Adrian Pobjoy, a director with Britain’s Pobjoy Mint, died on May 9 at the age of 70 following a courageous battle against cancer.
The younger brother of founder Derek Pobjoy, Adrian worked in the family run company – along with their sister, Nita – from its establishment in 1965 until he retired in 2006.
“Adrian pioneered the jewellery business, employing representatives to cover the whole of the U.K. promoting Pobjoy Mint jewellery. He was also responsible for the medallion and token side of the business acquiring many prestigious contracts including several of the promotional tokens we all remember when filling our cars with fuel,” reads a statement issued by Pobjoy on May 15.
“Adrian was a real character and always the life and soul and Coin Fairs and when travelling to meet clients all over the world. He will be sorely missed not only by his family but by all the staff, past and present, at Pobjoy Mint and we are sure he will be remembered fondly by all those he came in contact with in the minting and jewellery world.”