2013 Benjamin Britten 50 pence

Started by kena, September 12, 2012, 11:26:16 AM

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andyg

Quote from: Bimat on September 01, 2013, 09:05:48 AM
Benjamin Britten joins the Queen as only person with full name of 50p piece

I like the header - read it carefully.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

augsburger

QuoteI have no sympathy for those who reacted in The Telegraph with a backward vision.

Haha, I don't know what to do with sympathy.  >:D

It all depends on what you're looking for in a coin. I'm a visual person, I'm an artist, of sorts, I'm looking for coins that look good. In general British coins have looked good, especially when compared to say 2 euro commemorative coins. I'm not looking for coins which have hidden meanings, which need to be explained. If you like, that's good, but my opinion is, it's AWFUL and RUBBISH from what I have seen.

I think you'd find that most people who find this coin in their change will also say "what's the point?"

Bimat

Image of the coin (as posted by The Telegraph)

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

Prosit

I like the idea of a textured field. Don't see anything else to like. Likely has a nice portrait on the other side though  ;D

Dale

Bimat

Here's slightly better image. ;D (Source)

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

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Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

andyg

Quote from: Figleaf on September 01, 2013, 10:59:55 AM
It is a bit early to judge a design you haven't seen completely yet.

It didn't get any better.....

Another piece designed on a computer with a flat screen.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

Figleaf

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

kena

I have always been puzzled about making a judgement about how a coin which look like once minted from a photograph.

So I am willing to wait to have one in my hand before deciding if the design is good or not.

Ukrainii Pyat

Creativity is out of the door and off the cliff.



Even children can design better coins.
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augsburger

I liked the portrait on the other side of the five pound coin, and at least the writing on the side you've shown went with the whole design of the coin. However the 50p design is just one sided.