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Design and designing => Coin characteristics => Topic started by: <k> on February 03, 2012, 12:15:53 AM

Title: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 03, 2012, 12:15:53 AM
Sometimes I look at the subject of a coin and think, "Surely that's one of a kind. I would never find THAT on any other coin!"

Normally such a subject, by its very nature, could never appear in a thematic topic, because it is unique. But I thought it would be fun to have a theme devoted to unique subjects: a sort of anti-thematic theme.

There will have to be some rules, but they will be flexible, since it is meant to be a fun topic.

1. The topic will be restricted to machine-struck coins only, because it would be all too easy to find a subject on a token or a hammered coin that would never appear on a milled coin.

2. By "coin", I mean an authorised coin issued by a recognised state or by a de facto state. Transnistria, for instance, is a de facto state, so its authorised coins would count. Coins can be standard circulation coins, commemorative coins that circulate, or commemorative coins that do NOT circulate (collector coins). Fantasies, patterns, trials, probas, essays, etc., are not allowed - that would make it too easy. So, that means no pieces from the Andaman Islands or "Atlantis"! Bullion coins are accepted if they meet the other criteria.

3. Human individuals do not count as unique. This is because it is highly likely that there will be only one coin in the world showing a specific Transnistrian hero, and that coin will be from Transnistria (or maybe from Liberia or the Isle of Man - but you see my point).

4. Generic types of animal count: e.g. if only one coin shows a tenrec, that counts. However, if  someone says, look, this is the only Carcharodontosaurus on a coin, I would say, yes, but it's not the only dinosaur. So some leeway and common sense are called for.

5. If one member posts a subject he thinks is unique, but another member can prove that it isn't, that coin, and the comments on it, will be moved to a topic called: "One of a kind: rejections!"

6. Some subjects or rules will not be clear-cut. If you disagree with a post, give your reasons. After enough members have given their opinion, I will make a decision based on the consensus - even if the consensus goes against my own opinion, because this is meant to be fun.  ;)

So let's begin.



NOTE: Click on the link below to see the rejections:

One of a kind: Rejections! (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,13519.0.html)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 03, 2012, 12:16:41 AM
This is a coin commemorating the Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges. I do not have a high opinion of that genre (Borges, Beckett, Pinter, etc.); I am simply interested in the maze that appears on the reverse. Presumably it figures in one of his fables. You often see a maze in the garden of a palace, but I think this is the only maze on a coin. Can anybody prove me wrong?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 03, 2012, 12:20:07 AM
The only kinkajou I have seen on a coin appears on this gold coin from Belize.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3044.0;attach=38893;image)
 
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 03, 2012, 02:15:27 PM
We have had our first rejection. Click on the link below:

One of a kind: Rejections! (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,13519.0.html)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: chrisild on February 03, 2012, 03:03:27 PM
This is a coin commemorating the Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges. I do not have a high opinion of that genre (Borges, Beckett, Pinter, etc.); I am simply interested in the maze that appears on the reverse. Presumably it figures in one of his fables. You often see a maze in the garden of a palace, but I think this is the only maze on a coin. Can anybody prove me wrong?

The Borges coin is interesting because the "maze side" shows various references to his works - Labyrinths, Circular Time, The Aleph, and probably more. Great design, thanks! But what do we think of when we hear the word labyrinth? Quite possibly Crete, Ariadne, Theseus, etc. Now do a Google-or-whatever image search for Crete coins. What do you see? ;)  Here is a nice example: http://www.acsearch.info/record.html?id=383488 

(http://www.acsearch.info/images/39_m/383488.jpg)

OK, not machine struck, but that criterion probably rules out everything that is not modern ...

So let's leave the maze there, at least for the time being. Here is another theme that could be unique: a ballpoint pen. :)

Christian
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: paisepagal on February 03, 2012, 06:01:51 PM
I don't think many people will particularly jump out of their seats just looking at the pic...to realise that this is a prehistoric fish that we all thought extinct for a very long time, then probably....my vote is a NO....

Here's a coin which I always liked....The symbol virtually covers the entire philosophy of the Jain belief system... I don't know if there is another coin out there that covers a religion so comprehensively

http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9865.msg72468.html#msg72468

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/311835_10150464439215943_536160942_10804143_1036526133_n.jpg)

Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 03, 2012, 07:03:36 PM
You've chosen a theme or concept that it is difficult to assess. What about this Sri Lankan coin (left-hand side)?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 03, 2012, 10:18:51 PM
Uruguay, 2 pesos, 2011. This is the only capybara to have appeared on any coin, I do believe.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=10917.0;attach=15552;image)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 04, 2012, 01:23:46 AM
United Arab Emirates, 1973, 1  dirham.  Arab coffee can.  Any more coffee cans?

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9492.0;attach=13092;image)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 04, 2012, 01:41:52 AM
Mozambique, 20 meticais, 1980.  I am certain that this is the only armoured carrier on a coin in the whole of the known universe.  8)

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39360.0;attach=72099;image)

 
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 04, 2012, 01:49:22 AM
Latvia, 2011.  Surely the only beer glass on a coin.

(http://www.bank.lv/images/stories/atteli/Nauda/vienlatnieki/Alus_kauss_rev.png)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 04, 2012, 01:50:53 AM
Czechorepublikia.  The only brewery on a coin?

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=11518.0;attach=16776;image) (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=11518.0;attach=16777;image)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: paisepagal on February 04, 2012, 08:25:15 AM
You've chosen a theme or concept that it is difficult to assess. What about this Sri Lankan coin (left-hand side)?

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=13426.0;attach=19975;image)

If you are asking whether the left side represents srilankan Buddhism, then no ... Those are symbols of Sri lankan culture of course

Else, in europe, we have infinite examples of crosses on coins, but a cross does not convey comprehensively the tenets of Christianity though it indeed covers christ's sacrifice for humanity

So yes, the mahavir coin is hard to assess... But for the moment in my mind it fits well as a "one of a kind"
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: malj1 on February 04, 2012, 11:23:05 AM
Mozambique, 20 meticais, 1980.  I am certain that this is the only armoured carrier on a coin in the whole of the known universe.  8)

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39360.0;attach=72099;image)

(https://sites.google.com/site/malstokens/_/rsrc/1320021749053/efi/Epa348.jpg?height=200&width=198)

British forces currency in Afghanistan, issued 2004.

(https://sites.google.com/site/malstokens/_/rsrc/1302051202510/efi/Ep012.jpg?height=200&width=195)

Force Protection patrol exiting Shaibah Log Base, Iraq. Apr 04 issued 2008.

 
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: malj1 on February 04, 2012, 11:44:47 AM
United Arab Emirates, 1973, 1  dirham.  Arab coffee can.  Any more coffee cans?

