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« Reply #90 on: March 24, 2014, 01:52:31 PM »
And yet another one. Well, if one celememorates the beginning of a war, why not use a reproduction of a war propaganda poster ... See image (embedded) below. This page has an even larger version: http://www.perthmint.com.au/catalogue/australian-posters-of-wwi-enlistment-2014-1oz-silver-proof-rectangle-coin.aspx

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« Reply #91 on: April 02, 2014, 05:55:23 PM »
Belgium 2 Euro, due on 25th April 2014
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« Reply #92 on: April 02, 2014, 07:14:57 PM »
Since when was English an official language of Belgium?  ???

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« Reply #93 on: April 02, 2014, 07:49:13 PM »
Why would it be? The Belgian Mint has done that before. Sometimes it's Latin, sometimes English. Easier than using two languages on the same piece. Or even all three, whatever the "Great War" would translate to in German ...   ::)

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« Reply #94 on: April 02, 2014, 08:10:31 PM »
Latin is a bit different, not being a living official language of anywhere but carrying great cultural pondus across the West generally.

It just seems slightly odd to use someone else's official language on your coins, especially when the language in question is not an impartial choice given the nature of the event being commemorated. But perhaps I'm just weird.

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« Reply #95 on: April 02, 2014, 08:44:38 PM »
Well, Latin was - and English is - a lingua franca or a bridge. And as I wrote, this is not the first Belgian coin with an English inscription. See these reatively recent €2 issues:




Sure, with regard to this theme, English is also the language of the (or of most) winners. Then again, who else would issue these 1914-2014 coins? What I do find somewhat strange (mentioned that in the euro topic) is the years on that piece ...

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« Reply #96 on: April 02, 2014, 10:28:04 PM »
While both French and Dutch are compulsory subjects in school, in practice, the "other" language is usually among the most difficult and hated subjects. There are relatively few people who speak both languages well. The royal house is an obvious and telling example. It's not just the language division. Dutch pupils also have problems with French and French pupils find German very difficult. English is perceived as easier (blame TV), so there are situations where Belgians communicate best in English.

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« Reply #97 on: April 15, 2014, 07:14:14 PM »
Back to our favorite subject - commemorating the beginning of WW1. In early September the Monnaie de Paris will issue a series of four collector coins (same design for all) that feature the "Taxis de la Marne". The French military had confiscated about 600 taxis in Paris which would bring soldiers to the Marne front. These cabs would soon become symbols of a solidarity spirit.

The current edition of Gerhard Schön's euro coin catalog has an image of the piece. Again (I just mentioned that with regard to two new Finnish coins) we have a design that begins on one side and is continued on the other. It starts with soldiers and women, then we see parts of the mobilization poster in the background, and then the "rear half" of such a taxi.

On the other side, the "front half" of the taxi, and marching soldiers. Will try and post an image later. There will be two silver pieces (€10, €50) and two gold pieces (€50, €200).

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« Reply #98 on: April 26, 2014, 07:52:44 AM »
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« Reply #99 on: June 01, 2014, 01:49:30 PM »
CBM marks centenary of WWI

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 00:01

The Central Bank of Malta has issued a limited edition silver coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. The coin has a face value of €10. The bank also issued a similar coin in a brass version with a face value of €5.

The coins were minted at the Royal Belgian Mint and were designed and engraved by Noel Galea Bason.

The reverse features a nurse administering medication to a wounded soldier, recalling the humanitarian role Malta played during the war with its 27 hospitals and convalescent camps, where thousands of casualties of the war were treated.

The reverse of the coin also features a soldier and a red-coloured poppy – the first time colour has been used on a Maltese coin.

Source: Times of Malta
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« Reply #100 on: June 03, 2014, 07:15:31 PM »
British collectors will be delighted to hear that they can soon buy thirty-six £5 pieces that "honour the centenary of 'the Great War' over the next five years", as the Royal Mint puts it. Only £450 for the first six silver proof issues ... and that is just the first year. Seems the series even goes beyond the end of WW1. The attached image is from that page.

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« Reply #101 on: June 03, 2014, 11:18:27 PM »
Canada has issued 5 Dollars and 10 Dollars collector coins on the subject

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« Reply #102 on: June 05, 2014, 08:23:36 PM »
Australia has released two coins on the themes of WW I

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« Reply #103 on: June 05, 2014, 08:25:49 PM »
Great Britain has released the designs of first 3 of 6 coins for this year which is first year of 5 year plan on WWI commem coins.
These coins are of 5 Pounds denomination.

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« Reply #104 on: June 09, 2014, 10:01:20 AM »
Next three designs.
To be issued in 2014.