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Design and designing => Coin characteristics => Topic started by: <k> on April 05, 2014, 12:15:30 AM

Title: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 05, 2014, 12:15:30 AM
Sometimes, half way down the rim of a coin, you will find the legend broken up with a dot at either side. Or maybe there will be three separate dots placed around the rim. This is a common but minor design point. Dots in themselves are not very interesting, but sometimes you find more intriguing devices used instead of dots.

The point here is not to illustrate all the coins with a special rim device, but to see how many different rim devices we can find. This will not be particularly easy, as they are not usually a design element that most people notice. This is certainly one of the more obscure themes I have presented, but I hope you enjoy it.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 05, 2014, 12:16:00 AM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=21938.0;attach=35599;image)

Lebanon, 1 livre, 1975.  Stars are a common rim device.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 05, 2014, 12:16:42 AM
Lebanon, 5 piastres, 1925.  Bees are more unusual.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 05, 2014, 12:18:28 AM
Triskeles are common on the coins of the Isle of Man.



(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=13636.0;attach=72373;image)

5 pence, 2004.  Two triskeles.



(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20133.0;attach=72370;image)

Penny, 2007.  Three triskeles.



(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4847.0;attach=73132;image)

5 pounds, 1991.  Four triskeles.

 
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 05, 2014, 12:20:19 AM
The Omani emblem appears on the obverse of the circulation coinage, but it is also featured in much smaller form at either side of the reverse.



(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=25572.0;attach=43907;image)



(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=25572.0;attach=43908;image)

Oman, 25 baiza, 1999.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: davidrj on April 05, 2014, 12:41:15 AM
Jamaica penny - rose??

(http://i593.photobucket.com/albums/tt14/microtome/Km171Penny1887.jpg) (http://s593.photobucket.com/user/microtome/media/Km171Penny1887.jpg.html)

David
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 05, 2014, 12:45:15 AM
Yes, usually called a rosette because it's small and ornamental.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: davidrj on April 05, 2014, 12:49:08 AM
S.Africa both a lozenge and a stylised flower

(http://i593.photobucket.com/albums/tt14/microtome/Km461Penny1960.jpg) (http://s593.photobucket.com/user/microtome/media/Km461Penny1960.jpg.html)

David
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 05, 2014, 01:01:17 AM
Nigeria, Star of David, 1959 reverses.



(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12529.0;attach=72032;image)

Nigeria, 6d, 1959.



(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=8763.0;attach=11680;image)

Nigeria, 3d, 1959.

 
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 05, 2014, 01:32:41 AM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3341.0;attach=72778;image)

Guernsey, 10 shillings, 1966.  Collector coin.  What is the significance of the crosses?

 
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: davidrj on April 05, 2014, 01:38:01 AM
Triangles - Bosnia

(http://i593.photobucket.com/albums/tt14/microtome/Km11750Feninga2007.jpg) (http://s593.photobucket.com/user/microtome/media/Km11750Feninga2007.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 05, 2014, 01:44:34 AM
The seven-pointed Commonwealth Star (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_Star) appears on the rim of the Australian shilling.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: @josephjk on April 05, 2014, 02:13:44 AM
1942 (VS1999) KM178 Gwalior 1-4 anna - facing Cobras
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: davidrj on April 05, 2014, 02:42:33 AM
Cross of Lorraine, France

(http://i593.photobucket.com/albums/tt14/microtome/Fr22721Franc1988.jpg) (http://s593.photobucket.com/user/microtome/media/Fr22721Franc1988.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: davidrj on April 05, 2014, 03:04:34 AM
There is of course a long history of the use of a simple cross to mark the beginning of the legend

France 1588 double tournois

(http://i593.photobucket.com/albums/tt14/microtome/CGKL751588Ta1NantesR4.jpg) (http://s593.photobucket.com/user/microtome/media/CGKL751588Ta1NantesR4.jpg.html)

UK penny 1970

(http://i593.photobucket.com/albums/tt14/microtome/1970P.jpg) (http://s593.photobucket.com/user/microtome/media/1970P.jpg.html)

David
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 05, 2014, 09:02:13 PM
Zambia, penny, 1966.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 05, 2014, 09:07:56 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39617.0;attach=89765;image)

Malawi, penny, 1967.

