Colombia: Unrealised designs of 2012

Started by <k>, December 28, 2012, 04:46:39 PM

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Colombia issued a new design series in 2012. Click on the link below to see images of the coins:

Colombia: New design series of 2012




Thanks to Guillermo Granados and World Coin News blog, we can now see some of the rejected designs of that series.
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#1
50 pesos, type 1.
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#2
50 pesos, type 2.
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#3
100 pesos, type 1.
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#4
100 pesos, type 2.
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#5
200 pesos, type 1.
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#6
200 pesos, type 2.
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#7
1000 pesos (2010), type 1.
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#8
1000 pesos (2010), other types.
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#9
1000 pesos (2011), various types.
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#10
1000 pesos, 2012 type.
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Some of the images are not very clear, but we can see the artistic intentions.

Until recent years, it was almost obligatory for Latin American countries to depict at least one of their liberation heroes on at least one of their circulation coins; in the case of Colombia, this was usually Simón Bolívar. So we can see that this new thematic set represents a modernisation of the coins in more way than one.
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Great plot! Thanks to you, Guillermo and WCN.

I think the designs in reply 7 and 8 are superb. I hope they will surface again next time people think of redesigning their coins.

Peter
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