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Coin designs that mix realistic with simplistic elements
« on: July 11, 2021, 10:52:30 AM »
Some coin designs mix realistic with simplistic elements. Perhaps a human figure is portrayed with a realistic face but with a merely outlined body. Perhaps the humans are realistic but the landscape background is simplistic. I have not seen many examples of such designs, but I will show some here.
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Re: Coin designs that mix realistic with simplistic elements
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2021, 10:53:13 AM »
Bhutan, 300 ngultrum, 1993.  40th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Re: Coin designs that mix realistic with simplistic elements
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2021, 10:53:56 AM »


Nepal, 2 rupees, 2006.

The cow looks worried. "I'm a real cow, but those hills look phony to me. I've seen that film 'The Matrix'. How can I get hold of the red pill ?"
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Re: Coin designs that mix realistic with simplistic elements
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2021, 10:55:53 AM »


Latvia, 2 lati, 1999.

Realistic cow, impressionistic grass. Can it ever satisfy the cow's appetite?
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Re: Coin designs that mix realistic with simplistic elements
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2021, 01:10:16 PM »


Alderney, 5 pounds, 2004.  Realistic train and bridge, impressionistic waters, waves and steam.
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Re: Coin designs that mix realistic with simplistic elements
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2021, 03:42:35 PM »
Wouldn't say that the Alderney bridge is realistic. Too few bricks!
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Re: Coin designs that mix realistic with simplistic elements
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2021, 03:45:35 PM »
Ok, Mr. Bricklayer. I'll take your word for it.  ;)
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Re: Coin designs that mix realistic with simplistic elements
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2021, 04:01:50 PM »
Ok, Mr. Bricklayer. I'll take your word for it.  ;)

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Re: Coin designs that mix realistic with simplistic elements
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2021, 12:45:51 AM »
It's the same problem coin designers have with tree leaves. Too many of them, so they simplify and either make them larger or draw them as they draw clouds.

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Re: Coin designs that mix realistic with simplistic elements
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2021, 07:10:56 PM »
Kiribati, $20, 1992.  Real people, ghost bird! Scary.
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Re: Coin designs that mix realistic with simplistic elements
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2021, 09:57:38 AM »


UK, 5 pounds, 2018. Trees and plants alongside pathway leading upto, and around, the cannons.
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Re: Coin designs that mix realistic with simplistic elements
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2021, 10:55:06 AM »
Not that it matters, but for the record, the "cannons" are in fact 15" naval guns. The diameter means that they were used after 1914 on a (presumably British) battleship. The IWM records say one came from Ramillies, a first world war battleship, the other from Roberts, a second world war "monitor" with recycled main armament.

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Re: Coin designs that mix realistic with simplistic elements
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2021, 09:48:45 PM »


Ukraine, 2 hryvnia, 2015.   120 years of Kharkiv Zoo.



Imagine if you saw some people in the street that looked like those above. You'd be shocked.

The animals certainly look shocked. They've all come out to view these strange creatures.
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