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Ugly Coin Competition 2014 1B1 Final


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UCC14 1B1 Final  

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  1. 1. Please vote for the uglier coin

    • ikaros' 1825 UK farthing
      3
    • ScottO's 1638 Sweden 1/4 ore
      2
    • ScottO's 1944 France 2 Franc liberation issue
      1


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We're down to three entrants so we'll have them go head to head to head for the final.

 

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 1638 Sweden 1/4 ore

Not the worst design in the world, I do like the crudeness of it, the issue here is that the coin was made by the casting technique, and has had a lot of extra metal on the design from where the metal has ran.

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ScottO's 1944 France 2 Franc liberation issue

Compared to all other French coins, there is little in terms of design, the obverse is just FRANCE and a wreath.

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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".

908806.jpg

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