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Designs by Norman Sillman

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

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Few depictions of bygone days are entirely realistic (or even meant to be), but I trust that the individual ships in the design met your approval, Able Seaman Figleaf?
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In 1985 the UK issued a new portrait of the Queen for our circulation coins. It seems that Mr Silllman entered the competition (if there was one), or else he was commissioned to submit a design. His notes for this fine portrait simply state: "Coin obverse, un-used".
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#32
As above, Mr Sillman's notes state that this intended coin obverse was unused.
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#33
Mr Sillman's notes state: "Medal for Sandhill Ltd".  Mr Sillman's grandson emailed me this comment: "He was very annoyed at having to include Prince Andrew's monogram. He was right too, it made the design unnecessarily cluttered, but Andrew insisted on it!".
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Falkland Islands, 50 pence, 1996.  The Queen and Prince Andrew on board HMS Invincible.




Mr Sillman's plaster for this design.
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#35


The East Caribbean States, $10, 1993.  40th anniversary of the Queen's coronation.




The style of the legend on Mr Sillman's initial sketch suggests that the design was originally intended for the UK commemorative coin.
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Cayman Islands, $5, 1993.  40th anniversary of the Queen's coronation.




Two sketches by Mr Sillman that may have been the starting point for his Cayman Islands coin design shown above.
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#37


Saint Helena and Ascension, 2 pounds, 1993.  40th anniversary of the Queen's coronation. 




Two more of Mr Sillman's sketches commemorating the Queen's coronation.
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#38
Here Mr Sillman commemorates the Queen's 60th birthday with a design showing Britannia. His notes state: "Medal for Sandhill Ltd".
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#39


Solomon Islands, 5 dollars.  The Queen's 70 birthday. The Royal Yacht Britannia in the South Pacific.




Mr Sillman's plaster of his beautifully scenic design.

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Quote from: <k> on January 10, 2014, 08:52:33 PM
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.

It is the 5 dollars coin of Barbados 1996.

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Here, Prince Charles is smiling broadly.
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Here, Prince Charles is not smiling.
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#43


Falkland Islands, 50 Pence, 1981. Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.

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The Cayman Islands decided to issue two coins in 1987, to celebrate the ruby wedding anniversary of the Queen and Prince Philip.

The sketch below illustrates the design concept that the Royal Mint offered to the Cayman authorities. The Royal Mint stressed that the roses would later be replaced by a flower species commonly found in the islands.
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