Proof medals

MEDAL COIN DESIGN: The term PROOF COINAGE comes from the early samples of a coin issue, historically made for checking the dies and for archival purposes. Nowadays both coins and medals are struck in greater numbers specially for coin collectors (numismatists). Most of these images are photographed plaster models in combination with Photoshop.

‍The Medal series Norwegian Royal Court included most of the Royal history since 1905.
this reverse is unofficial, it´s my contribution to the competition.
‍Samlerhuset is the editor of the series.
King Haakon VII, model photo.
‍‍The Crown Prince Wedding 2001.
‍and the Crown Prince Wedding 1929
‍Throne shift 1957
Here is our King Harald from an earlier series: Norwegian Regnets
‍and his father King Olav V.
‍Norway was united to Sweden for almost 100 years, King Oscar II was the last of these Kings.
Fridtjof Nansen, explorer, scientist and not the least his engagement for peace was remarkable. Here on his "Nansen passports" as travel dokuments to stateless refugees in 1922.
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, one of our greatest authors. He was very engaged in politics and claimed his strong meanings about the most in his life time. Ole Bull in the background. The year 1910 was the anniversary of Bjornsons death and the 200 years anniversary of the birth of Ole Bull.
Nelson Mandela, portrait with Mandela smiling was quite a challenge. 
Frederik de Klerk winner of the Nobel Peace Prize shared with Nelson Mandela.
Another South African Nobel Prize laureate, Albert Luthuli. 
Johan Sverdrup, left wing politician; the father of parlamentarism, which he introduced in 1884.

‍‍Sondre Norheim, 1825-1897, Norwegian skier and the pioneer of modern skiing.

The series Norge Eidsvoll 1814 2014. Photo Samlerhuset.
Medals with really high relief: here King Haakon, obverse, The three royal generations on the reverse. photo Samlerhuset.
King Harald V 80th Anniversary 2017.
Queen Sonja, 80th Anniversary 2017.
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