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Started by <k>, December 01, 2012, 11:17:49 PM
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Quote from: <k> on December 02, 2012, 05:34:13 PMAs for the higher denominations, the reverse of the 2 DM piece depicted a different deceased politician each year. Instead of repeating the country name on the reverse, which also appears as usual on the obverse, it would have been better to have given the politician's name. For some reason the denomination has now been placed on the obverse, instead of the reverse, so once again the consistency of the set has been spoilt.
QuoteIt is likely, though, that the habit of varying the 2 Mark design developed when it still occupied the highest circulation coin and before the introduction of the 5 DM coin.
Quote from: chrisild on December 04, 2012, 02:48:21 AMGuess they followed the example of US circulation coins where the portrait is recognizable, period.
Quote from: chrisild on December 04, 2012, 06:13:48 PMNot much left of the original design concept, but I don't consider this to be a problem ...Christian
Quote from: chrisild on December 05, 2012, 11:12:11 AMWhen a mint makes collector coins - pieces that are never or hardly ever used for cash transactions - the "unified" appearance plays an important role in my opinion. Circulation coins ... not so much. Yes, coin collectors will put some of them aside and arrange them in an album or in boxes etc., but they are primarily made in order to be used in everyday life.
Quote from: chrisild on December 05, 2012, 11:12:11 AMWhich means that, if for some reason a government needs or wants to create an entirely new set, it would be great if the newly issued coins had a certain theme, much like what you explained in your "rules". But if only one denomination is replaced, other considerations may be more important. Also, what if one creates a theme set, and then one denomination is dropped? Think of the Dent designs for the UK pence ...
Quote from: <k> on December 05, 2012, 12:03:14 PMYou have things exactly the wrong way round. Design ALWAYS matters, and it matters all the more if sets ARE used!
QuoteMe, I'll take the Rolls Royce every time.