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Eric Sewell, engraver and coin designer

Started by <k>, March 03, 2019, 09:09:56 PM

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Eric Sewell


Eric Sewell was the Chief Engraver of the Royal Mint in the 1970s.

He was born in 1920 and died in 2016.
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Eric Sewell designed the reverse of the UK's first round pound.

It was issued in 1983 and featured the royal arms.

See also: UK pattern pound coin dated 1983.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

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The wedding of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer took place in 1981.

Eric Sewell provided the design for the commemorative collector coin of the East Caribbean Territories.

He added a bird's eye view of the islands to the standard circulation obverse design of the Golden Hind.

Artist Michael Rizzello had supplied a design showing the royal couple, but it was not liked, so Mr Sewell quickly provided a replacement.

See also: Coins of the East Caribbean Territories .
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

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Do you know of any other coin designs by Mr Sewell? Did he ever design any medals for the Royal Mint?
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

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<k>

I thought that would be the case, but I have never seen any biographical details about him.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

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You may want to PM our latest new member, Annabel Reynaud, granddaughter of Mr. Sewell.

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