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Offline chrisild

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« on: January 12, 2012, 11:06:57 AM »
Ugliest coin? Ha, I have something for you. No sports involved though.


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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 01:34:55 PM »
I own that coin.
Not as bad in hand but still a design that had potential that it didn't live up to
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Ugliest coin? Ha, I have something for you. No sports involved though.

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 01:56:50 PM »
It is about as interesting as TV.

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 03:04:26 PM »
What a pathetic design. I'm glad not to have it! :D

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012, 06:18:15 PM »
Wow...the Fernsehen coin is truly a BAD idea gone wild! As they say on this side of the pond, "That sucker is BUTT UGLY"! Couldn't they have at least something on the screen...like Micky Mouse?


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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2012, 05:07:57 PM »
To the French, this is their ugliest coin. They think the portrait resembles that of a cartoon American Indian chief.

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2012, 05:59:59 PM »
To the French, this is their ugliest coin. They think the portrait resembles that of a cartoon American Indian chief.

Oh no, that cannot be their ugliest coin. That is one that I bought from you at the Amsterdam gathering. ;D  Well, last year the mint tried to make up for it, and issued this one, with an interesting "hammered" effect.

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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2012, 06:15:59 PM »
@chrisild & Figleaf

I like both of those coins although the one Christian shows is uglier.
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2012, 06:24:45 PM »
At least you got a coin that was once issued at face value, Christian and maybe the only French coin devoted to a Belgian hero >:D. You mean Charlemagne's nose was hammered into his face on the second piece? I wonder what Amnesty International will have to say about that.

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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2012, 02:59:17 AM »
Speaking of butt ugly coins, (maybe this should be a new category?), I'm in Palau KM 287. Now don't get me wrong...I understand that Palau has some very historically significant coins; "Ingrown toenail of King Henry Vlll", "The 100th anniversary of elastic underwear", "Famous Mosquitos in history", things like that...but KM 287 certainly has particular appeal and numismatic significance...am I missing something...because I sure as hell don't see it.  Alan...too many chocolate cookies...maybe I had better change to cheese popcorn and a beer???   :P

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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2012, 03:35:20 AM »
I really think you guys are confusing ugly with BORING!

As someone, that when young, always had a soft spot in my heart for ugly girls....I can tell you thate is a big difference  rotflol  >:D

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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2012, 10:03:20 PM »
I think this one is the worlds ugliest - or is it just plain childish?

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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2012, 11:22:33 PM »
Looks like the second from the left is pregnant.
Childish? Definitely which can have its own charm.
Ugly? I am undecided about that...


I hate to say it and God bless her but this is a ugly coin and I own one just like it.
I am NOT going to say how much I paid as y'all will think me crazier than you already do.

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I think this one is the worlds ugliest - or is it just plain childish?



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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2012, 12:16:18 AM »
Who's that guy?

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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2012, 12:37:06 AM »
Who's that guy?

Didn't he also sit for the 1913-38 nickel, with a slightly different hairstyle?