Frederick Mogford, Royal Mint engraver

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Frederick Mogford was born on 22 April 1933 at Murree Hills, Northern India (now Pakistan).

He was employed at the Royal Mint from October 1975 to May 1995.

Apparently Mr Mogford was more involved in the modelling than the design of coins.

He was also much more involved in designing medals during his time at the Royal Mint.

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And a bit of detective work. What was the plaster Mr Mogford was preparing in the photo?

See the detail above, and the matching medal that I found on the Internet.

The medal commemorates the tercentenary of the birth of John Harrison, 1693-1776.

He was the scientist who worked on the longitude problem.

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Seychelles 5 rupees 1982.jpg


Two very different designs from the same year, both by Mr Mogford.

1] Guernsey 1982 20p coin, featuring a milk can on the reverse.


2] Seychelles 1982 5 rupees, featuring a coco-de-mer palm tree on the reverse.


The homely and the exotic.

Figleaf

Excellent detective work. Thanks for sharing the results with us.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Galapagos

Glad you liked it. It's easy to overlook the human beings behind every design, who put in a lot of effort during the various stages of design and modelling, to help bring us the finished shiny round metal article.

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Frederick Mogford designed the reverse of the 1989 Bermuda collector dollar coin.

It depicts two monarch butterflies.
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Jamaica $10 1989.jpg


Mr Mogford also designed the reverse of this Jamaica $10 coin of 1989.

It commemorated the voyages of Christopher Columbus.
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Jamaica, $10, 1994.  Ernest Hemingway, who wrote "The Old Man and the Sea".
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Jamaica, $500, 1992.  Columbus quincentennial.

Sketches for this coin were supplied by the Bank of Jamaica, and the model was created by Frederick Mogford.
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Seychelles, 20 rupees, 1983.  Fifth anniversary of the Central Bank.

Initial drawings were supplied by the bank, and the model was created by Frederick Mogford.
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Samoa, 10 tala, 1995.  Life of the Queen Mother.

Young Lady Elizabeth riding Bobs, her horse.
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Vanuatu, 10 vatu, 1995.  Life of the Queen Mother.

The birth of Prince William.
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