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Two Faced Coin


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I did pose this question under one of the QB threads, but thought I'd ask again for those not following QB's.

Is the completer coin the first to have the monarch bust in profile ( not a portrait) to appear on both sides of the coin?

 

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@ady - I double checked online and I was mistaken.

The coins I mentioned used those different portraits of HM on their respective obverses. Their reverses do not feature HM’s portraits at all.

So you may be right that the QB Completer may be one of the few, or only, coins that features HM’s portrait on the obverse and reverse.  

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Romania has some interesting coins in that respect. In 1906, they issued coins of several values commemorating 40 years of reign of King Carol I. Profile of his head featured both on the obverse and the reverse of the coin depicting him in younger and then-current age.

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I assume there are also other examples of similar design. But your observation about the QB completer coin is very interesting, it is indeed rather unusual.

Edit: oh, and just out of curiosity I started googling and almost immediately found these coins from 2015:

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7 minutes ago, CollectForFun said:

Romania has some interesting coins in that respect. In 1906, they issued coins of several values commemorating 40 years of reign of the king Carol I. Profile of his head featured both on the obverse and the reverse of the coin depicting him in younger and then-current age.

coin-image-100_Leu-Gold-Kingdom_of_Romania_(1881_1947)-500-250-Z9sKbzbi6EoAAAFPC89tcWwl.jpg.d160059df31f4f2e5da424d4a4f8dfcc.jpg

I assume there are also other examples of similar design. But your observation about the QB completer coin is very interesting, it is indeed rather unusual.

Thanks for you insight, very interesting, I  was guessing no answer would be the proof but the best example yet. Thanks

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The 2012 crown has the Gillick portrait on the reverse and a Head and shoulders draped portrait on the obverse. I can't think of any coin that has the same portrait on both sides of the coin... As someone else mentioned on the QB thread it would have been nice to have seen the Gillick portrait on the completer... Maybe that will be the next special release.

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