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Most Beautiful U.S. or World Coin Ever Minted — Image Post

StuartStuart Posts: 9,761 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited June 8, 2019 9:05PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Please post images of what you consider to be the Most Beautiful U.S. or World Coin Ever Minted.

This is certainly one of my Dream Coins!!
IMO The Most Beautiful Coin ever Issued by the US Mint! 😁👍


1907 High Relief $20 Gold Saint Gaudens Double Eagle <3




Stuart

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    TiborTibor Posts: 3,253 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My favorite is the "School Girl" dollar pattern.
    The $10 Indian.
    The 1793 Chain cent.

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    SurfinxHISurfinxHI Posts: 2,351 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The st. Gaudens double eagle always makes me think ms liberty got in a bar fight and had her nose broken. I much prefer the $2.5 and $5 Indians.

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    ReadyFireAimReadyFireAim Posts: 1,800 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 14, 2019 1:03PM

    Unmagnified the HR is wonderful otherwise I'd rather look at a 1908 or later Saint.
    The HR has a scowl on her face whereas the non-HR's can be almost angelic.
    Here is an inexpensive and easy to find 1927

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    CuKevinCuKevin Posts: 1,690 ✭✭✭✭

    @OPA said:

    @ricko said:
    When it comes to coin beauty, I would agree the U.S. coin would be the 1907 HR Twenty Dollar gold coin.. and for non-U.S. coin, I like the Britannia.....Cheers, RickO

    You might like the below 2 rendition of "Britannia"

    Are the latter 2 both mint issues?

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    LanLordLanLord Posts: 11,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @feeter277 said:

    Really love the look of these

    I have a handful of circs and one PROOF of this design. I am split on whether it's the most beautiful or not, but it's in the top couple for me!

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    LanLordLanLord Posts: 11,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @drfish said:

    This does deserve a wow, never seen it before.

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    drfishdrfish Posts: 938 ✭✭✭✭

    Mexico Peso “Caballito” - one of my favorite coin designs

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    maplemanmapleman Posts: 1,052 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    When it comes to coin beauty, I would agree the U.S. coin would be the 1907 HR Twenty Dollar gold coin.. and for non-U.S. coin, I like the Britannia.....Cheers, RickO

    Just received my 2019 Brit.
    I agree.

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    ajaanajaan Posts: 17,124 ✭✭✭✭✭

    GB Gothic Crown. I don't have an image handy.


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    WCCWCC Posts: 2,377 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Stuart said:
    Wyon’s Una and the Lion UK 5 Gold Pound typically receives lots of kudos for its Beauty!!😁👍


    This is mine as well. There seems to be a clear division between the opinions of US collectors and collectors elsewhere.

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    WCCWCC Posts: 2,377 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Boosibri said:
    Not a coin but a magnificent design

    Much better than any US coin design IMO. Same applies to numerous 17th and 18th century European medals.

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    kiyotekiyote Posts: 5,568 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Count me in on the Brittania fans

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    kbbpllkbbpll Posts: 542 ✭✭✭✭

    Lots of beautiful coins. From my own, I've always liked this one:

    And the reverse of the George VI halves (although the obverse is a bit plain).

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    RKKayRKKay Posts: 3,015 ✭✭✭

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    TitusFlaviusTitusFlavius Posts: 319 ✭✭✭

    Wow, great thread! Although they're not as valuable in general, for me the Walking Liberty half just barely edges out the Saint. The image of Liberty draped in the flag striding towards a bright future, combined with my favorite eagle on US coinage, gives it just the slightest edge. Both make most other coin "art" look like Chuck-E-Cheese tokens, though.

    For world coins, the masters of ancient Syracuse are my favorites as well, but if I win the lottery, I'm going for the smaller Tetradrachm by Kimon first (photos by CNG):

    This, to me, is the Mona Lisa of coins!

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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,815 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Weiss said:

    What do you call this coin? It’s very pretty.

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    messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,704 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @drfish said:

    Even better version and an actual circulating coin

    All those Britannias showing up, it's good to see the original.

    John
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    topstuftopstuf Posts: 14,803 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BloodMan said:
    I like Saint Gaudens Double Eagles, but prefer Liberty Double Eagles. I love the strike on this example...

    Personally, I like the Libs better than any of the Saints. Including the High Relief. :*

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