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Re: Christopher Ironside designed coins for many countries
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2019, 03:40:40 PM »

Mauritius, 200 rupees, 1971.  Independence commemorative.



This design illustrates the novel Paul et Virginie by the French author Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre.
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« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2019, 03:41:14 PM »







Maltese coins of the 1970s.



Malta introduced its first decimal coinage in 1972.

The elegant designs were the work of Christopher Ironside.
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Re: Christopher Ironside designed coins for many countries
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2019, 03:55:44 PM »


Tanzania, 25 shilingi, 1974.  Giraffes.





Tanzania, 50 shilingi, 1974.  Rhinoceros.





Tanzania, 1500 shilingi, 1974.  Cheetah and cubs.



Mr Ironside designed this World Wildlife Fund-themed commemorative set of collector coins for Tanzania.
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« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2019, 03:56:35 PM »

Mauritius, 1000 rupees, 1975.   Mauritius flycatcher.




Mauritius, 25 rupees, 1975.  Swallow-tailed butterfly.




Mauritius, 50 rupees, 1975.  Mauritius kestrel.



Mr Ironside designed this World Wildlife Fund-themed commemorative set of collector coins for Mauritiius.
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Re: Christopher Ironside designed coins for many countries
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2019, 03:57:48 PM »

Isle of Man, 1 crown, 1970.



Mr Ironside's design for the crown (5 shillings - the equivalent of 25 pence) depicted the famous Manx cat. This breed of cat is born without a tail.
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« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2019, 03:58:21 PM »

Isle of Man, 25 pence, 1975.



Another design featuring a Manx cat, also by Mr Ironside.
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« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2019, 03:58:55 PM »

Kuwait, 2 dinars coin, 1976.



Mr Ironside designed the obverse of this coin, which depicts Sheikh Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, who was the last Sheikh and first Emir of Kuwait and who witnessed the independence of Kuwait, and his half-brother Sabah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, who succeeded him and was Emir at the time the coin was struck.

The reverse was designed by Barry Stanton. It depicts the gate of the old wall of Kuwait City; a dhow - a traditional sailing boat used throughout the region; and an oil derrick, the main source of wealth for the country.
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« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2019, 03:59:18 PM »

Tristan da Cunha, 25 pence, 1977.



This coin was issued to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

The design of Queen Elizabeth II's Royal Yacht Britannia was the work of Christopher Ironside.
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« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2019, 03:59:48 PM »

St Helena, 25 pence, 1977.



This coin was issued to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Queen's coronation.

Mr Ironside's design includes Jonathan the giant tortoise, who is a mascot of the island and is thought to be over 180 years old. 

He is standing in front of Plantation House, St Helena's government building.
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« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2019, 04:00:27 PM »

Gibraltar, 25 pence, 1977.



This coin celebrates the Queen's Silver Jubilee: the 25th anniversary of her accession to the throne.

Mr Ironside's charming design shows a wreath of macaque monkeys encircling Gibraltar's emblem.
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Re: Christopher Ironside designed coins for many countries
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2019, 01:44:08 PM »


Brunei, $10, 1977.  10th Anniversary of the Brunei Currency Board.



Christopher Ironside designed the reverse of this coin.

It features the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei.
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« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2019, 01:47:18 PM »


Brunei, $1000, 1978.  10th anniversary of the coronation of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.



Christopher Ironside designed the reverse of this coin, which features the Sultan's crown.
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« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2019, 01:47:54 PM »

Mauritius, 10 rupees, 1981.



Mr Ironside produced the design shown above, to commemorate the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. According to the Royal Mint, Frederick Mogford, a Royal Mint engraver, made some minor modifications to the design. Mr Ironside had already produced several coin designs for Mauritius by this stage in his career.

To my knowledge, this is the only coin design that shows Prince Charles wearing a military uniform: note his high collar. Again, to my knowledge, this is the only issued coin design that Christopher Ironside produced of any member of the British royal family. He did produce some designs of the Queen that were not accepted - see here.
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« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2019, 01:48:13 PM »

Mauritius, 1000 rupees, 1981.



Mr Ironside also produced the design above for the gold 1000 rupees coin that commemorated the occasion of the Royal Wedding. The ostrich feathers from the Prince of Wales' heraldic badge are seen at top, while the coat of arms of Mauritius is seen below.
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Re: Christopher Ironside designed coins for many countries
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2019, 01:48:49 PM »

East Caribbean States, 500 dollars, 1981.




East Caribbean States, 50 dollars, 1981.



This pair of collector coins by Christopher Ironside commemorated the International Year of Disabled Persons.
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