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Has the US Mint ever consider polygon shapes ?

Just for discussion, Has the U.S. Mint ever or consider making coinage that had polygon shapes ?
Would it drive the vending ppl insane nowadays ?
Could it just be for bullion related types or for public use ?
I have 2 non-collectables, at least for me, that I've had since 77'(grad year) but every now & then I look at them because I like the polygon shapes, more so with the brass 3 pence.
Has the US Mint ever consider this ?

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    TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,595 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, it was considered for the dollar coin. I don’t know why they ultimately decided against it. Probably cost more for them at the time.

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    kiyotekiyote Posts: 5,571 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It feels like they tried to go with that for the SBA but then bailed.

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    thefinnthefinn Posts: 2,654 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just the 1915 PPE $50 octagons.

    thefinn
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    cecropiamothcecropiamoth Posts: 968 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Philadelphia Mint produced brass 2 Franc coins dated 1943 for Belgian Congo which were hexagonal.

    And while not a true polygon as it has curved sides, the Philadelphia Mint also produced a four-sided 5 cent coin dated 1943 for Curacao and Suriname. Officially the coin is cataloged as a Curacao issue.

    Jeff

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As far as shapes on coins... I just wish they would get rid of the 'block head people' images and return to art. ;):D Cheers, RickO

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    DNADaveDNADave Posts: 7,245 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 10, 2021 5:52AM

    Deleted. Already mentioned

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 32,636 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @thefinn said:
    Just the 1915 PPE $50 octagons.

    Technically a medal, but the 1925 Norse-American commem as well.

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,615 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Technically, all US coins are polygons. A circle is just a polygon with an infinite number of sides. ;)

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    thefinnthefinn Posts: 2,654 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Canada's 12-sided nickels from 1942-1962.

    thefinn
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    RedStormRedStorm Posts: 221 ✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @thefinn said:
    Just the 1915 PPE $50 octagons.

    Technically a medal, but the 1925 Norse-American commem as well.

    I don’t own one, but that medal has always been one of my favorites!

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 32,636 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RedStorm said:

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @thefinn said:
    Just the 1915 PPE $50 octagons.

    Technically a medal, but the 1925 Norse-American commem as well.

    I don’t own one, but that medal has always been one of my favorites!

    Mine as well

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