The Royal Arms

April 13, 2008

This beautiful new set of coins for the UK was designed by 26-year-old graphic designer Matthew Dent, who won a public competition by the Royal Mint that attracted more than 4000 entries. The coins feature different details of the Shield of the Royal Arms and when placed together, will reveal the complete shield of arms.
From the Royal Mint website:”Against all the odds, a young artist has won a public competition and devised a stunningly original series that stands as an imaginative and clever solution.”

It really is a beautiful contempory and innovative design. I think it´s great that people choose this instead of going with a more traditional and “safer” version.

Go here for an interesting post by Jonathan Hoefler on the subject.

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