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Started by <k>, February 26, 2012, 10:00:34 PM

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#30
UK round pound Scottish design.jpg


The UK round pound (1983-2015) had a security edge with incuse lettering.

This Latin motto translates as "Nobody attacks me with impunity".

That referred to the thistle that appeared on the Scottish-themed design.
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#31



The Royal Mint was originally going to include the year in Roman numerals on the edge of the new 12-sided pound.

That idea was ditched, apparently because the numerals would eventually become too long to fit on an edge.  :D
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#32
UK 12-sided pound.jpg

Instead, the UK 12-sided pound has alternately smooth and milled edges.
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Filat

#33
Obverse, reverse and edge authentic ruble in 1808.

YV

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#34







Here are the edges of the euro coins. They are designed to aid identification by touch. The blind are well served.

See the relevant coinz.eu web page and click on the links. Coinz.eu had the excellent idea of showing the third side of the coin: the edge.

Below are some reduced images of the edges, so you get a quick comparison.

1c - plain.
2c - plain with a groove.
5c – plain.
10c – reeded.
20c- plain with seven indents (Spanish Flower).
50c – reeded.
1 euro - three plain and three reeded sections.
2 euro - reeded with concave inscription.

Above are the edge descriptions, as shown on coinz.eu.

The 5 cents edge may LOOK reeded, but apparently this is due to "moiré", an artefact caused by the compression of the image. The edge is in fact smooth.
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#35
UK round pound edge 2004.jpg


The UK round pound of 2004 features the Forth Railway Bridge inside a border of railway tracks.

The edge is described as:

"Reeded with a decorative pattern symbolising bridges and pathways."

The image below is © Cyrillius of numista.com.
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#36
Isle of Man 50p 1980.jpg

Isle of Man, 50 pence, 1980. 

New York Exhibition.  Edge inscription:  ODINS RAVEN VIKING EXHIBN NEW YORK 1980.

See this post for more (but no images, unfortunately):

50 pence coins with edge inscriptions.
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#37
Edge of 2 euro cents.jpg


The edge of a 2 euro cents coin: plain with a groove.

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#38
Edge 10 euro cent 2002.jpg


The edge of a 10 euro cents coin: milled but with oval indents.

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Different spacings on the milled edges of a UK 1975 five pence coin and a UK 2008 ten pence coin.

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chrisild

Quote from: <k> on July 03, 2021, 04:57:42 PM
The edge of a 2 euro cents coin: plain with a groove.

That is about the only reason, by the way, why I would find it sad if the 1 and 2 ct coins were done away with. ;)  I do like that feature!

Christian