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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #120 on: November 24, 2012, 06:05:29 PM »
Denmark, 2 ore, 1915.  Another rather showy "2" from the Danish. The font used for "ORE" is interesting too. You can see it better on the Faeroes 25 ore of 1941.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #121 on: November 24, 2012, 06:06:42 PM »
Denmark, 2 ore, 1909.   The ORE looks rather jumbled in this attempt.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #122 on: November 27, 2012, 07:05:53 PM »
While I am most likely not the only one here who gets the Royal Mint (UK) newsletter ;) let me point at this:

http://pinterest.com/royalmint/typography-on-coins/

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Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #123 on: November 29, 2012, 04:23:29 PM »
How about this collector coin from Armenia? ;)



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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #124 on: January 26, 2013, 07:27:29 PM »
UK, 2 pounds, 2003. It's amazing to think that if you look at your DNA under the microscope, you will find it is inscribed with letters of the Roman alphabet. More proof that extraterrestrials have been tinkering with our genome. Perhaps it will one day be possible to create your own designer baby with its name inscribed on its DNA.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #125 on: February 01, 2013, 02:55:15 PM »
UK, 2 pounds, 250th birth anniversary of Robert Burns, Scottish poet.

"We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet, and for auld lang syne".

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #126 on: February 01, 2013, 02:57:00 PM »
UK, 2 pounds, 2011.  400th anniversary of the publication of King James' Bible.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #127 on: February 21, 2013, 04:48:40 PM »


Singapore, 1 dollar, 1975.  Interesting to see how the strokes of the dollar sign are threaded through the "S". It would be physically possible to do this with a 3D model, yet somehow the perspective does not look right, and the design as shown does look impossible.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #128 on: February 24, 2013, 04:14:41 PM »
This is slightly off-topic, but I trust you will see the point. When I looked at the obverse of this Tunisian 5 francs coin of 1954 (bottom left), my eye was drawn to the upper circle, and I wondered what the point was. After looking at the reverse, I got it: there is a crescent shape at the bottom of the obverse, and another halfway up (or down) the reverse.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #129 on: July 28, 2013, 11:36:48 PM »


Moldova 5 lei 1993.





Moldova 1 leu 1992



Interesting how the 'L E U' and 'L E I' are made to follow the curve of the coin.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #130 on: July 30, 2013, 12:47:36 AM »
A new Czech coin, with a tenor (Beno Blachut) and some operas he sang in. More here; this is the obverse of the proof version. Image: Czech Mint.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #131 on: July 31, 2013, 07:13:13 AM »
Macau
2004
1000 Macanese Pataca


5th Anniversary of Return of Macau to the Fatherland

Which came as a set:


I like the "modernistic" Chinese font, as well as the simplicity of this coin.

And traditional Chinese always looks better than simplified Chinese .

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Chuan
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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #132 on: July 31, 2013, 11:32:44 AM »
Here are 2 Chinese coins depicting similar themes(ancient horse racing).
However, the 1980 coin triumphed with its unique font design (for "Olympic Committee of China"), whereas the 2008 coin was totally ruined by its mindless Microsoft Word font (the 29th Olympic Games).

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #133 on: September 09, 2013, 11:21:58 PM »
Japanese 100 Yen.
I like
1) The "Gothic" style they write "100"
2) Extremely thin lines they wrote Kanji words. I like blanks left on coins.
3) How they used simply "Hundred Yen" other than "One Hundred Yen"
as well as
4) How Absurdly small and light the coin is, as compared to its value (1.04 US Dollar, but much higher during the endaka years. In other words it was once more than 10 times the value of a Chinese 1 Yuan coin but physically smaller than it. )
5) Stylistic depiction of a sakura bloom.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #134 on: January 22, 2014, 09:48:53 PM »


Lebanon, 250 pounds, 1953. An interesting "banknote effect" to the text and design motif.





The obverse of the coin.