Shaun Hughes is a UK based engraver with an eye for old coins, although instead of just collecting the old bits of change, he turns them into little works of art. He F. D. Hughes received an M.A (Hons.) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in 1967 and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1972.
Simple hand tools and amazing attention to detail, Hughes creates all manner of ornate patterns and shapes, and every piece of his work is breathtaking. Featuring coins from all across the world, and in every shape and size, Hughes engraved works of art will leave you speechless, and probably wanting one of his coins for yourself! Shaun Hughes, who focuses mostly on embellishing existing coin faces with different styles of floral scroll work. The patterns often sprawl directly across the coin’s portrait, creating an intriguing tattoo-like effect. Hughes shares photos and process videos on his Instagram account and sells many of his final creations on Ebay.
Here are some of Eye-Catching artwork by Shaun Hughes. You can see more art on his Instagram page.