 
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 05, 2014, 09:08:50 PM
Latvia, 1 santims, 1997.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 05, 2014, 10:01:08 PM
Denmark, 5 kroner, 1998.

Art in Scandinavia: In Norway they have Edvard Munch. In Sweden - well, er, IKEA. In Denmark - nobody and nothing. So those Danes think a cheesy, kitschy, heart is a great work of art.  ::)
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: Figleaf on April 05, 2014, 10:06:35 PM
Hamlet will get you for that.

Peter
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 06, 2014, 06:05:40 PM
British Honduras, 5 cents, 1912.   Not sure of the significance of this device.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 06, 2014, 06:06:25 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15066.0;attach=43950;image)

Belize, 50 cents, 1974.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 06, 2014, 06:12:09 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9100.0;attach=73134;image)

Malta, 5 mils, 1972.



(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=9100.0;attach=44581;image)

Malta, 10 cents, 1976.

Am I pushing the envelope too far here? These dolphins appeared on the obverse of all Malta's coins (with the exception of the 25c coin) from 1972 to 1985.

 
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 06, 2014, 06:16:53 PM
Malaysia, 1 sen, 1967.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 13, 2014, 11:23:52 PM
Southern Rhodesia, half crown, 1937.

The reverse of this coin was designed by George Kruger-Gray. Just look at those startling objects at the bottom left and right. It's clear that the artist was dropping a huge hint that he'd seen a UFO.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 13, 2014, 11:35:10 PM
(http://www.coins-of-the-uk.co.uk/pics/qe/hc/hc53.jpg)

UK, half crown, 1953.  From the collection of forum member Tony Clayton.

Here the devices on the reverse are Maltese crosses.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on April 13, 2014, 11:39:43 PM
UK, half crown, 1934. 

On the reverse, the devices are: thistle, rose, shamrock, for Scotland, England and Northern Ireland respectively.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on July 06, 2014, 12:17:28 AM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=27972.0;attach=46452;image)

Faroe Islands, 10 øre, 1941.  The rim device looks like a snowflake.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: SquareEarth on October 17, 2014, 10:08:38 PM
Japan, Showa 13 (1938), 1 Sen
Sakura as rim device

Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on December 25, 2014, 09:24:45 PM
Slovakia, 10 korun, 1944.  Here we see some very unusual rim devices. If ever they had any special significance, it is probably lost in the mists of time.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on December 27, 2014, 06:29:32 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4001.0;attach=50439;image)

Guyana, 1 cent, 1974.  Birds form rather large rim devices here.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on October 15, 2015, 12:35:59 PM
Indonesia, 5 rupiah, 1974.  A rather strangely shaped star(?) as a rim device.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on October 15, 2015, 12:40:06 PM
Indonesia, 10 sen, 1951.  Small flowers.

What is the main shape here on the coin, on which the denomination sits? There are two unusual mint marks too, just below the denomination.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on October 15, 2015, 12:42:42 PM
Indonesia, 50 sen, 1961.  The rim flowers are rather differently shaped on this coin.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on June 15, 2020, 08:22:23 PM
Falkland Islands, 2 pounds, 2014. 

The devices on the rim look like representations of explosions.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on February 21, 2021, 01:39:02 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=41102.0;attach=101459;image)

Argentina, 1 peso, 1996.  UNICEF commemorative.  Children's faces.
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: Figleaf on February 21, 2021, 06:08:47 PM
What is the main shape here on the coin, on which the denomination sits?

I think it is a fruit of the fertile brain of the designer, Prof. Van Hengel (see below). It reminds me of similar geometric devices used on banknotes as a safety device.

There are two unusual mint marks too, just below the denomination.

They are actually quite usual ... on Dutch coins. The caduceus used to be the mark of the Utrecht mint and the fish is the mark of mint master Van Hengel. Hengel is angling rod; you get one chance to guess why he chose the fish.

Peter
Title: Re: Coins with rim devices
Post by: <k> on February 21, 2021, 06:27:56 PM
Thank you, Figleaf.