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Design and designing => Coin design => Unrealised designs => Topic started by: <k> on May 02, 2017, 01:55:12 PM

Title: Gibraltar Silver Jubilee 1977 designs
Post by: <k> on May 02, 2017, 01:55:12 PM
The Royal Mint was asked to produce a coin for Gibraltar in celebration of the Queen's silver jubilee of 1977. Christopher Ironside produced a series of sketches for Gibraltar.

Below you see the first threes sketches.
Title: Re: Gibraltar Silver Jubilee 1977 designs
Post by: <k> on May 02, 2017, 01:57:22 PM
Below you see sketch of the design that was ultimately chosen, along with the issued coin.
Title: Re: Gibraltar Silver Jubilee 1977 designs
Post by: Figleaf on May 02, 2017, 04:18:45 PM
I think the ultimate design was a great improvement over the first attempts. The whimsical apes "growing" on the wreath are a fine counterpoint to the pompousness of the heraldry.

Peter