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BU Prooflike and Proof euro sets / Re: Monaco: 2017 BU set
« Last post by eurocoin on Today at 02:44:40 PM »
The set is now available on the website. There is a queuing system. Once you are first in line you have 10 minutes to complete the order before you are being thrown of the website. The price of issuance including shipping costs is 100 euros.
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Barbarians and Celts / Bellovaques quarter stater
« Last post by redwine on Today at 02:38:22 PM »
BELLOVAQUES (Région de Beauvais) Quart de statère d'or à l'astre, cheval à droite
LT7239 var (listed under Veliocasses, neighbours of the Bellovaques)
Gold
Medal aligned
(face right adorned with a star)
(horse right with sun above)
1.45g
10.5mm

We've just had our club bourse in Avranches.  Who says you can't swap a load of Roman coins for a Celtic piece?!  ;D ;D
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Unrealised designs / Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Last post by eurocoin on Today at 02:32:08 PM »


Sculptor Sigurdur Gudmundsson used mutual respect as central theme of his designs, which according to him should be seen as propaganda in times of increasing discrimination on state level. The commission found the design too minimalistic. Furthermore they considered the Dutch words 'wederzijds respect' (mutual respect), which can be seen on the reverse, to be gibberish.
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Unrealised designs / Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Last post by eurocoin on Today at 02:31:16 PM »


Ansuya Blom based her design on 2 fingerprints, one of a post colonial human who originated due to the colonial amalgamation process and one of a contemporary human. The commission did not see the link between the 50th anniversary of the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the colonial amalgamation process and the contemporary human. They found that it was a nice design but they also thought that people would not understand the designs and they feared that people wrongly would link the fingerprint with crimes or with paternalism (to be under the thumb).
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Unrealised designs / Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Last post by eurocoin on Today at 02:30:15 PM »


The Indian artist Anant Joshi depicted a half sunflower on the coin which symbolizes a sunrise. The other half of the sunflower can be seen on the reverse in the form of a garland. As there was no further information available about the different details in the design, the commission was unable to understand the design. Some parts of the design were too small to be minted on a coin.
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Unrealised designs / Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Last post by eurocoin on Today at 02:29:36 PM »


David Bade depicted 2 typical trees, the divi-divi tree to represent the overseas parts of the kingdom and the pollard willow which refers to the Netherlands. The mintmaster mark together with the Dutch word "koningin" (queen) form a sailing ship. The billowing sails of the mintmaster mark refer to earlier times that led to this charter. The planes symbolize the ongoing connection with the islands even after they have left the kingdom. The commission thought that the designs had a fairy-tale atmosphere but at the same time also looked like a not completely successful caricature. They also mentioned that the depicted symbols are not completely balanced and are not in accordance with the portrait of the era.
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Unrealised designs / Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Last post by eurocoin on Today at 02:28:44 PM »
50 years Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands - 2004


In 2004, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 12 designers were invited to submit a design for a silver 5 euro coin. 8 designers accepted the invitation. The winning design which can be seen above was made by Rudy J. Luijters. It depicts the text "Queen of the Netherlands" in Dutch, Papiamento and English which are the 3 official languages of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. On the reverse an orange branch can be seen which refers to the Royal House of Orange-Nassau.
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Unrealised designs / Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Last post by eurocoin on Today at 02:28:23 PM »




Hartmut Wilkening placed the effigy of Queen Beatrix on the obverse in a way that she looks to her own name like in a mirror. On the reverse the 25 effigies of the male heads of the European Union can be found. There is a contrast between the reverse with the temporary heads of the European Union and the obverse with Beatrix in her less temporary role as Queen of the Netherlands. Furthermore there is a contrast in gender between the men on the reverse and a woman on the obverse. The commission considered it to be uncertain if all effigies on the reverse would still be recognizable when the design would be reduced to coin size.
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Unrealised designs / Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Last post by eurocoin on Today at 02:28:00 PM »


The Portuguese artist José Teixeira depicted the Dutch flag on the reverse. The vertical lines represent the red part, the middle the white part and the horizontal lines the blue part of the flag. In the white part of the flag, from bottom to top the growth of the EU is symbolized with stars. The tulip refers to the Dutch presidency. The commission did not think that the effigy would fit right on a coin. Furthermore they found the tulip to symbolize the Netherlands a cliché.
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Unrealised designs / Re: The Netherlands: Collectors Coins 2004-2017
« Last post by eurocoin on Today at 02:26:42 PM »


The Portuguese artist Vitor Santos who amongst other things designed the standard circulating Portuguese euro coins, depicted the painting "The Sower" of Vincent van Gogh on the proposed reverse. This symbolizes the unity, dynamics, future and enlargement of the European Union. 15 stars above the horizon symbolize the 15 countries which already were in the EU and the other 10 under the horizon symbolize the countries which entered the EU in 2004. The commission did not find that the effigy was a good likeness, they found the reverse design too anecdotal and pictorial.
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