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Offline Figleaf

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Re: Jersey: 1990s Ship Designs
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2017, 11:01:18 AM »
With perfect hindsight, it looks like the criticism of the sea in different weather conditions was not warranted. However, I do think it would have helped to make the names of the ships stand out more clearly. IIRC, they are almost impossible to see with lamp light.

Peter
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Re: Jersey: 1990s Ship Designs
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2017, 11:19:00 AM »
Another set from circulation.

I got the Percy Douglas and Resolute coins (1991 and 1998) from circulation while in Jersey in the year 2000.

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Re: Jersey: 1990s Ship Designs
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2017, 11:22:09 AM »
I do think it would have helped to make the names of the ships stand out more clearly.

Peter

You can see why the Mint thought they would have looked better on larger coins - they did suggest 2 pound coins (the brass versions). But Jersey had had a series of pound coins showing the parish emblems in the 1980s, and this had been quite successful with collectors, so they were looking for a repeat. The emblems were much simpler in design, of course, so they worked well enough on the round pound coins.