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Derek Gorringe, Coin Designer
« on: February 19, 2018, 12:48:05 AM »



Derek C Gorringe was born in Kent, England, in 1932.  I do not know whether he is still alive.

He is shown here working on the UK round pound design of 1988.
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Re: Derek Gorringe, Coin Designer
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2018, 12:51:51 AM »

Liberia, $5, 1982.



The design above was first issued in 1982 then again in 1985. It commemorates the seizure of power by Samuel Doe and his People's Redemption Council and shows a military memorial.

See: Liberia: identifying a military memorial:

"The Statue of the Unknown Soldier, the monument depicted a soldier with fixed bayonet. On the occasion of the second anniversary of the Revolution, a five-dollar Liberia coin with a replica of the soldier statue was minted and circulated."

The design was produced by Derek Gorringe, to sketches supplied.
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Re: Derek Gorringe, Coin Designer
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 12:58:37 AM »

Bermuda, 1 dollar. First issued in 1988.



Derek Gorringe produced the design for this coin, showing a dinghy, from an original sketch by Eldon Trimingham.




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Re: Derek Gorringe, Coin Designer
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 01:03:40 AM »

UK, 1 pound, 1988.



In the UK, Mr Gorringe is best known for producing the reverse design for the UK pound coin of 1988. It featured the Royal Arms of Her Majesty The Queen, surmounted by the Crown of St Edward.
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Re: Derek Gorringe, Coin Designer
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 01:12:49 AM »

São Tomé e Príncipe (St. Thomas and Prince), 1990, 50 dobras.



Derek Gorringe produced this charming FAO-themed design, featuring a snake and a bird. Unfortunately, the surviving Royal Mint documentation does not reveal the species of these creatures.
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Re: Derek Gorringe, Coin Designer
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 01:16:38 AM »

Falkland Islands, 2 pounds, 1991.



Derek Gorringe designed this reverse of this coin, which celebrates the 10th wedding anniversary of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales. It features silhouettes of the royal couple, as well as St. Paul's Cathedral, where they were married.
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