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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #165 on: October 10, 2019, 04:06:32 AM »
If people readily understand it, what's the problem? I have more problems with countries where the zero ٠ and the five ٥ look practically the same on the coins, while there is a perfectly good alternative 5 in Persian and Urdu: ۵. Try expelling Iran from the EU
The Persian- Urdu 5 is quoted by you as right and that is used by Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan then why expel Iran.
The wrong 5 quoted is Arabic and used by all from Moroco to Iraq ( includes Tunisia, Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia etc) . If you expel them them how will your cars run😝

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #166 on: October 18, 2019, 03:28:41 PM »
Lebanon, 2½ piastres, 1940.

The '2' and the '½' are separated by PIASTRES. Is that kind of separation of the denominational numerals unique, to your knowledge?
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« Reply #167 on: October 18, 2019, 04:51:01 PM »
Quite possibly so. Some Portuguese escudo coins are similar in that the currency symbol is between the escudos and the centavos, e.g. "2$50". But an entire word, hmm.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #168 on: May 28, 2020, 01:50:51 AM »
Aruba, 2½ florin, 1986.

Look at the denomination here: 2½.  Why does the line beneath the '1' extend so far? I suppose it does so to match the length of the word 'fLORIN' beneath it. But why?
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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #169 on: May 28, 2020, 09:31:56 AM »
That fLorin design certainly is at war with all typographical checks and balances.
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« Reply #170 on: May 28, 2020, 10:34:20 AM »
That fLorin design certainly is at war with all typographical checks and balances.
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Yes. Aruba should be reported to the police and expelled from the United Nations.  >:(
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« Reply #171 on: May 28, 2020, 10:36:03 AM »


Maldives, 2 rufiyaa, 2017.

Look at that denominational figure '2'. Rather unusual - especially the way it bulks out at the top right. It needs to go on a diet.
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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #172 on: June 26, 2020, 04:12:34 PM »
Colombia, 2016.

Look at the strange shape of the zeros in the denominational numerals. Not only is each one an unorthodox shape, but on the 100 and 200 pesos in particular, each of the two zeros is a different shape.
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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #173 on: July 02, 2020, 11:31:54 AM »
Guatemala, 25 centavos, 1967.

The 'C' in 'centavos' has an extra little stalk at top right that looks very unusual.

The figure '5' in '25' is also unusual: halfway down on the left, it looks as though it has had a bite taken out of part of it. And the top of the numeral curves upwards, instead of remaining straight and horizontal.
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