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I am a collector of World and US coins. My latest obsession has been the completion of a set of every country's coins that now feature, or have featured in the past, the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

 

By my reckoning, there are 78 different possible countries, territories, dependencies & colonies that make up the list.

 

I have been able to collect 76 of these (missing St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Swaziland) and I am wondering if there are others out there with similar collections. Also, if anyone knows of any countries with her portrait that I might be missing from my list, below.

 

My collection also includes the several different portrait types, so I have "repeats" for many countries, which brings the total to 145 individual examples.

(I also have a separate "World Monarchies" collection that includes several dozen QEII coins, as well as about 20+ UK, Canadian, Australian & New Zealand proof sets with the Queen's portraiture.)

 

The geographic divisions that currently feature the Queen:

 

1 - Alderney (One of the 9 Channel Islands; A dependency of The Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown Dependency; commemorative issues)

2 - Ascension Island (A constituent part of the British Overseas Territory of St. Helena & Ascension; commemorative issues; SEE Saint Helena & Ascension, below)

3 - Australia (Circulating, commemorative & bullion coinage)

4 - Belize (Formerly, British Honduras)

5 - Bermuda (British Overseas Territory)

6 - British Antarctic Territory (commemorative issues)

7 - British Indian Ocean Territories (commemorative issues)

8 - British Virgin Islands (British Overseas Territory)

9 - Canada (Circulating, commemorative & bullion coinage)

10 - Cayman Islands (British Overseas Territory)

11 - Cook Islands (A former dependency of New Zealand, now an independent nation in a "free-association" with New Zealand)

12 - East Caribbean States (A monetary union of several British island territories in the Caribbean, some of whom also issue their own commemorative coinage, but these countries do not separately feature QE II on circulating coinage; Formerly, "British Caribbean Territories - Eastern Group" and, briefly, "East Caribbean Territories")

13 - Falkland Islands (British Overseas Territory)

14 - Fiji [islands] (Former Commonwealth nation that still uses QE II on their coins, but has announced that she will no longer appear on future issues, beginning in 2012)

15 - Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory)

16 - Gough Island (An island in the Tristan da Cunha Island group, which is a constituent part of the British Overseas Territory of St. Helena & Ascensioc; NCLT - non-circulating legal tender coins, issued for collectors)

17 - Guernsey (A British Crown Dependency; officially The Bailiwick of Guernsey)

18 - Isle of Man (A British Crown Dependency)

19 - Jersey (A British Crown Dependency; officially The Bailiwick of Jersey)

20 - New Zealand (Circulating, commemorative & bullion coinage)

21 - Nightingale Island (An island in the Tristan da Cunha Island group, which is a constituent part of the British Overseas Territory of St. Helena & Ascension; NCLT - non-circulating legal tender coins, issued for collectors)

22 - Niue [islands] (A former dependency of New Zealand; now, self-governing in a free association with New Zealand)

23 - Pitcairn Islands (A British Overseas Territory)

24 - Saint Helena (A constituent part of the British Overseas Territory of St. Helena & Ascension; commemorative issues; SEE BELOW)

25 - Saint Helena & Ascension (A British Overseas Territory comprised of Saint Helena Island with constituents of Ascension Island and the six Tristan da Cunha Islands - standard coinage for the Territory is issued from Saint Helena & Ascension and, separately from Tristan da Cunha, while each of the 3 individual islands also issue commemorative coinage in their own names; additionally 3 other islands, which are part of the Tristan da Cunha Islands, issue NCLT - non-circulating legal tender coins, issued for collectors: Gough, Nightingale & Stoltenhoff Islands)

26 - Solomon Islands (Former British Protectorate)

27 - South Georgia & The South Sandwich Islands (Dependencies of the British Overseas Territory of the Falkland Islands; commemorative issues)

28 - Stoltenhoff Island (An island in the Tristan da Cunha Island group, which is a constituent part of the British Overseas Territory of St. Helena & Ascension; NCLT - non-circulating legal tender coins, issued for collectors)

29 - Tokelau [islands] (A Territory of New Zealand)

