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Re: Bhutan 1979 design series
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2018, 09:07:01 PM »
Who is the lady on the 1970 coin?

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Re: Bhutan 1979 design series
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2018, 09:28:18 PM »
Who is the lady on the 1970 coin?
Excuse me.
There is no picture of the third King of Bhutan on coins.
This woman can be Her Majesty The Queen of Bhutan  Kesang Choden
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Re: Bhutan 1979 design series
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2018, 09:31:43 PM »


The WMK catalogue says she was the King's Tibetan mistress.  ;)

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Re: Bhutan 1979 design series
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2018, 09:38:16 PM »


The WMK catalogue says she was the King's Tibetan mistress.  ;)

Consequently he fell ill and died two years later. ;D ;D
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Re: Bhutan 1979 design series
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2018, 09:51:12 PM »
Oh dear. If the Bhutanese Secret Service is reading this, you won't be allowed to visit their country ever.  :-X

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Re: Bhutan 1979 design series
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2018, 08:43:24 PM »
Who is the lady on the 1970 coin?

Sometimes it is necessary to read the original sources, then write (this applies primarily to me). :)
According to the History of the dynasty of Bhutan, H.M. King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, also had further issue, two sons and one daughter by a concubine, Yangki (b. ca. 1940; d. at Gelekphu, 1970).
Concubine not a mistress.
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Re: Bhutan 1979 design series
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2019, 07:35:35 PM »
I recently asked the Royal Mint Museum about the designer of the Bhutan 1979 coinage and received this reply:

Registered files provide few details but the engraver's books show that the models were produced by Stuart Devlin.



So, more fine work by the late Stuart Devlin, though we do not know who produced the original designs.