Zimbabwe: unadopted designs from the Royal Mint

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20 cents showing an elephant.
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The cheetah moved to the dollar.
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And the correct year appeared on the obverse.
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The South African Mint had also been busy, trying to win the new Zimbabwe as a client:

Zimbabwe-Rhodesia patterns.


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But the Zimbabweans liked the Royal Mint's proposed designs.


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#23
Eventually the Zimbabweans agreed to do business with the Royal Mint. However, they wanted to use designs by a South African artist named Jeff Huntly.

Barry Stanton and Robert Elderton, artist and and sculptors at the Royal Mint, began work on modelling the designs they had been given.


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Sketches for the new coinage.  A garland of leaves of the flame lily, the national flower.
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Artist Jeff Huntly's original sketch (provided as source material for the Royal Mint) of the tree.
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Birchenough Bridge, Sabi River.
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Rising sun, symbolic of Independence.
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