30 - Tristan da Cunha (A constituent part of the British Overseas Territory of St. Helena & Ascension; mostly commemorative issues; SEE Saint Helena & Ascension, above)

31 - Turks & Caicos Islands (British Overseas Territory)

32 - Tuvalu (Formerly, the Ellice Islands, a British Crown Colony with the Gilbert Islands, which are now known as Kiribati - SEE NEXT SECTION)

33, 34, 35, 36 & 37 - United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (Circulating, commemorative & bullion coinage) NOTE: The United Kingdom sometimes issues coins that feature separate reverses with the national emblems of it's 4 constituent countries: England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. Therefore, a collector of Queen Elizabeth II coins may also wish to include examples of these 4 types plus a United Kingdom emblem coin, to bring the total for a series of United Kingdom coins to 5 individual examples.

 

Additionally, Queen Elizabeth II has also been featured on past and/or commemorative coinage of the following countries, dependencies, colonies and territories:

 

38 - Antigua & Barbuda (Part of the East Caribbean States; Only one commemorative issue: a 1985 Royal Visit, in Copper-Nickel or Silver Proof)

39 & 40 - Bahama Islands (& The Commonwealth of The Bahamas)

41 - Barbados (mostly commemorative issues)

42 - British Honduras (Now called Belize)

43 - British Caribbean Territories - Eastern Group (Replaced, briefly, by "The East Caribbean Territories" ultimately by the current "East Caribbean States")

44 - British East Africa (Former protectorate comprised of 5 former territories: Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, Zanzibar & British Somaliland)

45 - British West Africa (A monetary union of 4 former territories: Gambia [The Gambia], Sierra Leone, Nigeria & The Gold Coast [now, Ghana])

46 - Ceylon (Fomer British Crown Colony; subsequently, a Dominion; now, The Republic of Sri Lanka)

47 - Cyprus (Former British Crown Colony)

48 - Dominica (Part of the East Caribbean States; Only two commemorative issues: 1979 Papal Visit & 1985 Royal Visit, either one in both C/N or Silver Proof)

49 - East Caribbean Territories (Transitional period between "British Caribbean Territories - Eastern Group" and "East Caribbean States" with only a few commemorative issues)

50 - Gambia (The Gambia) (Former British Crown Colony)

51 - Ghana (Former British Colony of the Gold Coast; Only "modern" commemorative issues)

52 - Grenada (Part of the East Caribbean States; Only one commemorative issue: 1985 Royal Visit, in C/N or Silver Proof)

53 - Guyana (Formerly, British Guiana, part of the British Caribbean Territories - Eastern Group; Only one "modern" commemorative issue: 1994 Royal Visit Silver Proof with a small conjoined busts portrait, depicted with The Duke of Edinburgh)

54 - Hong Kong (Now part of the People's Republic of [Communist] China)

55 - Jamaica (Former British Crown Colony; Colonial circulation issues and one "modern" commemorative issue: 1994 Royal Visit Silver Proof with a small conjoined busts portrait, depicted with The Duke of Edinburgh)

56 - Kiribati (Formerly, the Gilbert Islands, a British Crown Colony with the Ellice Islands, which are now known as Tuvalu - SEE PREVIOUS SECTION; Only commemorative issues)

57 - Lesotho (Former British Colony of Basutoland; Only "modern" commemorative issues)

58 - Liberia (Only "modern" commemorative issues)

59 - Malawi (Former British Protectorate of Nyasaland [with {Northern} Rhodesia]; Only "modern" commemorative issues)

60 - Malaya & British (North) Borneo (Former Currency Commission for several Southeast Asian British Territories)

61 - Mauritius (Former British Crown Colony)

62 - Nigeria (Former British Protectorate & Crown Colony)

63 - Papua New Guinea (Former dependency of Australia)

64 - Rhodesia (Former British Colony of Southern Rhodesia; subsequently, The Republic of Rhodesia & Zimbabwe; presently, The Republic of Zimbabwe)

65 - Rhodesia & Nyasaland (Former British Protectorate; presently [Northern] Rhodesia is Zambia and Nyasaland is Malawi)

66 - Saint Lucia (Part of the East Caribbean States; Only one commemorative issue: 1985 Royal Visit, in C/N or Silver Proof)

