alternative Cayman Islands 5 cents design by Stuart Devlin

Started by <k>, December 07, 2020, 07:31:33 PM

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Cayman Islands, 5 cents.


Above you see the reverse design of a Cayman Islands' circulation 5 cents.

It depicts a species of prawn (Litopenaeus setiferus).


The design was the work of the late Stuart Devlin.

See also: The coinage of the Cayman Islands.
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<k>



I am grateful to the Royal Mint Museum for this image of an alternative 5 cents design.

Also by Stuart Devlin, it depicts a lobster.
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<k>



A larger image of the same design.


Stuart Devlin thought that too often numismatic artists presented a design as though it was meant to occupy a square or rectangular space.

Mr Devlin liked his coin designs to reflect the circular space that they occupied.
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brandm24

He's got a point. The design following the curvature of the coin is very appealing. I like these designs. Were they unadopted patterns then?

Bruce
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<k>

Yes, the lobster was unadopted. The prawn was used instead. Both animals are crustaceans, so they look similar in certain respects.
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