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Offline chrisild

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Re: Commemorative 2 Coins 2008
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2008, 11:04:53 AM »
I know of someone who has already got the Belgian 2008 commemorative 2 Euro coin in their collection.
Yep, I have that one too. In my opinion this is the "least inspired" piece among this year's "Human Rights" 2 commems, as they reproduced the logo and did not add much else. The Italian and Portuguese designs are better, I think.

Oh, and Finland's coin will have that theme too (no veterans of war). Looks very interesting ...

http://www.vm.fi/vm/en/03_press_releases_and_speeches/01_press_releases/20080625Twoeur/name.jsp
Click on "Image: The commemorative coin" to see a (pretty large) image.

Note that the press release refers to an Austrian piece - I assume they just mixed Austria and Belgium up. But who knows, we may be in for a surprise from Vienna.

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Re: Commemorative 2 Coins 2008
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2008, 05:10:16 PM »
An image of the Finnish 2 Euro commemorative 2008 is attached.
It will be issued in October; minting quantity is 1,500,000.
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Re: Commemorative 2 Coins 2008
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2008, 10:42:55 PM »
As I was working yesterday in Brussels, my wife made the city unsafe. She came back with what she called a "funny shiny piece". Here it is, found in circulation.

BTW, why are the deuro's so horribly difficult to scan? Other coins do just fine, but these coins come out monocoloured blackish with shiny white. I futzed around for ages trying to improve the colour...

... and what are the two symbols on both sides of the country names?

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Re: Commemorative 2 Coins 2008
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2008, 10:55:44 PM »
... and what are the two symbols on both sides of the country names?
Left: Mintmark of the Brussels Mint. Head of St. Michael, patron saint of Brussels.
Right: Privy mark of Romain Coenen, the present mintmaster. Scales.
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Re: Commemorative 2 Coins 2008
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2008, 11:13:36 PM »
Thank, a3v1. That mintmark is pretty old, but the archangel usually had curly hair and no cross on the stern.

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Re: Commemorative 2 Coins 2008
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2008, 11:25:39 PM »
Hmm, but that head, with the cross, is used on many Belgian coins. Now you even find it on the circulation pieces, but the collector coins have had it for quite a while. Well, usually it's so small that the details cannot be recognized anyway. ;D

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