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Philippe Belgium
« on: July 06, 2013, 05:38:10 PM »
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Re: Philippe Belgium
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 12:17:53 AM »
I like it, Frizio. The portrait is sympathetic, but it would be difficult to realise on a coin, because it is "en face". Too bad for the engraver. Let him figure it out.

I could have done without the decoration. Your stylish FP monogram is politically incorrect, because it starts with Flanders, so a second coin with PF would have been needed ::) One solution is to change it to PR (Philippus Rex). Belgium can be very hard to design coins for.

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Re: Philippe Belgium
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 12:49:47 AM »
thanks as always for the advice  ;D
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Re: Philippe Belgium
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2013, 12:50:40 AM »


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Re: Philippe Belgium
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2013, 12:44:23 PM »
As for the monogram, well, with a logo that would be doable - see the attached image. But putting a tiny version of that next to the king's head would look odd. And the monogram alone has not been "done" on any recent Belgian circulation coin ...

Side note: The "scale" mintmaster mark was used by Romain Coenen, the previous director of the mint. The current mintmaster, Serge Lesens, uses a quill.

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Re: Philippe Belgium
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2013, 02:01:46 PM »
thank you,, have you the symbol about mr. serge lesens ? please  :-)
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Re: Philippe Belgium
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2013, 02:04:56 PM »
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Re: Philippe Belgium
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2013, 02:46:24 PM »
Right; what I had in mind was "a monogram without a portrait". :)  Albert I and Leopold III had that on a few coins. Of course the other option would be to use Latin, or no name at all. See the attached double image.

Oh, and -- did I write about Lesens and his quill? Nah, never. 8) I meant Bernard Gillard, and his cat. Sorry about that. Look here: http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,15754.0.html

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Re: Philippe Belgium
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2013, 02:52:33 PM »
the new symbol are a feather or a cat ?? sorry..   ??? ??? ??? ???
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Re: Philippe Belgium
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2013, 06:56:28 PM »
Cat is right. I got confused because Mr Coenen (scales) had been mintmaster for about 20 years, then Mr Lesens (quill) had the job, as a temporary director and for a relatively short time, and now it's Mr Gillard (cat). As for the image, see the link in my previous post, or have a look at the attached image from MuntInfo/MonnaieInfo. That is a piece of a €10 collector coin, but you can see the cat pretty well ...

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