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Ugly Coin Competition 2014 B1 Quarterfinal

UCC14 B1 Quarterfinal  

7 members have voted

  1. 1. Please vote for the uglier coin

    • ikaros' 1825 UK Farthing
      2
    • Art's 2005 Luxembourg 2 Euro Commemorative
      5


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Ugly Coin Competition 2014



Ugly By Design


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



1970 and Before Winner


ikaros' 1825 UK Farthing


Britannia is not on trial here. No, the obverse portrait is what moves this poor thing into contention. Even taking into account the then-current Neoclassical style in art and architecture, I question the wisdom of producing a portrait of the king that would genuinely look more appropriate surrounded by the legend "NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR".


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1971 and After Winner


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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What can I say. I'm partial to my coin.

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And 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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I'm glad that I won but I'm a bit surprised at the vote here. I'd have predicted a much closer race.

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