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This design for the London Olympic centenary coin uses as a reference the medals struck for the Olympic Games of 1908.

Using the word 'subvert' as a direction for this typeface exercise in the making

The Charles Dickens coin by Matt Dent uses typography to create an illustration of the subject.

i like how the letters are mostly silhouettes with a little line trailing off. A shadow of what the letter was before it gained its dark bold presence.

Engraving dies ensure crisp detail in coins. Here, a Royal Mint die displays part of the Shield of the Royal Arms.