Comments on "Willem Vis, Coin Designer"

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Gerhard Schön

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The picture in the book was made in advance of the release of the coin by photographing the plaster model, retouching it with black ink and opaque white, and adding some shadow to the upper left. When proofreading the Royal Decree, some government official who did not know Latin, mistook the BALDVINI for BALDVIN I (the first of his name), silently removed the alleged Roman numeral, and had it published that way in the Belgian Official Journal.
http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/mopdf/1998/09/02_1.pdf
Afterwards, nobody wanted to issue an amendment just because of a spelling error, and so the Royal Mint of Belgium had to change the correct inscription to the official one.

Gerhard

Figleaf

I can't imagine how much mail you are getting, Gerhard. Thanks for taking the time to explain the matter.

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

Gerhard Schön

Here is a coin from a series of 24 designed by Willem Vis depicting British Military Leaders, originally done for the East Caribbean States (2 Dollars 2003, S#53-64, and 2 Dollars 2004, S#68-79). This particular piece has been muled with a Turks and Caicos Islands 5 Crowns obverse dated 2004.

Gerhard

eurocoin

Wow, I have never seen that one before  :o
Thank you very much for sharing Mr. Schön.

MCz

Coins designed by William Vis are easy to recognize because he usually put his own mark: small fish with letter W.
Currently, there is 114 coins in Numista designed by Willem Vis, but I'm sure there will be much more as a lot of coins are without engraveur/designer added to the page. 40 of these 114 are only Alderney coins where I recently went through and added designers names.

List can be found here:
List of coins designed by Willem Vis

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Excellent work, MCz. Willem Vis was a very talented designer.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Big_M

Quote from: MCz on August 23, 2022, 09:21:48 AMCoins designed by William Vis are easy to recognize because he usually put his own mark: small fish with letter W.
Currently, there is 114 coins in Numista designed by Willem Vis, but I'm sure there will be much more as a lot of coins are without engraveur/designer added to the page. 40 of these 114 are only Alderney coins where I recently went through and added designers names.

List can be found here:
List of coins designed by Willem Vis

Plenty of his coins are still missing in Numista, one easy addition would be the remaining 23 East Caribbean British Military Leaders coins (plus the T&C mule listed above in this thread)