Flowers on coins

Started by <k>, January 11, 2012, 11:46:53 PM

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Alan71

There are quite a few differences in the 5p designs when you look at the two at that size, aren't there?  It's almost a new design based on the old one.  Presumably Christopher Ironside was commissioned to amend his original designs?

More obviously, the Britannia design on the 50p was amended but I think there are some changes to other coins too, particularly in the numerals (that's off-topic though).

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Quote from: Alan71 on June 12, 2016, 09:43:13 PM
Presumably Christopher Ironside was commissioned to amend his original designs?

I asked Mr Ironside's relatives, but they didn't know the answer to that.

Quote from: Alan71 on June 12, 2016, 09:43:13 PM
More obviously, the Britannia design on the 50p was amended but I think there are some changes to other coins too, particularly in the numerals (that's off-topic though).

You might like to start a topic about that. People have mentioned changes to those other coins, but I have never been able to spot any.
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UK 2 pounds 1986.jpg


UK, 2 pounds, 1986.  Commonwealth Games, Glasgow.  Another thistle.

This was the UK's first commemorative 2 pound coin.

It was for collectors only and was not intended to circulate.
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Swaziland 5 cents 1979.jpg

Swaziland, 5c, 1979.  Arum lily.
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LilyofthevalleyConvallariamajalis.jpg


Finland10pennia1999-.jpg

The reverse depicts a honeycomb pattern.

Finland10pennia1999.jpg
Finland, 10 pennia, 1999.

The obverse features the lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis), Finland's national flower.

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New Zealand 1c 1967.jpg

New Zealand, 1 cent, 1967.  Silver fern leaf.



Silver fern leaves.jpg
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Indonesia 500 rupiah 2001.jpg

Indonesia, 500 rupiah, 2001.  Jasmine flower (Jasminum sambac), the national flower.

BUNGA MELATI means jasmine flower in the Indonesian language.
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Indonesia 500 rupiah 2003.jpg


Indonesia 500 rupiah 2003.jpg


Indonesia 500 rupiah 2003-.jpg

Indonesia, 500 rupiah, 2003.  Jasmine flower (Jasminum sambac), the national flower.

BUNGA MELATI means jasmine flower in the Indonesian language.
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The teuila or red ginger (Alpinia purpurata) is the national flower of Samoa.



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Samoa, 20 sene, 2011.
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Cattleya orchid.




Cuba, 25 centavos, 1981. INTUR - Visitors' coinage.
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Portugal $100 1986.jpg

Portugal, $100, 1986.   Hydrangea.


10th Anniversary of Regional Autonomy for the Azores.

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