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Eric Sewell, engraver and coin designer
« on: March 03, 2019, 09:09:56 PM »

Eric Sewell



Eric Sewell was the Chief Engraver of the Royal Mint in the 1970s. I do not know when he was born, nor do I know whether he is still alive.

 
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Re: Eric Sewell, engraver and coin designer
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 09:13:14 PM »


Eric Sewell designed the reverse of the UK's first round pound, which was issued in 1983. The design featured the royal arms.

See also: UK pattern pound coin dated 1983.
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Re: Eric Sewell, engraver and coin designer
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 09:19:44 PM »


The wedding of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer took place in 1981. Eric Sewell provided the design for the commemorative collector coin of the East Caribbean Territories, by adding a bird's eye view of the islands to the standard circulation obverse design of the Golden Hind.

Artist Michael Rizzello had supplied a design showing the royal couple, but it was not liked, so Mr Sewell quickly provided a replacement.

See also: Coins of the East Caribbean Territories .
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Re: Eric Sewell, engraver and coin designer
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2019, 09:20:31 PM »
Do you know of any other coin designs by Mr Sewell? Did he ever design any medals for the Royal Mint?
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Re: Eric Sewell, engraver and coin designer
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2019, 03:28:58 PM »
Mr Sewell is no longer alive.

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Re: Eric Sewell, engraver and coin designer
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2019, 03:46:34 PM »
I thought that would be the case, but I have never seen any biographical details about him.
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