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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #150 on: March 01, 2018, 09:31:59 PM »
Usually only capitals are used, interesting!

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #151 on: January 01, 2019, 02:04:26 PM »
Angola, 10 kwanzas, 2012.  "Kwanzas" is in lower case and italics.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #152 on: January 01, 2019, 02:05:28 PM »


Angola, 100 kwanzas, 2015.  Here, "Kwanzas" begins with an upper-case K.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #153 on: January 01, 2019, 03:41:38 PM »
A good reason for the use of all caps on coins. ;D  Ah well, on French collector coins I have seen "EURO", "Euro" and "euro" as well ...

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #154 on: January 01, 2019, 07:41:36 PM »


Some more example of lower-case text.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #155 on: January 01, 2019, 07:42:00 PM »


The Netherlands.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #156 on: January 01, 2019, 07:42:42 PM »


Bohemia and Moravia, Nazi protectorate.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #157 on: January 01, 2019, 07:43:08 PM »


Isle of Man.

 
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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #158 on: January 01, 2019, 07:44:12 PM »
Nigeria.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #159 on: January 01, 2019, 07:45:20 PM »
Ireland.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #160 on: January 01, 2019, 07:46:02 PM »


Portugal, 20 escudos, 1960.

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #161 on: March 25, 2019, 12:09:08 PM »


Cuba, 10 centavos, 1994. 

Notice how the cents symbol is contained within the numeral zero of the denomination.  :o

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #162 on: October 09, 2019, 02:18:27 PM »


Look at the denomination: 10 f. That zero figure is the most disgracefully shaped zero I have ever seen. Is it time to expel French Polynesia from the EU?  :o

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #163 on: October 09, 2019, 05:15:27 PM »
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 >:D

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Re: Text and Fonts on Coins
« Reply #164 on: October 09, 2019, 06:19:58 PM »
Guess the designer wanted to come up with something similar to the style of the U's and S's. Nah, that is fine with me; I would not have used the lowercase F for francs though.

Here is another odd zero, from a presumable design for an Andorran 2 commem* to be issued this year. Yes, that piece commemorates a 600th anniversary. :)

(* As we all know, there is no way to throw a country out of the EU. But Andorra is not even a member state, hehe.)

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