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Galvanise and Sheffield’s Assay Office Celebrate First Limited Edition Coin Stamping with Artist Jonathan Wilkinson

17 Mar 2014

Galvanise and Sheffield’s Assay Office Celebrate First Limited Edition Coin Stamping with Artist Jonathan Wilkinson

Assay Master Ashley Carson and artist Jonathan Wilkinson oversea the stamping of the first Galvanize celebratory limited edition coins that will be Sheffield’s Artist Jonathan Wilkinson and Ashley Carson displaying the coins.
calling card to other UK cities and the rest of the world. 

On one side the coins feature six landmark Sheffield buildings designed by artist Jonathan Wilkinson: Millennium Gallery, Persistence Works, Butcher Works, Forgemasters, The Cheese Grater (Q Park) and The Cutlers Hall, and the other side  firmly identifies the coins as created and produced in Sheffield by featuring the Assay Office, Galvanize and the Made in Sheffield mark.

Ashley Carson commented: “This initiative particularly appealed to us as the coin seemed such a simple but effective way to represent Sheffield’s metalworking and design skills. The coin also features buildings that are synonymous with what Sheffield makes as well as representing both historical and contemporary architectural design.” 

Jonathan Wilkinson runs an online store selling his own artwork called We Live Here that he established in 2007; “It’s an honour to be invited to produce a design for something as prestigious as this to fly the flag of my hometown. It was also an enjoyable challenge to illustrate key locations in the city that best sum up Sheffield's design and innovation, and that could fit into such a compact design. However I think we pulled it off as the detail is just stunning!”

There will 1,000 coins produced in base metal and 101 commemorative silver coins, as the coins were first created during the 100 years of stainless steel celebrations in 2013 and have been produced in the following year in 2014; 100 years plus 1. Each silver coin will be numbered.  

 


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