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Ugly Coin Competition 2014 2B1 Round 3 Group 1/3 CORRECT COINS

UCC14 2B1 1/3 R3  

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  1. 1. Please vote for the uglier coin

    • Art's 2005 Luxembourg 2 Euro Commemorative
      4
    • ikaros' 2007P US Wyoming 25c
      2


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The ikaros is a strange creature when he is sleep deprived. I put up two Chuck & Di vs Pakistan polls. This is the correct poll for Group 1/3, and I apologize for the goof!

 

Ugly Coin Competition 2014

Ugly By Design

I'm Not Bad, I'm Just Engraved That Way

1971 and After

Art's 2005 Luxembourg 2 Euro Commemorative

Placing two portraits on the surface of a coin is at best difficult. To make the two portraits reside in the same small space and present them attractively is almost impossible. In this case the portrait of Adolphe has a strange appearance. The nose is sharply pointed and the large blob directly below it - his mustache in reality, is really unattractive. They could have done better.

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ikaros' 2007P US Wyoming 25c

There are a multitude of sins here. First of course is the common obverse with all the depth and character of a washer -- Washington's wig should be sculpted, not grooved! -- just like all other modern circulating issues in the US. In comparison, though, the reverse makes a washer look interesting. A cowboy on a bucking bronco doesn't make me think of Wyoming; there are too many other states with a cowboy tradition. And a silhouette of a cowboy on a bucking bronco alongside the state nickname only suggests to me that this design was finalized when someone realized the deadline to get it to the Mint was later that same day.

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I have voted.

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The "winner" is:

 

Art's 2005 Luxembourg 2 Euro Commemorative

Placing two portraits on the surface of a coin is at best difficult. To make the two portraits reside in the same small space and present them attractively is almost impossible. In this case the portrait of Adolphe has a strange appearance. The nose is sharply pointed and the large blob directly below it - his mustache in reality, is really unattractive. They could have done better.

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A discouragingly ugly coin. :yes::yes::yes:

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