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Started by andyg, June 29, 2011, 11:51:08 PM
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Quote from: andyg on July 03, 2011, 07:53:04 PMHere is the "borderline" Syrian set from 2003, compared to 1996.
Quote from: andyg on July 04, 2011, 12:47:50 AMThe size differential in the 5 and 10 pounds is also hard to tell from that scan.
Quote from: coffeetime on July 04, 2011, 12:31:50 PMIn fact, I think I will make this an EU type vote, in which the voters have to keep voting until they give the right answer.
Quote from: andyg on July 04, 2011, 07:25:04 PMIt is a borderline change to a set though! It's debateable as to whether it's more change than with New Zealand set in 2006, or Mexico 2008 which I think both fail also at rule 5.
Quote from: coffeetime on July 05, 2011, 08:00:39 AM After that, it comes down to drawing a sensible line as to what is "significant" or else drowning the topic with trivia.
Quote from: coffeetime on July 11, 2011, 03:15:13 PMWell, the poll has closed and we have a tie. In the meantime, andyg changed his opinion and decided that the Syrian set was borderline after all. So, those two results suggest that it does NOT belong in the "Major New Circulation Sets of the 21st Century". This is in keeping with my original view.
Quote from: coffeetime on July 04, 2011, 12:16:53 AMOK, let me quote from my own guidelines:"Examples of changes I do NOT regard as major:5] Cases where circulation coins are minted in cheaper alloys, even when the colour of some coins changes markedly.9] Other minor detail changes, e.g. to a font, the re-positioning of legend letters, a slightly smaller or larger effigy than before, etc."I would apply point 5] to the middle coin. OK, on the right-hand coin, we do not have a "slightly smaller or larger effigy", but the main design has been somewhat amended, though not majorly in my opinion. That really leaves only the left-hand coin, which undoubtedly looks significantly and majorly different. However, one significantly amended coin does not make a set.