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Old October 14th 08, 09:13 PM posted to rec.collecting.coins
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The US circulating coins are cartoonish parodies of the original
designs.

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Old October 14th 08, 09:19 PM posted to rec.collecting.coins
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On Oct 14, 4:13*pm, Frank Provasek wrote:
The US circulating coins are cartoonish parodies of the original designs.


What "original designs"?
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Old October 14th 08, 09:25 PM posted to rec.collecting.coins
oly
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On Oct 14, 1:32*pm, Voltronicus wrote:
On Oct 14, 1:31*pm, "note.boy" wrote:

Very true, even the Royal Mint portraits have gone down the tubes. *Billy


The latest protrait of the Queen is horrid.


Actually, I can appreciate that the Fourth Portrait (by Ian Rank-
Broadley) is probably fairly honest (as was Victoria's Veiled Head
portrait).

H.M. is, of course, 82 years old.

The Fourth Portrait may be too large in comparison to the size of the
smaller coins - it may take up too much of the field. This could be
one reason why the sovereigns and half-sovereigns don't seem to strike
up as fully as in the past.

The Canadian Dora dePedrey-Hunt portrait of H.M. - now that qualifies
as horrid (and it was probably intentionally so, as the government of
that day wanted to repatriate "The Constitution" and ditch the ties to
the Commonwealth and the Throne - they only got the first part
accomplished).

I know that if my honest profile portrait were on a coin, it would
look a bit like William IV, but bald and rather worse than Old Sailor
Billy (that is to say, a bit along the lines of hammered SHXT). And I
am just at 50.

What would your portrait look like, RF???

oly

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Old October 14th 08, 10:34 PM posted to rec.collecting.coins
Voltronicus
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On Oct 14, 4:25*pm, oly wrote:

What would your portrait look like, RF???


I daresay my profile would likely be compared with the late, great
John Barrymore
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Old October 15th 08, 05:57 AM posted to rec.collecting.coins
Jesse[_2_]
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Voltronicus wrote in news:487de9b2-9ad4-401e-871d-
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=190259070047

Ouch, looks like a post mortem paparazzi portrait to me

 




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