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  1. kaparthy attached a file to the thread Best Designs for Modern Coins?.

    Then you probably will not like this one: [ATTACH] USSR 1 Rouble. And it is actually "classical" with triangular arrangements like...

    Prole_002b.jpg Jul 19, 2019 at 7:58 PM
  2. kaparthy replied to the thread Best Designs for Modern Coins?.

    On your suggestion, I went back and gave it a second look. I agree that the obverse is compelling. The horse is lifelike, not iconic and...

    Jul 19, 2019 at 7:40 PM
  3. kaparthy liked Maxfli's post in the thread Best Designs for Modern Coins?.

    Agree with all of that. One of the few modern US commemoratives I find halfway compelling (and hence, the only one I own) is the 1982...

    Jul 19, 2019 at 7:37 PM
  4. kaparthy liked LakeEffect's post in the thread Best Designs for Modern Coins?.

    Slim pickins' but a few (besides Dolley) that I kinda like... [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

    1982GeorgeWashintonHalf.jpg 2000-Leif-Ericson-Dollar.jpg Proof-2008-Bald-Eagle-Silver-Dollar-Commemorative-Coin.jpg Jul 19, 2019 at 7:37 PM
  5. kaparthy liked Maxfli's post in the thread Best Designs for Modern Coins?.

    Another worthy modern candidate IMHO: Austria 50 schilling. A commemorative, but a circulating one until decommissioned in favor of...

    Jul 19, 2019 at 7:34 PM
  6. kaparthy replied to the thread Best Designs for Modern Coins?.

    Not bad. I am not sold on the subject or the excuse (825 years), but the design style is novel and interesting. Thanks for recommending...

    Jul 19, 2019 at 6:51 AM
  7. kaparthy liked TheGame's post in the thread Best Designs for Modern Coins?.

    For single, circulating coins, my vote also goes to the Czech 50 Korun. They are absolutely beautiful in hand. For complete series, two...

    Jul 19, 2019 at 6:45 AM
  8. kaparthy liked dwhiz's post in the thread Best Designs for Modern Coins?.

    @Randy Abercrombie 2019 1 oz Austrian Silver Leopold V Coin BU - 825th Anniversary of the Austrian

    Jul 19, 2019 at 6:34 AM
  9. kaparthy replied to the thread Best Designs for Modern Coins?.

    Personally, I am open on the parameters. I get the fact that NCLT is not "really" coinage, but then, what is a pied fort or a medal?...

    Jul 17, 2019 at 7:21 AM
  10. kaparthy replied to the thread Best Designs for Modern Coins?.

    Right. She was pretty. And the coin is shiny. But the building in the background was just thrown in to fill space. We say that...

    Jul 17, 2019 at 7:17 AM
  11. kaparthy liked Maxfli's post in the thread Best Designs for Modern Coins?.

    I guess I'd want to make the distinction between non-circulating commemoratives and circulating business strikes. By all rights,...

    Jul 17, 2019 at 7:07 AM
  12. kaparthy liked Maxfli's post in the thread Best Designs for Modern Coins?.

    Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but that said: 1) Again, the photo doesn't fully reveal it, but the detail in the lion and...

    Jul 17, 2019 at 7:06 AM
  13. kaparthy posted a new thread.

    Best Designs for Modern Coins?

    Complaining about the 2021-CC Morgan (which does not yet exist), the point was made that classic designs have more appeal than the mere...

    Forum: Coin Chat

    Jul 16, 2019 at 8:02 PM
  14. kaparthy replied to the thread Legislation seeks 2021-CC Morgan Dollar, High Relief Peace.

    I was immediately reminded of a scene in Isaac Asimov's Foundation. The First Foundation was sold to the emperor on the assumption that...

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:48 PM
  15. kaparthy liked physics-fan3.14's post in the thread Legislation seeks 2021-CC Morgan Dollar, High Relief Peace.

    I want commemorative coins to commemorate significant, important events of nationwide interest. Something like Apollo 11 is a worthy...

    Jul 16, 2019 at 7:36 PM