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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #90 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 #91 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 #92 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 #93 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 #94 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 #95 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 #96 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 #97 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 #98 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 #99 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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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #100 on: May 02, 2012, 08:16:14 PM »
Spain, 1 peseta, 1998.

In this example, the word PESETA is turned through 90 degrees and placed within the denominational numeral. An imaginative use of text. Not only that, the text only fills the right half of the field, whilst the king's portrait occupies the left hand side. An innovative and pleasing use of the field.
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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #101 on: May 02, 2012, 08:27:12 PM »
Bahrain, 25 fils, 1992.  The Arabic script inside the box means "fils".



 
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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #102 on: May 03, 2012, 08:03:59 PM »
Netherlands, 2½ guilder, 1979.  The reverse of this coin carries no picture. Apart from the beads at the edge and a couple of mintmarks, it contains only text. Have you ever seen another design that is so packed with text?
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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #103 on: May 03, 2012, 11:01:20 PM »
Have you ever seen another design that is so packed with text?

Weeeelll ...
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,4001.msg23453.html#msg23453







And then there is the 5 DM circulation coin (1951-74) which has hardly anything except characters and digits on one, and no text (just the eagle) on the other side. Image: Krogoll/muenzauktion.com



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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #104 on: May 04, 2012, 10:44:32 AM »
Netherlands, 50 Guilders, 1998.   350th anniversary of the Treaty of Munster.  Silver collector coin.

Look, there is no spacing between the words. Disgraceful. And the reverse is an even worse case than the obverse.
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