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French Gold Coins.

France is a country rich in history and gold coins represent a large part of it. The first French franc was struck in 1360 as a gold coin. It was issued after King John was freed and depicted the King in armor seated on a horse. By 1643, francs…Continue readingFrench Gold Coins.

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A LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT GOLD.

It is a store of value and a safe haven in times of crisis. Gold is rare, universally accepted, and can be easily bought and sold around the world. It is used in coinage and is a standard for monetary systems in many countries. Most gold that is fabricated…Continue readingA LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT GOLD.

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Wojciech Pietranik. (Born 1950)

Wojciech Pietranik was born in 1950 in the city of Gdansk, Poland. He began studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk at the age of 20. He graduated in 1975 with an honors diploma. Wojciech moved to Australia in 1985 where he undertook a variety of jobs…Continue readingWojciech Pietranik. (Born 1950)

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Ian Rank-Broadley. (Born 1952) 

In 1952 Ian Rank-Broadley was born at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, growing up and then studying at the Epsom School of Art, where he studied sculpture under Bruce McLean, moving on to the Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London, with Post-graduate studies under Reg Butler, Michael Kenny & John…Continue readingIan Rank-Broadley. (Born 1952) 

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Stuart Devlin. (1931 –2018)

Stuart Devlin was born in Geelong, Australia, in 1931. In his third year of secondary education, he chose to become an art teacher, specializing in gold and silversmithing. In 1957 he obtained a post at a Melbourne college and studied for a Diploma of Art in gold and silversmithing.…Continue readingStuart Devlin. (1931 –2018)

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Raphael Maklouf. (1937)

Raphael Maklouf was born in Jerusalem on 10 December 1937 and came to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He began sculpting at the age of thirteen, during a stay in hospital, and at sixteen became a student at the Camberwell School of Art, where he remained…Continue readingRaphael Maklouf. (1937)