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Title: Portugal 2015: Red Cross / Timor
Post by: chrisild on January 20, 2015, 04:12:27 PM
Portugal will issue two commemorative €2 coins this year (not counting common issues)

* Red Cross (Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa) founded 150 years ago
* 500th anniversary of the First Portuguese Landing in Timor

Christian
Title: Re: Portugal 2015: Red Cross / Timor
Post by: chrisild on January 20, 2015, 04:15:50 PM
Images - from Destrans's post (thanks!) in the Collector Coins forum:

(Edit: See further below - reply #6 - for the pictures.)
Title: Re: Portugal 2015: Red Cross / Timor
Post by: Miner on January 20, 2015, 06:55:31 PM
It approved projects? Timor wonderful.
Title: Re: Portugal 2015: Red Cross / Timor
Post by: chrisild on January 20, 2015, 07:20:32 PM
Yes, I think these are official. Have seen them elsewhere as well, that is. :)  What I do not quite understand is the "Red Cross" anniversary. In 2013 Portugal issued a €2.50 collector coin dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Portuguese Red Cross ... and two years later they issue another one? Hmm.

Edit - Sorry, my bad. The 2013 coin commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Int'l Red Cross.

Christian
Title: Re: Portugal 2015: Red Cross / Timor
Post by: Miner on January 20, 2015, 07:49:51 PM
I think, in 2013 Portugal issued a € 2.50 collector coin dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross
Title: Re: Portugal 2015: Red Cross / Timor
Post by: chrisild on January 20, 2015, 11:32:18 PM
Right, see my "Edit" note - this was a mistake in the catalog that I use. By the way, first I thought the Timor coin showed two ships. Nah, I was wrong again. ;)  I learned that this is the top of an top of an uma lulik, a sacred house. Here are some images ...
http://www.thinkstockphotos.ca/royalty-free/lulik-pictures

... and this page has both some background info and (if you scroll down) more photos:
http://karaudikur.blogspot.com/2012/04/lulik-core-of-timorese-values.html

Christian
Title: Re: Portugal 2015: Red Cross / Timor
Post by: chrisild on April 22, 2015, 12:48:40 PM
The "First Portuguese Contact with Timor" coin was designed by Fernando Fonseca; the designer of the "Red Cross" coin is António Marinho. Each coin will have a mintage of 500,000.

Christian