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Designs by children
« on: May 04, 2018, 11:28:54 AM »
Belize, $2, 1998.  Protect Our Heritage.

This design was the work of 12-year-old Oran Gordon, a pupil at St. Martin de Porres School. The design shows different elements in the evolution of Belize, in its journey from a colonial territory to a modern and independent country.

My thanks to forum member Big_M for providing a scan and information about this coin.

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Re: Designs by children
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2018, 11:34:11 AM »
In 2009, the BBC television children's programme, Blue Peter, ran a competition to design an Olympic coin for the 2012 London event. The winner of the competition was 9-year-old Florence Jackson. The theme was athletics.

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Re: Designs by children
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2018, 11:41:51 AM »

The UK bimetallic one pound coin.



15-year-old David Pearce, of Walsall, England, won the competition for the reverse design.

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Re: Designs by children
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2018, 07:27:04 PM »
John Serrano was an 11-year-old pupil at St Peter's Primary School, East Keilor in Victoria, Australia, when he won a competition to design a coin. The coin was issued the next year in 2004.

Australia, 50 cents, 2004.  Lorikeet, koala, wombat.
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Re: Designs by children
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2018, 08:04:21 PM »
Design for the last pre-euro coin of the Netherlands by 12 years old Tim van Melis.

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Re: Designs by children
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2018, 12:43:23 PM »
Australia, 50 cents, 2005.  Kelly Just was only 16 when she designed this coin for the Commonwealth Games.

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Re: Designs by children
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2018, 11:13:37 PM »
One of the 150th anniversary Canadian coins was made by a kid out of Calgary if Iím not mistaken. I have a 1/4 Euro from France dedicated to children which I can only imagine was daisgnes by a child. There are several Austrian 10euro coins designed by children too

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Re: Designs by children
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2018, 11:16:52 PM »
Between 2012 and 2016, the Austrian mint issued a series of Ä10 collector coins dedicated to the nine states. Ten coins - the nine states, plus one for Austria as a whole - were designed by schoolchildren (reverse) and by professional mint designers (obverse).

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