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Barry Stanton, Coin Designer
« on: March 01, 2011, 09:11:21 PM »
Barry Stanton was born in Mansfield, England, in 1943 and studied at the City and Guilds of London Art School. He has worked as a designer, sculptor, engraver and medallist, and he has been employed by the Royal Mint, the Pobjoy Mint and the Franklin Mint.
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Re: Barry Stanton, Coin Designer
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011, 09:13:29 PM »
Barry designed the reverse of the Malaya and British Borneo one cent coin. The reverse is unusual in that it includes no text or legend, and the coin itself does not carry a portrait of Queen Elizabeth, unlike the other denominations in the series.
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Re: Barry Stanton, Coin Designer
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011, 09:16:40 PM »
Barry designed the second modern circulation series of the Isle of Man, which was issued from 1976 to 1979.

p.   Herring.                 
1p.   Loghtan ram.             
2p.   Manx shearwater.         
5p.   Laxey wheel.             
10p.  Triskele.           
50p.  Viking ship.         
1.   Triskele.         



Here are images of three coins from that set.










 
 
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Re: Barry Stanton, Coin Designer
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 09:19:39 PM »
Barry depicted the famous Zimbabwe soapstone bird that appears on the obverse of Zimbabwe's circulation coins, first issued in 1980. The reverse designs were by a South African artist named Jeff Huntly.
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Re: Barry Stanton, Coin Designer
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011, 09:28:05 PM »
Barry is also responsible for the design of the sheep that appears on the reverse of Somalia's 10 senti and 1 shilin of 1976.



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Re: Barry Stanton, Coin Designer
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2011, 09:29:57 PM »
Barry created the design for Jersey's 1997 collector coin commemorating the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

Barry lives in London and is still working.


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Re: Barry Stanton, Coin Designer
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2011, 10:18:51 PM »
Yet another series of designs that provide additional insights, just by grouping them by designer. Barry seems to like detail and research. His longship is better than most and his animals are quite detailed, which helps against the background of the outlined IoM. I am of two minds about the portraits. My first reaction was negative, but the abstract crown made me look again. Not sure yet. Very busy design, also. I could have done without the arms, but like the line, cutting off the design below and the cathedral in the background for adding depth and a feeling of "on the way to".
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Re: Barry Stanton, Coin Designer
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2015, 06:27:20 PM »


Barry designed the reverse of this Kuwait 2 dinars coin of 1976. The obverse was designed by Christopher Ironside.
 
 
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Re: Barry Stanton, Coin Designer
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2015, 06:28:32 PM »


Tristan da Cunha, 25 pence, 1980.

He designed this portrait of the Queen Mother, to commemorate her 80th birthday.

 
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Re: Barry Stanton, Coin Designer
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2017, 12:58:13 PM »


St. Christopher-Nevis, 20 dollars, 1983. Collector coin commemorating independence (gained in 1983).

The coin was design and modelled by Barry Stanton.

See also: St. Christopher-Nevis.

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Re: Barry Stanton, Coin Designer
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2017, 05:59:20 PM »
The reverse is unusual in that it includes no text or legend, and the coin itself does not carry a portrait of Queen Elizabeth, unlike the other denominations in the series.

For the record, it is the other way around. Malaysia became independent on 31st August 1957. It's the coins dated 1958-1961 that may be unusual, because they still carry the portrait of Q Elizabeth, though this may have been in a sort of arrangement similar that that of e.g. Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

The Malaya and British Borneo dollar was replaced by the Malaysia Ringgit only on 12th June 1967, but the central bank of independent Malaysia was established on 26th January 1959 as Bank Negara Tanah Melayu (now Bank Negara Malaysia.) In other words, the 1962 cent was a coin of independent Malaysia, issued by the Malaysian central bank. The legend "Malaysia and British Borneo" must refer to the currency, not the country as that country no longer existed in 1962. In that, it is certainly unusual and maybe "one of a kind".

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Re: Barry Stanton, Coin Designer
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2017, 06:16:32 PM »
Malaysia became independent on 31st August 1957.

Not quite. From Wikipedia:

The Federation of Malaya became independent on 31 August 1957, and in 1963 Malaysia was formed with the Singapore, North Borneo, and Sarawak Crown Colonies.

It's a complex matter, and at some point I intend to finish my topics on those states and tie them all together, to explain how modern Malaysia and Singapore came about.

The legend on the coin you mention reads "Malaya and British Borneo". It is obviously a coin of a currency union. Since Malaya was probably part of the Commonwealth too, the Queen would have appeared on those coins in her capacity as Head of the Commonwealth. Probably the 1962 design without the Queen reflected a recognition that Malaya was gearing up to join Singapore, North Borneo, and Sarawak Crown Colonies to form independent Malaysia. Maybe I will be able to find something in the National Archives about the matter.

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Re: Barry Stanton, Coin Designer
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2017, 12:48:41 AM »


Botswana, 5 pula, 1978.  Gemsbok (Oryx gazella).



Mr Stanton was responsible for this design. It was one of a three coin set with a World Wildlife Fund theme.

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Re: Barry Stanton, Coin Designer
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2017, 12:49:51 AM »


Botswana, 10 pula, 1978.   Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus).



Mr Stanton was responsible for this design. It was one of a three coin set with a World Wildlife Fund theme.

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Re: Barry Stanton, Coin Designer
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2017, 12:53:37 AM »


Botswana, 150 pula, 1978.  Brown hyena (Hyaena brunnea), also known as a strandwolf, though hyenas are neither dogs nor wolves.



Mr Stanton's final design of the set, a superb hyena, appeared on the reverse of this gold coin.