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Offline Pabitra

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Re: Modern coinage of Bermuda
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2014, 10:10:32 PM »
Most of the Island nations in the region  have been avoiding that denomination.
Bahamas and East Caribbean Islands are main examples.

By the way, what does that Coat of Arms signify?
The shield appears to reflect either sinking of Titanic or symbolises Bermuda Triangle :-(

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Re: Modern coinage of Bermuda
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2014, 11:13:39 PM »
By the way, what does that Coat of Arms signify?
The shield appears to reflect either sinking of Titanic or symbolises Bermuda Triangle :-(

From Wikipedia:

The coat of arms of Bermuda depicts a red lion holding a shield that has a depiction of a wrecked ship upon it. The red lion is a symbol of England and alludes to Bermuda’s relationship with that country. The wrecked ship is the Sea Venture, the flagship of the Virginia Company. The ship was deliberately driven onto the reefs of Bermuda, by Admiral Sir George Somers, in 1609, to prevent it from foundering in a storm. All aboard survived, resulting in the settlement of the island. The Latin motto under the coat of arms, Quo Fata Ferunt, means “Whither the Fates Carry [Us]”.

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