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Worst portraits on coins
« on: January 25, 2015, 10:12:15 AM »
Obvers.
Such images of the royal family, I think unacceptable.
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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2015, 01:36:15 PM »
The offender should be sent to the issuing territory for the rest of his life. The British are experienced in that regard. 8)

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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2015, 02:30:01 PM »
Just like this one, William with some unidentified mystery woman. Who could she be?




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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2015, 02:33:23 PM »
Judging from the name right next to the head, that is some "William". ;D (The other portrait, on the right, is not that bad ...)

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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2015, 02:58:22 PM »
Yeah, could be any boy band member....  >:D

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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2015, 03:08:16 PM »
 :o :o
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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2015, 07:42:31 PM »
:o :o

(Gusev finds this one just too sexy to bear).

For goodness' sake, Gusev! The Queen is old enough to be your mother!   :-X

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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2015, 08:15:34 PM »
Turks and Caicos 5 Crowns 1998...

Can be yours for £6.25

(I like the way the teeth follow you about the room!)
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2015, 08:31:10 PM »
Is that the worst you can do? How about these Zambian beauties?
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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2015, 08:33:18 PM »
Mine has better teeth ;D
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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2015, 05:42:35 PM »


Bahamas, $1, 1996.





Swaziland, 5 emelangeni, 1978.





Tristan da Cunha, 5 pounds, 2006.





Turks and Caicos, 20 crowns, 1989.



Looks like the Queen has had more "cosmetic" surgery than Michael Jackson and Joan Rivers combined.  :-X
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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2016, 07:20:58 PM »


Nauru, 5 Dollars, 2007. Diamond wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip.

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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2016, 10:17:41 PM »
I object! Bad portraits are not a UK monopoly. :)

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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2016, 10:25:59 PM »
Who says Leopold's portrait is a bad portrait? It could be flattering as well. It is known the Habsburg emperors were not the most handsome men...
I agree about Margrethe's portrait.

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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2016, 10:37:23 PM »
Indeed, the real thing's bad enough, but the coin makes it worse.

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