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Offline andyg

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Re: Royal Mint Announces Plans for New Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
« Reply #75 on: February 12, 2016, 06:49:38 PM »
I actually prefer the new one - always thought the old one looked too cluttered with the dots and large writing. Latterly they removed the dots, but we still had the large writing.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: Royal Mint Announces Plans for New Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
« Reply #76 on: February 12, 2016, 09:21:02 PM »
I tend to agree with andyg about the text size, but with <k> about the portrait itself. Retaining the IRB portrait but refining the text would have been ideal.

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Re: Royal Mint Announces Plans for New Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
« Reply #77 on: February 13, 2016, 03:11:02 AM »
Yes, I agree.  The text size is the most noticeable difference about the new portrait.  That and the fact the abbreviations are expanded and it starts top right instead of bottom left.  I do like the fact that the date is the right way up.  I tend to look at the text first on the new portrait coins, as at first glance I often think the portrait itself is the IRB.

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Re: Royal Mint Announces Plans for New Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
« Reply #78 on: February 17, 2016, 08:33:07 AM »
A new portrait was always going to appear, they've appeared at intervals throughout her reign. Having something different is just that, it shows progress through her reign, even if she was old looking in both periods of time. Will she make it to the next portrait? Maybe, maybe they wouldn't bother. If she got to 100 years old I think they'd definitely do something.

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Re: Royal Mint Announces Plans for New Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
« Reply #79 on: February 17, 2016, 08:45:20 AM »
If she got to 100 years old I think they'd definitely do something.

Yes, with a new slogan like 'Enough now, time to retire!' ;D

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Re: Royal Mint Announces Plans for New Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
« Reply #80 on: February 17, 2016, 09:37:26 AM »
Nobody wants her to retire, because Charles is next, and the PR he's done in the last 15 years or so still isn't enough to make people want him to be king.

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Re: Royal Mint Announces Plans for New Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
« Reply #81 on: February 17, 2016, 12:43:45 PM »
I also do not want her to retire.
I wish her a really long life.
Otherwise, I will have to arrange new sets of more than 20 countries.
Will put a big hole in my pocket.

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Re: Royal Mint Announces Plans for New Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
« Reply #82 on: February 17, 2016, 04:51:18 PM »
Won't make any difference, Pabitra. They'll just come up with a new portrait and you'll still want the "new" types. Only a republic would give numismatic stability. >:D

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Re: Royal Mint Announces Plans for New Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
« Reply #83 on: February 17, 2016, 07:57:53 PM »
I'm certainly no royalist, but I do have some respect for the Queen.  I hope she lives for a long time yet.  Charles is 70 in 2018... if the Queen lives as long as her mother then he will be pushing 80 by then.  Hardly worth it.  May as well jump to William.  In fact, as William is already about five years older than the Queen was when she ascended the throne, I'm even starting to think that, if the Queen lasts long enough, it should jump to George.

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Re: Royal Mint Announces Plans for New Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
« Reply #84 on: February 18, 2016, 01:09:11 AM »
Won't make any difference, Pabitra. They'll just come up with a new portrait and you'll still want the "new" types. Only a republic would give numismatic stability. >:D

Not all territories and dependencies have changed effigies at same rate as UK.
Change of Queen by a King ( Charles or William) would legally require immediate change over.
Just managed change of Aruba and Antilles.

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Re: Royal Mint Announces Plans for New Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
« Reply #85 on: January 04, 2017, 11:43:28 AM »
2016-dated 2p and 20p coins have been issued.  One of each sold on eBay (to me!) with photos clearly showing the obverses.  I have made enquiries with another contact to find out which others (if any) dated 2016 are out.

I assume they used the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait?

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Re: Royal Mint Announces Plans for New Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
« Reply #86 on: January 04, 2017, 01:33:47 PM »
Yes, still using the Rank-Broadley portrait.  There are still no takers for the Jody Clark one, are there?  I'm starting to think of it as an unofficial portrait.  Until it's taken up by the likes of Australia and New Zealand (and looks like quite a big "if") I will still think of the Rank-Broadley portrait as being the latest official one and the Jody Clark as a UK variation.

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Re: Royal Mint Announces Plans for New Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
« Reply #87 on: January 04, 2017, 01:52:05 PM »
Thanks for the information, that is exactly what I thought and what they told me in February of last year.

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There are still no takers for the Jody Clark one, are there?

Not yet, but who knows what the near future holds ;)

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Re: Royal Mint Announces Plans for New Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
« Reply #88 on: January 04, 2017, 01:59:21 PM »
Of course the Jody Clark portrait is official. It circulates in the UK, which is a sovereign country. Do we gain our sovereignty only insofar as we are a member of the Commonwealth? No. The fact that Australia and New Zealand are also sovereign countries, and can choose which portraits to use and not to use, introduces more variety into numismatics, which is good for collectors.

Canada has used a different portrait from the UK for decades now. Does this mean that the Canadian portraits of the Queen are unofficial? No, of course not.

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Re: Royal Mint Announces Plans for New Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
« Reply #89 on: January 04, 2017, 02:51:41 PM »
I was only referring to how I personally think of it.  I wasn't planning on starting a debate about sovereignty!