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Wed Jun 26, 2024 11:24 am
A major bomb has been dropped causing the UK to rethink  Arrow  However this is not a physical war no!!! This is a a war that I think the UK has lost on the first wave. 

What do you think?

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Wed Jun 26, 2024 12:29 pm
I think 'war' is putting it a bit high  @Admin . 'Creative discussion', maybe, and perhaps we shouldn't mention the East India Company's take on the iconic Boston Tea Party as the Mad Hatter's Tea Party from Alice in Wonderland.  Una and Lion Bar 2024, USA Vs UK  1f63d
The EIC are also doing a series of Una and the Lion coins, and the Pobjoy Mint did one in 2019 for the British Virgin Islands, so the theme isn't just a Royal Mint exclusive (whatever they might think).
Anyway, the bar is beautiful  Una and Lion Bar 2024, USA Vs UK  1f63b . I think the Lion is much more realistic than the one on the Royal Mint bar, which has a rather blocky face. The background is very nice indeed, and obviously different from the common background on the RM bars. The Sunshine Mint makes some really nice things.
One interesting difference is in the texts on the bars. The Royal Mint bar has the classic 'Dirige Deus Gressus Meos', which translates as 'May God guide my path'. The text on this new bar reads 'Dirigit Deus Gressus Meos', which translates as 'God guides my path'. Maybe there's a copyright issue? After all, the Royal Mint went after the Pobjoy Mint over their use of 'Britannia Rules the Waves' on a coin.

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Thu Jun 27, 2024 9:43 am
The Cat's Mother wrote:I think 'war' is putting it a bit high  @Admin . 'Creative discussion', maybe, and perhaps we shouldn't mention the East India Company's take on the iconic Boston Tea Party as the Mad Hatter's Tea Party from Alice in Wonderland.  Una and Lion Bar 2024, USA Vs UK  1f63d
The EIC are also doing a series of Una and the Lion coins, and the Pobjoy Mint did one in 2019 for the British Virgin Islands, so the theme isn't just a Royal Mint exclusive (whatever they might think).
Anyway, the bar is beautiful  Una and Lion Bar 2024, USA Vs UK  1f63b . I think the Lion is much more realistic than the one on the Royal Mint bar, which has a rather blocky face. The background is very nice indeed, and obviously different from the common background on the RM bars. The Sunshine Mint makes some really nice things.
One interesting difference is in the texts on the bars. The Royal Mint bar has the classic 'Dirige Deus Gressus Meos', which translates as 'May God guide my path'. The text on this new bar reads 'Dirigit Deus Gressus Meos', which translates as 'God guides my path'. Maybe there's a copyright issue? After all, the Royal Mint went after the Pobjoy Mint over their use of 'Britannia Rules the Waves' on a coin.


Of course I was being dramatic. It was an attention grabbing opening. I do wonder as you later mention if the RM has any copyrights on this but I doubt it. Una and the Lion are iconic and that would be like the US mint putting a copyright on the Statue of liberty. LOL 

AceBullion was a hard one to get a TM and a Copyright on. but some of the designs were granted them. Anyone can view that in gov website. I spent a lot of time and money on those. And Lawyers fees to get certain Copyrights behind things... So perhaps The RM did the same... who knows. It is not outside the scope of possibility.
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Thu Jun 27, 2024 11:04 am
The image wouldn't be copyrighted, it is ubiquitous: the RM didn't copyright the image of Britannia. They registered the text 'Britannia Rules the Waves' on coins, and that enabled them to pursue Pobjoy. I did think it was interesting how the two Una and the Lion texts differed.

I know you were only having a laugh with your talk of war breaking out Una and Lion Bar 2024, USA Vs UK  1f638 .

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Thu Jun 27, 2024 6:34 pm
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The Cat's Mother wrote:The image wouldn't be copyrighted, it is ubiquitous: the RM didn't copyright the image of Britannia. They registered the text 'Britannia Rules the Waves' on coins, and that enabled them to pursue Pobjoy. I did think it was interesting how the two Una and the Lion texts differed.

I know you were only having a laugh with your talk of war breaking out  Una and Lion Bar 2024, USA Vs UK  1f638 .
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Fri Jun 28, 2024 4:41 pm
All these other mint are starting to put RM to shame. The quality of this bar is really something
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