Favorite Artistic Nude Coins & Medals

Discussion in 'World & Ancient Coins' started by GeorgeM, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Active Member

    At the risk of violating 1950's TV rules, I'd like to have a mature discussion about your favorite coins and medals that celebrate the human body. The fact is that many world coins and medals would have run afoul of Norman Rockwell's visual code (especially Roman and Greek designs, which many recognize as Classical art these days).

    As this thread has the potential to offend the moderators, I ask that everyone be on their best behavior and avoid juvenile or puerile comments.

    What are your favorite coins and medals with a bit of skin and scandal?
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  3. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I'm pretty sure that this discussion has been attempted in the past, without success. It's not very rewarding to have the discussion without pictures, and the forum rules about such things are quite firm.
  4. JCB1983

    JCB1983 Learning

    I appreciate the art of lady liberty with one breast exposed. There is nothing distasteful about it.
  5. Taxidermist

    Taxidermist Collector of IL/RU/US/DE

    Would you consider adding banknotes to the discussion? Talking about ladies exposing stuff...

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  6. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    You're right. But then that is because somebody just can't resist going beyond the boundaries of good taste. If somebody post a pic of the fertility god coin, yeah, you bet that one's gonna be deleted.

    But post pics of coins, or notes, in good taste - nobody will ever say a word ;)
  7. ikandiggit

    ikandiggit Currency Error Collector

  8. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Really? I was remembering that even images like the banknote above were getting shot down. I'd be happy to be wrong.

    I've never much liked the Standing Liberty design; I do love the St. Gaudens design, but since that's not at all nude, I suppose it's off-topic for the thread. :) I don't have any other examples on hand, but I look forward to seeing what I've been missing...
  9. ikandiggit

    ikandiggit Currency Error Collector

  10. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Can we get some expository info with each post, please? Like, in ikandiggit's post, is that the Horseman of War? (Looks like it could pass for Pestilence, too...)
  11. JCB1983

    JCB1983 Learning

  12. Siggi Palma

    Siggi Palma Well-Known Member

    Here is mine

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  13. james m. wolfe

    james m. wolfe New Member

    W184566_3.jpg here is some nude feet canadian-flag.gif
  14. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    At FUN this January, I purchased a Dahomey (Benin) 1,000 Franc coin in an NGC PF67 holder. NGC has it mounted so the date & denomination face forward. You need to flip over the slab to view the Somba Woman (Femme Somba).
  15. jjack

    jjack Captain Obvious

    SanMarino5Euroobv.jpg SanMarino10Euroobv.jpg

    Also have Chad 1000 Francs coin which is little explicit i have pictures on the site
  16. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    Oh! I have a big stuff of a coins with a naked bodies.
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    Italy.

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  17. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    # 2.
    San Marino.

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  18. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    # 3.
    Austria.

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  19. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    # 4.
    Albania.

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  20. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    # 5.
    UK.
    St. George.

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  21. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    # 6.
    Guinea Ecuatorial.
    Two naked negroes.

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