Arnold Machin: Pattern Decimal Halfpenny of 1963.

Started by <k>, April 11, 2011, 03:17:41 PM

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<k>

I have scanned this article from the Royal Mint Summer 2011 Bulletin.

The article heading states "Museum Treasures: Arnold Machin Decimal Design".

This a beautiful design and shows what might have been, had Machin been successful.




Related links:

1] Arnold Machin, Coin Designer.

2] Guernsey square 10 shillings, plus alternative design.
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Figleaf

Pretty awful, I'd say. The lion looks like a Gorgone with the extra hair, the crown is a few sizes too small for the whig, a harp-growing plant is a bit Harry Potterish and worst of all, the lion munching the stalks is comical.

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

<k>

The lion did make me think of Aslan, but I think it's an imaginative design and very different from the staid heraldry that the Royal Mint usually issues for Britain.
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