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Comments on "David Cornell, Coin Designer"
« on: October 05, 2012, 01:14:04 AM »
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David Cornell, Coin Designer

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Re: Comments on "David Cornell, Coin Designer"
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 05:18:15 AM »
This would have have and still would make an excellent article for publication to share with many others.

I once nearly had an oportunity to gather some biographical information about the Austrian artist/engraver Karl Perl (born in 1876) from some descendants and I intended to publish it for posteriterity. They owned some unique works, tools and later photos.

After many initial positive communications and them providing some personal family photos they broke off communication suddendly and with no explanation. I haven't heard from them since almost 10 years.

That is the only real regret I can think of happening in my numismatic endevors over 45+ years.

What a crying shame that information will now likely be lost forever.

Dale

 

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Re: Comments on "David Cornell, Coin Designer"
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2012, 08:38:17 AM »
The initials "JP" in the field of the 1973 Cook Islands coin are interesting - 'John Pinches', in the transitional period of takeover by the Franklin Mint?

Also the issue showing Prince William on his 21st birthday would fit in with your "computers on coins" theme (assuming I haven't overlooked it there).


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Re: Comments on "David Cornell, Coin Designer"
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2012, 12:00:35 PM »
The initials "JP" in the field of the 1973 Cook Islands coin are interesting - 'John Pinches', in the transitional period of takeover by the Franklin Mint?

According to Gerhard:

"The Cook Islands $2 of 1973 was minted by John Pinches (the UK subsidiary of Franklin Mint). It is listed as such in the Weltmünzkatalog. There are other coins with the JP mintmark as well, the best known is certainly the Bahamas $50
gold coin of 1973 (S#29, Y#28, KM#48)."

Also the issue showing Prince William on his 21st birthday would fit in with your "computers on coins" theme
Well spotted!

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Re: Comments on "David Cornell, Coin Designer"
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2012, 07:57:17 PM »
Have a look at these images:



Gibraltar, 10 pence, 2004.  Operation Torch, designed by Philip Nathan.





Gibraltar, 2 pence, 2005.  Operation Torch, designed by Philip Nathan.





Gibraltar, 5 pounds, 2004.  Operation Torch, designed by David Cornell. This was part of a series entitled "Route to Victory".

Mr Cornell told me in an email: "I designed and sculpted the whole set of "Route to Victory" for the Royal British Legion, hence the poppy. I have noticed that similar designs were done for Operation Torch, but I only did the design with the poppy attached."



I suspected that both artists must have used the same photo as a reference. Mr Cornell tells me: "My wife does the research and she has told me the photo used for the Operation Torch design was taken from the book "World War II", by Ivor Matanle, and then the background made up".





Can anybody identify the personalities who appear in the photo? I will be posting images of the "Route to Victory" series of coins later.

 
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Re: Comments on "David Cornell, Coin Designer"
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2012, 11:21:37 PM »
I think the Americans are Omar Bradley (centre) an George Patton (right).

Peter
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Re: Comments on "David Cornell, Coin Designer"
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2012, 12:27:57 AM »
Thanks, Figleaf. And our member africancoins tells me that one of them could be General Sir Harold Alexander.

Isle of Man, 1 crown, 1994.  D-Day: General Omar Bradley.  Join the army and get your portrait on a coin.  8)

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Re: Comments on "David Cornell, Coin Designer"
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2012, 12:37:24 PM »
I agree on Alexander.  That begs the question of where the photo was taken, though, as I don't believe Alexander was personally involved in North Africa. BTW, I wouldn't have recognized any of the three from the coins.

Peter
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Re: Comments on "David Cornell, Coin Designer"
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2013, 03:41:08 PM »
Gibraltar, 5 pounds, 2004.

I have just had an email from David Cornell's wife, Gerry Cornell, who does a lot of research behind the scenes:

"Just something to add to your site-re Operation Torch coin. I noticed that there has been some interest as to who is shown on the coin.
General Sir Harold Alexander is on the left, General Eisenhower centre and Lieutenant General George Patton."
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Re: Comments on "David Cornell, Coin Designer"
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2017, 01:45:16 PM »
The initials "JP" in the field of the 1973 Cook Islands coin are interesting - 'John Pinches', in the transitional period of takeover by the Franklin Mint?

After having noticed the success of Franklin Mint in the USA, by quick action the agile promoter Derek Pobjoy copyrighted the name “Franklin Mint” in Britain and demanded extortionate payment to release it. FM was obliged to do business as “John Pinches Ltd.” until finally coming to costly agreement with Pobjoy.
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Re: Comments on "David Cornell, Coin Designer"
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2017, 02:31:17 PM »
So who is Leslie Ernest Pinches? Any relation?  (Maybe we should hive these comments off and create a separate topic for this).