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Re: Beads and dentillations on coins
« Reply #60 on: August 04, 2020, 10:41:54 AM »
Generally, I consider the use of beads and denticles on the obverse to be unnecessary.
Their inclusion on the reverse, to my mind, is dependent on complexity of design.
Minimal designs benefit from their added decoration value.

Well said, Deeman. Unnecessary and old-fashioned is my view.
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Re: Beads and dentillations on coins
« Reply #61 on: August 04, 2020, 10:43:51 AM »
These rings have of course lost their technical function, so that they are now a design element only, subject to considerations such as how busy the design is and how traditionalist the sponsors (government, minister, committee etc.) are.

I suspect that coins with bead circles are far less common these days. As for denticles, I believe they are still common enough.
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Re: Beads and dentillations on coins
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Subtly different types around the outer circle of the first Malaysian coin series (1967 to the mid-1980s).

These appeared on both sides of the coins. Subsequent series dispensed with beads, denticles, or anything similar.


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Re: Beads and dentillations on coins
« Reply #63 on: August 04, 2020, 10:46:30 PM »
Colombia, 500 pesos, 2012.  Beads on the obverse but not on the reverse.
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Re: Beads and dentillations on coins
« Reply #64 on: August 04, 2020, 10:48:00 PM »
Colombia, 1000 pesos, 2012.  Beads on the reverse and an inner semi-circle of beads on the obverse.
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Re: Beads and dentillations on coins
« Reply #65 on: August 04, 2020, 11:00:19 PM »
Indonesia never used beads or denticles, to my knowledge, until recently.

The 100 rupiah coins of 2010 and 2016 have beads on the reverse and obverse respectively. No other coins of these series use beads.
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Re: Beads and dentillations on coins
« Reply #66 on: August 05, 2020, 02:26:17 AM »


Austria, 2 schilling, 1946.  Unusual shapes at the outer circle.
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Re: Beads and dentillations on coins
« Reply #67 on: August 05, 2020, 12:24:28 PM »
Austria, 5 schilling, 1952.

Once again, you have different treatments on obverse and reverse.
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Re: Beads and dentillations on coins
« Reply #68 on: August 05, 2020, 12:26:15 PM »






Austria, 20 schilling, 1980.
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Re: Beads and dentillations on coins
« Reply #69 on: August 05, 2020, 11:42:34 PM »


Indonesia, 500 rupiah, 1993 - unadopted version.



Below, the regular circulation coin.
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« Reply #70 on: August 06, 2020, 03:15:41 AM »


Above: Thailand, 5 baht, 1972. Issued coin with bead circle.



Below: Thailand, 5 baht, 1972. Trial version. The beads follow the sides of the coin.
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Re: Beads and dentillations on coins
« Reply #71 on: August 06, 2020, 03:58:19 PM »


The Angola set of 1999 had beads on the reverse of the 1, 2 and 5 kwanzas coins but nowhere else.
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Re: Beads and dentillations on coins
« Reply #72 on: August 08, 2020, 06:37:08 PM »
Uruguay, 20 centesimos, 1930.  Unusual shapes around the rim.
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Re: Beads and dentillations on coins
« Reply #73 on: August 08, 2020, 06:57:28 PM »
Turin was a French coin designer, whose style was Art Nouveau - stylised figures from nature. The ears of wheat are an excellent example of this style. It shows how after a long and increasingly boring reign of a derived art style, neo-classicism, originality made a come-back. Art Nouveau can be thought of as a first step in the direction of abstract art.

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Re: Beads and dentillations on coins
« Reply #74 on: August 11, 2020, 07:43:42 PM »
Yugoslavia, 50 dinara, 1993.

The late, unlamented Yugoslavia.

And 1993, when terrible atrocities were taking place in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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