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Ugly Coin Competition 2014 A1 Quarterfinal


UCC14 A1 Quarterfinal  

6 members have voted

  1. 1. Please vote for the uglier coin

    • ScottO's 1690 Tin Farthing
      4
    • ScottO's 1989 Isle of Man £1
      2


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Ugly Coin Competition 2014



Ugly By Nature


Aging Like Mayonnaise



1970 and Before Winner


ScottO's 1690 Tin Farthing


A rare coin, made out of a material that does not survive the tests of time very well, huge chunks missing, and very few details remain.


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1971 and After Winner


ScottO's 1989 Isle of Man £1


Age is never kind on the Pound Coin, especially here where there are deep scratches all over the obverse from circulation.


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I can see Scott on a coin shopping trip! "Hey, I'll take that XF cent for my collection BUT only if you run it over with your tractor a few times first." :grin:

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I really can't decide here. Year for year, I think the Manx pound has taken more damage -- if you multiply its age and its current level of damage by 13, you'll get a coin that's the same age, but I think there would be even less of it left.

 

But man, that's one beaten-up farthing.

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I'll go with the farthing.

 

Out of curiosity, do they have £1 slot machines / fruit machines in Britain? The hard knocks are similar to those that I see on heavier coins (especially half-dollars and Eisenhower type dollars) from US casinos.

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And the "winner" is:

 

ScottO's 1690 Tin Farthing

A rare coin, made out of a material that does not survive the tests of time very well, huge chunks missing, and very few details remain.

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