About Thomas Docherty

Thomas Docherty has worked as an engraver at The Royal Mint for more than seven years. His designs have been used on coins in circulation as well as on commemoratives. He blogs about design, typography and art on coins.

Typography and coin design

In over seven years of working in the design and engraving department at The Royal Mint, I cannot recall a coin or medal design that didn’t include some element of written language. Whether it is the notation of an authorising country, the denomination, the year of production, or an artist’s initials; type and typography are fundamental elements of coin design.

Inspired to learn more about typography

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