Information about Horst Hahne

Horst Hahne (1940 - )

Horst Hahne, PSM, was the Royal Australian Mint's Chief Engraver. He joined the Mint in 1965 and climbed through its ranks before retiring in 1999. His contributions included the coin designs for the $10 State Series and the $200 Pride of Australia Series. Hahne also designed the reverse of a 1991 commemorative 50 cent coin; the 1995 20 and 50 cent commemorative coins; he is best known for his design of the Aboriginal Elder two dollar coin, on which his initials HH were displayed for the first two years of the existence of the denomination only, and were later omitted.

In 1993, Hahne won an Australian Design Award for the $10 Birds of Australia coin series followed by the Public Service Medal in 1996.

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