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This portrait by Raphael Maklouf appears on the Falkland 5 pence coin of 2019.

When was the portrait first issued? Which other territories or dependencies use this portrait, and since which year?

Gibraltar 2016
Falkland Islands 2019

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Portrait by US artist Joel Iskowitz. He created it for the Commonwealth Mint.

When was the portrait first issued? Which territories or dependencies use this portrait, and since which year?

Tristan da Cunha: 2015
Alderney: 2017
Gibraltar: 2018

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New portrait by Jody Clark.

Which territories or dependencies use this portrait, and since which year?

Isle of Man 2017
Saint Helena 2018
Australia 2019
Tokelau 2020
Alderney 2021
Ascension Island 2021
East Caribbean States 2021
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Portrait used for the low value Gough Island collector set from the Commonwealth Mint.
Designer - Robert Elderton.

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Which looks similar to this one - also, I believe, by Robert Elderton.

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Portrait used for the low value Gough Island collector set from the Commonwealth Mint.
Designer - Robert Elderton.

This portrait was used by:

Fiji 2009
Tristan da Cunha 2009

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Which looks similar to this one - also, I believe, by Robert Elderton.

Cook Islands 2002
Tristan da Cunha 2005
Saint Helena 2013

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Excellent work, eurocoin!

The next step is to divide the portraits into circulation, special issues circulation, and collector-only. That should be easy enough to do.

I notice that the portrait on the Fiji collector piece has a different curve on the bottom of the neck.
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We know Ian Rank-Broadley uncouped version of his famous portrait, but did it appear before the year 2000?



Below, we see slightly different versions, on Cook Islands collector pieces. One of them does look like Rank-Broadley's portrait, while the other looks like a crude copy.

Did this version appear before the year 2000, I wonder?
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We know Ian Rank-Broadley uncouped version of his famous portrait, but did it appear before the year 2000?

As for your first question, it did not.

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands: 2000
Gibraltar: 2001
Isle of Man: 2001
British Virgin Islands: 2002
Falkland Islands: 2007
British Antarctic Territory: 2008
British Indian Ocean Territory: 2009
Ascension Island: 2011

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Thank you, eurocoin. Excellent research again.  8)
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Below, we see slightly different versions, on Cook Islands collector pieces. One of them does look like Rank-Broadley's portrait, while the other looks like a crude copy.

Did this version appear before the year 2000, I wonder?

No, it did not.

Cook Islands: 2001
Niue: 2009
Fiji: 2011

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Thank you, eurocoin.  Do we know who produced this poor imitation of Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait?
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I notice that the portrait on the Fiji collector piece has a different curve on the bottom of the neck.

Interesting observation.

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My thanks to eurocoin, who sent me this image. He devised it himself and it is based on his researches.

He describes the variations of Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of the Queen that eurocoin himself has nicknamed the 'habit' portrait.

By 'habit', eurocoin means the headdress that for example nuns wear.

My thanks to eurocoin for his painstaking research.
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