News:

Sign up for the monthly zoom events by sending a PM with your email address to Hitesh

Main Menu

Bernard Sindall

Started by <k>, June 06, 2012, 07:23:59 PM

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

<k>





Bernard Sindall (1925–1998) was a British artist and sculptor.

His name is not well known to numismatists, but he created some outstanding coin designs.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#1



Probably his best known and loved designs are the reverses of the Rhodesia and Nyasaland halfpenny and penny.

These were first issued in 1955. His charming dancing elephants are a favourite with many.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#2
In 1957 Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) issued two coins in celebration of 2,500 years of Buddhism. The designs were created by Bernard Sindall.




Five rupees, 1957.




A detail from the 5 rupees coin.




One rupee, 1957.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#3
In 1974 Thailand issued a set of collector coins for the World Wildlife Fund. These were designed by Mr Sindall.




Mr Sindall's portrait of the King appeared on the obverse of the coins.




5000 baht (gold).  White-eyed River Martin.




50 baht.  Sumatran rhinoceros.




100 baht.  Brown-antlered deer.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#4
Mr Sindall also designed the sugar cane cutter on this 25 rupees collector coin. It was issued by Mauritius in 1977.

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#5



In 1989 the UK issued a special sovereign to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the sovereign. The obverse and reverse design were used only on this one occasion, and were created by Bernard Sindall. They are modern adaptations of the original sovereign design of 1489.

The obverse shows Elizabeth seated on a throne facing forwards, with the reverse depicting the Royal Arms shield topped with the Royal Crown and superimposed on a double rose. Before and after 1989, the standard design of St George and the Dragon was used for the sovereign.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#6


Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey.




Mr Sindall designed the reverse of the 1977 Jersey 25 pence coin.

It was issued to mark the Queen's Silver Jubilee (50 years as monarch).

It depicts Mont Orgueil Castle and Gorey Harbour.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#7


Guernsey, 25 pence, 1977.  Queen's Silver Jubilee.  Design by Bernard Sindall.




Castle Cornet.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.