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Started by <k>, August 19, 2021, 02:16:19 AM
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Quote from: Figleaf on August 19, 2021, 06:23:28 PMAttached is an archetypical art nouveau coin design.
Quote from: <k> on August 19, 2021, 06:40:34 PMI had imagined that was just some traditional Scandinavian motif.
Quote from: Figleaf on August 20, 2021, 07:36:57 AMAnd yet, there are those - art déco influenced - birds and they are AFAIK neutral. A reference to the British wren?Peter
Quote from: Figleaf on August 20, 2021, 04:16:28 PMThe second angle is why people accept a coin. Research shows that the design of a well-known coin is no longer "seen". Recipients go by shape and weight, not design. This is why on decimalisation, the UK shilling and florin were re-designed, but kept their size and weight. You can juggle designs around on different denominations, as in Rhodesia, because the pattern is familiar enough and it's size and weight that count.