Just super original and wonderful....old Leo the Hogmouth himself.
He is the outcome of what royalty would
do to keep "everything" in the family. No
branches on his family tree.
What a jaw!
It's interesting that on our money, we have made our presidents look better over time. Were the old coiners doing the same for Leopold (and his jaw was actually WORSE??) or did Leopold encourage the big jaw or what?
He may have called the engraver before the throne and decreed, "Don't gimme no lip!"
Having placed the order and made payment, the package finally arrived and therein was the finest......
Judging from a lot of the late-17th and early 18th century portraits on coins, the die engravers must have had a realistic "warts n' all" mentality about royal portraiture.
Both terrific Hogmouths here. I haven't owned one in a long time. It's on my "to do" list to get another for my Eclectic Box collection.
The CircCam contrast on @Senator32's coin in the OP is great, and I like the touch of iridescence on @Bob13's coin.
For those interested in the evolution of Leopold I's bust over his long reign, here are mine