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


ikaros
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UCC14 1B1 1/3 Round 2  

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  1. 1. Please vote for the uglier coin

    • ikaros' 1825 UK farthing
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    • ScottO's 1830 Guernsey 1 Double
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Ugly Coin Competition 2014



Ugly By Design


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


1970 and Before



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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ScottO's 1830 Guernsey 1 Double


Not really much design here.


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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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