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Ugly Coin Competition 2014 2B1 Round 1 Group 2/7


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UCC14 2B1 Round 1 Group 2  

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  1. 1. Please vote for the uglier coin

    • Art 1.2's 1981 UK Diana and Charles Crown
      6
    • ikaros' 1986 Poland 20 Złotych
      2


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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 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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ikaros' 1986 Polish 20 Złotych

Sometime around 1980, the engravers at the Polish mint threw up their hands and said, "Aw, the heck with it" and the dramatic designs of the 60s and 70s disappeared, to be replaced by boring large numbers. Either that, or they threw in their lot with Solidarity, got sacked, and were replaced by a Polish Communist Party committee with all the creative ability of a slightly demented rock.

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OK the zlotych is not very attractive but the portraits on that crown are really bad. Worse than a Churchill crown even.

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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.

999677.jpg

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