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Bermuda: more wildlife, 1989 and 1990s

Started by <k>, January 26, 2017, 06:20:30 PM

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Bermuda, 1 dollar, 1989.  Monarch butterflies. 

Design by Fred Mogford of the Royal Mint.


Bermuda butterfly sketch.jpg

An initial sketch of the design.
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Bermuda, 2 dollars, 1991.  Spiny lobster (Panulirus argus).

Design by Robert Elderton.


Bermuda lobster sketch.jpg

An initial sketch of the design.
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Bermuda, 2 dollars, 1991.  Yellow-crowned night heron. .

Design by Robert Elderton.


Bermuda heron sketch.jpg

An initial sketch of the design.
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Bermuda, 2 dollars, 1992.  Eastern bluebird.  Sialia sialis.

Design by Robert Elderton.


Bermuda 1992 sketch-.jpg

An initial sketch of the design.
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Bermuda, 2 dollars, 1992.  Cedar tree.

Design by Robert Elderton.


Bermuda 1992 sketch.jpg

An initial sketch of the design.
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#5
Bermuda skink-BMA source material.jpg


Bermuda was also planning to issue a coin showing a skink in 1989. 

Here is a source illustration that was provided to the Royal Mint.
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#6
Bermuda skink sketch.jpg


Bermuda skink sketch-.jpg


Bermuda skink sketch~.jpg


Here you see the sketches that the Royal Mint produced. 

The documents do not mention the name of the artist who created these sketches.

They look more like a "skinkosaurus" than a skink.  :D
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Bermuda $1 1997.jpg

Bermuda, 1 dollar, 1997. 

The Bermuda skink or rock lizard (Plestiodon longirostris).


Bermuda did eventually produce a skink coin in 1997.

The artist was Norman Sillman, who produced the design for the Royal Mint.

But who chose the word "skink" to describe this beautiful animal?

"The skanky skink slunk like a skunk". If I were a skink, I'd sue.  >:(
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.