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Slovenia 2013: Postojna Cave
« on: June 16, 2012, 12:29:32 PM »
In 2013 Slovenia will issue a commemorative €2 coin dedicated to the Postojna Cave. This cave, or rather cave system, was first visited/explored 800 years ago. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postojna_Cave (the English version does not mention the 1213 date while some other language versions do). Earlier this year the central bank (BSI) had a design competition, and by the time the contest ended, in mid-March, 52 designs had been submitted.

The BSI has now picked the three winning designs (see http://www.bsi.si/en/banknotes-and-coins.asp?MapaId=950&VsebinaId=15375). The first prize, so to say, was awarded to Matevž Zalar, and it is very likely that the coin that will be issued next year will look like this ...

Attached is one view of the design. This PDF file http://www.bsi.si/library/includes/datoteka.asp?DatotekaId=4763 shows some more.

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Re: Slovenia 2013: Postojna Cave
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 12:47:49 PM »
The second design that the central purchased is the one made by Mohor Kordež. This design is a little more complex, that is why the attached image does not show a "full frontal" view. Again, see the PDF file http://www.bsi.si/library/includes/datoteka.asp?DatotekaId=4767 for more information and images.

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Re: Slovenia 2013: Postojna Cave
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012, 12:48:50 PM »
Last but not least, the design submitted by Studiobotas which won the third prize. The PDF file is here http://www.bsi.si/library/includes/datoteka.asp?DatotekaId=4769

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Re: Slovenia 2013: Postojna Cave
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2012, 03:59:28 PM »
The European Commission website has this image of the design. Looks a little strange to me, but maybe they anticipated that the "empty" areas of the coin may look like that after some time in circulation. ;)



The main design feature is a stylized spiral, symbolizing the cave, which ends in two somewhat abstract stalactites. Issue volume 1 million pieces; the coin should come out in February.

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Slovenia 2013: Postojna Cave
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2012, 08:55:37 AM »
It's indeed a bad idea to keep so much of space empty! :o

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Re: Slovenia 2013: Postojna Cave
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013, 03:18:38 PM »
Last but not least, the design submitted by Studiobotas which won the third prize. The PDF file is here http://www.bsi.si/library/includes/datoteka.asp?DatotekaId=4769

Christian

I think this one actually looks best.

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Slovenia 2013: Postojna Cave
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 03:21:47 PM »
Received today. :) It must be first coin in my collection dated 2013 if I remember correctly..

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Re: Slovenia 2013: Postojna Cave
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 04:22:42 PM »
strange

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Re: Slovenia 2013: Postojna Cave
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 04:23:46 PM »
what happened to the 3 other messages that were here?

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Slovenia 2013: Postojna Cave
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2013, 04:25:24 PM »
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

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Re: Slovenia 2013: Postojna Cave
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2013, 04:48:45 PM »
where they are far easier to understand....


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Re: Slovenia 2013: Postojna Cave
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2013, 05:03:41 PM »
It was just some Andy-Aditya quibble. ;) Which is why it made sense to move them out of this topic (supposedly about the coins mentioned in the topic) and to the Living Room. Maybe we should do that with the last couple of posts here as well?

Christian (pondering)