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9492.0;attach=13092;image)

An Act of Parliament in 1775 required that all coin weights be submitted for examination because there were many irregularities found, an examination mark of a ewer of the Founders Company to be used within a radius of 3 miles around the City of London. This stamp was more commonly known as a coffee-pot.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 04, 2012, 02:43:18 PM
(https://sites.google.com/site/malstokens/_/rsrc/1320021749053/efi/Epa348.jpg?height=200&width=198)

British forces currency in Afghanistan, issued 2004.

(https://sites.google.com/site/malstokens/_/rsrc/1302051202510/efi/Ep012.jpg?height=200&width=195)

Force Protection patrol exiting Shaibah Log Base, Iraq. Apr 04 issued 2008.


Well, you are breaking the rules there, Malcolm. Machine-struck coins only. Military discipline is harsh, I'm afraid. I hereby sentence you to be taken from this place and hanged. Hanged by the ankles, that is, until all the money falls out of your pockets.  :o
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 04, 2012, 02:57:53 PM
An Act of Parliament in 1775 required that all coin weights be submitted for examination because there were many irregularities found, an examination mark of a ewer of the Founders Company to be used within a radius of 3 miles around the City of London. This stamp was more commonly known as a coffee-pot.


Now I think you are cheating again, Malcolm, as this looks like a token, and only-machine-struck coins are allowed. You will have to be severely punished.  :o

I had to be strict in allowing only machine-struck coins, otherwise we would never have found a unique design, and it's hard enough as it is. I suggest the token-collectors set up a similar contest for tokens only - that would be interesting!



NOTE: Just a reminder of where to find the rejections:

One of a kind: Rejections! (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,13519.0.html)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on February 04, 2012, 03:10:50 PM
I will try one.
2006 Belarus Silver 20 Rubles

Only campfire on a coin?

Dale
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on February 04, 2012, 03:25:09 PM
In case that one doesn't hold up try this one
2005 Mexico Bimetalic 100 Pesos Don Quijote de la Mancha
The design is made up of skeletons so

Skeletons on coins.

Dale
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 04, 2012, 03:30:25 PM
Skeletons on coins.

Skeletons? Your reputation goes before you, Dale. If only you could find a NICE hobby.  :-X

Ha - GOTCHA!
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: chrisild on February 04, 2012, 03:39:09 PM
Yeah, but those are animals (like the one attached here - Germany 2011). Not sure whether there are other human skeletons on modern coins, so Dale may well be right ...

Christian
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 04, 2012, 03:45:48 PM
Yeah, but those are animals (like the one attached here - Germany 2011). Not sure whether there are other human skeletons on modern coins, so Dale may well be right ...

Christian

But his horse was a skeleton too!  :P
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 04, 2012, 03:47:29 PM
How about a human skull, then? It's PART of a skeleton.  8)

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12038.0;attach=72321;image)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: andyg on February 04, 2012, 06:25:16 PM
Ain't that repeated on the Gibraltar £1?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 04, 2012, 07:26:13 PM
Ain't that repeated on the Gibraltar £1?

This raises a point: should we be talking about 1] a unique DESIGN, even if the same design appears on more than one coin: or 2] a unique coin, i.e. the same DESIGN should not appear on more than one coin?  I think 1] - what do the members think?

In any case, you can see that there are lots of grey areas: Prosit posts a skeleton man on a skeleton horse. Does he means that the skeletons in general are unique - or just the skeleton man? Then I post a skull - this is PART of a skeleton man, so does this mean that Prosit's skeleton man is NOT unique? Comments? What do the members think?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on February 04, 2012, 07:43:48 PM
The way I see it.....it doesn't matter what I mean or meant.

The question is does the COIN meet the requirements of the post rules for uniqueness in some fashion, even if the way I meant it does not.

The coin should be judged and not my intention.
Your post, your rules, your decision.

Dale

Does he means that the skeletons in general are unique - or just the skeleton man?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 04, 2012, 07:48:58 PM
The coin should be judged and not my intention.
Your post, your rules, your decision.

Dale

I think a little audience participation is fun, and some decisions are genuinely difficult because of grey areas. However, I would say that a full human skeleton on a coin is unique (unless somebody proves otherwise). Given your position on my rules, I've just added a rule: "If Dale has any of his challenges moved to the Rejection topic, he will be made into a pie".  >:D
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on February 04, 2012, 08:11:31 PM
A human pie.....hummmmm....In spite of what you may think, I do not know of a specific instance where a human was made into a pie. Considering the long history of the human race and the colorfulness of it  ::)
 I think the likelyhood of that having already been done is approaching 100%.

Therefore, your new rule is REJECTED as lacking uniqueness and must be moved in the rejection topic forthwith!  ;D

Dale



I think a little audience participation is fun, and some decisions are genuinely difficult because of grey areas. However, I would say that a full human skeleton on a coin is unique (unless somebody proves otherwise). Given your position on my rules, I've just added a rule: "If Dale has any of his challenges moved to the Rejection topic, he will be made into a pie".  >:D
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 04, 2012, 08:33:26 PM
A human pie.....hummmmm....In spite of what you may think, I do not know of a specific instance where a human was made into a pie. Considering the long history of the human race and the colorfulness of it  ::)
 I think the likelyhood of that having already been done is approaching 100%.

Therefore, your new rule is REJECTED as lacking uniqueness and must be moved in the rejection topic forthwith!  ;D

Dale

You're a cruel man, Dale - but I think everyone knew that already.  ;D
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 04, 2012, 08:39:18 PM
There are several anchors on coins, but how about rudders? Italy, 5 lire.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=10055.0;attach=14416;image)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on February 04, 2012, 08:43:10 PM
The Latvian 1922 50 Santimu shows a large part of a rudder....but certainly not entire.
Dale

There are several anchors on coins, but how about rudders? Italy, 5 lire.

Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 04, 2012, 08:50:18 PM
The Latvian 1922 50 Santimu shows a large part of a rudder....but certainly not entire.
Dale


Looks more like a tiller to me.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 04, 2012, 09:06:09 PM
Guernsey.  The only milk can on a coin?

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15003.0;attach=62342;image)

 
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 04, 2012, 10:38:52 PM
Oman, 1978, ½ rial, FAO.  The only lemon on a coin?

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=25572.0;attach=72662;image)

 
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: malj1 on February 19, 2012, 10:53:39 PM
A human pie.....hummmmm....In spite of what you may think, I do not know of a specific instance where a human was made into a pie. Considering the long history of the human race and the colorfulness of it  ::)
 I think the likelyhood of that having already been done is approaching 100%.

