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Circulation sets with poorly unified design

Started by <k>, December 01, 2012, 11:17:49 PM

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Good analysis! :like: It's good to make these lists. It's better to bridge the gap from list to design with analysis, in order to provide new insights into what messages the designs carry.

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


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If we look at the forint denominations of the Hungarian coinage, they go:

Shield of arms; plant; bird; shield of arms; plant; bird; shield of arms.

These correspond respectively to the ascending denominations:

1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 forint.

Notice that the shield of arms appears on the 1, 10 and 100 forint coins, so there is a pattern there.

However, is it not lazy to repeat the shield design across three denominations?

Usually such heraldic designs appear on the highest denominations of a thematic set - not the lowest and middle denominations.
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