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Ugly Coin Competition 2014 2B1 Round 4 Group 1/2

UCC14 2B1 R4 1/2  

6 members have voted

  1. 1. Please vote for the uglier coin

    • Art's 2005 Luxembourg 2 Euro Commemorative
      5
    • ScottO's 2004 Pakistan 1 Rupee
      1


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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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ScottO's 2004 Pakistan 1 Rupee

Only thing going for it is the coin is struck in high relief, however the reverse just looks rushed and drawn quickly rather then neat and tidy.

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2 Euro. Come on gang. How is it that a modern coin, that is supposed to be a circulating commemorative can be so dang ugly?

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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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It's an ugly design and deserves to win. I know a lot of folks focus on the ugliness of the reverse but the obverse is the part that seals it for me. Thanks for your votes.

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