Therefore, your new rule is REJECTED as lacking uniqueness and must be moved in the rejection topic forthwith!  ;D
Dale

Not quite a human pie - but to prove it has been thought of - remember Sweeney Todd... and an alleged historical basis!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweeney_Todd (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweeney_Todd)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: natko on February 26, 2012, 04:25:37 PM
Also, there is surely no Degenia on any coin besides 50 lipa, it's the sole species of the genus, lives on 3 places, each several hundred square meters area.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degenia

(http://i.ucoin.net/coin/2/21/2132_2/croatia_50_lipa_2004.jpg)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 26, 2012, 05:30:00 PM
I wasn't expecting people to introduce botany, as no doubt there are lots of unique plants and flowers on coins, but I'm reluctantly accepting it. I am, however, keeping you under surveillance, Natko.  :o



NOTE: Click on the link below to see the rejections:

One of a kind: Rejections! (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,13519.0.html)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: natko on February 26, 2012, 11:35:02 PM
 :D Lemon is tough though...Tobacco on Guarani, indeed, always connected it with guarana somehow.

BTW, I was referring to the amphora under the owl, not the owl itself. Of course, owl is quite common.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 26, 2012, 11:37:03 PM
BTW, I was referring to the amphora under the owl, not the owl itself. Of course, owl is quite common.

So, getting tricky now, Mr Natko? ;D

Guess I'll have to move my amphora to the rejections, too, now. :'(
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on June 29, 2012, 11:16:23 PM
(http://www.gcoins.net/coins/big/c107676_a.jpg)

Morocco, 5 dirham, 1975.  World Food Day.  Which other coin portrays a sugar beet?  :D
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: malj1 on June 30, 2012, 12:53:58 AM
I found one but its not quite a real coin...

(http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/cliff14a.jpg)

See  '1903-2003    Nyssa, OR.   2 MTTs:'   

on this page... US Municipal Trade Tokens - by Cliff Anderson (http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/USMTT.html)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on June 30, 2012, 12:59:34 AM
I know of turnips on coins but not beets.
Dale
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on June 30, 2012, 01:34:21 AM
I know of turnips on coins but not beets.
Dale

Give me an example?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on June 30, 2012, 01:59:54 AM
From my collection:

A Salzburg 1519 1-Zweier of Leonard von Keutschach
(uniface)
undeterminate Silver content (likely low)
about 16.5mm

Turnip, lower right above the 9.  Thanks Peter!

Dale
 
Give me an example?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on June 30, 2012, 02:05:28 AM
Nice! As a Northern Englishman, I know exactly what a turnip is, but here in London, the natives do not. They always call it a swede. If you ask for a turnip, they get confused and ask if you mean a parsnip.  ;D
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on June 30, 2012, 02:17:18 AM
Also in West Frisia (Friesland) the Moneyer Jan Knol used a turnip as his mintmark about early mid 1700's. That might be cheating a little as it isn't part of the main design.
I like turnips...just not often and not in massive doses  ;D

Dale

Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Bimat on October 31, 2012, 03:52:41 PM
Latest Finnish €10 silver collector coin: Arvo Yippö

(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa337/AdityaKulkarni3/Finland-1.png)(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa337/AdityaKulkarni3/Finland2.png)

(Images from Finnish Mint's website)

Perhaps the only coin showing a stethoscope? :)

Aditya
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: chrisild on October 31, 2012, 04:23:35 PM
While I still do not like colored coins ;) the idea behind "emphasizing" certain characters here is a nice one. "As a token of gratitude, the names of children inscribed on the coin spell the word "kiitos", "thank you" in Finnish." (Source (http://www.suomenrahapaja.fi/eng/the-mint-of-finland/promotional-material/the-collector-coin-committee-informs/the-commemorative-coin-dedicated-to-arvo-ylppo-speaks-with-the-voice-of-grateful-children))

Christian
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on October 31, 2012, 06:17:59 PM
So far I haven't been able to find another coin depicting a stethoscope.  :o

Here is a coin depicting sloths - the only such coin in the world so far?

Congo DR, 10 francs, 2010.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on October 31, 2012, 06:19:04 PM
Congo DR, 25 centimes, 2002.  The only coin to depict a mongoose?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Bimat on November 01, 2012, 02:50:26 PM
So far I haven't been able to find another coin depicting a stethoscope.  :o

Yessssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!! ;D Finally managed to find a coin which is (probably) one of a kind. ;D

Aditya
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on November 16, 2012, 07:53:08 PM
Only bimetallic coin showing another bimetallic coin on it? (5 Rand 2009, Nelson Mandela)

Quite possibly, but I can go one better: the only bimetallic coin, represented in bimetal, on a coin (albeit a monometallic one):

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=13347.0;attach=73144;image)

 
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Figleaf on March 27, 2013, 10:48:53 AM
Pakistan, 100 rupees, 1977. Birth Anniversary of Allama Iqbal.

Are there any other coins where the subject has his/her eyes closed?

Peter

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12331.0;attach=34024;image)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: andyg on April 01, 2013, 12:36:06 AM
Some San Marino designs - apologies if we had them before :)


Beetle
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: andyg on April 01, 2013, 12:36:39 AM
Deck chair
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: andyg on April 01, 2013, 12:37:05 AM
film
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: andyg on April 01, 2013, 12:37:29 AM
footprints
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: andyg on April 01, 2013, 12:38:50 AM
sand castle
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: andyg on April 01, 2013, 01:16:16 AM
splitting the atom
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: paisepagal on April 01, 2013, 02:36:19 PM
I'm pretty sure the easy chair is there too in one of the euro commems .. For a painter ... Have to check
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on April 05, 2013, 03:27:57 PM
Latvia, 1 lats, 2004.  Mushroom.  Such a misleading name - it's not a room and there's no mush in it. Whoever invented the English language?  ::)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: chrisild on April 05, 2013, 04:05:57 PM
Les français ... naturellement. ;D  The origin of the word "mushroom" is the French "mousseron" which refers to a certain type of fungus. At some point the connection "got lost", i.e. the English did not understand it any more, but the word stuck.

When you posted the image of that Latvian coin, I was surprised first - after all, mushrooms can be found on many medals (token of luck) and postal stamps. Surely there must be more coins with mushrooms? Hmm, maybe not ...

Christian
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: dheer on May 01, 2013, 06:39:35 PM
Rs 5 Coin from India commemorating 150 years of Kuka Movement.
The only coin depicting hanging of persons

Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: SquareEarth on September 11, 2013, 12:00:21 AM
Bust of a Peking Man:First Homo Erectus discovered in Zhoukoudian near Beijing.
Is this the only Hominid depicted on a coin (the Neanderthal coins shows only skulls)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peking_Man (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peking_Man)

(http://web.archive.org/web/20151110181357/http://imagizer.imageshack.us/scaled/landing/836/1z60.png)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: chrisild on September 11, 2013, 12:22:28 AM
This one comes close, but I would still count yours as a unique piece. :)
http://www.numiscollect.eu/plaatjes/big/tuvalu2009darwin-head.jpg

Tuvalu $1 Darwin/Evolution 2009

Christian
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: chrisild on September 11, 2013, 03:38:57 PM
Upon special request by paisepagal ;) here is the only coin - actually a set of collector coins - featuring Kryptonian (http://www.omniglot.com/writing/kryptonian.php) characters. Here http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,23305.msg156050.html#msg156050 is an explanation of what these mean ...

