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Started by <k>, April 05, 2014, 12:15:30 AM

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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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Lebanon, 1 livre, 1975.  Stars are a common rim device.
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Lebanon 5 piastres1925.jpg

Lebanon, 5 piastres, 1925.  Bees are more unusual.
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#3
Triskeles are common on the coins of the Isle of Man.





5 pence, 2004.  Two triskeles.



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Penny, 2004.  Three triskeles.





5 pounds, 1991.  Four triskeles.
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#4






Oman, 25 baiza, 1999.


The Omani emblem appears on the obverse of the circulation coinage.

It is also featured in much smaller form at either side of the reverse.
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<k>

Yes, usually called a rosette because it's small and ornamental.
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S.Africa both a lozenge and a stylised flower



David

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#8
Nigeria, Star of David, 1959 reverses.





Nigeria, 6d, 1959.





Nigeria, 3d, 1959.

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

 
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#11
Australia1s1938.jpg

The seven-pointed Commonwealth Star appears on the rim of the Australian shilling.
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@josephjk

1942 (VS1999) KM178 Gwalior 1-4 anna - facing Cobras

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davidrj

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



David