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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2014, 06:29:32 PM »


Guyana, 1 cent, 1974.  Birds form rather large rim devices here.
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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2015, 12:35:59 PM »
Indonesia, 5 rupiah, 1974.  A rather strangely shaped star(?) as a rim device.
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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2015, 12:40:06 PM »
Indonesia, 10 sen, 1951.  Small flowers.

What is the main shape here on the coin, on which the denomination sits? There are two unusual mint marks too, just below the denomination.
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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2015, 12:42:42 PM »
Indonesia, 50 sen, 1961.  The rim flowers are rather differently shaped on this coin.
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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2020, 08:22:23 PM »
Falkland Islands, 2 pounds, 2014. 

The devices on the rim look like representations of explosions.
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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2021, 01:39:02 PM »


Argentina, 1 peso, 1996.  UNICEF commemorative.  Children's faces.
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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2021, 06:08:47 PM »
What is the main shape here on the coin, on which the denomination sits?

I think it is a fruit of the fertile brain of the designer, Prof. Van Hengel (see below). It reminds me of similar geometric devices used on banknotes as a safety device.

There are two unusual mint marks too, just below the denomination.

They are actually quite usual ... on Dutch coins. The caduceus used to be the mark of the Utrecht mint and the fish is the mark of mint master Van Hengel. Hengel is angling rod; you get one chance to guess why he chose the fish.

Peter
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Re: Coins with rim devices
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2021, 06:27:56 PM »
Thank you, Figleaf.
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