Christian

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=23305.0;attach=38274;image)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: SquareEarth on September 16, 2013, 11:53:25 PM
China 1997 Lychee (of Qi Baishi)

(http://web.archive.org/web/20140819115547/http://imagizer.imageshack.us/scaled/landing/46/nq36.jpg)

Try to find me another Lychee coin

(again, Vietnam would make excellent coins if they try)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Miner on September 17, 2013, 09:25:05 PM
Some San Marino designs - apologies if we had them before :)


Beetle
Poland 2 zlotys 1997 Stag beetle
(http://savepic.org/4465792.jpg)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Miner on September 18, 2013, 07:22:22 AM
Finland 10 marks 1999. The man breathes fire. One of a kind?
(http://savepic.org/4505752.jpg)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on September 21, 2013, 02:14:57 PM
Cuba, 1 peso, 1981.  Solenodon.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: andyg on November 05, 2013, 10:48:01 PM
Stocking?

If not will try Candy.

Isle of Man 50p 2013.
(I get told off if I don't let on what the coin is)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on November 05, 2013, 10:53:48 PM
In 2005 Canada issued a stocking 25 cent coin. I think it only came in mint sets....but not sure about that. It had a teddy bear in it not candy.
Canada also minted a $4 Silver coin with two stockings being hung...I don't count that one however.

Dale

Stocking?

If not will try Candy.

Isle of Man 50p 2013.
(I get told off if I don't let on what the coin is)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Figleaf on November 05, 2013, 11:01:23 PM
Would a trade token count?

Peter
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on November 05, 2013, 11:53:09 PM
Would a trade token count?

Peter

Rule 1 states:

1. The topic will be restricted to machine-struck coins only, because it would be all too easy to find a subject on a token or a hammered coin that would never appear on a milled coin.

Sorry.  :-\
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: andyg on November 05, 2013, 11:55:59 PM
Dale found a better sock anyway. :)

I did think about trying "Candy in a Stocking" but thought that might be pushing things a bit 8)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on November 06, 2013, 02:04:28 AM
I don't think there are any real coins with candy on them.  There is a candy cane on a coin but if you know the coin it is actually showing Christmas ornaments and the candy cane is a glass ornament.

I think this one can stand on candy.

Dale


Dale found a better sock anyway. :)

I did think about trying "Candy in a Stocking" but thought that might be pushing things a bit 8)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: chrisild on December 01, 2013, 01:37:07 PM
What about modern contact lenses? The Czech Republic dedicated a collector coin to Otto Wichterle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Wichterle), a chemist who invented the soft contact lense. Designed by Josef Oplištil ... the coin, that is. :)

Christian
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on December 01, 2013, 01:39:06 PM
What about modern contact lenses? The Czech Republic dedicated a collector coin to Otto Wichterle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Wichterle), a chemist who invented the soft contact lense. Designed by Josef Oplištil ... the coin, that is. :)

Christian

But he ain't wearing any.  ???
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: chrisild on December 01, 2013, 01:54:21 PM
Think of him working on them. ;)  You can get a better view here by the way:
http://www.ceskamincovna.cz/en/commemorative-coins-cnb-908/silver-200-czk-coin-otto-wichterle-standard-3943-p/
Click on "Zoom" first; then - in the separate frame - click on "Flip" to see the other side. (The image in reply #76 shows the proof version; the one in the link is the BU version.)

Christian
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on January 23, 2014, 01:57:04 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zJX6W3bHKtc/UuAwpV-XOBI/AAAAAAAAGj8/mGmdAU8Q5fc/s1600/au20c2014funds.jpg)

Australia, 20 cents, 2014. Comforts Fund.

The only design of a woman knitting?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on January 23, 2014, 02:26:33 AM
I think the Isle of man had a coin with knitting needels on it but no person knitting.
There are bound to be lots of award medals for knitting...

Don't know of a single coin with a person knitting.
Now I do   ;)

Nice one!

Dale


Quote from: <k> Australia, 20 cents, 2014. Comforts Fund.

The only design of a woman knitting?
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Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on January 23, 2014, 03:03:56 AM
I think the Isle of man had a coin with knitting needels on it but no person knitting.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=5611.0;attach=7765;image)

Must be this one. It had never occurred to me that they were knitting needles - they just didn't register with me until you mentioned that.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on January 23, 2014, 02:13:25 PM
For some reason that image doesn't show for me.

However the IoM, KM # 208, 2p, "traditional handicrafts" is the coin I was speaking of. I have a 1995 unc. example.

With much help from Andyg, my Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Guernsey and many other collections have seen considerable growth this last year. Thanks a million!

Dale
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 02, 2014, 01:24:07 AM
I hesitate to call this offering from Australia a coin, but surely no other country has issued a piece in honour of the blowfly.

Bright Bugs Series

2014 $1 Colour Printed Frosted Uncirculated Coin - Blow Fly -Bright Bugs Series

Long has the Blowfly (Calliphoridae) been the scourge of many an Australian backyard barbeque but, when observed up close, this misunderstood creature can be seen as a marvel of design and colour. The Blowfly’s prize feature is a shiny metallic coloured exoskeleton which gives off a blue, green and black sheen whilst flying. One of the first coins in the Royal Australian Mint’s Bright Bugs six coin series will help give a new appreciation to the insect we all know so well.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on February 02, 2014, 01:40:18 AM
Pretty sneaky...refering to a very specific fly such as a blowfly...what about a Tse Tse...or a drqagonfly which isn't reallyt a fly,
Maybe unique as a blowdly but not as a fly.

Maybe some other catagories might be added as unique if we get that specific.

It is an od duck...uhhh...fly

Dale
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 02, 2014, 01:47:35 AM
Pretty sneaky...refering to a very specific fly such as a blowfly...what about a Tse Tse...or a drqagonfly which isn't reallyt a fly,
Maybe unique as a blowdly but not as a fly.

Dale

I have had a dragonfly land on me, and I wasn't worried. I do NOT like blowflies landing on me. They should have the courtesy to wait until I am dead. So to me they ARE greatly different. (OK, how about maggots, then?).
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on February 02, 2014, 02:33:00 AM
I know a dragon fly is much different...but there is a coin with a Tse Tse fly. It too is a different genus and as far as i know a different family but never the less similar.

I think the maggot is uniquely disgusting  though  ;)

Dale
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: andyg on February 02, 2014, 11:39:33 AM
Postbox?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on February 02, 2014, 01:13:54 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if there was a coin with a mailbox on it but I can't think of one.  But a drop box? I think it is likely unique. Never saw a postbox that looked like that. I imagine they are country specific. Most I have seen look like this:



Dale

Quote from: andyg Postbox?
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Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: andyg on February 02, 2014, 01:28:58 PM
Our postboxes are a little more old-fashioned....

