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Slovakia: prototype euro designs
« on: June 01, 2013, 08:40:30 PM »
In July 2004 the National Bank 0f Slovakia ran a public competition asking for designs for the planned euro set. Eventually, 10 designs were chosen, plasters were made of the designs, and members of the public were asked to vote for their favourites.

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Re: Slovakia: prototype euro designs
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2013, 08:41:14 PM »
Design 1: Bratislava Castle.

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013, 08:41:44 PM »
Design 2: Devin Castle.

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Re: Slovakia: prototype euro designs
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2013, 08:42:36 PM »
Design 3: Spiš Castle.

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Re: Slovakia: prototype euro designs
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2013, 08:43:26 PM »
Design 4: Crucifix of Vel'ká Maca.

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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2013, 08:44:14 PM »
Design 5: Cross of Slovakia.

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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2013, 08:45:02 PM »
Design 6: Krivan mountain.

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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2013, 08:45:52 PM »
Design 7: Saint Mary of Levoci.

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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2013, 08:46:50 PM »
Design 8: Biatec on horseback. Ancient Celtic Prince, named on the earliest Bratislavan coins.

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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2013, 08:47:56 PM »
Design 9: Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius, propagators of the Cyrillic alphabet.

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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2013, 08:48:47 PM »
Design 10: Saint Mary of Kremnice.

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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2013, 08:54:44 PM »
The 8 designs that received the most votes.
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2013, 08:55:45 PM »


Unfortunately, not all the designs were used on the issued set of 2009.

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Re: Slovakia: prototype euro designs
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2013, 09:44:35 AM »
Unfortunately, not all the designs were used on the issued set of 2009.

Right, the government decided that would be best to have three different designs only. :-\  Then again, most of those "prototype" designs had been used on the korun coins before, and maybe they did not want the euro coins to look like "copies" of the Sk coinage ... As for the selection process, here is some info from a document that the NBS (Central Bank of Slovakia) published in early 2007:

The NBS announced a public and anonymous competition for the graphic designs of Euro coins in July 2004. (...) In March 2005, the design proposals were judged and evaluated by two advisory organs – the Commission of the Director of the Currency Division for motifs of Slovak banknotes, coins and commemorative coins and the Commission of the Governor of the NBS for the design of the Slovak coins. In addition to NBS representatives, members of both commissions included specialists from various scientific and cultural institutions of the Slovak Republic including artists and theoreticians of fine-arts.

A total of 17 designs were selected from the 658 judged drawing designs by 56 authors. They included the state coat of arms of the Slovak Republic, the double cross on the three hills, the historical Biatec coin, the crucifix from Veľká Mača, St. George’s Rotunda in Skalica, Bratislava Castle, St. Martin's Cathedral together with Bratislava Castle, Devín Castle, the wooden bell-tower from Eastern Slovakia, Spiš Castle, Kriváň peak, the High Tatras, Madonna, the sitting Venus, and the personalities, such as St. Cyril and St. Methodius, Ľudovít Štúr and Milan Rastislav Štefánik.

The recommendations of both commissions were finalized at the NBS Bank Board on April 29, 2005. A total of 36 designs advanced to the second round and the NBS asked their fifteen authors to create plaster models.

32 plaster models were submitted by the September 30, 2005 deadline. The graphic designs were re-evaluated by both commissions, which narrowed them down to twenty and from which the NBS Bank Board selected ten. At the same time it decided that the people of Slovakia would be given the opportunity to express their opinions towards these designs in a public poll.

The poll took place from November 12 to November 20, 2005 and 140,653 votes were cast. Votes were sent via various forms. The graphic design depicting the double cross on the three hills took first place (33,068 votes), the motif of Kriváň peak took second place (24,589 votes), and the depiction of Bratislava Castle took third place (21,792 votes).

After consolidating the results, the NBS Bank Board decided on 20 December 2005 to use the three graphic designs which received the most votes in the public poll.


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