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Obverse of Royal Mint Fleur De Coin Medallion
Obverse of Royal Mint Fleur De Coin Medallion
Reverse of Royal Mint Fleur De Coin Medallion
Reverse of Royal Mint Fleur De Coin Medallion
Royal Mint FDC Medallion
Issued to Fleur De Coin Club Members
We don't know exactly when the Royal Mint first issued these medallions, our guess would be about year 2000, but there is a clue on the certificate which accompanies the specimen we acquired.
Since its establishment some ten years ago the exclusive and prestigious Fleur de Coin Club, set up for those special collectors who regularly purchase coins directly from the Royal Mint, has grown from strength to strength. Within a year or two it was clear, following consultations with Club members that a distinctive silver membership medal and lapel badge would further enhance its identity. To that end a competition was organised by the Royal Mint, and members helped with the subsequent selection of medal designs created by renowned artist Mary Milner Dickens. At that time she had recently completed her first commission for the Royal Mint, but since then she has achieved frequent success as a commercial artist.

In creating designs that were to echo the exclusivity of the Fleur de Coin Club, the artist cleverly developed her ideas from two modern paintings - the famous Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh (Goch according to the Mint) and the surrealist picture Golconda by Rene Magritte. On one side Vincent Van Goch's (sic) sunflowers, regarded as the most expensive and sought after "fleurs" of the twentieth century, represents the quality of Royal Mint coins while on the other side the main subject, a collector, introduces a suitably numismatic element.

The set is completed by the addition of the exquisite silver lapel badge that carries the delightful sunflower design.

A Well Deserved Medal
While we think it a very nice idea and gesture for the Royal Mint to reward its loyal customers with one of these medallions, which we assume were sent to FDC members free of charge, we wonder what it actually cost the members in purchases to get one?

AlloySterling .925 silver
DiameterMedal 50 mm
Badge 26 mm

As with many of the interesting medals and medallion featured on our website, it is not primarily for sale, rather to share the design and knowledge with a greater public.

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