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Coins with rim devices
« on: April 05, 2014, 12:15:30 AM »
Sometimes, half way down the rim of a coin, you will find the legend broken up with a dot at either side. Or maybe there will be three separate dots placed around the rim. This is a common but minor design point. Dots in themselves are not very interesting, but sometimes you find more intriguing devices used instead of dots.

The point here is not to illustrate all the coins with a special rim device, but to see how many different rim devices we can find. This will not be particularly easy, as they are not usually a design element that most people notice. This is certainly one of the more obscure themes I have presented, but I hope you enjoy it.
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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 12:16:00 AM »


Lebanon, 1 livre, 1975.  Stars are a common rim device.
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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 12:16:42 AM »
Lebanon, 5 piastres, 1925.  Bees are more unusual.
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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2014, 12:18:28 AM »
Triskeles are common on the coins of the Isle of Man.





5 pence, 2004.  Two triskeles.





Penny, 2007.  Three triskeles.





5 pounds, 1991.  Four triskeles.

 
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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2014, 12:20:19 AM »
The Omani emblem appears on the obverse of the circulation coinage, but it is also featured in much smaller form at either side of the reverse.









Oman, 25 baiza, 1999.
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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2014, 12:41:15 AM »
Jamaica penny - rose??



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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 12:45:15 AM »
Yes, usually called a rosette because it's small and ornamental.
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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2014, 12:49:08 AM »
S.Africa both a lozenge and a stylised flower



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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2014, 01:01:17 AM »
Nigeria, Star of David, 1959 reverses.





Nigeria, 6d, 1959.





Nigeria, 3d, 1959.

 
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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2014, 01:32:41 AM »


Guernsey, 10 shillings, 1966.  Collector coin.  What is the significance of the crosses?

 
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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2014, 01:38:01 AM »
Triangles - Bosnia


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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2014, 01:44:34 AM »
The seven-pointed Commonwealth Star appears on the rim of the Australian shilling.
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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2014, 02:13:44 AM »
1942 (VS1999) KM178 Gwalior 1-4 anna - facing Cobras

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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2014, 02:42:33 AM »
Cross of Lorraine, France


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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2014, 03:04:34 AM »
There is of course a long history of the use of a simple cross to mark the beginning of the legend

France 1588 double tournois



UK penny 1970



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