67 - Saint Kitts & Nevis (Part of the East Caribbean States; Only one commemorative issue: 1985 Royal Visit, in C/N or Silver Proof; NOTE: issued as "St. Christopher & Nevis")

68 - Saint Vincent & The Grenadines (Part of the East Caribbean States; Only one commemorative issue: 1985 Royal Visit, in C/N, Silver Proof or Gold Proof)

69 - Seychelles [islands] (Former British Crown Colony)

70 - Sierra Leone (Former British Crown Colony; Only "modern" commemorative issues)

71 - South Africa (Formerly, The Union of South Africa, a Dominion; subsequently, a Commonwealth Nation; presently, The Republic of South Africa)

72 - Southern Rhodesia (Former British Colony; subsequently, Rhodesia, then, The Republic of Rhodesia & Zimbabwe; presently, The Republic of Zimbabwe)

73 - Swaziland (Former British Protectorate; Only 2 "modern" Gold commemorative issues)

74 - Tonga (Former British Protected State as part of the British Western Pacific Territories; Only "modern" commemorative issues)

75 - Uganda (Former British Protectorate; Only "modern" commemorative issues)

76 - Vanuatu (Formerly a British & French jointly-ruled "Condominium" Territory; Only "modern" commemorative issues)

77 - Samoa (Formerly, Western Samoa, a territory of New Zealand; Only "modern" commemorative issues)

78 - Zambia (Former British Colony of [Northern] Rhodesia [with Nyasaland {now, Malawi} as Rhodesia & Nyasaland]; presently, a republic; Only "modern" commemorative issues)

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I am a collector of World and US coins. My latest obsession has been the completion of a set of every country's coins that now feature, or have featured in the past, the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

 

By my reckoning, there are 78 different possible countries, territories, dependencies & colonies that make up the list.

 

I have been able to collect 76 of these (missing St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Swaziland) and I am wondering if there are others out there with similar collections. Also, if anyone knows of any countries with her portrait that I might be missing from my list, below.

After a fashion, yes. I've been toying with mounting parallel Pence/Shillings of the Empire/Commonwealth collections--not all Empire/Commonwealth states were on £sd, so the penny collection would be the larger and more complete, in terms of the nations involved. So this is a list that is Relevant To My Interests. :)

 

Are you not going after non-portrait issues, like the smaller denomination East Africa and British West Africa issues?

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After a fashion, yes. I've been toying with mounting parallel Pence/Shillings of the Empire/Commonwealth collections--not all Empire/Commonwealth states were on £sd, so the penny collection would be the larger and more complete, in terms of the nations involved. So this is a list that is Relevant To My Interests. :)

 

Are you not going after non-portrait issues, like the smaller denomination East Africa and British West Africa issues?

 

So far, I've kept the collection to only portrait coins, which are more intersting to me.

 

This has proven more difficult, of course, especially concerning those countries where maybe only one or two issues exist that fit the criteria. The hardest to find of the ones I have, so far, was British West Africa, since the only QEII portrait is on the 1957-H 3 pence and there were only 800 issued. I know I paid too much for the coin, but I may never get another opportunity to find one, so I jumped in with my heart, instead of my head!

 

The St. Vincent & The Grenadines, which I do not have, has proven to be equally challenging to find. I did find a collector in Siberia, Russia, that has one of the C/N versions, but he is not inclined to part with it, despite my very high offers and willingness to make trades of more valuable and rare issues.

 

Also, I had to "loosen" the definition of portrait, in the traditional sense, as some of the countries' coins I have included have depictions that are not the standard profile portraits most people think of when referring to coins. When I have the time to spare, I will post some pictures of the coins in the collection.

 

Going back to your question; I have toyed with the idea of buying an Edward VIII coin from BWA, just to have an authentic representation of a coin from his reign, since I would never be able to afford a coin with his portrait on it, even if I could find one available!

 

Thank you for your comments and I wish you success in mounting your new collection.

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That's a very nice collection theme. It's amazing that even with the latitude such a collection presents some countries are so very hard to find. Best of luck with your continued efforts. Can't wait to see your pics.

