World of Coins

Euro coins => Euro news and basics => Topic started by: chrisild on February 11, 2018, 01:41:54 PM

Title: Coins. Medals. Whatever ...
Post by: chrisild on February 11, 2018, 01:41:54 PM
Had to laugh about this. Well, the funny part is not the text "body" but the headline.

This is from the Irish Times website; an article (https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/commemorative-coins-face-central-bank-crackdown-1.3379759) about how some manufacturers or dealers in Ireland use the term "coin" in a misleading or even deceptive way. We seasoned collectors will of course know the difference between a coin and a medal :) even though the dividing line is sometimes a little difficult to draw.

So the article explains that only the Irish central bank can issue legal tender coins in the country, and that private companies should not call their products "coins". Nor should such third parties suggest (in advertising) that the government endorses such medals. Fine. And then, what does the headline say?

Commemorative coins face Central Bank crackdown

 :D  Christian
Title: Re: Coins. Medals. Whatever ...
Post by: <k> on February 11, 2018, 01:45:06 PM
Remember the days when members used to argue about "medal coins" on this forum?  :D
Title: Re: Coins. Medals. Whatever ...
Post by: Figleaf on February 11, 2018, 01:47:42 PM
 :D The enthusiastic little boy doesn't quite capture the tone of the article either.

Peter
Title: Coins. Medals. Whatever ...
Post by: Bimat on February 11, 2018, 01:54:02 PM
Remember the days when members used to argue about "medal coins" on this forum?  :D

Nobody really misses those days. Or does anyone? ;D

Aditya
Title: Re: Coins. Medals. Whatever ...
Post by: Figleaf on February 11, 2018, 01:58:22 PM
It's just words, Bimat. Not pronouncing them doesn't dispel the issue.

Peter