πŸ‚‘ πŸ‚‘ Collection: Frank Deck πŸ‚‘ πŸ‚‘

Say, this seems like a worthy endeavor! Let's see if I can't get some of the gang together...  Inspired by Krycho's selections (and photography) we start with some of my favs: a collection of currency cards (with Crown and Continental thrown in for good measure).

 

 

OK one more group glamour shot (along with a couple of friends)...  A few Christmastime-themed decks along with some whose tuck-boxes just look like they might be!

 

 

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  • Beautiful shots! I especially like the composition in the first picture. Awesome collection. Good to see gilded Chocolate Pi and gilded Valley Forge get some love!

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  • Thanks! Gotta love the gold... and the reds :)

    On the composition - I happened to have that first tiered setup for another project I am working on (although this setup is geared for more of a sacred geometry / world mystery theme).

    Plus the photography/composition for the current Legal Tender Holographic deck is sooo damn good I didn't want to veer anywhere close to that territory! Although I did have to throw in some $2 bills :)

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  • I almost asked about the geometry! Is that a Stockholm dodecahedron? I'm setting up some posters for my 8th grade room (I teach 6th-12th) and am browsing euclidean constructions but sacred geometry is certainly significant in the history of mathematics and astronomy. Perhaps I could teach a history of maths unit on the subject. 

     

    I've always found it strange that they never returned to the regular $2 back after 1976. Those bills look like they could be as old as 2013. I believe the last printing of that version was in 2017.

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  • One more for tonight: All Black Everything... noticeably lacking a black-gilded verum videre :(

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  • The Dodeca is based on da Vincis diagrams from De divina proportione (CNC'd by altdynamic.com) - The other dodecahedron-looking thing is a "4-dimensional analogue of the dodecahedron, projected into 3-space for the occasion of this sculpture" (by Bathsheba at bathsheba.com).

    Are the kids past the Platonic solids yet? They are so fundamental. Phi / golden ratio is fun for posters, and showing kids all the ways it manifests in nature is great. Phyllotaxis patterns are my personal fav!

    I forgot when I snagged the bills but prolly 2015-16 (when I found out that you just get them from the bank).

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  • They have studied solids in general. (I'm not the primary maths teacher so I'm not sure exactly when the students are introduced specifically to the Platonic solids. They become familiar with them no later than ninth grade, which is when they are taught Euclid and other Greeks.) Fibonacci sequences and phyllotactic spirals would make for excellent posters, especially to demonstrate some of the innumerable interdisciplinary connections between the maths and sciences.

    Edit: They study the platonic solids in seventh grade. Noticed it while curriculum mapping.

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