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Offline <k>

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #150 on: October 21, 2014, 02:28:28 AM »
Look at Portuguese euro coins. Not the same, but quite similar.

Peter

I see what you mean.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #151 on: December 27, 2014, 06:27:22 PM »
Guyana, 1 cent and 10 cents 1967 and 1975.

It's interesting to see the highly noticeable way in which the year follows the curve of the inner circle on each coin. It must do that on any coin, of course, unless it is deliberately shown horizontally, but usually it is done far more subtly than here.
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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #152 on: December 04, 2016, 09:13:52 AM »
Andorra, 1988.  This set, featuring Romanesque architecture, has denominational numerals that fill much of the reverse.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #153 on: December 06, 2016, 10:56:32 AM »
Note the crowned M (Madrid) mint mark. Below is a Spanish circulation coin with a relatively large numeral from this time: Spain wrestling with its escape from dark dictatorship, experimenting with magnificent modernity. Those were heady days.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #154 on: December 06, 2016, 01:11:09 PM »
The obverse has another interesting text/font related feature. When I first came across that coin, I did not realize it, but those are the initials of king Juan Carlos I. in a stylish version: "JC I".

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