(http://pictures.yourlocalweb.co.uk/00/92/33/edward-viii-postbox-shire-lane-haddon-road-1057736.jpg)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: chrisild on February 02, 2014, 03:56:47 PM
Yes, such postal service "boxes" sure are country (or rather service) specific. The first time I was in the US, I did not even recognize those blue boxes; thought it was a trashcan or some other container. :)  As for a postbox on a coin, I don't know of any others. Then again I did not know this one either. Usually, when a postal theme is honored on a coin (service anniversary and such), you see carriages and mailmen ...

Christian
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on March 21, 2014, 06:57:16 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4458.0;attach=32770;image)

Comoros, 25 francs, 1982.  Chicks hatching.  One of a kind?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Bimat on March 22, 2014, 12:56:11 PM
Comoros, 25 francs, 1982.  Chicks hatching.  One of a kind?

If I remember correctly, there's a coin from São Tomé and Príncipe with the similar theme?

Aditya

 
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on March 22, 2014, 06:11:43 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4458.0;attach=32769;image)

Perhaps you mean this: 10 dobras, 1977. Similar - but there are no hatchlings!
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: andyg on March 22, 2014, 06:12:57 PM
Perhaps you mean this: 10 dobras, 1977. Similar - but there are no hatchlings!

Egg boxes must be pretty unique though :)

 
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on March 22, 2014, 07:24:02 PM
Egg boxes must be pretty unique though :)

OK, that's two unique subjects, then: São Tomé e Príncipe for egg boxes, and Comoros for hatchlings.  8)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: andyg on March 22, 2014, 08:28:52 PM
Any other coins with isobars on?

Belgium 2 Euro 2013
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: andyg on March 24, 2014, 12:45:11 AM
Another -

Musical notes are quite common - but an entire piece of written music?
I could actually play this one from the coin....

(https://j2puia.dm2302.livefilestore.com/y2pFG4bj_Ogy4yiSvK1e7qEHVfaVjdP9jjTCCmnjngxJQdPoZTV1rSh2BWLQ16dyTFCg9QPNTLiBrKau8qtmkbJZjPKkvda8DkaKPRNDnWfE2Y/stanza.jpg?psid=1)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on March 26, 2014, 02:22:34 PM
Liberia, 50 dollars, 1996.  The "Face" on Mars.  Actually, that was me when I was out astral travelling.

"FIGHT HUNGER THROUGH SPACE EXPLORATION".  Interesting slogan. "We're starving to death - what to do? I know - let's catch a spaceship to the moon. I've heard it's made of cheese.  :)  It would probably be cheaper to go to the supermarket - if only we had one in our country."

Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Miner on March 26, 2014, 04:09:38 PM
Another -

Musical notes are quite common - but an entire piece of written music?
I could actually play this one from the coin....

A similar, but here only the first two lines
Ukraine 10 hryvnia 2005 Anthem
(http://savepic.org/5216429.jpg)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: chrisild on April 27, 2014, 04:20:33 PM
This coin from India honors Acharya Tulsi. Being a Jain, he usually kept his mouth covered so that he would not accidentally kill life (insects) by inhaling them. Have never seen that on a coin before ... one of a kind?

Christian

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22144.0;attach=44579;image)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: natko on May 02, 2014, 03:00:06 PM

"FIGHT HUNGER THROUGH SPACE EXPLORATION".  Interesting slogan. "We're starving to death - what to do? I know - let's catch a spaceship to the moon. I've heard it's made of cheese.  :)  It would probably be cheaper to go to the supermarket - if only we had one in our country."

I know I'm going off topic but...  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: eurocoin on May 03, 2014, 05:02:51 PM
Only existing coin with a QR code on it  :)

5 euros The Netherlands 2011 "100th Anniversary of the Royal Dutch Mint building" - Winner of the Coin of the Year award 2013

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m93/eurocoins/081810_mi_pd_1_zps08f790b8.jpg)

http://youtu.be/CxzsT66ISbU?t=57s
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: eurocoin on May 10, 2014, 04:07:58 PM
Mozambique, 20 meticais, 1980.  I am certain that this is the only armoured carrier on a coin in the whole of the known universe.  8)

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39360.0;attach=72099;image)


Solomon Islands 25 dollars 1992

 
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: eurocoin on May 10, 2014, 04:13:35 PM
Some San Marino designs - apologies if we had them before :)


Beetle

Rejected - 2 Zlote Poland 1997

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=17841.0;attach=89143;image)

 
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on May 10, 2014, 04:16:21 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=13509.0;attach=92183;image)

Solomon Islands 25 dollars 1992

Here are the main differences between tanks and APCs:

    Tanks tend to have larger, longer gun barrels.

    Tanks always have a caterpillar track; APCs can have tracks or wheels.

    APCs take soldiers to and from a battlefield; a tank is intended to stay on the battlefield and take part in the action.

    Tanks have a stubby turret, and a top-mounted pivoting barrel – “autocannon” – the big long thing that fires shells.

 
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on May 10, 2014, 04:18:25 PM
Rejected - 2 Zlote Poland 1997

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=17841.0;attach=89143;image)

Not all beetles are alike. This is a stag beetle - very common where I live. (Magpies like to bite their head off then leave the wriggling body. It looks very spooky). Do the San Marino coins show stag beetles? I don't remember any.

 
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on May 13, 2014, 08:15:37 PM
North Korea, 5 won, 2000.  Mountbatten SR-N4 hovercraft.

Any other coins showing this British invention?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on October 02, 2014, 12:23:41 AM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=17529.0;attach=45645;image)

Turkey, 1 lira, 2014.  Hyena.

Take a look at those lumps on the grass - bottom left and right. Think of the first three letters of "turkey" and add a "d". Am I right? I know that animals have disgusting habits, but there is no need for Turkey to show them on a coin. No wonder that country is not allowed in the EU. Is this one of a kind, or does anybody know any other coins showing this terrible theme?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on October 02, 2014, 02:10:19 AM
I would imagine it is actually just poorly designed rocks. Certainly would be a curious thing if it isn't.  :)

Dale
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: andyg on December 07, 2014, 08:41:49 PM
splitting the atom

is here as well -
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,3508.msg151593.html#msg151593 (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,3508.msg151593.html#msg151593)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Pabitra on September 26, 2015, 04:40:13 AM
Czech  -2015 -10000 Koruna - Gold coin - 600 ann burning at the stake of Jan Hus

Only coin to commemorate burning at stake.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Pabitra on September 26, 2015, 04:46:01 AM
Czech - 2015 - 200 Koruna - 750 anniv deciphering of Hittite by Bedrich Hrozny

Only coin to commemorate deciphering of a dead script/ language
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on September 26, 2015, 08:50:44 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=33130.0;attach=56925;image)

Manuel Xavier Rodríguez Erdoíza (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Rodr%C3%ADguez_Erdo%C3%ADza) (1785 - 1818) was a Chilean lawyer and guerrilla leader, considered one of the founders of independent Chile. Rodríguez was of Basque descent.

