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Frederick Mogford, Royal Mint engraver
« on: September 23, 2009, 03:22:33 AM »



Frederick Mogford was born on 22 April 1933 at Murree Hills, Northern India (now Pakistan) and he was employed at the Royal Mint from October 1975 to May 1995.
 
Apparently Mr Mogford was more involved in the modelling than the design of coins, but here are two reverses that he did design:-

Guernsey. 1982 20p.   Obverse: Coat of arms.  Reverse: Guernsey milk can.         
Seychelles. Obverse: Coat of arms. 1982 5  rupees.  Reverse: Coco-de-mer palm tree. 

From what I can find on the internet, Mr Mogford was much more involved in designing medals during his time at the Royal Mint.
 
 
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Re: Frederick Mogford, Royal Mint engraver
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009, 05:53:42 PM »












And a bit of detective work. What was the plaster Mr Mogford was preparing in the photo? See the detail below, and the matching medal that I found on the Internet.

The medal commemorates the tercentenary of the birth of John Harrison, 1693-1776, who worked on the longitude problem.

 
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Re: Frederick Mogford, Royal Mint engraver
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2009, 11:38:36 PM »
Two very different designs from the same year, both by Mr Mogford:-

1] Guernsey 1982 20p coin, featuring a milk can on the reverse. This design was issued in 1982 and 1983 only.

2] Seychelles 1982 5 rupees, featuring a coco-de-mer palm tree on the reverse.


The homely and the exotic.












 
 
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Re: Frederick Mogford, Royal Mint engraver
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2009, 11:33:56 PM »
Excellent detective work. Thanks for sharing the results with us.

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

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Re: Frederick Mogford, Royal Mint engraver
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2009, 01:24:35 AM »
Glad you liked it. It's easy to overlook the human beings behind every design, who put in a lot of effort during the various stages of design and modelling, to help bring us the finished shiny round metal article.

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Re: Frederick Mogford, Royal Mint engraver
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2015, 01:50:46 PM »


Frederick Mogford designed the reverse of the 1989 Bermuda collector dollar coin. It depicts two monarch butterflies.
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2015, 04:36:27 PM »
Mr Mogford also designed the reverse of this Jamaica $10 coin of 1989, which commemorated the voyages of Christopher Columbus.
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2018, 11:52:25 PM »


Jamaica, $10, 1994.  Ernest Hemingway, who wrote "The Old Man and the Sea".
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2018, 07:22:58 PM »


Jamaica, $500, 1992.  Columbus quincentennial.

Sketches for this coin were supplied by the Bank of Jamaica, and the model was created by Frederick Mogford.
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2018, 07:28:08 PM »


Seychelles, 20 rupees, 1983.  Fifth anniversary of the Central Bank.

Initial drawings were supplied by the bank, and the model was created by Frederick Mogford.
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« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2019, 12:24:55 PM »


Samoa, 10 tala, 1995.  Life of the Queen Mother.

Young Lady Elizabeth riding Bobs, her horse.
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« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2019, 12:26:03 PM »


Vanuatu, 10 vatu, 1995.  Life of the Queen Mother.

The birth of Prince William.
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