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Designs that show ships or boats sailing in the background
« on: June 01, 2016, 12:09:43 PM »
This topic is for designs that show ships or boats sailing in the background - that is, where they are NOT the main subject of the design. How many such designs can you find?

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Re: Designs that show ships or boats sailing in the background
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2016, 12:10:40 PM »
UK, 1 penny, 1871.  Image copyright of Atlas Numismatics.

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Re: Designs that show ships or boats sailing in the background
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2016, 12:12:35 PM »

UK pattern penny 1937.  From the Royal Mint Museum.  Design by Charles Walter Coombes.



The ship disappeared from the UK penny and half penny after the 1880s. The piece above was a trial only. The ship is a front view of a first world war Revenge class battleship (the elaborate crow's nest gives them away.) In 1937, more modern ships were available or under construction, so the design may be pre-dated.

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Re: Designs that show ships or boats sailing in the background
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2016, 12:13:32 PM »

British trade dollar. Design by George William de Saulles.

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Re: Designs that show ships or boats sailing in the background
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2016, 12:14:37 PM »

Gibraltar, 2 pence, 1988. The Europa Point Lighthouse.

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Re: Designs that show ships or boats sailing in the background
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2016, 12:15:28 PM »

Isle of Man, 2 pence, 2004.  Albert Tower.

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Re: Designs that show ships or boats sailing in the background
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2017, 03:52:05 PM »


Liberia, 50 cents, 1889.

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Re: Designs that show ships or boats sailing in the background
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2017, 12:02:08 AM »
"Cartwheel" 2d, 1797.

The penny in this series has possibly as many as 100 different ships.

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Re: Designs that show ships or boats sailing in the background
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2018, 11:09:54 AM »
Seychelles, 5 rupees, 1972.

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Re: Designs that show ships or boats sailing in the background
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2019, 01:28:23 AM »
Reunion, 20 franc, 1962.