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A while ago on another forum - I put together this short list of circulation coinage portraits.....

 

Starting from top left,

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)

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

6) Caymen Islands, Jersey

7) Gibraltar

8) 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.

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

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

 

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There is a portrait I missed (on a circulation coin) too...

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A while ago on another forum - I put together this short list of circulation coinage portraits.....

 

Starting from top left,

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)

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

6) Caymen Islands, Jersey

7) Gibraltar

8) 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.

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

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

 

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There is a portrait I missed (on a circulation coin) too...

 

Thanks for the pics! Looks like I'll need "#7" to make my set more complete. #4 is technically a commemorative and the missing circulation examples are the 1979-1981 New Zealand Dollar only, plus the "original" 1st protrait, which shows the Queen with bare shoulders (this was quickly abandoned for propriety's sake!). I'll post these, plus some of the pics I have for commemoratives, when I get the chance - I have 17 additional portraits.

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Well defined, interesting collection. I'm impressed.

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Thanks, all, for the positive comments.

 

I should mention the bank notes portion of the collection. Two former British possessions, Malta and Trinidad & Tobago,

never issued coins with the Queen's portrait, so I purchased bank notes with her picture to represent these countries:

 

A 1967 Malta One Pound note in AU condition, which features a uncrowned bust portrait of the Queen garbed in the Royal Order of Malta mantle.

A 1964 Tinidad & Tobago One Dollar note in VF+ condition, which features the same uncrowned portrait, but only from the shoulders up.

 

I also bought 2 vintage Canadian notes, which have the first, young portrait of the Queen:

 

A 1954 Two Dollar Bill (UNC)

A 1967 One Dollar Bill, issued for the Centennial of Canadian Confederation (UNC)

 

Additionally, I have notes I personally collected from some of the countries I've visited on past vacations:

 

A 2000 Bank of England Ten Pound Note (VF)

An Australian Five Dollar Bill (Unc)

A New Zealand Twenty Dollar Bill (Unc)

A 2001 Bahamas 50 Cents Bill (Unc)

A 1974 Bahamas Three Dollar Bill (Unc)

(These last two I just got this past February in Nassau, directly from the Main Bank)

 

Finally, I have relatives who moved to Belize a little over a year ago, to open a pizza place, of all things!

They brought me a complete set of Belize bank notes with the Crowned portrait of the Queen that is used on

most Caribbean Countries currency (that feature the Queen) - These are the 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 & 100 Dollar notes.

 

The entire collection of 145 coins, 15 bank notes & some stamps are housed in a 3-ring binder with an illustrated

14 page biography of the Queen that I put together as a preface to the collection. Oh yes, and also a page that

shows pictures of the various official flags of the Queen, as well as the flags of her Governors General.

 

I'll get some pictures up this weekend.

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Thanks for the pics! Looks like I'll need "#7" to make my set more complete. #4 is technically a commemorative and the missing circulation examples are the 1979-1981 New Zealand Dollar only, plus the "original" 1st protrait, which shows the Queen with bare shoulders (this was quickly abandoned for propriety's sake!). I'll post these, plus some of the pics I have for commemoratives, when I get the chance - I have 17 additional portraits.

 

Always thought the later NZ dollars were NCLT?

There is another so far unique portrait (not NZ) from a one year issue circulation coin....

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Always thought the later NZ dollars were NCLT?

There is another so far unique portrait (not NZ) from a one year issue circulation coin....

 

 

Which one is that?

 

The 1979-1981 New Zealand Dollars were minted with a portrait that was exclusive to those years and the reverse of the coin was the standard Coat of Arms, crowned with Silver Fern fronds surrounding it. I think these were transitional pieces, but I do believe they were issued as regular coinage. This portrait was abandoned in favor of the traditional "2nd" portrait of the queen which was used on UK coins from 1968 to 1984 and most other country's QEII coins shortly thereafter, until the 3rd portrait was introduced in 1985. However, I don't know why that 79-81 New Zealand portrait was scrapped - maybe the Queen didn't like it!

 

Maybe someone on the forum knows the whole story...any collectors from New Zealand out there?

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Which one is that?

