Slovakia: prototype euro designs

Started by <k>, June 01, 2013, 08:40:30 PM

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Figleaf

Maybe. If I remember correctly, years later, the EU had a problem with the virulently christian iconography of the Slovakian Cyril and Methodius commemorative. The four christian designs lost out during a popular voting contest for the circulation set? Really? Who counted the votes? Apart from the crucifix designs, which I find terrific, I am not sorry, but this coincidence is a bit too coincidal.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

chrisild

Quote from: Figleaf on June 02, 2013, 09:52:37 PM
the EU had a problem with the virulently christian iconography of the Slovakian Cyril and Methodius commemorative

If "some in the European Commission were not really in favor of the two halos" translates to "the EU had a problem", then yes. :) (Is "the EU" some third party?) Anyway, the final coin design of that 2013 commem is precisely as the government in Bratislava wanted it to be.

QuoteThe four christian designs lost out during a popular voting contest for the circulation set? Really? Who counted the votes? Apart from the crucifix designs, which I find terrific, I am not sorry, but this coincidence is a bit too coincidal.

Guess you should contact the Central Bank of Slovakia (NBS) if you have any doubts about the outcome, or about how the vote was done. http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/21672 (article in English from late Nov 2005; the NBS web links that I had are defunct now)

Christian