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Was Humphrey Paget's Golden Hind design part of a larger series?
« on: December 12, 2020, 01:21:09 AM »




In 1936, King Edward VIII acceded to the throne in the UK. He set in motion a quest for a more modern set of coin designs but abdicated before any coins were issued for his reign. However, King George VI affirmed some of Edward's choices. One of them was the design of Francis Drake's ship, The Golden Hind, which appeared on the reverse of the halfpenny from 1937 onward.

The Golden Hind design on the halfpenny was the work of Humphrey Paget. Originally it had been intended for the reverse of the half crown. Recently I was reading a 1973 pamphlet entitled 'The proposed coinage of King Edward VIII'. In it, the author Graham Dyer of the Royal Mint Museum writes: 'A set of reverses prepared by Paget early in 1936 had included for the half crown a design based on Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind'. This is the only reference the pamphlet includes to a SET of reverses. Has anybody else ever heard or read in any other publication that Humphrey Paget produced a whole set of prospective coin designs for Edward VIII? Has anybody ever seen any other of these potential designs, apart from the Golden Hind design on a half crown? If I remember correctly, the half crown version is displayed somewhere on the website of the Royal Mint Museum.

 
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Re: Was Humphrey Paget's Golden Hind design part of a larger series?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2020, 10:41:17 AM »
I have that booklet. I read the word set as to mean a number of designs with small differences in order to show possibilities for change, not a set of coins.

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Re: Was Humphrey Paget's Golden Hind design part of a larger series?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2020, 01:14:46 PM »
I see - a set of variations.
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Re: Was Humphrey Paget's Golden Hind design part of a larger series?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2021, 11:07:22 AM »
There are lots of patterns on Royal Mint Museum website though I'm not sure if it has any more than the book.

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Re: Was Humphrey Paget's Golden Hind design part of a larger series?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2021, 10:17:03 AM »
Thanks to the Royal Mint Museum, another unadopted design by Humphrey Paget has been found.

See: Humphrey Paget's unadopted sixpence design.

 
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