Chile, 50 centesimos, 1971.

What a disgrace - he's wearing a skull and crossbones on his collar! Are there any more designs like that?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Bimat on November 28, 2015, 04:53:56 PM
Latvia €5 (2015): 150 Years of Fire Fighting in Latvia.

Only coin to show a horse driven cart? :)

(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa337/AdityaKulkarni3/LT1_zpsuwdvaz2t.jpg)

(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa337/AdityaKulkarni3/LT2_zpsqxlpfzzh.jpg)

Aditya
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on November 28, 2015, 06:40:25 PM
Only coin to show a horse driven cart? :)

Aditya

You mean you've never seen THIS topic?

On Horseback or Chariot (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,16321.0.html)

 :o
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: malj1 on November 28, 2015, 09:51:33 PM
Its a fire engine from the nineteenth century.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Bimat on November 29, 2015, 06:27:32 AM
You mean you've never seen THIS topic?

On Horseback or Chariot (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,16321.0.html)

 :o

Whoops, my bad! Please split my post to 'Rejections' part. It actually deserves deletion. ;D ;D

Aditya
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on November 29, 2015, 12:32:24 PM
Whoops, my bad! Please split my post to 'Rejections' part. It actually deserves deletion. ;D ;D

Aditya

OK, I've moved it here for a while, so members can see what I've done, but later I'll delete it, since you say it was an oversight on your part.  ;)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on December 09, 2015, 12:39:31 AM
UK, 2 pounds, 2009. 

The design shows the handwriting of Robert Burns but without his signature. Dheer's topic, Signatures on Coins (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=33651.0), has many examples of handwriting, but always with the famous person's signature. Apart from the Dickens design, are there any others that show a famous person's handwriting but without a signature?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Bimat on December 09, 2015, 04:19:56 AM
Latvia €5 (2015): Rainis and Aspazija. Only coin showing same signatures on both sides?

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=32919.0;attach=56337;image)(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=32919.0;attach=56336;image)

Aditya
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Bimat on December 09, 2015, 06:03:26 AM
UK, 2 pounds, 2009. 

The design shows the handwriting of Robert Burns but without his signature. Dheer's topic, Signatures on Coins (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=33651.0), has many examples of handwriting, but always with the famous person's signature. Apart from the Dickens design, are there any others that show a famous person's handwriting but without a signature?

How about this Irish coin commemorating James Joyce? I'm not sure if this is his handwriting...

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=21049.0;attach=34193;image)

Aditya
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on December 09, 2015, 06:36:06 PM
How about this Irish coin commemorating James Joyce? I'm not sure if this is his handwriting...

Apparently the text includes an error, which means it is not Joyce's handwriting:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/irish-central-bank-admits-that-it-made-error-on-james-joyce-coin-8569280.html

A specially minted coin honouring the author features a depiction of his head and a passage from one of his best-known works, the novel Ulysses. Trouble is, it gets the quotation wrong, inserting an extraneous “that” into the sentence “Signatures of all things [that] I am here to read.”

The bank displayed its own level of creativity when it said in a statement: “While the error is regretted, it should be noted that the coin is an artistic representation of the author and text and not intended as a literal representation.”

It's an interesting coincidence, in view of dheer's topic, that the quotation includes the word "signatures".  :)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on December 10, 2015, 02:36:18 AM
One of a kind.


ISRAEL - SILVER 1 NEW SHEQELS UNC 2010 YEAR JONAH IN BELLY WHALE

The only coin that shows a human that has been eaten. (Jonah)

Dale
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: dheer on December 10, 2015, 09:45:18 AM

It's an interesting coincidence, in view of dheer's topic, that the quotation includes the word "signatures".  :)

Is the word "signatures" a signature  :)
humm this one got me  ;D
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Bimat on December 10, 2015, 12:03:09 PM
Latvia €5 (2015): Rainis and Aspazija. Only coin showing same signatures on both sides?

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=32919.0;attach=56337;image)(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=32919.0;attach=56336;image)

Nobody challenged me on this, shall I take it as I have successfully made it to 'one of a kind' list? ;D ;D

Aditya
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on December 10, 2015, 01:01:16 PM
Nobody challenged me on this, shall I take it as I have successfully made it to 'one of a kind' list? ;D ;D

Aditya

For now, yes. Though I'm sure one of the smaller mints could knock me up something very quickly for a tiny fee.  >:D  Haven't you ever previously posted a piece that was not rejected, then?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Bimat on December 10, 2015, 01:14:48 PM
For now, yes. Though I'm sure one of the smaller mints could knock me up something very quickly for a tiny fee.  >:D  Haven't you ever previously posted a piece that was not rejected, then?

Not really...my reply# 46 was also accepted as 'one of a kind'... :P

http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,13509.msg124610.html#msg124610

Aditya
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on December 10, 2015, 01:16:48 PM
Well done, Count Aditya. I've had so many I don't need to count.  8)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on December 11, 2015, 10:53:41 PM
One of a kind.


ISRAEL - SILVER 1 NEW SHEQELS UNC 2010 YEAR JONAH IN BELLY WHALE

The only coin that shows a human that has been eaten. (Jonah)

Dale

Does this one count? Either Jonah has not been eaten yet - or else he has and he's getting out.

Palau, $2, 2015.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: natko on February 10, 2016, 12:14:39 AM
However, as Malcolm stated, it's a fire truck. A horse driven one.

Do we have any other examples on coins?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 10, 2016, 01:21:49 PM
However, as Malcolm stated, it's a fire truck. A horse driven one.

OK, natko, but it's past its sell-by date, so you will have to pay me a fine. Send me 150,000 Croatian rupees before midnight, or you will turn into a pumpkin.  >:(
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Bimat on February 25, 2016, 11:34:28 AM
New Zealand $1 (2015): Rugby World Cup. The only 'coin' to officially have a logo of a company? ;D

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=32922.0;attach=56347;image)

(This coin thing is ridiculously ugly)

Aditya
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on March 03, 2016, 02:56:49 PM
Cape Verde, 250 escudos, 2015.  40th anniversary of independence.

The only coin to feature wind turbines? Interesting designs on both sides of the coin. The energy that drives wind turbines is of course intermittent, so they are not very reliable. Moreover, they cannot be manufactured using wind power, and the material to build them has to be extracted from the Earth in the usual manner. Their manufacture is therefore as dirty and polluting as anything else.

