Jordan: 1994 sketches of unissued coin designs

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In 1992 Jordan began issuing a new design series.

The coins issued in that year were the 2½, 5 and 10 piastres.

Each of these coins had a reverse design that incorporated a lattice.
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There are 100 piastres to a dinar. A piastre is also called a qirsh.

In 1994 Jordan was looking for a new and different reverse design.

One that could be shared across the planned ¼, ½ and 1 dinar coins of the series.


Jordan asked the Royal Mint (UK) to develop a set of designs for these new coins.

Jordan gave the Royal Mint some initial ideas.

Above you see the Royal Mint's first very rudimentary sketches of some suggested designs.
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The Royal Mint produced some later sketches based on these geometric designs.

Below you see two similar versions of a quarter dinar design.
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Below you see two similar heptagonal versions of a quarter dinar design.
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Below you see two similar versions of a half dinar design.
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Below you see two similar heptagonal versions of a half dinar design.
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Below you see two similar versions of a one dinar design.
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Below you see two similar heptagonal versions of a one dinar design.
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Jordan also asked for some FAO-themed versions of these designs.

FAO = Food and Agricultural Organization.
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More FAO versions.
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More FAO versions.
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Here you have a version of the lattice design used for the one dinar denomination.

The two wheat ears seen on another sketch are also used here.
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A place of worship, specifically its tower, was also considered as a design theme.

This design was the work of English artist Geoffrey Colley. He also produced the geometric designs seen upthread.
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The one dinar versions of the same design.
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All the images above and below are copyright of the Royal Mint.

Ultimately, none of the designs above were used.

Instead an arabesque design was chosen for the higher denominations.
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