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RoyalistRiley 08-08-2009 03:03 AM

Royals on Coins, Medals and Memorbilia
 
One of a monarchs most public yet often overlooked duties is to appear on the obverse of their realm's coinage and often on the obverse of military service medals. During some research I did ( as I'm into to coin collecting) on the Royal Australia Mint's website, I found that there have been 4 versions of Queen Elizabeth II's portrait on Australian currency - whihc can be seen via links from here : About obverse designs , while HM has been depicted on medals in both the Imperial State Crown or no crown, along with her father (Department of Defence - Defence Honours and Awards and Department of Defence - Defence Honours and Awards ).

On this note, I thought it would be good to compare some other countries monarchs depictions on currency and medals, particularly from Europe. Does your sovereign wear a crown? Do they have a good portrait?

Emperor Roku XIV 10-16-2011 11:44 PM

It's one part I like about living in a commonwealth realm, having a glorious monarch on my nations money, rather then a drab old president. Keeps things varied over the years to, since the money changes with the monarch.

On newer Canadian money, the Queen wears no crown, but on older money she did.

I had this really dark crusty coin I found on my dresser and I was hoping it would be a really old coin, perhaps a George VI coin. Unfortunately it was from 2008... Do not know how it became so weathered in just 4 years lol. It actually had a small hole eaten in it, like someone bathed it in acid or something!

Emperor Roku XIV 10-19-2011 11:50 PM

Royal Coins
 
I just found 2 King George VI Canadian coins, one is from 1952, the other is from 1944. How much do you think they are worth? (Not that I want to sell them, I want to keep em') Do any of you have better royal coins? Perhaps a George V coin or even an Edward VII coin or older?

Or a royal coin from another monarchy? I had been searching for my George VI coins for a while and finally found them. I hope I can find some more old coins!

Emperor Roku XIV 11-05-2011 06:56 PM

Does no one else have any good royal coins?

shepppete 03-24-2012 05:29 PM

Prince Edward of York
 
Hi all, Does anyone know if a commemorative cup for the birth of Prince Edward of York (Edward viii) was ever made?

Update - i do not mean the loving mug.

Many thanks

Andrew_Goodchild 06-02-2012 08:36 AM

I have a few old coins and also a couple of war medals which were left to me by my grandparents. A couple are below if anyone is interested although I assume they are fairly common. Sorry for the size of the first one. It is very worn though so it needs to be large to see the detail better. I can resize to the same size as the others if necessary.

Queen Victoria (1889)
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5545/dscf0027ho.jpg

George V (1922)
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/9506/dscf0028i.jpg

George VI (1940)
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/1286/dscf0029au.jpg

George VI (War Medal 19391945)
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/6213/dscf0024oy.jpg

George VI (Defence Medal)
http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/7326/dscf0025zk.jpg

Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/5379/dscf0032xg.jpg

Albert II of Belgium
http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/5144/dscf0033z.jpg

As I say I am sure they are fairly common but I thought I would share anyway.

RoyalistRiley 06-04-2012 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Emperor Roku XIV (Post 1326923)
It's one part I like about living in a commonwealth realm, having a glorious monarch on my nations money, rather then a drab old president. Keeps things varied over the years to, since the money changes with the monarch.

On newer Canadian money, the Queen wears no crown, but on older money she did.

She still wears a tiara on Australian coinage as the Royal Australian Mint uses whatever image the Royal Mint does. I, too, prefer to have the Royal Family on my coinage than some president or national symbol.

RoyalistRiley 06-04-2012 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andrew_Goodchild (Post 1423725)

Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/5379/dscf0032xg.jpg

Albert II of Belgium
http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/5144/dscf0033z.jpg

As I say I am sure they are fairly common but I thought I would share anyway.

Thank you for sharing :smile: That depiction of Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is very interesting. I myself prefer a traditional portrait on my coinage.


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