 

 

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The 1979-1981 New Zealand Dollars were minted with a portrait that was exclusive to those years and the reverse of the coin was the standard Coat of Arms, crowned with Silver Fern fronds surrounding it. I think these were transitional pieces, but I do believe they were issued as regular coinage

 

The fern leaf reverse was only used with that portrait in 1979. It has a mintage of 25,000 with 85,000 in proof. The 1980 had a fantail, 1981 Oak, 1982 Takahe.

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The fern leaf reverse was only used with that portrait in 1979. It has a mintage of 25,000 with 85,000 in proof. The 1980 had a fantail, 1981 Oak, 1982 Takahe.

 

Thanks andyg! I found out the 1980, 1981 & 1982 Dollars are technically considered commemoratives and the whole group (1979-1982) was minted in Canada, but I haven't been able to find out anything about the designer of the "new" portrait or why this design was adopted for only these issues. It appears that the Arnold Machin (2nd portrait) was introduced in New Zealand in 1967 to coincide with the switch from pence/shilling/pound issues to the decimal issues, and that only the dollars featured this 79-82 break in it's use, when the Machin portrait was resumed in 1983 until ultimately being replaced by the Raphael Maklouf "3rd" portrait in 1986.

 

Also, what country's coin is the picture you included in your reply? It looks similar to the 4th portrait - alternate version used on some of the St. Helena, Ascencion & Tristan da Cunha Islands group coins, but couped, without the bust.

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for the portrait see here,

http://www.ramint.gov.au/designs/obverse/gottwald.cfm

 

still working on the other questions :unsure:

 

Thanks Andyg - I put one in my ebay watch list and will buy it soon.

 

Now if I could only find that @#$%!&* St. Vincent & The Grenadines coin!

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So far, I've kept the collection to only portrait coins, which are more intersting to me.

That's what I love about this hobby - every way someone does it is the "right" way. :)

 

 

This has proven more difficult, of course, especially concerning those countries where maybe only one or two issues exist that fit the criteria. The hardest to find of the ones I have, so far, was British West Africa, since the only QEII portrait is on the 1957-H 3 pence and there were only 800 issued. I know I paid too much for the coin, but I may never get another opportunity to find one, so I jumped in with my heart, instead of my head!

Yeah, I'm bumping into similar issues with my birth year world set. There are a couple issues that I know are going to hurt me, but I gotta have them eventually. At least since I'm only interested in circulating issues, I don't have to worry about gold... yeesh!

 

 

The St. Vincent & The Grenadines, which I do not have, has proven to be equally challenging to find. I did find a collector in Siberia, Russia, that has one of the C/N versions, but he is not inclined to part with it, despite my very high offers and willingness to make trades of more valuable and rare issues.

 

Also, I had to "loosen" the definition of portrait, in the traditional sense, as some of the countries' coins I have included have depictions that are not the standard profile portraits most people think of when referring to coins. When I have the time to spare, I will post some pictures of the coins in the collection.

Easiest way is probably if you have an Omnicoin account. Many of us do, myself included.

 

Yeah, when I started making subsets within my general agglomeration, I had to start making decisions about how I wanted things organized, what did and did not fit, what I wanted and didn't want. Personally, I don't include NCLT in any of my subsets, my thinking being that the essential feature of a coin is that it circulates. Other people don't draw that line and include them. And the great thing is, we're both right. :)

 

 

Going back to your question; I have toyed with the idea of buying an Edward VIII coin from BWA, just to have an authentic representation of a coin from his reign, since I would never be able to afford a coin with his portrait on it, even if I could find one available!

 

Thank you for your comments and I wish you success in mounting your new collection.

I have two of the Edward VIII issues; the British West Africa 1/10 penny, and the East Africa ten cents, and were very much gotten for the novelty value of being able to say that I have a couple Edward VIII issues. They were quite reasonably had at the Central States show here a few years back -- if I paid more than four bucks for the both together, I'll be very much surprised.

