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John Lobban
« on: August 21, 2009, 10:39:43 PM »
John Lobban was an exuberant medallist. Here's a great one. The comment I found was:

UK, John LOBBAN (1919-1996) Joie de Vivre

1995/6 BAMS 129, ed. 36 cast bronze 86mm, finished and published posthumously by Avril VAUGHAN, cast by the Royal Mint, high relief, GBP 125

This medal symbolises all John's great loves - wine, art, sex, racing, nature, literature and general fun. He was a graphic designer as well as a sculptor and medallist, known for his illustrations of Paddington Bear as well as his work for the Royal Mint and the Franklin Mint. This was his last medal, the reverse half worked but unfinished when he died. So Avril, his partner, finished it for casting and oversaw the patination for its publication by BAMS.


Source: Simmons Gallery

Follow the link if you are interested in medals. There are some great medal pictures there.

Peter
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Re: John Lobban
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009, 10:37:43 AM »
I didn't find a portrait either, but I did make a surprising (for me) discovery. Look at the signature on this coin. If the type wouldn't have failed, that might have been one of the coins he designed that were at least meant for circulation.

Peter
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Re: John Lobban
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2011, 07:15:26 PM »
John Lobban designed the UK two pound reverses of 1989:

The Tercentenary of the Bill of Rights (England) and The Claim of Right (Scotland).

He was also one of various artists to illustrate the children's fictional hero, Paddington Bear.
 
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Re: John Lobban
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2013, 08:01:31 PM »
Aruba, 25 florins, 1995. 

The reverse design, depicting green sea turtles, was the work of John Lobban. His initials are visible in the exergue, to the right.
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Re: John Lobban
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 11:34:31 PM »


Ukraine, 200000 karbovantsiv, 1995.

50th anniversary of the United Nations. John Lobban designed the reverse of the coin and engraved both sides.

 
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Re: John Lobban
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2018, 01:42:18 PM »


Barbados, $5, 1995.  UN Headquarters, New York.  50th anniversary of the United Nations.

 
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