COINS DESIGNED FOR THE ROYAL MINT
CORONATION MEDAL FOR THE ROYAL MINT MUSEUM 2023
Struck for The Royal Mint Museum at Llantrisant, the medal features St. Edward’s coronation crown against a background of Westminster Abbey.
STEPHEN HAWKING FIFTY PENCE 2019
Professor Hawking wrote so eloquently that I could draw a black hole from his descriptions. Although the final design was drawn about eight times actual size on an iPad, it resembles the original quick sketches made by drawing round a fifty pence coin: a perfect template. At the transition from drawing to relief stage, the Royal Mint engravers made subtle adjustments to the heights of various striations to produce an uncanny 3D effect – with an especially satisfactory event horizon.
LONDON TRANSPORT TWO POUNDS 2013
TWO POUND iPAD DESIGN
The design for the Underground commemorative two pound coin 2015 was drawn on an iPad. The final versions were configured while camped in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. A collector’s coin and rarely found in your change – please tweet @edwinaprints if you find one!
CHRISTMAS COIN 2017
After configuring the tree to fit the coin, I made a ‘box’ layer of decorations and moved them to the tree, just as if I had climbed into the attic for that once-a-year stash – and it felt very like the usual tree-decorating!
FIRST WORLD WAR TECHNOLOGY COMMEMORATIVE SET 2014 – 2018
POUNDS 2004 – 2007
THE BRIDGE ONE POUND COINS
The coins represent the four regions of the United Kingdom and were minted between 2004 and 2006. All designing was executed in linocut, which enabled many collaged versions and trials of the bridges and their borders. The Firth of Forth linocut for Scotland is on show at the Museum on the Mound, Edinburgh. Although they are now melted down, the British Museum Money display in Room 68 has case of counterfeited ‘old round pound’ coins that feature the bridge pounds.
THE LINOCUT PRINTS
The linocut designs were realised in relief at The Royal Mint. In Britain until 2017 it was easy to see how closely the designs were followed by consulting your change. A small edition of the pound coin linocuts were printed on Edwina’s Albion press: available in sets or single prints.