Thoughts on the 2018 World War I Centennial Silver Dollar?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by BlackBeard_Thatch, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. BlackBeard_Thatch

    BlackBeard_Thatch Captain of the Queen Anne's Revenge

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    I think they could of done better obverse but great looking coin. What does everyone else think about it?
     
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  3. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    The right (back shoulder) just needs some detail between the rifle and the arm to make it look less awkward. I will be interested to see how it looks when it comes out.

    It is a shame for the medals you will have to buy one of these for every medal though
     
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  4. CoinBreaux

    CoinBreaux Well-Known Member

    I really like the reverse, but I don't like the obverse. The position of the soldier is awkward and the nose of the soldier is off as well.
     
  5. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Hmmmm. Well, since my Granddaddy went "over there" with Pershing, I'll have to have one (hopefully proof).
     
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  6. brandon spiegel

    brandon spiegel Brandon Spiegel

    Iagree, nice coin, but a weird facial expression
     
  7. sakata

    sakata Devil's Advocate Supporter

    I think it is just another way to rip off collectors, as are all the other NCLT coins.
     
  8. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Collectors aren't being ripped off for having different interests
     
  9. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Why does the poor guy have two right eyes? :yack:
     
  10. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    That does need some touching up, doesn't it?
     
  11. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    I believe its one eye which is supposed to represent pain. The concept is good, but there are definitely some awkward parts of the design that will hopefully be cleaned up
     
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  12. TheFinn

    TheFinn Active Member

    Pablo Picasso submitted the design.
     
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  13. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Well once again the US Mint screws the pooch! :yack::vomit::jawdrop::yuck::stop:
    Just another reason to move to the Great White North.....
     
  14. sakata

    sakata Devil's Advocate Supporter

    The subject line ask for my thoughts. Am I not allowed to express them if they differ from yours?
     
  15. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Why feel the need to be critical of what someone else likes to collect just because you don"t? The majority of collectors of such material are well aware of price trends of mint vs aftermarket purchases.
     
  16. bsowa1029

    bsowa1029 Franklin Half Addict

    Could've** or could have***

    But I like it a lot and will def be in for one!
     
  17. sakata

    sakata Devil's Advocate Supporter

    Guess I have been reading too many of your posts. :D
     
  18. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Coins of Ancient Jerusalem Supporter

    The reverse with the poppy flowers and barbed wire is very moving. The obverse image of the soldier appears to have some anatomical problems and looks unnatural—needs some work. It's interesting and thank you for posting it, @BlackBeard_Thatch !
     
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  19. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Some folks enjoy NCLT.
     
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  20. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    I wanna see it in metal and not mock up drawings and renderings. That'll be the true test.......
     
  21. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    The flowers on the reverse are reminiscent of 'All Quiet On The Western Front', when (at the end of the novel) Paul reaches out to grasp something beautiful (in a sea of disgust) and gets shot........
     
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