Turk and Caicos Islands: collector coins

Started by <k>, August 22, 2019, 01:23:14 PM

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Several Turks and Caicos coins of the 1990s carry the initials LB.

These coins were produced by the Osborne Coinage Company.


The initials stand for Luigi Badi.

He is, a sculptor based in New York.

He emigrated from Italy to the USA with his family, at the age of 10.


Above you see his portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

His initials appear at the base of the Queen's neck.
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Turks and Caicos Islands 20 crowns 1998.jpg

Luigi Badia designed both sides of this collector coin.
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Turks and Caicos Islands 20 crowns 1999.jpg

Turks and Caicos Islands, 20 crowns, 1999.


Luigi Badia's initials appear on the obverse of this coin.

This means that he modelled the coat of arms.


Interestingly, the Franklin Mint mark appears in the exergue.

I am surprised that Franklin was still minting coins at this time.

The reverse design certainly looks typical of the Franklin style.
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1 crown, 1969.


The territory produced another 1 crown coin in 1986 that was almost identical to the 1969 version.

The reverse of the 1969 and 1986 1 crown coins - the coat of arms side - have the legend "TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS".

To my knowledge, they are the only ones that do.

All the other coins, of whichever denomination, show "TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS".


Interestingly, numista.com describes both coins as standard circulation types.

Surely that is wrong?


Numista also describes the half and quarter crowns of 1981 as standard circulation types.

That may well be true.



Turks and Caicos Islands 1 crown 1986.jpg

1 crown, 1986.
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<k>

Looking at the diameter of the 1 crown coins on numista.com, I see that they range from 36 mm (1975) to 39.5 mm (1991), though most are around 38mm. In the UK, the standard crown size is 38.61 mm. That is one reason why I believe that the Turks and Caicos 1 crowns of 1969 and 1986 never circulated. They are simply too large and bulky to be accepted by the population.
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Big_M

Quote from: <k> on August 22, 2019, 06:43:59 PM
Looking at the diameter of the 1 crown coins on numista.com, I see that they range from 36 mm (1975) to 39.5 mm (1991), though most are around 38mm. In the UK, the standard crown size is 38.61 mm. That is one reason why I believe that the Turks and Caicos 1 crowns of 1969 and 1986 never circulated. They are simply too large and bulky to be accepted by the population.

Strangely, most of the 1986 coins on the market show very heavy signs of circulation.

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Quote from: Big_M on August 25, 2019, 04:12:20 PM
Strangely, most of the 1986 coins on the market show very heavy signs of circulation.

That's interesting. So people do use them?
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Turks and Caicos 5 crowns 1997.jpg

Turks and Caicos Islands, 1997, 5 Crowns. 

Gold Gilt on Copper Nickel.


Mother Theresa.  A controversial issue.

It was recalled after protest from the Missionaries of Charity.

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Prosit

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cactus.jpg


Interesting coin. I have actually been to Grand Turk island.
Didn't leave the tourist area but it was fun.
That island is named after the Turk Cap Cactus which you can see on the coin's shield.

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MCz

#24
Interesting news, I have Mother Theresa coin (and about 50 other coins from Turks and Caicos) and I'm curious how many coins were recalled and how many remained on market.


MCz

Do you know if both these coins are genuine?

Turks Caicos 1993 Football World Cup 1994 - with date and initials LB for Luigi Badia:

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces26059.html


Similar coin but with different obverse (no date, no initials LB, different Queen portrait, specially hair):

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces318859.html

There is full series of coins without date (second obverse).

Does anybody know why 2 versions were issued, or maybe one of them is not official issue? I have both coins, can add photos but size is rok big do I linked to numista (my request to add the coin with date is still not approved).

eurocoin

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You mean that you made the request to add the Numista page for the version without the date on the obverse, and without the designers initials. Unfortunately, only Numista Team members and the person who submitted the request can view pages that have not yet been approved.

Via a workaround I was able to see the page though. It looks interesting. Below I have attached your photo of the different obverse, without the date 1993 and without the designers initials.

Turks and Caicos Islands 5 crowns undated World Cup Football.jpg

MCz

Yes, exactly. This is my coin. This obverse is used in other coins from series, mentioned in Krauze catalogue.

Here is the list of Turks Caicos coins from Word Cup 1994 series, the last one on the list has obverse with date and initials. I have also version without date, like all other in series.

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/index.php?e=iles_turques-et-caiques&r=World+Cup&ct=coin&im1=&im2=&tb=y&tc=y&tn=y&tp=y&tt=y&cat=y&ru=&ca=3&no=&v=&i=&b=&d=&u=&a=&dg=&m=np&f=&t=&w=&mt=&g=&se=&c=&wi=&sw=

Any idea why this one coin was on two versions? Hope both were official.