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do all medals flip left to right to show the image on the reverse and obverse

jessewvujessewvu Posts: 5,063 ✭✭✭✭✭

Imaging some coins tonight, I noticed a Eisenhower medal flipped left to right to show the image in the correct orientation. The accompanying $1 presidential coin flipped top to bottom to show correctly.

Is that common on all US Mint medals?

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    OnastoneOnastone Posts: 3,786 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I always remembered it by Coins Flip, Medals Rotate. Medals were made to be worn on a uniform and would hang with both sides upright. I believe it is common on all medals however I'm sure there are some coin exceptions somewhere that don't flip!

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,339 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I believe so, medallic alignment is the term I think.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coin_orientation

    Collector, occasional seller

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,788 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is US based info, as many foreign coin have what we call medal alignment.

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    keetskeets Posts: 25,351 ✭✭✭✭✭

    not all medals have that orientation although it is standard.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For US mint products, yes. Globally, no.

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    desslokdesslok Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    @Onastone said:
    however I'm sure there are some coin exceptions somewhere that don't flip!

    I think almost all non-U.S. coins are minted in what the U.S. calls "medal alignment". It's the U.S. coins that are the exception, not the other way around.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep... I always remembered 'coins flip, medals turn'....Except on foreign coins..... and the occasional mint error... ;) Cheers, RickO

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