 

I'm a big fan of what I suppose could be called unusual sets, sets other than a particular year, or a particular nation, or even a particular size or denomination -- one of mine is all science themed: astronomy, physics, chemistry, cosmology, mathematics. I've contemplated (but never actually started... yet) sets of portraits of people in glasses and mythology-themed sets. Think of the historical sweep covered by a set of coins with just centaurs on them: Greek and Roman issues all the way up to the Somaliland 10 shilling coin of just five years ago. Over two millennia of coinage!

 

Good luck on your run! Keep us updated on the progress!

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Thanks andyg! I found out the 1980, 1981 & 1982 Dollars are technically considered commemoratives and the whole group (1979-1982) was minted in Canada, but I haven't been able to find out anything about the designer of the "new" portrait or why this design was adopted for only these issues. It appears that the Arnold Machin (2nd portrait) was introduced in New Zealand in 1967 to coincide with the switch from pence/shilling/pound issues to the decimal issues, and that only the dollars featured this 79-82 break in it's use, when the Machin portrait was resumed in 1983 until ultimately being replaced by the Raphael Maklouf "3rd" portrait in 1986.

 

Here is the response from a New Zealander...

They were never intended for circulation in NZ, though they were legal tender and the earlier ones in particular were struck in sufficient numbers that they have not appreciated much and cheeky collectors and dealers (inc. yours truly) occasionally spend them to watch the reaction. The first "proper" circulating dollars in NZ were the aluminium-bronze ones in 1990. However ... the 1970 "Mt Cook/Aorangi" one was struck in too great numbers, and I understand that many were shipped off to the Cook Islands to circulate there (their crown-sized "doodle dollars" did circulate until their smaller issues came out, possibly because coins survived better than paper in the tropical climate). So that's a sort of intermediate-status/cross-nationality issue on its own.

 

The 1979-81 effigy was by James Berry, and wasn't all that successful. I don't know whether it was used as a tribute to him (he died in 1979) or what, but it wasn't transitional at all. The Machin effigy was used on dollar coins from 1967 to 1978 and again from 1982 to 85, and remained on the circulating coins throughout, with minor modifications in the early 80s when someone recut the dies in Canada

 

HTH

Andy

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Here is the response from a New Zealander...

 

 

HTH

Andy

 

Thanks for all the great research! Amazing what information is out there, when you know where to look.

 

Any pointers or advice on uploading coin pics? I haven't done this yet and plan to try to get some pics of the collection up this weekend.

 

Thanks, again.

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I tried to upload pictures today, but the files are too big and I am not advanced enough as a user to make it work. It seems I will have to try some individual pictures sometime in the future, instead.

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Page 1 QEII Portrait collection

(click on the picture to view it larger)

 

By row, Left to Right

 

Row 1:

Alderney 1994 2 Pounds "D-Day Commem." C/N, BU (3rd portrait modified version "D" bust, uncouped)

Antigua & Barbuda 1985 $10 "Royal Visit" Silver, PR (3rd portrait modified version "B" bust, head turned to profile)

Ascension Island 2003 50 pence "Coronation 25th Anniv." C/N, PL (3rd portrait modified version "D" bust, uncouped)

Australia 1963 Florin (2 shillings) Silver, BU (1st portrait, 2nd version: with shoulder straps)

 

Row 2, Australia:

1981 5 cents C/N, EF (2nd portrait) [collected in Melbourne]

1985 1 cent Bronze, PR (3rd portrait)

1985 2 cents Bronze, PR (3rd portrait)

1985 5 cents C/N, PR (3rd portrait)

 

Row 3, Australia:

1985 10 cents C/N, PR (3rd portrait)

1985 20 cents C/N, PR (3rd portrait)

1985 50 cents C/N, PR (3rd portrait)

1985 $1 Nickel-Aluminum-Copper, PR (3rd portrait)

 

Row 4:

Australia 1998 5 cents C/N, AU (3rd portrait) [collected in Sydney]

Australia 2006 20 cents C/N, AU (4th portrait) [collected in Sydney]

Bahama Islands 1968 10 cents C/N, EF (2nd portriat)

Commonwealth of the Bahama Islands 1972 25 cents C/N. PR (2nd portrait)

 

Row 5:

Commonwealth of the Bahamas 1994 $2 "Royal Visit" Silver, PR (Conjoined busts of the Queen & Prince Philip)

