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Why the British Seychelles' designs were so boring

 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:10 pm    Post subject: Why the British Seychelles' designs were so boring Reply with quote

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The British-ruled Seychelles started issuing its own coins in 1939. The reverse designs on the lower denominations were very plain, and obvious copies, apart from the country name, of the designs on the Mauritius coins. When you consider the beauty of the Seychelles, and the wildlife with which it is graced, you wonder why these weren't considered as material for designs. This is all the more apparent when you consider the exotic designs that were eventually produced by the independent Seychelles from 1976 onwards.

I was leafing through the Royal Mint's annual reports for the 1930s recently, and I discovered the reason. The report in question stated that some thought was given to producing designs of the local wildlife and vegetation for the coins of the Seychelles. However, it continued, those species most associated with the Seychelles had already been used on other British possessions: a palm tree appeared on the reverses of some of the British West Africa coins, whilst Percy Metcalfe had produced a turtle design for the Fiji sixpence.



I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
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http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9010.0.html

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