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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #90 on: August 25, 2011, 10:43:19 PM »
Actually a similar font was used for the €10 coin issued to commemorate the Athens 2004 Olympics:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_j1iFxQnCmd4/S-qr2oSiQWI/AAAAAAAAAkE/6KnYea2ALEk/s1600/2004-jogos+olimpicos.jpg

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #91 on: August 29, 2011, 12:01:48 PM »
Here is a 1 koruna coin from the Nazi protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. The name of the state is in boring upper-case.



The 50 haleru coin shows the name of the state in an attractive lower-case font.
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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #92 on: August 29, 2011, 12:04:08 PM »
An unusual "25" on the Czechoslovak 25 haleru of the 1920s and 1930s. Not entirely successful, I think, and no other denominations were given the same treatment.
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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #93 on: August 29, 2011, 04:47:03 PM »
The 50 haleru coin shows the name of the state in an attractive lower-case font.

Not attractive. >:D That is just what you get when you have to use "Fraktur" fonts on coins. Such an inscription looks bad (well, unbalanced) enough if it goes along the rim of a coin.*  Fraktur in all caps would be even worse, and has hardly ever been used ...

(* On an imaginary horizontal line it can look good, see the first post here: http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,7404.0.html)

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #94 on: August 29, 2011, 06:08:44 PM »
I received this coin yesterday in a trade.. and was really pleased with the child-like simplicity and beauty of this coin.. It is quite unlike the regular French Republic coins featuring the 'sower'.. and i'd never realized that I'd never seen a coin with cursive handwriting earlier.. quite happy with this acquisition!

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #95 on: August 29, 2011, 06:12:35 PM »
Have a look at this topic about the designer of your coin: Raymond Charles Joly-Clare

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #96 on: August 29, 2011, 07:57:27 PM »
China, Kiaochow, 10 cents, 1909. I find the font on this one quite attractive.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #97 on: August 29, 2011, 10:34:24 PM »

Here is a 1 koruna coin from the Nazi protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. The name of the state is in boring upper-case.


Not totally boring - look at the position of the Umlauts on Böhmen and Mähren.


The 50 haleru coin shows the name of the state in an attractive lower-case font.

Only in German - the Czech version is still in caps :-)

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #98 on: August 29, 2011, 10:36:43 PM »
China, Kiaochow, 10 cents, 1909. I find the font on this one quite attractive.

A few Art Nouveau touches to the lettering, but not over the top.  That "enveloping" C in Cent can be found on a few other coins, too.


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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #99 on: August 29, 2011, 11:57:03 PM »
Here is a most unusual 5 cents coin from Hawaii, dated 1881. No other denomination looks remotely like this one.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #100 on: September 09, 2011, 12:08:07 PM »


Portugal, 2 euros, 2011. 500 years of the birth of Fernão Mendes Pinto.

I like the way in which the place names are suggestive of waves in the sea.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #101 on: December 31, 2011, 10:26:53 PM »
Nice two-tone effect on the figure 10 here, on this bimetallic ten meticas coin of Mozambique, as it straddles the two metals.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #102 on: January 01, 2012, 06:42:41 PM »
On the bimetallic 5 rand coins, South Africa has SARB (South African Reserve Bank) running multiple times round the edge of the coin. Risky but impressive, as the effect works well.
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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #103 on: January 29, 2012, 01:42:57 AM »
Panama, 1904, 50 centimos. Notice how the motto "Dios, Ley, Libertad" (God, Law, Liberty) follows the curve of the soldier's helmet.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #104 on: May 02, 2012, 08:12:49 PM »
Spain, 1 peseta, 1982.

Here, the PTA (abbreviation for PESETA) is stacked to the right of the denominational numeral, whilst the coat of arms appears to its left. Both the coat of arms and abbreviation are a similar height, but somewhat shorter than the numeral in the middle, so that your attention is focused on the numeral. An interesting effect.

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