Barbados 1991 $10 "Columbus Discovers the Americas" Silver, PR (3rd portrait modified version "C", bust with shoulders)

Belize 1973 5 cents Nickel-Brass, UNC (1st portrait, 3rd version: crowned head)

Belize 1994 $10 "Royal Visit" Silver, PR (3rd portrait)

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Page 2 QEII Portrait collection

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By row, Left to Right

 

Row 1:

Bermuda 1984 1 cent Bronze, AU+ (2nd portrait)

Bermuda 1994 $10 "Royal Visit" Silver, PR (3rd portrait)

British Antarctic Territory 2008 2 Pounds C/N, PL (4th portrait, modified version "A" shouldered bust)

British Caribbean Territories, Eastern Group 1965 10 Cents C/N, VF (1st portrait, 3rd version: crowned head)

 

Row 2:

British Caribbean Territories, Eastern Group 1965 50 Cents C/N, BU (1st portrait, 3rd version: crowned head)

British East Africa 1963 50 cents C/N, VF+ (1st portrait, 3rd version: crowned head)

British West Africa 1957-H 3 pence C/N VF (1st portrait, 3rd version: crowned head)

British Honduras 1965 1 cent Bronze, UNC (1st portrait, 3rd version: crowned head)

 

Row 3:

British Indian Ocean Territory 2009 2 Pounds C/N, BU (4th portrait, modified version "A" shouldered bust)

British Virign Islands 2005 $1 C/N, BU (4th portrait, modified version "A" shouldered bust)

Canada 1963 5 cents C/N, PL (1st portrait, 2nd version: with shoulder straps)

Canada 1967 1 cents "Centennial" Bronze, PL (2nd bust)

 

Row 4:

Canada 1967 5 cents "Centennial" Nickel, PL (2nd bust)

Canada 1967 10 cents "Centennial" Silver, PL (2nd bust)

Canada 1967 25 cents "Centennial" Silver, PL (2nd bust)

Canada 1967 50 cents "Centennial" Silver, PL (2nd bust)

 

Row 5:

Canada 1967 $1 "Centennial" Silver, PL (2nd bust)

Canada 1969 $1 Nickel, PL (2nd bust)

Canada 1990 1 cent Bronze, PL (3rd portrait, modified version "A" Canadian revised version)

Canada 1980 5 cents Nickel, PL (3rd portrait, modified version "A" Canadian revised version)

 

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I have added the St. Vincent and The Grenadines coin and found an additional country with a QEII portrait - Nauru - also added.

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The most exciting news: I sent a pictoral depiction of the set to The Queen, including texts and pictures of my grandmother, who resembled The Queen when she was alive, and have received a very nice reply from one of Her Majesty's Ladies-in-Waiting on Buckingham Palace sationary, stating ...the Queen wishes me to express her thanks for your kind words and was very interested to see the depiction of your collection. She was especially interested to hear about and to see the pictures you sent of your Grandmother...Her Majesty hopes you will continue enjoying your coin collecting and wishes you her very best regards.

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The most exciting news: I sent a pictoral depiction of the set to The Queen, including texts and pictures of my grandmother, who resembled The Queen when she was alive, and have received a very nice reply from one of Her Majesty's Ladies-in-Waiting on Buckingham Palace sationary, stating ...the Queen wishes me to express her thanks for your kind words and was very interested to see the depiction of your collection. She was especially interested to hear about and to see the pictures you sent of your Grandmother...Her Majesty hopes you will continue enjoying your coin collecting and wishes you her very best regards.

 

Fantastic! :bthumbsup:

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The most exciting news: I sent a pictoral depiction of the set to The Queen, including texts and pictures of my grandmother, who resembled The Queen when she was alive, and have received a very nice reply from one of Her Majesty's Ladies-in-Waiting on Buckingham Palace sationary, stating ...the Queen wishes me to express her thanks for your kind words and was very interested to see the depiction of your collection. She was especially interested to hear about and to see the pictures you sent of your Grandmother...Her Majesty hopes you will continue enjoying your coin collecting and wishes you her very best regards.

 

Very nice on both of your parts. It's an interesting collection.

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