Sadly, this design uses stick people, a feature that is becoming more common on coins. Perhaps this is to remind us of the concept of the holographic universe (http://www.crystalinks.com/holographic.html), which suggests that we are living in a hologram that is being projected from the edge of the universe. Our senses may be so configured to make us think that we are three-dimensional. Well, we also think we are solid, but we are made of atoms, and atoms consist of 99.999% space. Remove the "space" from the human race, and the whole of the "matter" of the human race could fit into an area equivalent to the size of a sugar cube. Fact. Now consider that we may be the creation of some entities that are "gaming" us. Have you had any inexplicable experiences in your life? Maybe some "gamers", with a troll-like mentality, were playing tricks on you to enjoy your reactions. Or maybe the gamers generated some UFOs to scare people. It's an interesting idea, if you think about it. But as yet, that's all it is: a theory.  ;)

Image copyright of www.africancollectible.com (http://www.africanbanknotes.blogspot.co.uk).
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Figleaf on March 03, 2016, 06:15:51 PM
This may also be the only coin with an exploded pie graph as well as the only coin with an organisation chart on it. That would make it the only coin with three one-of-a-kind features, so that it would actually have four one-of-a-kind features, which would also be a one-of-a-kind feature and therefore it would be the only coin with three real and one virtual one-of-a-kind features, which would give it five one-of-a-kind features :)

Peter
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on March 03, 2016, 09:17:03 PM
It might also be the only coin with a black/white board with math written on it.
Dale

Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on March 03, 2016, 10:22:03 PM
This may also be the only coin with an exploded pie graph as well as the only coin with an organisation chart on it. That would make it the only coin with three one-of-a-kind features, so that it would actually have four one-of-a-kind features, which would also be a one-of-a-kind feature and therefore it would be the only coin with three real and one virtual one-of-a-kind features, which would give it five one-of-a-kind features :)

Peter

Have you ever heard of the English phrase, "You are too clever by half" ?  :D
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: andyg on March 03, 2016, 11:09:47 PM
Are they solar panels beneath the wind turbines?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on March 03, 2016, 11:26:23 PM
Are they solar panels beneath the wind turbines?

It's a possibility - even likely, since the other faddish energy equipment is depicted. But there are no solar power factories that make them, and mining the materials and producing the panels is by all accounts a very dirty business. Nor would they ever have the power to keep the industrialised world in the style it has grown accustomed to.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on November 08, 2017, 12:50:18 AM
Malta, 1 lira, 1986.

Is this the only coin that shows a worm? Botswana issued a coin featuring a "mophane worm" (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,37409.msg235963.html#msg235963), but that creature is in fact a caterpillar.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on November 08, 2017, 02:36:29 AM
Not counting the city of Worms  ;) there are some tokens...don't know of any coins...
Well, there is the Chalmers Shilling but I don't even know if that is an official coin or not.

Anyway if not unique it is pretty darn close.

Dale




Malta, 1 lira, 1986.

Is this the only coin that shows a worm? Botswana issued a coin featuring a but that creature is in fact a caterpillar.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on November 08, 2017, 12:11:24 PM
Well, there is the Chalmers Shilling but I don't even know if that is an official coin or not.

Had to Google it. Disgraceful that the Merkins would desecrate the noble shilling with a worm.  :o
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on November 09, 2017, 11:58:35 PM
Certainly true that at that time there were a  considerable number of Merkins not feeling too respectful toward...well, pretty much anyone.

The Shilling...a lot of discussion could take place and has taken place as to its exact status.

It is a neat coin thingy although far above my budget.

Dale



Had to Google it. Disgraceful that the Merkins would desecrate the noble shilling with a worm.  :o
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on December 20, 2017, 06:01:59 PM
Zambia, 1000 kwacha, 2003.  Prince William's 21st birthday. He is shown riding a jet ski.

Are there any more jet skis on coins?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on February 25, 2018, 11:27:37 AM
Seychelles, 25 rupees,  1983.

I've seen this described as a fish trap and a lobster pot. I'm not sure which it is, nor where it would fit in the standard thematics categories. I do think it is the only such implement that I have seen on a coin design.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: mrbadexample on March 10, 2018, 01:34:00 AM
Is this the only pickaxe?  ???
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: malj1 on March 10, 2018, 01:43:50 AM
1 gram gold coin issued by Julius Popper forTIERRA DEL FUEGO, name of the issuer - POPPER and year 1889 (Roumania) see more here
 (http://romaniancoins.org/un_gramo_popper.html)
and

Bangladesh 5 Poisha 1975 K6 Shapla Flower & Pickaxe FAO Issue Square Shape

I didn't look further  ;D  >:D
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: mrbadexample on March 10, 2018, 02:02:38 AM
Off to the rejections bin I go then. :(
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Pabitra on March 10, 2018, 04:16:11 AM
Bangladesh coin shows plough and not pick axe.
A plough has more connection with FAO than a pick axe, I think.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on March 10, 2018, 04:25:30 AM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39617.0;attach=91752;image)

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6808.0;attach=76665;image)

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6039.0;attach=89416;image)

 
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on March 24, 2018, 05:06:02 PM
Singapore, $50, 1980.

Is this the only design to show currency symbols on their own?



"You need a yen, to make your mark, if you want to make MONEY!"

Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on August 18, 2018, 02:44:40 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=19021.0;attach=38334;image)

Italy, 500 lire, 1991.  Protection of nature.



Look at the image of the obverse design (left hand side). I believe that the animal at top left is a mole.

If this is true, it is one of a kind. Or am I wrong?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: mrbadexample on August 19, 2018, 03:04:28 AM
I don't think that's a mole - the head seems wrong. :-\

The reverse looks like it was designed by M.C. Escher.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on August 19, 2018, 04:43:19 AM
What else could it be - a seal?

The paws look right for a mole. It's not meant to be highly realistic, I think.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: quaziright on August 19, 2018, 05:54:52 AM
What else could it be - a seal?

The paws look right for a mole. It's not meant to be highly realistic, I think.

An otter?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: eurocoin on August 19, 2018, 10:26:31 AM
According to the original packaging, Driutti used endangered animals and plants on the coin. Although I was unable to find a list of endangered animals of Italy in 1991, the current list does mention the Eurasion Otter and the Mediterranean Monk Seal. It does not mention a mole. 
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on August 19, 2018, 10:28:51 AM
An otter?

It's a possibility, but again the shape of the head is wrong, and an otter has small visible ears. If it is meant to be an otter, it's a very poor representation, and Italy deserves to be expelled from the EU.  :-X
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: malj1 on August 19, 2018, 12:48:03 PM
Moles eyes don't show as they are almost blind
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on August 19, 2018, 12:52:19 PM
Moles eyes don't show as they are almost blind

True, but the paws on the coin design are very mole-like. Whichever species the artist meant to depict, it is probably anatomically incorrect.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Figleaf on August 19, 2018, 01:49:24 PM
It's not an otter because otter ears are visible. It's not a seal because seals have no claws and it's not a mole, because the longest "finger" of a mole claw is the central one. Surely that decides the real question of this thread. It is one of a kind.

Peter
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on August 19, 2018, 01:50:16 PM
It's not an otter because otter ears are visible. It's not a seal because seals have no claws and it's not a mole, because the longest "finger" of a mole claw is the central one. Surely that decides the real question of this thread. It is one of a kind.

