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Robert Elderton, Coin Designer
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Robert Elderton was born in Plaistow, London, in 1948. He took art classes at Lister Technical School in Plaistow. In 1964 he was accepted into an apprenticeship at the Royal Mint, which in those days was based at Tower Hill, London. During his apprenticeship, he studied art and silversmithing, first at the Central School of Art and Design, then at the Sir John Cass College of Art.

After his apprenticeship, he worked in the Royal Mint’s engraving department, assisting top numismatic sculptors and artists such as Arnold Machin, Richard Guyatt and Leslie Durbin. In the mid-1970s, Mr Elderton himself started producing and modelling designs for the Royal Mint. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, he designed a huge variety of coins, eventually leaving the employ of the Royal Mint in 1999. Mr Elderton is a self-employed artist these days, but he still occasionally produces coin and medal designs for the Royal Mint. For relaxation, he enjoys producing medals in his leisure time, and he is a particular fan of the music stars of the 1950s, such as Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley.

Robert Elderton is an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors and a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths. He has gained the Freedom of the Goldsmiths’ Company and has been made a Freeman of the City of London.

 
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