Robert Elderton: FAO-themed designs

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Sierra Leone, 2 leones, 1976.  F.A.O. Regional Conference for Africa 1976.

One of Mr Elderton's first designs appeared in 1976.

It was a FAO-themed coin to commemorate the Regional Conference for Africa 1976.

It was held in Freetown, Sierra Leone. 


F.A.O. stands for the Food And Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations.

Mr Elderton's beautiful design shows a rice farmer ploughing his field.

Mr Elderton designed several such scenes over the coming years.
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Oman, ½ rial, 1978.  Lemon.


Robert Elderton modelled this FAO-themed design and the accompanying 1 rial design.

It is not known, however, whether the original designs were his.
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Oman, 1 rial, 1978.  The leerfish, also known as the garrick (Lichia amia).
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Maldives, 20 rufiyaa, 1977.  Tuna fish.
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Maldives, 5 rufiyaa, 1977.  Tuna.
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Maldives, 25 rufiyaa, 1978.  Fishing scene.
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Maldives, 1978, 5 rufiyaa.  Lobster.
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An agricultural scene for the reverse of this Tanzanian FAO-themed 5 shilingi coin of 1978.

The obverse design of the coin, by Michael Rizzello, can be seen here.
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Vanuatu, 50 vatu, 1981.  First anniversary of independence.


The New Hebrides was jointly ruled as a condominium by France and Britain.

It became independent in 1980 under the new name of Vanuatu.


Robert Elderton designed the collector coins that were issued the following year.

They celebrated the first anniversary of independence.


The large 50 vatu coin, seen above, shows men harvesting taro.

See also: Vanuatu: Independence Anniversary 1981.
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Vanuatu, 10,000 vatu, 1981.  Gold collector coin.



The reverse of the coin showed a coconut crab (Birgus latro).


Mr Elderton modelled the new country's emblem/

It appeared on the obverse of all Vanuatan coins.
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Seychelles, 100 rupees, 1981.  World Food Day.


Meanwhile, the Seychelles issued a FAO-themed collector coin.

Mr Elderton's design showed a man removing the husks from coconuts.


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Mauritius, 10 rupees, 1981.  World Food Day.


Mauritius also produced a World Food Day commemorative in 1981.

Mr Elderton's design showed a worker harvesting sugar cane.
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Gambia, 20 dalasis, 1981.  World Food Day.


Another marvellous FAO-themed agricultual scene by Robert Elderton.
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Tunisia, 5 dinars, 1995.  The olive harvest.
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Bhutan, 50 ngultrum, 1981.


Another FAO-themed coin.

It was designed by Robert Lowe but modelled by Robert Elderton.
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