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Re: UK commemorative themes for 2017
« Reply #90 on: July 31, 2017, 11:25:02 AM »
The Britannia coin of this year has today been unveiled. It was designed by Louis Tamlyn, a student at Central Saint Martins. Many people seem to like the design.


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Re: UK commemorative themes for 2017
« Reply #91 on: July 31, 2017, 11:40:09 AM »
I'm all for modernizing UK coin designs but this just looks like the Mint have lost the plot - it looks like a rock guitarist or something because of the way they've contorted Britannia to fit the map of the British isles.
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Re: UK commemorative themes for 2017
« Reply #92 on: August 01, 2017, 01:42:50 PM »
I wonder what collectors on the south coast would make of it, as their part of the map goes off the edge!  If this was a circulation coin I'd imagine Cornwall would be up in arms over it!

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Re: UK commemorative themes for 2017
« Reply #93 on: August 01, 2017, 01:50:11 PM »
I wonder what collectors on the south coast would make of it, as their part of the map goes off the edge!  If this was a circulation coin I'd imagine Cornwall would be up in arms over it!
And we won't even mention the Isle of Wight or the Scillies!!! 8-}
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Re: UK commemorative themes for 2017
« Reply #94 on: August 01, 2017, 06:18:41 PM »
Or the Orkneys and Shetlands, which aren't even included in a geographically illiterate box somewhere between Aberdeen and Stavanger, as they often are on maps!

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Re: UK commemorative themes for 2017
« Reply #95 on: August 09, 2017, 06:30:23 PM »
I tried to design something like this for the one pound coin design, until deciding that no people meant they'd do britannia elsewhere. But I could never make the design work, and I don't think this guy has either.

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Re: UK commemorative themes for 2017
« Reply #96 on: August 10, 2017, 09:58:49 PM »
Hertfordian is right, it really does look like she's a rock guitarist.  Did they really have to have her holding the trident like that, and looking at it?  And then it looks like she's got a hand mike in her other hand (which means she can't decide if she's playing the guitar or wants to be just the vocalist).

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Re: UK commemorative themes for 2017
« Reply #97 on: August 10, 2017, 10:21:36 PM »
At least the Welsh know they're the arse.....  ;D ;D


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Re: UK commemorative themes for 2017
« Reply #98 on: August 10, 2017, 10:58:28 PM »
At least the Welsh know they're the arse.....  ;D ;D
Wales is much too low down for that.  It's south-west Scotland (Dumfries and Ayr) that get to be the arse.  Wales is part of the long dress.  It looks like she's sitting down, but you can't see her knees properly as you're looking at her back.  Perhaps it's a dress with a train as it's remarkably long.
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Re: UK commemorative themes for 2017
« Reply #99 on: August 11, 2017, 01:20:37 PM »
I tried to design something like this for the one pound coin design, until deciding that no people meant they'd do britannia elsewhere.
Hi augsburger.  Can you clarify what you mean here?  Is there a typo somewhere?  Or an auto-correct error?  "No people meant they'd do Britannia elsewhere" doesn't make much sense.

The pound is a bit too small for a Britannia design like this.  However, the design that's currently on the £2 is boring and could easily have gone onto a smaller coin.  I've only encountered two or three Britannia £2 coins from circulation so far.
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Re: UK commemorative themes for 2017
« Reply #100 on: August 11, 2017, 08:26:01 PM »
Sorry if this is confusing. The remit of the design competition was that there would be "no people"

So read: When they said "No people" to be included on the designs meant that they would therefore bring out a Britannia coin later on. Which they did do for the 2 pound coin.

I got by first (and probably on for this year as I leave the country on Sunday) Britannia 2 pound today, but given to me.

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Re: UK commemorative themes for 2017
« Reply #101 on: August 11, 2017, 10:35:08 PM »
Thanks augsburger, now it makes sense!  Yes, "no people" is a bit of a giveaway as, apart from
commemoratives, the only person to appear on coins is Britannia.

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Re: UK commemorative themes for 2017
« Reply #102 on: August 11, 2017, 10:44:19 PM »
the only person to appear on coins is Britannia.

Your avatar would seem to suggest otherwise :laughing:

(sorry I couldn't resist that one)
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: UK commemorative themes for 2017
« Reply #103 on: August 12, 2017, 12:08:26 AM »
 ;D

Other than the Queen who appears on obverses, no person appears on reverse designs of non-commemorative circulating coinage other than Britannia!  Does that cover it?! 

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Re: UK commemorative themes for 2017
« Reply #104 on: August 13, 2017, 06:52:00 PM »
For some unknown reason The Royal Mint is recently, without any prior notice, taking an additional 1 pound per ordered product out of the bank accounts of its customers.