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Jersey: 1990s Ship Designs
« on: May 25, 2017, 09:03:02 PM »
In 1989 the Jersey States Treasury was looking for a new idea for a series of pound coins. It decided on a series celebrating Jersey's shipbuilding industry of the 1800s. The Treasury asked the Royal Mint to produce a rough sketch of a pound coin featuring such a vessel. The sketch can be seen below.

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Re: Jersey: 1990s Ship Designs
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 09:06:41 PM »
Jersey was pleased with the result. However, the Royal Mint's sales director tried to persuade Jersey that such a design would look better on a larger coin, rather than the small pound coin. However, Jersey was not persuaded. The Jersey Treasury provided some illustrations of ships built locally in the 19th century.

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Re: Jersey: 1990s Ship Designs
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 09:09:42 PM »
Here I show an initial sketch, and the response of the Royal Mint's sales director.

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Re: Jersey: 1990s Ship Designs
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2017, 09:11:36 PM »
Backtracking slightly, I will show the response of the Jersey States Treasury to some initial sketches of 1989.

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Re: Jersey: 1990s Ship Designs
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2017, 09:15:29 PM »
When looking at the sketches that follow, bear in mind the previous memos. Some of the same sketches appeared several times, scattered throughout the documents, so it is not possible to date them. I will therefore post them in a random order, so at least you can enjoy the variations.

Some of the scans are of the same design, but the scans themselves are of different quality.

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Re: Jersey: 1990s Ship Designs
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2017, 09:18:12 PM »
Notice that the bowsprit obscures part of the legend / text in some of these designs.

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Re: Jersey: 1990s Ship Designs
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2017, 09:19:14 PM »
The Hebe.

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Re: Jersey: 1990s Ship Designs
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2017, 09:20:48 PM »
The Percy Douglas.

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Re: Jersey: 1990s Ship Designs
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2017, 09:21:48 PM »
The Resolute.

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Re: Jersey: 1990s Ship Designs
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2017, 09:23:06 PM »
The Tickler.

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Re: Jersey: 1990s Ship Designs
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2017, 09:26:25 PM »
As part of the series, this design of the Jersey seal used from 1844 to 1870 also appeared on a pound coin.

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Re: Jersey: 1990s Ship Designs
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2017, 09:29:05 PM »
I would appreciate it if some kind member(s) would post images of the eventual issued coins. I know there are several collectors of the coins of the Channel Islands among you. However, this is a rather lonely board, with few responses from the members, so my plea will probably go unheeded.  :(

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Re: Jersey: 1990s Ship Designs
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2017, 11:17:35 PM »
Here you are. They are off-metal proofs, but I think the design is the same.

Peter
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Re: Jersey: 1990s Ship Designs
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2017, 01:37:31 AM »
Wonderful! Thank you, Peter.

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Re: Jersey: 1990s Ship Designs
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2017, 04:42:04 AM »
Another set from circulation.
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