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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #45 on: August 14, 2011, 07:00:43 PM »
The numerals on some coins are outlined, but the outlines on this Maltese 50 cents are carefully filled in with horizontal lines. Such elaborately designed numerals are less common these days, I find, but I always enjoy looking at them.



Russia does something similar with its 10 ruble coins. On the older, bimetallic type the digits have line patterns:


The new 10 ruble pieces still "play" with lines, but rather in the background:


However, the "0" still has a latent image, see here:
http://www.cbr.ru/eng/bank-notes_coins/coins/Coins_97/97_10R_p1_2009.gif
http://www.cbr.ru/eng/bank-notes_coins/coins/Coins_97/97_10R_p2_2009.gif

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #46 on: August 14, 2011, 07:52:54 PM »
The font used on the French overseas territories of New Caledonia and French Polynesia is/was also unusual.



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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #47 on: August 14, 2011, 10:04:06 PM »
Isn't the unusual font just "Irish Gaelic"?

The coins of the Irish Free State use Gaelic descriptions for their denominations, and they are presented in an unusual font.


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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #48 on: August 14, 2011, 10:08:29 PM »
This could, at a stretch, be an example of heraldic shading, horizontal lines representing blue - see the chart in Craig's Coins of the World 1750-1850 (mine's the 1976 edition).

The numerals on some coins are outlined, but the outlines on this Maltese 50 cents are carefully filled in with horizontal lines. Such elaborately designed numerals are less common these days, I find, but I always enjoy looking at them.



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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #49 on: August 14, 2011, 10:09:32 PM »
Isn't the unusual font just "Irish Gaelic"?


Never having studied it, I couldn't possibly say. But what's unusual on my side of the Irish sea may of course not be on the other.  :)

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #50 on: August 15, 2011, 02:07:10 PM »
I like the font used for "PESETA" on this coin. The stylish curving of the letters really adds to quality of the design.


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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #51 on: August 15, 2011, 07:23:26 PM »
Here is an example of the Veld Pond: the field pound, minted by the Boers in a home-made mint during the Boer War, hence the rudimentary design.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #52 on: August 16, 2011, 02:00:36 AM »
The Hungarians do some rather weird things with their numerals. Surely they will never be allowed to join the euro.







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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2011, 01:33:42 PM »
The Hungarians do some rather weird things with their numerals. Surely they will never be allowed to join the euro.

As for the former, that style looks interesting on the three lower pieces you show us. On the 10 forint piece (see below) it looks a little strange. And as for that eurobsession of yours ... neither Euroland nor Hungary cares. ;D

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2011, 01:37:15 PM »
As for the former, that style looks interesting on the three lower pieces you show us. On the 10 forint piece (see below) it looks a little strange.

Why it should look strange on the 10 forint but interesting on the 100 forint, I don't know, since the same numerals are involved.  ::)

And as for that eurobsession of yours ... neither Euroland nor Hungary cares. ;D

It's not an obsession - I haven't discussed it long since (despite all the current turmoil) but was merely being a surrealist.  8)

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2011, 02:06:42 PM »
On the 50 and especially the 100 forint coin (and the 200 as well, see the image from the central bank), the digits take quite a bit of space. The "10" however looks as if it had been squished. :) The 20 is sort of in between ...



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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #56 on: August 16, 2011, 02:16:32 PM »
Yes, the "10" and "20" should have been centred instead of left-justified.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #57 on: August 18, 2011, 03:02:30 AM »
Denmark, 1995, 20 kroner.  1000 years of the krone.

I imagine this font is meant to look pseudo-runic. Not a great idea, but then Denmark is very good at poor design.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #58 on: August 18, 2011, 10:31:14 PM »
German East Africa, 10 heller 1908.  Just look at these fancy "L"s in "HELLER": proof that the Kaiser was a megalomaniac beast who wanted to conquer the whole world.
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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #59 on: August 19, 2011, 12:24:17 AM »
Oh c'mon. You know what those fancy "L"s on coins from East Africa represent ...

 ;D Christian

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