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Re: Crosses on coins
« Reply #45 on: August 05, 2013, 09:07:57 PM »
Austria 50 schilling 1996 Cross on the arms of the federal state of Vienna
Andorra 2 Diener 1984 The emblem of the bishop's miter with a cross

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Re: Crosses on coins
« Reply #46 on: August 05, 2013, 09:12:07 PM »
United Kingdom 2 pounds 2002 cross on the flag of England
Guernsey 2 pounds 1998 cross on the flag of Guernsey

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Re: Crosses on coins
« Reply #47 on: August 05, 2013, 09:49:16 PM »
In these times of overloaded coin designs (should i create a thread with this title  ???) - a "red cross" and various others, surrounded by a lot of disturbing stuff:



2013 AD., Germany, 150th anniversary of the International Red Cross, Berlin mint, 10 Euro, KM 320a.

(Posting this does n´t mean i like it.)

How could this coin look like with focus on one simple, essential design?

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Re: Crosses on coins
« Reply #48 on: August 05, 2013, 09:52:14 PM »
 :)  And these stars are from the EU flag?

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« Reply #49 on: August 05, 2013, 10:13:28 PM »
Sure. Each German euro collector coin shows the Federal Eagle (always "adapted" to the overall design of the coin), the Stars of Europe (but not necessarily as they appear on the flag), the face value, etc. Has been like that since 2002 ...

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« Reply #50 on: August 05, 2013, 10:14:27 PM »
:)  And these stars are from the EU flag?

No, these are now on the server of my web-host.

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Re: Crosses on coins
« Reply #51 on: August 05, 2013, 10:17:07 PM »
How could this coin look like with focus on one simple, essential design?

See http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,12204.msg119380.html#msg119380 maybe. Those are the designs that won a (second, third ...) prize but were not minted.

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Re: Crosses on coins
« Reply #52 on: August 05, 2013, 10:35:44 PM »
The style of the design reminds me of some of the West German stamps of the 1970s.


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Re: Crosses on coins
« Reply #53 on: August 05, 2013, 10:42:39 PM »
Here's another solution, now half a century old.

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An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Crosses on coins
« Reply #54 on: August 06, 2013, 12:19:53 AM »
Such a design would not have won this year's contest in Germany. ;) The Swiss coin focuses on what the Red Cross was about when it was founded; the German one tries to encompass the variety of activities today.

But of course a mere cross may have worked too. See this piece from Portugal for example:
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,19112.msg148223.html#msg148223

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Re: Crosses on coins
« Reply #55 on: August 06, 2013, 08:19:13 AM »
The cross on the shield of Queen Teuta
The cross on the coat of arms of Jamaica

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Re: Crosses on coins
« Reply #56 on: August 06, 2013, 03:13:12 PM »
Isle of Man, 2 pounds, 2003.   Thorwald's Cross.

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« Reply #57 on: August 06, 2013, 05:17:31 PM »
Majority of the Byzantium coins would fit this bill, but here is something somewhat different:

Ummayad Caliphate. 680AD. Ć Fals Damascus mint.
Obv: Standing imperial figure, holding long cruciform scepter and globus cruciger; ΔAMACKOC to right
Rev: Large M; monogram above; below, inverted crescent above star; duriba dimashq ja'iz (“struck in Damascus, legal”) to sides and in exergue.

A gallery of my coins can been seen at FORVM Ancient Coins

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Re: Crosses on coins
« Reply #58 on: November 03, 2014, 03:30:57 AM »


Greece, 5 drachmai, 1930.  Christian cross.

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Re: Crosses on coins
« Reply #59 on: November 03, 2014, 11:02:21 PM »
At the stage of the project, the European Commission in the framework of the principle of religious neutrality required to remove Christian symbols - the cross and halo over his head.

The EC "attempted" that maybe. Quite obviously the halos made it to the coin. ;)

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