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Re: Cook Islands: New Series of Coins in 2015
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2015, 01:06:37 PM »
Not that😜
It is a fairly big team which collaborates in an open team where individuals tend to lose their contribution credit.

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Re: Cook Islands: New Series of Coins in 2015
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2015, 03:28:38 PM »
Not that😜
It is a fairly big team which collaborates in an open team where individuals tend to lose their contribution credit.

Yes, that was the excuse of the Royal Mint when I recently asked about a particular design. However, when a Royal Mint artist was subsequently asked about his designs, he named that particular design as one of his own. So who do you believe: the individual or the bureaucracy? But now I too will play the secrecy game and won't reveal the design or artist, in order to avoid embarrassment.

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Re: Cook Islands: New Series of Coins in 2015
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2015, 04:15:03 PM »
What would you do if another artist too claims it to be his work?
I think working for a corporation would need to forego their right to intellectual property.

I met quite a few software guys who filed software patents but their names were attached to the corporate and it was corporate attorneys who did the spade work. This is the way modern world works.

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Re: Cook Islands: New Series of Coins in 2015
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2015, 04:51:40 PM »
What would you do if another artist too claims it to be his work?

In some cases, someone else may indeed have had a hand. Or somebody who was not involved may want to take some or all of the credit. I accept that it is not possible in all cases to establish the truth, and also there are cases where more than one artist was involved. I have had two cases in which separate artists have told me they designed and modelled coins, only for them to change their mind in later years and claim they had only modelled them. The human memory is not always perfect, you see.

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Re: Cook Islands: New Series of Coins in 2015
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2015, 07:06:37 AM »
The designer of the coin is Aaron Baggio.

Source: Royal Australian Mint (on request).

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Re: Cook Islands: New Series of Coins in 2015
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2015, 11:23:32 AM »
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An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Cook Islands: New Series of Coins in 2015
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2015, 11:58:23 AM »
The designer of the coin is Aaron Baggio.

Excellent news, eurocoin.  8)  Let's see what else Mr Baggio has designed.





He designed the reverse of the 2 dollar coin for the Solomon Islands, above.





He designed the reverse of the Samoan 1 tala coin, above.

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Re: Cook Islands: New Series of Coins in 2015
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2015, 09:25:56 PM »
The designer of the coin is Aaron Baggio.

That is a really fine achievement.
You do have the art of extracting information.
Something I need to learn from you.

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Re: Cook Islands: New Series of Coins in 2015
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2015, 06:32:23 AM »
Excellent news, eurocoin.  8)  Let's see what else Mr Baggio has designed.





He designed the reverse of the 2 dollar coin for the Solomon Islands, above.

Really? That design was used on the $5 coin from the Franklin Mint sets of the 1970s (which maybe Aaron Baggio was involved with but I only recall his name popping up to do with coins in more recent times).

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Re: Cook Islands: New Series of Coins in 2015
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2015, 11:19:33 AM »
That design was used on the $5 coin from the Franklin Mint sets of the 1970s

Look closely, and you will see that the design is of the same artefact, but the details and its overall placement are significantly different. David Thomas created all the designs of the 1970s.
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Re: Cook Islands: New Series of Coins in 2015
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2015, 07:13:57 AM »
The new circulating currency will be launched on Cook Islands Constitution Day on 4 August 2015.
The set consists of six coins with the obverse side of featuring the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the year of mintage (2015). The reverse side of each coin features a number of different designs featuring the culture and traditions of the Cook Islands.

Diameter (mm).Weight(gm).ShapeReverse Design
10 Cent.192.79.Round.Oranges
20 Cent.213.64.Round.Bird
50 Cent.24.2.5.47.Round.Albacore Tuna
1 Dollar.28.52.10.86.Scallop.Tangaroa
2 Dollars.23.89.7.6.Triangular.mortar and Pestle
5 Dollars.28.75.11.3.12 Sided.Traditional Vaka
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Re: Cook Islands: New Series of Coins in 2015
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2015, 03:38:11 AM »
The set

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Re: Cook Islands: New Series of Coins in 2015
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2015, 10:42:16 AM »
Obverse details

10 Cent  Oranges with Leaves

20 Cent  Kakaia Bird (Fairy Tern)

50 Cent Albacore Tuna

1 Dollar Tangaroa, God of the Sea

2 Dollars  Kumete - Traditional Food Pounding Table

5 Dollars Traditional Vaka
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