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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2017, 04:59:17 PM »


Cuba, 1 peso, 1993.  Mao Zedong.  Formerly known as Mao Tse-tung.

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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2017, 06:53:19 PM »
Does not even look like Mao.  The coin has a more German style Adenaueresque look to the portrait.
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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2017, 07:13:19 PM »
It's true. Adenauer was slim, though. It reminds me more of a fat middle-aged Bavarian.  :D

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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2017, 01:41:31 AM »
Does not have to be a fat person. ;) A profile of Theodor Heuss (our first president), for example, would look somewhat similar. The Heuss portrait on the 2 DM coin was quite different though.

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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2017, 05:29:18 PM »
I guess they were pretty drunk when they posed for this one..

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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2017, 03:46:11 PM »
The sheep king...

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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2017, 04:01:13 PM »
But what does he REALLY look like?

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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #38 on: June 10, 2017, 03:07:34 PM »
Another - this time from Niue...

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« Reply #39 on: June 10, 2017, 03:08:28 PM »
this one from Pitcairn...
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« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2017, 06:48:46 PM »
Another fine example of why inscriptions are very important. Without the "H.R.H." etc., we would have no idea who that is. ;D

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« Reply #42 on: June 25, 2017, 06:54:46 PM »
Another fine example of why inscriptions are very important. Without the "H.R.H." etc., we would have no idea who that is. ;D

Melania Trump...so simple! ;D

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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2017, 04:00:43 PM »
Kingdom of Sindh, Raja Chach of Alor (r. 632-671 AD)



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Re: Worst portraits on coins
« Reply #44 on: July 16, 2017, 04:52:55 PM »
China, 10 gold dollars, 1919.  Who is this fellow? He looks like a baddie from one of the early James Bond films.