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Started by <k>, August 07, 2022, 01:42:04 PM
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Quote from: <k> on August 08, 2022, 08:22:24 PMWhy was the bridge design squeezed between the motifs on the 25 kurush and 1 lira?Surely it would have been better to place the bridge design on the lira coin.
Quote from: Figleaf on August 09, 2022, 07:39:09 AMTwo observations. One, your concept of a set may be more personal than universal. Look at the development of design of US coins. Up to and including the Barber series, they were strictly a set (maybe apart from the gold), while later designs fly off in all directions, replaced at different times, only to merge again with what is often derisively called "dead presidents". Maybe "set" is just fashion, induced by the reducing lathe, that can make faithful reproduction of one large plaster design in any size. Maybe that fashion lives on only in design conservatism and coins of kings and dictators.
QuoteSecond, there is a very long tradition of creating subsets within series of circulating coins, more pronounced in Europe. The influence of this development is clear on e.g. the euro coins, with subsets of 1, 2 and 5 cent, 10, 20 and 50 cent and 1, 2 euro. You can observe the same tradition on some of the sets you show in this thread. Especially in low inflation countries, they are really (remnants of) subsets.
Quote from: chrisild on August 09, 2022, 11:10:28 AMYeah, I found that strange too. Oh well, the Turkish government's decision. By the way, the 5 kuruş coin design is somewhere between ornamental and realistic - it depicts, or is supposed to feature, the Tree of Life.