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Offline andyg

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Re: 2013 Benjamin Britten 50 pence
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2013, 11:13:43 AM »
Benjamin Britten joins the Queen as only person with full name of 50p piece

I like the header - read it carefully.
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Re: 2013 Benjamin Britten 50 pence
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2013, 11:42:19 AM »
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I have no sympathy for those who reacted in The Telegraph with a backward vision.

Haha, I don't know what to do with sympathy.  >:D

It all depends on what you're looking for in a coin. I'm a visual person, I'm an artist, of sorts, I'm looking for coins that look good. In general British coins have looked good, especially when compared to say 2 euro commemorative coins. I'm not looking for coins which have hidden meanings, which need to be explained. If you like, that's good, but my opinion is, it's AWFUL and RUBBISH from what I have seen.

I think you'd find that most people who find this coin in their change will also say "what's the point?"

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2013 Benjamin Britten 50 pence
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2013, 02:30:57 PM »
Image of the coin (as posted by The Telegraph)

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Re: 2013 Benjamin Britten 50 pence
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2013, 03:18:48 PM »
I like the idea of a textured field. Don't see anything else to like. Likely has a nice portrait on the other side though  ;D

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2013 Benjamin Britten 50 pence
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2013, 03:26:56 PM »
Here's slightly better image. ;D (Source)

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Re: 2013 Benjamin Britten 50 pence
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2013, 06:24:17 PM »
It is a bit early to judge a design you haven't seen completely yet.

It didn't get any better.....

Another piece designed on a computer with a flat screen.
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Re: 2013 Benjamin Britten 50 pence
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2013, 11:22:39 PM »
Try harder, UK mint. ::)

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Re: 2013 Benjamin Britten 50 pence
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2013, 02:37:43 PM »
I have always been puzzled about making a judgement about how a coin which look like once minted from a photograph.

So I am willing to wait to have one in my hand before deciding if the design is good or not.

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Re: 2013 Benjamin Britten 50 pence
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2013, 05:22:44 PM »
Creativity is out of the door and off the cliff.



Even children can design better coins.
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Re: 2013 Benjamin Britten 50 pence
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2013, 04:02:00 AM »
I liked the portrait on the other side of the five pound coin, and at least the writing on the side you've shown went with the whole design of the coin. However the 50p design is just one sided.