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Unsuccessful Australian Decimal Designs

Started by <k>, March 09, 2011, 06:56:55 PM

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These are resins of failed competition entries for the Australian decimal coin set issued in 1966. The designer names were not specified.

1c: Emu, Gumnut.
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<k>

#1
Two cents: Banksia, Frill-necked lizard.
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Five cents: Kookaburra, Wattle.
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#3
Ten cents: seed-pod, swan.
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#4
Twenty cents: lyrebird, platypus.
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#5
The sets.
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Afrasi

I like the second set very much. The whole flan was used and the numerals are in a unusual nice style.

Prosit

I like most of them.  The frilled neck lizard isn't as impressive as the one they actually used but is pretty good too.
Dale

Quote from: Afrasi on November 16, 2011, 07:50:09 PM
I like the second set very much. The whole flan was used and the numerals are in a unusual nice style.

Figleaf

#9
I am afraid my favourite is the very first one, where the emu is looking in awe and wonder at the big one it is dropping ;D

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.