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Design secrets revealed - our money

Dr Mark Stocker will explore the role of a British Prince in world coin design.

Sixty years ago Prince Philip was a progressive royal who fully realised the need for a huge change in the British small change. He was President of the Royal Mint Advisory Committee on the design of coins, medals, seals and decorations for 47 years, indicative of his interest and commitment, and exerted a profound influence on what British currency looks like.

Dr Mark Stocker will present an illustrated talk based upon his article published in Majesty magazine in February 2021.

Dr Mark Stocker was an Associate Professor and Programme co-ordinator for Art History and Theory at the Department of History and Art History, Otago University before taking up the position of Curator Historical International Art at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, retiring in 2019. Dr Stocker remains an energetic publisher, with over 200 books, articles and essays to his credit. In 2014 he was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA). In June 2021 the Royal Mint is publishing Dr Stocker’s book When Britain Went Decimal: The Coinage of 1971.


Mark Stocker



The Friends of Te Papa


Te Papa
55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

4:00pm Sun 15 August, 2021 - 5:00pm Sun 15 August, 2021