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Started by blackev, August 29, 2008, 10:33:47 AM
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Quote from: blackev on August 29, 2008, 10:51:03 AMI still have one more problem with this regarding the Belgium, Spain, France, Ireland and Luxembourg edge inscriptions.it is described on this site: http://euro.home.sapo.pt/types.htm that the two types for the countries mentioned above is:Type A:&Type B:With countries such as Finland & Greece the two types are understandable.The Type B is a 180degree rotation of the Type A.Type A:Type B:Looking at the Belgium, Spain, France, Ireland and Luxembourg edge inscription the type B is Not a 180degree rotation of type Ainstead the stars are rotated but the number is not.Notice Type A: 2(up), star(up), 2(down), star(down)NowNotice Type B: 2(up), star(down), 2(down), star(up)How can this be explained?-blackev
Quote from: BC Numismatics on August 30, 2008, 01:40:20 PMIn Belgium,they'd say that a Position A coin is one that has the edge inscription upright along with the reverse (the common reverse design),& that a Position B coin is one that has the edge inscription upside down,but the reverse is the right way up facing you.I know that this is the case with the old Belgian Franc-denominated coins. You could always check it out on http://www.muntslag.eu ,which is Geert's website.
QuoteHowever, some edge inscribed coins are struck in a multi-part collar which has to come apart to release the coin, slowing the production process, so this is generally used for proof and pattern coins. In this case the edge inscrition will always be a particular way up.