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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #30 on: June 10, 2016, 02:48:21 PM »



In 1983 the UK introduced a new circulating denomination, the pound coin.  Jersey followed suit and, like the UK, Jersey varied the reverse design of the pound coin each year. The first series of designs honoured the twelve parishes of the island. The first design in this series shows the emblem of the parish of St Helier. The edge inscription on the coins reads "CAESAREA INSULA": this was the name given to the island by the Roman Antonius in AD 300; it means "Island of Jersey".

 
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2016, 02:59:16 PM »

The standard Maklouf effigy.



In 1985 the UK adopted a new effigy of Queen Elizabeth for its coins, which was used until the end of 1997. It was created by Raphael Maklouf and replaced Arnold Machin's effigy. Above you can see it on a UK 50 pence coin of 1992. Jersey did not adopt the Maklouf effigy, and continued to use the Machin effigy until the end of 1997. However, Jersey did use a variation of the Maklouf effigy for its collector coins only. This additional effigy had been created by Maklouf for use on special occasions, that is, for commemorative coins.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2016, 03:00:13 PM »

Jersey, 50 pence, 1985.



The special (or uncouped) version of the Maklouf effigy, as seen on a Jersey collector 50 pence coin of 1985, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of liberation from the Nazis.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2016, 03:01:27 PM »
After that, there were no further significant changes to the Jersey coinage in the 1980s.

In the 1990s, Jersey followed the UK in changing the specifications of some of its coins.

In 1990, Jersey reduced the size and weight of its 5p coin.

In 1992, it reduced the size and weight of its 10p coin.

In 1997, it reduced the size and weight of its 50p coin.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2016, 03:02:19 PM »



In 1991 Jersey started a new series of reverse designs for its circulating pound coins, beginning with a depiction of the schooner "The Tickler".  There are six ships in the series, and each was designed by Royal Mint engraver Robert Evans. The series is still running, as our forum member Alan71 reports:

"The last ship design used, the Resolute from 1994, was repeated for the 1997 mint set and all subsequent circulation issues (1997, 1998, 2003, 2005 and 2006)."

The edge inscription on the coins reads "CAESAREA INSULA": this was the name given to the island by the Roman Antonius in AD 300; it means "Island of Jersey".
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2016, 03:09:16 PM »


Jersey 2 pound coin, dated 1997, from a mint set.



In 1998, Jersey introduced its first circulation two pound coin, which was bimetallic. This was in line with the UK, which had tried to introduce its own two pound coin in 1997; however, the electronic signature of the UK coins was wrong, so the issue of these coins was postponed until 1998.

By chance, the introduction of the Jersey two pound coin coincided with the introduction of the new effigy of the Queen, by Ian Rank Broadley. The effigy was also adopted in the UK in 1998. The coin in the image below is dated 2003, but the design has not changed since its introduction.

You will be lucky to find a Jersey two pound coin circulating on Jersey, as the population prefers notes to pound coins and two pound coins. However, if you ask at the bank, they will happily find one for you.

Jersey bimetallic two pounds dated 1997 exist - with the Machin effigy instead of the Maklouf effigy - but these were produced for mint sets only. See the image above.

The reverse of the Jersey two pound coin depicts the crests of the island's twelve parishes and was designed by Jersey artist Alan Copp. The reverse includes a latent image that shows "£2" in figures.

The edge inscription on ALL Jersey bimetallic two pound coins read: "CAESAREA INSULA CAESAREA INSULA".

 
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2016, 03:14:34 PM »



Jersey, 2 pounds, 1998.

The circulation version with the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of the Queen.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2016, 03:21:00 PM »
Since then there have been no significant new developments in the standard coinage.

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1] Jersey: architecture designs.

2] Coins of Britain's uninhabited overseas territories.

 
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