LONDON, Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
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Britain's 1,000 year-old coin manufacturer, The Royal Mint, has partnered with U.S. precious metal distributor Apmex to unveil some unique snapshots of famous British landmarks – portrayed on a series of limited edition silver bullion coins. U.S. investors can now enjoy owning the contemporary artwork for themselves, when they invest in the Royal Mint Bullion precious metal pieces.
The first of the scenes to be released celebrate two of London's best-loved icons, Big Ben and Tower Bridge, which are part of an ongoing series entitled 'Landmarks of Britain'.
The coin designs are the inspiration of two of The Royal Mint's Coin Designers, Laura Clancy and Glyn Davies, who set about capturing the spirit of the instantly-recognisable British landmarks in a contemporary way. Their artwork shows each location viewed through the eyes of a visitor, seen through passing crowds or rain showers, inspiring the feel of a snapshot or an impressionist painting.
Describing his inspiration for the scenes, Glyn Davies said: "When we visited these iconic London places, it struck us that it's never possible to get an uninterrupted view of them without being obscured in some way by the weather, or by admiring tourists who come from all over the world to see them. This gave us the idea of capturing the familiar scenes in a different, almost photographic way, with a fresh approach".
The resulting 'Landmarks of Britain' series presents precious metal investors with a collection of exciting contemporary artwork on coins, reflecting the familiar British scenes. All the coins bear the obverse 'fifth portrait' portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Royal Mint Coin Designer, Jody Clark.
Nick Bowkett, Head of Sales for Royal Mint Bullion said: "We are delighted to introduce The Royal Mint's exciting 'Landmarks of Britain' bullion coins to a whole new audience through our partnership with precious metal retailer Apmex. U.S. investors can now pick up their own contemporary artwork of familiar British scenes on gold and silver bullion coins".
The Landmarks of Britain precious metal bullion coins are available to purchase at https://www.apmex.com/landmarks-of-britain.
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All the coins bear the obverse 'fifth portrait' portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Royal Mint Coin Designer, Jody Clark.
The reverse designs for the Portrait of Britain Collection were created by Glyn Davies and Laura Clancy, two of The Royal Mint's Coin Designers.
Laura studied Three-dimensional Crafts at the University of Brighton and has previously taught art and metalwork. Her projects for The Royal Mint include various team projects such as works to commemorate the RAF and the 90th anniversary of the First World War.
Glyn worked as an animator before gaining a Masters Degree in Post Production at Bournemouth University. He subsequently worked as a set designer, video editor and motion graphic designer before joining The Royal Mint where his projects have included a medal for the Zoological Society.
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SOURCE The Royal Mint