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Re: Flowers on coins
« Reply #120 on: May 30, 2016, 04:37:45 PM »
Isle of Man, 5 pence, 1984.  Cushag flower.

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Re: Flowers on coins
« Reply #121 on: June 12, 2016, 01:08:44 AM »
Guernsey, 2 pounds, 1997.  The reverse design features Guernsey lilies. The design was the work of Robert Elderton.

This coin was included in sets only. The circulation coin was not issued until 1998. The effigy of the Queen appearing on the 1998 coin was by Ian Rank-Broadley. This coin shows the effigy by Raphael Maklouf.

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Re: Flowers on coins
« Reply #122 on: June 12, 2016, 01:15:18 AM »
Guernsey, 2 pounds, 1998.  Guernsey lilies.

This circulation version featured the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of the Queen.

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Re: Flowers on coins
« Reply #123 on: June 12, 2016, 09:28:51 PM »
A crowned thistle on the old UK five pence coins. After the word "NEW" was removed from the legend, a slightly amended thistle appeared on the new design. Can you spot the differences between the old and new designs?

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Re: Flowers on coins
« Reply #124 on: June 12, 2016, 09:42:31 PM »
UK, 1 pound, 1986.  Flax plant.

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Re: Flowers on coins
« Reply #125 on: June 12, 2016, 09:43:13 PM »
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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Re: Flowers on coins
« Reply #126 on: June 12, 2016, 09:47:17 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.

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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Re: Flowers on coins
« Reply #127 on: June 13, 2016, 11:58:39 PM »
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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Re: Flowers on coins
« Reply #128 on: December 25, 2016, 04:59:33 PM »
Swaziland, 5c, 1979.  Arum lily.