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Prize for the World's Most Beautiful Coin

Started by Bimat, August 03, 2011, 03:52:57 PM

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Prosit


I always thought this one was close to the most beautiful in the world.
Dale

Quote from: FosseWay on August 04, 2011, 09:17:32 AM
Sorry to post the same coin twice inside a week (it's in the Lions on Coins thread as well), but the Una and the Lion £5 from 1839 does it for me:
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Prosit

I would put this one in the top ten.
Dale

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

Prosit


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#19
Here's ONE of them. China Republic / East Hopei 1937 1 Chiao.

See: East Asian architecture on coins

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A 10 kopeck of Siberia from 1777 showing two sables as supporters, owned and photographed by forum member Zantetsuken.

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That's a very cool coin! Shows how much people from Siberia appreciated the fur they got from the Sable at the time.
My goal for 2017 is to finish finish my British India copper collection (1/4 anna, 1/2 Pice and 1/12 anna) by year and Mintmark. Any help with missing coins in BU grades is highly appreciated.
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I have a fondness for wildlife designs. Here are two bird designs, old and new.

The first is a 5 Mark coin of 1894 from German New Guinea, showing a bird of paradise.

The second is a 5 dollar coin, dated 1979, depicting a snowy egret. The designer was Gilroy Roberts, who was also responsible for the portrait of President Kennedy on the US half dollar. It was issued by the British Virgin Islands, which uses the US dollar and issues only collector coins in its own name. This coin was a product of the Franklin Mint: the small "F" just above the branch represents its mintmark; above that you can see the stylised initials of Gilroy Roberts, which also appear on the Kennedy half dollar.

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Another attractive coin: one franc coin from Reunion, with a magnificent design of Mercury by Jean Lagrange.

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SquareEarth

#24
Should this be China's entry into the contest?
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SquareEarth

It took me a while to decide which on is the most beautiful coin.



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Levantiner

IMHO  the Ethiopian Birr of Menelik II  should be in the top five of most beautiful coins of all times!!!  I would put it ahead of Una and the Lion, as the lion on that coin looks slightly depressed!!.  The following are photographs of a matt proof example( note the pictures are not blurred):