Designs by Norman Sillman

Started by <k>, November 19, 2013, 12:53:37 PM

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

<k>

#15
This very British-looking design commemorates the 16th Mint Directors' Conference of 1990. I suspect that this was intended to be a medal.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#16


1960 1 dong coin for Vietnam.  President Ngo Dinh Diem, portrayed on the obverse, was assassinated in 1963.




Mr Sillman's notes state: "Coin portrait for Vietnam".

 
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#17
Mr Sillman's notes for this piece state: Official medal - First Fleet to Australia.  A fine ship design graces the reverse.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#18
A majestic conjoint portrait of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, commemorating their 40th wedding anniversary.

Mr Sillman's notes state: "Medal for Metal Import Ltd".
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#19
A design commemorating the Queen's 70th birthday.  My suspicion is that this one was never issued, or certainly not as a coin.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#20


Jamaica, $10, 1993. 40th anniversary of the Queen's coronation.






Mr Sillman's initial sketch of his design.




Mr Sillman's plaster cast of his design.

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#21


Gambia, 10 dalasis, 1996.  Queen Elizabeth inspects the Guard of Honour on her visit to Gambia.




Mr Sillman's plaster cast of his design.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#22


East Caribbean States, 10 dollars, 1996.  The Queen's 70th birthday. The Royal Yacht, with St Lucia in the background.




Mr Sillman's plaster cast of his design.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#23
To finish, another of Mr Sillman's designs depicting the Queen's 70th birthday. It looks familiar, yet I can't place the actual issue.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#24


Kenya, 5 shillings, 1985.  President Daniel arap Moi.




And here is the original plaster of Mr Sillman's superb portrait.

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#25
"The Battle of the Armada, 1588."  This looks like another intended coin design that was never issued.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#26
This attractive design was evidently meant to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Unfortunately, it appears that it was never issued as a coin. Note the highly realistic portrayal of the lamb's posture.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#27


Oman, 1 riyal, 1997.  Mountain gazelle.




Mr Sillman's talent for depicting wildlife is apparent once more.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#28


Oman, 1 riyal, 1997.  Leopard.




This was the other plaster created by Mr Sillman for this two-coin set.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Figleaf

Quote from: <k> on January 11, 2014, 07:32:12 PM
"The Battle of the Armada, 1588."  This looks like another intended coin design that was never issued.

One possible reason may be that the two Spanish ships in the background seem to profit from a different direction of the wind than the "Golden Hind" in the foreground. In addition, the Armada was defeated by storms, so it is unlikely that the ships would have been under full sail at any time. I also think Drake was smarter than to attack two big Spanish galleons crossing his tee with his much smaller ship. :)

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