World of Coins

Modern coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens of other continents => Pacific Islands => Topic started by: Figleaf on April 06, 2009, 04:49:15 PM

Title: Tuvalu - new issue
Post by: Figleaf on April 06, 2009, 04:49:15 PM
Another picture from Pabitra Saha. I am unimpressed by the design: busy and chaotic without a trace of creativity or innovation.

Title: Re: Australia (actually Tuvalu) - new issue
Post by: translateltd on April 06, 2009, 08:48:13 PM
I quite like the big 20 framing the design, but what the hell has the Berlin Wall anniversary got to do with a bunch of tiny atolls in the middle of the Pacific?  Sounds like another inspired bit of money-grabbing from one of the private mints in the region, e.g. Perth or its ilk.

Title: Tuvalu - new issue.
Post by: BC Numismatics on April 07, 2009, 01:46:09 PM
  You are right.It is a Perth Mint production.

We can now say that the Perth Mint is the Aussie equivilant of the Franklin Mint,the Pobjoy Mint,& the Commonwealth Mint - a serial offender striking on behalf of a small country by churning out medal-coins with irrelevant subjects.

Title: Re: Tuvalu - new issue
Post by: chrisild on April 07, 2009, 03:52:47 PM
Oh, and you can spend quite a bit more on a "coin" with the same theme.

Geographically the Monnaie de Paris is a little closer to Berlin than the Perth Mint. But the idea behind such issues is pretty much the same ...