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Most Beautiful Coin US Has Ever Made-Need Votes/Images

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 Posted 12/07/2021  5:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fenton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll go with the venerable Peace dollar.
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 Posted 12/08/2021  01:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with the Walking Liberty, particularly the eagle.

I over-analyze and tend towards contrarian, but I've always thought the $20 St Gaudens is overrated. The face on most of them looks like a Medieval helmet, the hand clutching the torch is unnatural (try holding a torch like that), the upper garment - what is that? a sack of potatoes?, her left leg - is it supposed to be inside the dress or outside?, the right leg - where's her foot?, the sun's rays appear to emanate from two different places, the lower left gown - what hem of a dress folds like that?

Like I said, contrarian.
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 Posted 12/08/2021  02:44 am  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey, at least nobody said Jefferson nickel.
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 Posted 12/08/2021  04:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mdpmedia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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... nobody said Jefferson nickel.


...maybe because the hair style was too far out of fashion or it was too controversial of a political choice that might risk changing the focus of this thread.
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 Posted 12/11/2021  12:59 pm  Show Profile   Check pristine2's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add pristine2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I over-analyze and tend towards contrarian, but I've always thought the $20 St Gaudens is overrated.


The original ultra-high relief, roman numeral St Gaudens blows every other official production coin, anywhere in the world, right out of the water. Those deep proportions were downright magical, the face was extraordinarily beautiful, and that eagle defines the word "graceful".

Flattening it was a crime against humanity. The post-MCMVII SGs are not only butt-ugly, they're kinda insulting.
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 Posted 12/11/2021  3:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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This is my favorite coin design , Don't you just love her gown .


I'm a bit disappointed in you Tony, no comment about Lady Liberty's feet or toes?!!?!?!

And nobody has said the Franklin half?!?!?!

For me, it's always been Buffalo nickels though I would consider them "beautiful". Some examples are beautiful, but not really the design overall, so it's Bust coinage for me.
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 Posted 12/15/2021  07:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fenton to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those who aren't saying Jefferson nickel might change their mind if they saw my beautifully toned BU War Nickel set. I'll have to get some photos soon.
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 Posted 12/15/2021  9:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hokiefan_82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Ty2020b - I agree that you can find individual examples from any coin series that are just drop-dead gorgeous, often because of nice toning or superb strike and luster. My proof Morgan I use for my avatar is a favorite coin of mine - while toning is a personal preference, I find that one simply outstanding.

While I've posted the following link before (probably in reply to one of your posts), AngelDees' toned Buffalo nickel set I feel is one of the most incredibly beautiful assembled sets of ANY coin series from an eye appeal standpoint. That set sold about 5 years ago, but they keep archived photos on their website: https://www.angeldees.com/pdfs/Ange...TonedSet.pdf
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