Author Topic: Humphrey Paget, Coin Designer  (Read 16860 times)

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Re: Humphrey Paget, Coin Designer
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2011, 02:03:15 AM »
The designs are superb, but too much of the surface is left blank, making it look more like an art medal. Strange too that Ireland's best designs are by the English, though I do rate their 1990 punt coin, the red deer by Thomas Ryan, very highly.
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Re: Humphrey Paget, Coin Designer
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2013, 07:05:13 PM »








Humphrey Paget also created a portrait of Edward VIII during his brief reign in 1936. Edward preferred Paget's portrait, of all that were shown to him, but it only ever appeared on patterns, as no circulating or commemorative coins were ever issued bearing Edward's portrait.

See also: King Edward VIII: His Place in Numismatics

 
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Re: Humphrey Paget, Coin Designer
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2013, 07:07:23 PM »


Paget's half penny design of the mid-1930s, which depicts the Golden Hind. This circulation coin was one of the legacies of Edward VIII's brief reign, and of the King's desire to modernise the coinage.
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Re: Humphrey Paget, Coin Designer
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2016, 02:54:59 PM »
A portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh, for a 25 pence coin (country unknown) dated 1972.  It was never issued.
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