Guernsey: Wildlife 10p series 2021-2024

Started by eurocoin, January 20, 2021, 10:37:56 AM

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Offa

The birds of prey coins are quite stunning
All coins are equal but some are more equal than others

eurocoin

Butterflies are next. The coins depict the swallowtail, the small tortoiseshell, purple emperror, red admiral, common blue and peacock. Again designed by Mike Langman.

Guernsey 10 pence 2022 Butterflies.jpg

andyg

There is a set missing from this thread - Wetland Animals.
They don't seem to have been on the Westminster site itself, just sent out to subscribers.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

Alan71

Is there going to be an end to this series or is it continuous?

MCz

Quote from: andyg on December 05, 2022, 08:41:20 PMThere is a set missing from this thread - Wetland Animals.
They don't seem to have been on the Westminster site itself, just sent out to subscribers.

Looks that this is this set:
2022 Marshland animals
Water Shrew
Water Vole
Otter
Common Toad
Great Crested Newt
Common Frog

MCz

Quote from: Alan71 on December 05, 2022, 10:25:47 PMIs there going to be an end to this series or is it continuous?

I hoped 6 series will be the full collection but they probably realised that there is still place in the binder... So with butterflies and marshland animals, it's already 8 sets, 6 coins in each (=48 coins + another 48 in colour and of course further 48 in silver). Personally, I collect only base version but missed marshland series.

I'm afraid that the same never ending collection will be with Jersey flowers.

Alan71

Quote from: MCz on December 06, 2022, 10:33:50 PMI hoped 6 series will be the full collection but they probably realised that there is still place in the binder...
I'm afraid that the same never ending collection will be with Jersey flowers.
This Guernsey series is likely to be the last one I do.  I didn't bother with the Jersey one.  I was going to cancel the Guernsey subscription but then thought it must be nearly over and I may as well have the complete collection.  It's the final nail in the coffin for me, this is overkill, so from now on I'm only collecting UK issues of any kind.

MCz

For me too, as my collection is only coins with Queen Elizabeth II, I will soon focus more on older missing items and maybe some very limited number of nice-looking new coins... But it seems that still a lot of coins with Queen in 2023 (Australia yearly set for 2023; continuation of series started already with Queen on obverse... I guess Jersey flowers could be with Queen till end of series as it could be that images were already fully approved).

andyg

I was thinking along the same lines - but then I quite the butterfly set....

If the last lot were indeed only sent to subscribers then I wonder if interest is tailing off, at some point in the near future they will likely decide enough is enough.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

MCz

Butterflies and wetland animals has been released few days ago. Here is the photo of wetland coins.

Offa

Sadly most of the animals depicted on the coins are not found on the island of guernsey
All coins are equal but some are more equal than others

FosseWay

Quote from: Offa on February 05, 2023, 02:52:26 PMSadly most of the animals depicted on the coins are not found on the island of guernsey
Yes, this gets my goat as well. It's one step beyond the UK Paddington/Beatrix Potter/A-Z 10ps, and feels more like all of those "coins" issued in the name of places like Somalia and Liberia, with themes that have absolutely nothing to do with those countries, and in formats (even currencies) that aren't current in those countries. At least these could theoretically be spent in Guernsey, I suppose.

MCz

If I correctly remember, the series present British Isles fauna, not the only the fauna of Guernsey.

andyg

latest set "Wetland birds"

now upto 56 coins in this set.
It's likely that 56 of the animals depicted them cannot be found in Guernsey :)
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

Offa

I can say hand on heart that there are no kingfisher's on the island of guernsey
All coins are equal but some are more equal than others