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Ugly Coin Competition 2014 2B1 Round 5 REALLY FINAL FINAL

UCC14 2B1 Final  

6 members have voted

  1. 1. Please vote for the uglier coin

    • Art's 2005 Luxembourg 2 Euro Commemorative
      5
    • Art's 1981 UK Diana and Charles Crown
      1


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Since this is an all Art competition now, if this comes down to a tie, it will be decided by a coin toss like the all Scott competition in the other voting thread, so we can get on to the quarters, semis and finals.

 

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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Art's 1981 UK Diana and Charles Crown

A bad portrait. When found in pristine condition the coin is acceptably attractive but one an amount of use begins the portraits begin to take on far less attractive characteristics. The way the portraits are positioned is quite unattractive to start with. Don't like Charles looking into Diana's ear and all that.

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C'mon, I can't do this one by a coin toss, there are five heads and only one tails between these two! :D

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Yeah, the euro "wins" me over on two grounds -- first is the completely uninspired common obverse (the two head design doesn't really bother me, although the blob under Grand Duke Adolphe's nose masquerading as a moustache doesn't gain it any style points), and second is my general tropism toward British coins, even decimal ones.

 

Besides, if you tossed the crown, you'd have to call either heads or headses. :D

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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.

1001370.jpg

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Thanks for applause. Glad I was finally able to win one of these things.. :yahoo::yahoo::yahoo:

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