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Unrealised designs / Re: Pattern coins from Germany
« Last post by Pellinore on Today at 08:20:19 PM »
Germany., 25 Pfennig, 1908.  Design trial.
A quite modern type for 1908 - when Jugendstil was still rife.

Paul
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Rome / Re: Roman Alexandria, drachm of Hadrian (117-138)
« Last post by Pellinore on Today at 08:15:47 PM »
In the meantime I found out what it is, Tyche, and it is Emmett 1062.17, the coin type in your link. Thanks! Imagine having 15 of these in your purse when you go to the market.

Paul
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Well actually my eyesight is not that good  ::)  But in working on a new catalog i have collected and looked at a lot of pictures, including categories not really in my focus area.  Some people workout their muscles, i train pattern recognition and visual memory  ;D
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Rome / Re: Roman Alexandria, drachm of Hadrian (117-138)
« Last post by THCoins on Today at 07:40:55 PM »
My first thought would be Fortuna Redux, but i think she would be bareheaded.
This one comes close ?
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Unrealised designs / Re: Pattern coins from Germany
« Last post by <k> on Today at 07:34:45 PM »


Pattern 5 Deutsche Mark coin of 1975.





The issued 5 DM coin.



In 1975 the Federal Republic of Germany decided that a circulation 5 Deutsche Mark coin was needed. Wolfgang Doehm provided the obverse design, which was spare and functional yet somehow stylish too. The reverse showed the German eagle.

Originally Doehm designed a piece where the raised rim follows the text around the large denominational numeral '5'. The rim around the eagle had a similarly varying width. That was modified as a result of objections from the vending industry (including the postal service and German Rail) that this rim would cause problems, especially with vending machines.
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Russia and USSR; Belarus, Ukraine / Re: Variety? Russia 10 Kopek 1997 CП
« Last post by Gusev on Today at 06:58:26 PM »
Natural range of color.

These coins were minted only from brass.
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Russia and USSR; Belarus, Ukraine / Variety? Russia 10 Kopek 1997 CП
« Last post by CameronK on Today at 06:40:32 PM »
I have these 2 10 Kopek pieces in my collection, 1997 CП. One has a brass tone, the other bronze. Does anyone know if this is a variety, or just a natural range of color? Thank you!
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Historical artifacts other than coins / Re: Opals
« Last post by Figleaf on Today at 05:43:43 PM »
Amazing. I had never heard of opalised fossils. As if finding a fossilised dinosaur isn't spectacular enough by itself.

Peter
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UK Decimal coins / Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Last post by eurocoin on Today at 05:19:15 PM »
Looks like RM have had a rethink. The 5 Lion of England offer appears to have been removed.
Wonder if they are going to consider a proper commemorative issue?

The Royal Mint's FB post about the coin hasn't been deleted and it is still possible to register interest for it so I don't think the 2019-dated Lion of England 5 pounds coin for this occasion has been cancelled.
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Unrealised designs / Re: Pattern coins from Austria
« Last post by <k> on Today at 05:16:31 PM »
Austria, 100 Schilling pattern coin, 1976, to commemorate the Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck.

Images courtesy of Dorotheum Auctions.
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