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St. Helena and Ascension: unadopted circulation designs
« on: December 24, 2016, 06:33:06 PM »
St. Helena and Ascension issued their own joint circulation coinage in 1984. The Royal Mint worked on the project and assigned the English artist Michael Hibbit to produce appropriate designs.

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Re: St. Helena and Ascension: unadopted circulation designs
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 01:17:12 PM »
Some of the prototype designs for the circulation coinage. Some of the scans provided are of rather poor quality, unfortunately.

Originally, the penny was going to feature a crayfish.
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Re: St. Helena and Ascension: unadopted circulation designs
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 01:18:59 PM »
Eventually it was decided that a tuna fish should grace the penny. These are the only illustrations available of the two options that were considered.

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Re: St. Helena and Ascension: unadopted circulation designs
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2017, 01:19:43 PM »

The issued coin.



1 penny.  Yellow fin tuna.  Thunnus albacares. 


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Re: St. Helena and Ascension: unadopted circulation designs
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2017, 01:24:16 PM »
The 2 pence design was criticised for including the numeral "2" as part of the shield of St Helena's arms.

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Re: St. Helena and Ascension: unadopted circulation designs
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2017, 01:26:56 PM »
A green turtle was considered for the 2 pence, but eventually it ended up on the 50 pence.

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Re: St. Helena and Ascension: unadopted circulation designs
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 01:27:55 PM »
A white oleander was also considered for the 2 pence but was rejected.

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Re: St. Helena and Ascension: unadopted circulation designs
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 01:29:02 PM »
St. Helena insisted that a donkey must be included on the coinage. They are essential working animals on the island.

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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 01:30:13 PM »
St. Helena wanted the donkey to be shown carrying wood, as part of its work.

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Re: St. Helena and Ascension: unadopted circulation designs
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 01:30:55 PM »

The issued coin.

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Re: St. Helena and Ascension: unadopted circulation designs
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2017, 01:33:16 PM »
The first version of the St Helena wire bird (a plover, which rhymes with "cover"), which was to feature on the 5 pence.

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Re: St. Helena and Ascension: unadopted circulation designs
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2017, 01:33:54 PM »
The next version of the plover.

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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2017, 01:34:20 PM »
The final version.

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« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2017, 01:35:02 PM »

The issued coin.

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Re: St. Helena and Ascension: unadopted circulation designs
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2017, 01:39:02 PM »
An arum lily for the 10 pence.