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Kiribati: royal rejection
« on: December 26, 2016, 03:13:43 AM »
Royal Mint artist Michael Hibbit created these two designs to commemorate the marriage of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.

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Re: Kiribati: royal rejection
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2016, 03:14:59 AM »
Prince Charles said he didn't like them. Signs of things to come?

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Re: Kiribati: royal rejection
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2016, 03:16:16 AM »
The portrait design was never issued - only this one.

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Re: Kiribati: royal rejection
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2016, 03:19:29 AM »


What will he be like as King?

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Re: Kiribati: royal rejection
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2016, 10:43:14 AM »
What will he be like as King?

If he's good: irrelevant.

I agree on his two criticisms, but I think a solution with the feathers and Spencer arms apart would have been possible, so I also agree with your remark:

Signs of things to come?

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Kiribati: royal rejection
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 01:03:31 PM »
The portrait design was never issued - only this one.

The gold coin with the portrait was actually issued, it appears that the production process was too advanced to make any changes. Anyway, HRH was clearly more concerned about the inclusion of the Spencer arms on the lower denomination.

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Re: Kiribati: royal rejection
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2018, 01:14:01 PM »
As for the portrait I do not know but he was right that the Spencer arms on top of the feathers looks very bad.