Peter

 :D  We'll have to ask the ET's. Maybe they brought it here.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: mrbadexample on August 20, 2018, 02:42:57 AM
What else could it be - a seal?


I think a seal is a good bet.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on August 20, 2018, 09:34:26 PM
I think a seal is a good bet.

I think you're probably right. For some reason, the face reminds me of my long dead Uncle Charlie. He was a small man with a moustache, and he smoked a pipe.  :)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: quaziright on August 20, 2018, 09:40:50 PM
Malta, 1 lira, 1986.

Is this the only coin that shows a worm? Botswana issued a coin featuring a "mophane worm" (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,37409.msg235963.html#msg235963), but that creature is in fact a caterpillar.

I believe there is a slovenian pre euro coin with a worm on it
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: chrisild on August 20, 2018, 09:50:51 PM
Sort of, yes. The 10 stotinov coin features an olm (proteus anguinus). Does that qualify as a worm?

Christian
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on August 20, 2018, 09:52:17 PM
I believe there is a slovenian pre euro coin with a worm on it

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=17769.0;attach=27354;image)

Do you mean this? It's an olm - a blind salamander. Worms don't have hands and feet - at least not where I live.  ;)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: quaziright on August 20, 2018, 10:10:02 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=17769.0;attach=27354;image)

Do you mean this? It's an olm - a blind salamander. Worms don't have hands and feet - at least not where I live.  ;)

pff minor details. I was next thinking maybe poland 2 zlote, but then I checked this time and those were actually eels
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on August 20, 2018, 10:16:59 PM
Yes, I remember the Polish eels. However, they were on collector coins, while the Slovenian coin was a circulation piece.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on August 21, 2018, 01:23:12 AM
Pretty sure Salamander isn't unique on coins
Dale
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: malj1 on August 21, 2018, 01:32:47 AM
Salamander
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on August 21, 2018, 01:56:00 AM
Russia, 1 ruble, 2006.  Took me a while to find it. You should always add that info, where you know it.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: malj1 on August 21, 2018, 02:04:28 AM
I should have added the website Animals on coins (http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~CH2M-NITU/coin/coin2anime.htm)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on August 21, 2018, 03:17:25 AM
I was actually thinking of a collector coin from the Ukraine...2003
Dale

Russia, 1 ruble, 2006.  Took me a while to find it. You should always add that info, where you know it.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on August 21, 2018, 04:21:42 AM
It's here (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,17769.msg121224.html#msg121224) too.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on September 21, 2018, 10:40:06 AM
Is this the only genet (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genet_(animal)) on a coin?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on June 15, 2019, 12:49:00 AM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=13314.0;attach=80619;image)

Somalia, 50 shillings, 1970.  10th anniversary of independence.

The only coin design to show incense?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Prosit on June 15, 2019, 01:34:21 AM
There are several coins with Incense burners but not sure of any that actually show the smoke as well.
Dale


Somalia, 50 shillings, 1970.  10th anniversary of independence.

The only coin design to show incense?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Oklahoman on December 28, 2019, 11:58:21 PM
The ball point pen is not a unique theme.  A 1995 crown with the image of Lazlo Biro and some people using a ball point pen was issued by the Isle of Man as part of a series of coins celebrating the inventions of the modern world.
Title: One of a kind
Post by: Bimat on December 29, 2019, 06:31:11 AM
The ball point pen is not a unique theme.  A 1995 crown with the image of Lazlo Biro and some people using a ball point pen was issued by the Isle of Man as part of a series of coins celebrating the inventions of the modern world.

There is a Hungarian commemorative  coin as well. :) :)

Aditya
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Oklahoman on December 29, 2019, 11:49:18 AM
Yes.  I was responding to that very coin of Hungary from a post on page one of this thread that claimed this as unique.  That is why I posted about the IOM coin.  The Hungary coin does not have a unique theme.
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on June 27, 2020, 04:02:32 PM
San Marino, 100 lire, 1977.

A filleted fish!  Do you know of any other such design?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Figleaf on June 27, 2020, 08:32:39 PM
Depending on your definition and sensitivity to the aroma of deceased fish, the Magdalen Island penny 1815 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalen_Island_penny_token) would be pretty close. Also, that is the only coin issued by a man called Coffin. Very apt for the fish in question.

Peter
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on June 27, 2020, 08:48:37 PM
Close, but not filleted.  ;)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on July 27, 2020, 02:03:13 PM
UK, 2 pounds, 2016.  The Great Fire of London.

Is this the only coin to depict or commemorate a fire?
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: chrisild on July 27, 2020, 02:38:10 PM
Depends on your definition of fire. ;) Guess that all those Olympic fires on coins should not count ...

Depiction of such "wild flames" above a city will be rare, maybe even unique. Historically, coins commemorating major city fires would usually emphasize the reconstruction efforts. This German 3 RM coin for example shows the city of Magdeburg (https://img.ma-shops.de/walsch/pic/3270_wmue939_1__c.jpg) after the destruction in the Thirty Years War. Even the text refers to the "renaissance" afterwards.

Also, here are two medals about "important" fires. The first one is from Glarus (https://www.numisbids.com/sales/hosted/mmde/041/image00604.jpg) (CH) and commemorates the 1861 fire. It shows the destroyed town but is primarily about the reconstruction. Similarly, after the devastating fire in Hamburg (DE) in 1842, several medals were issued, but typically with the same "we made it" message. This one (https://static-auex.de/6//img/lose/148/02045q000.jpg) for example shows the inner city, and on the other side, Phoenix above a fire.

Christian
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: <k> on July 27, 2020, 03:07:34 PM
There's no smoke without fire, as we say in England. I was really looking for flames rather than the aftermath, but I didn't make that specific enough. You are however cheating by including medals.  :o

Coins with flames from fires, anybody?  ;)
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: Pabitra on August 03, 2020, 03:25:45 PM
Pakistan announced a coin of 50 Rupees on 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak

https://youtu.be/U3Np_581R4k

But later, the mint changed its mind to make more profits and issued it as 550 Rupees coin

Title: One of a kind
Post by: Bimat on October 25, 2020, 07:08:40 AM
Italy €5 (2020): Pizza and Mozzarella. Only coin depicting a Pizza?

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=49698.0;attach=103705;image)

Aditya
Title: Re: One of a kind
Post by: eurocoin on October 25, 2020, 11:35:24 AM
Indeed rare but not unique. The Solomon Islands, world-renowned for their pizza's, issued a pizza coin in 2015. The thing even smells like pizza..

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39617.0;attach=103713;image)
Title: One of a kind
Post by: Bimat on October 25, 2020, 12:08:33 PM
Indeed rare but not unique. The Solomon Islands, world-renowned for their pizza's, issued a pizza coin in 2015. The thing even smells like pizza..

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39617.0;attach=103713;image)

Holy cow! QE II must be bored of smelling that pizza by now. Who ate that one part of it? >:D

Aditya