Geelong-born Dr Stuart Devlin was an accomplished coin designer. He designed the reverses of Australia's first decimal coins in 1963 (released in 1966), and he also designed the Sydney 2000 Olympics coin series. The Sydney 2000 Coin Program consisted of 8 gold, 16 silver and 28 bronze coins. He also designed the Order of Australia medals. Later based in England, Devlin was appointed goldsmith and jeweller to HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1982 and in 1998 he was appointed a member of the Royal Mint Advisory Committee on the Designs of Coins, Medals, Seals and Decorations. He has designed coins for 36 countries.
Devlin has also designed furniture, residences, table settings, and interiors, as well as instruments for keyhole surgery.
Devlin died on 12 April 2018 at the age of 86.
Andrew John, (2006). 'Stuart Devlin', in Australasian Coin & Banknote, June, pp.24-27.