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Title: Use of the Crowned and Uncrowned Effigies in the Commonwealth
Post by: andyg on October 03, 2009, 11:05:47 PM
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too many questions, too little time....

Anyway starting with the most recent portraits, (please tell me of any missing and I'll add them in)

Elizabeth II
1) UK, Australia, Bermuda, Caymen Islands, Cook Islands, East Caribbean States, Falkland Is, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, New Zealand

2) Canada

3) Canada

4) Canada (2002 50 Cent only)

1)                                 2)                                               3)                                                       4)
Title: Use of the Crowned and Uncrowned Effigies in the Commonwealth
Post by: andyg on October 03, 2009, 11:17:40 PM
Elizabeth II (Continued)

1) UK, Australia, Belize, Bermuda, Cook Islands, Fiji, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, New Zealand, St. Helena & Ascension, Solomon Is, Tuvalu.

2) Caymen Islands, Jersey

3) Gibraltar

4) UK, Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Caymen Islands, Cook Islands, East Caribbean States, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, New Zealand, Rhodesia, St. Helena & Ascension, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu.

1)                                        2)                                             3)                                        4)
Title: Use of the Crowned and Uncrowned Effigies in the Commonwealth
Post by: andyg on October 03, 2009, 11:24:24 PM
Elizabeth II (Continued)

1) UK, Australia, Canada, Ceylon,  New Zealand, Rhodesia, South Africa

2) British Honduras / Belize, British West Africa, East Africa, East Caribbean States, Fiji, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Jersey, Malaya, Mauritius, Seychelles



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Title: Use of the Crowned and Uncrowned Effigies in the Commonwealth
Post by: andyg on October 03, 2009, 11:31:41 PM
George VI

1) UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South africa

2) British Honduras, British Guyana, British West Africa, Ceylon, Cyprus, East Africa, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Jersey, Malaya, Mauritius, Newfoundland, Seychelles, Southern Rhodesia



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Title: Use of the Crowned and Uncrowned Effigies in the Commonwealth
Post by: andyg on October 03, 2009, 11:40:08 PM
George V

1) UK

2) Australia, British Honduras, British Guyana, British West Africa, Canada, Ceylon, Cyprus, East Africa, India, Jamaica, Jersey, Mauritius, Newfoundland, Sailana, South Africa, Straits Settlements

3) Australia (1934 2/-), Fiji, Mauritius, New Zealand, Southern Rhodesia
(These all struck after 1932)

4) Australia (1927 2/-)


1)                                      2)                                        3)                                           4)
Title: Use of the Crowned and Uncrowned Effigies in the Commonwealth
Post by: andyg on October 03, 2009, 11:49:23 PM
Edward VII

1) UK, India, Sailana

2) Australia, British Guyana, British Honduras, Canada, Ceylon, Cyprus, East Africa, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Jersey, Newfoundland, Straits Settlements.


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Title: Use of the Crowned and Uncrowned Effigies in the Commonwealth
Post by: andyg on October 04, 2009, 12:00:10 AM
Victoria ('Old Head')

1) UK

2) Cyprus

3) UK

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Title: Use of the Crowned and Uncrowned Effigies in the Commonwealth
Post by: andyg on October 04, 2009, 12:04:46 AM
Victoria ('Gothic Head')

1) UK

2) Alwar, Bikanir, Dewas, Dhar, Hong Kong, India



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Title: Use of the Crowned and Uncrowned Effigies in the Commonwealth
Post by: andyg on October 04, 2009, 12:42:06 AM
Victoria ('Young Head')

1) UK, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia

2) UK, Australia (Gold issues only), India, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Jersey

3) British Guyana, British Honduras, Canada, Ceylon, Cyprus, East Africa, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Jersey, Mauritius, Prince Edward Island, Straits Settlements.

4) Newfoundland (why did they get their own portrait?)

5) UK (Third farthings only)
Title: Re: Use of the Crowned and Uncrowned Effigies in the Commonwealth
Post by: andyg on October 11, 2009, 01:19:42 PM
William IV - Known as Gulielmus to his friends (latin for William)

Just the one portrait,
Used in the UK, Essequibo & Demerary and India (East India Company)

Though strictly not a British Commonwealth issue this portrait was also used in the state of Hannover

Title: Re: Use of the Crowned and Uncrowned Effigies in the Commonwealth
Post by: andyg on October 11, 2009, 01:37:07 PM
George IV,

1) Ireland
2) UK, Ceylon
3) UK

A different portrait (similar to no.2) was used on the Thalers of Hannover.

Title: Re: Use of the Crowned and Uncrowned Effigies in the Commonwealth
Post by: andyg on October 11, 2009, 01:47:40 PM
George III ('Old Head')

Until I looked at these this morning, I'd never realised how complicated it was....

1) UK, Bahamas
2) Ceylon, Essequibo & Demerary
3) UK
4) UK, Gold Coast (Presentation Issues)

Title: Re: Use of the Crowned and Uncrowned Effigies in the Commonwealth
Post by: andyg on October 11, 2009, 01:59:11 PM
George III, ('Young')

1) UK
2) UK
3) UK, Ireland, Isle of Man
4) UK
5) UK

Title: Re: Use of the Crowned and Uncrowned Effigies in the Commonwealth
Post by: andyg on October 11, 2009, 02:04:32 PM
George III ('Younger' - Continued)

1) Ireland
2) Isle of Man
3) Ireland

The Bermudan portrait (not illustrated) is similar but not exactly as no.2
A similar portrait to no.3 was used in the state of Hannover.

Title: Re: Use of the Crowned and Uncrowned Effigies in the Commonwealth
Post by: andyg on October 11, 2009, 02:50:06 PM
George II

1) Ireland
2) UK (Copper - Younger Portrait)
3) UK (Copper - Older portrait)
4) UK (Silver)

A similar portrait to no.4 was used in Hannover.
Title: Re: Use of the Crowned and Uncrowned Effigies in the Commonwealth
Post by: andyg on October 11, 2009, 02:55:38 PM
George I

1) Ireland
2) UK (Copper)
3) UK (Silver)

A similar portrait to no.3 was used in Hannover.
Title: Re: Use of the Crowned and Uncrowned Effigies in the Commonwealth
Post by: andyg on October 11, 2009, 03:01:51 PM
Anne

Just one portrait, used in the UK and Scotland.
The small Scottish issues used a crude version of this portrait, but essentially the same.

No Irish issues were made under Queen Anne, the patent for production of halfpences having expired in 1696 and not being renewed until 1723.