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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2015, 04:00:57 PM »
Interesting that none of the five designs has an "explanatory" text. Then again, something like Thirtieth Anniversary of the Adoption of the European Flag as a symbol of the European Union might result in microprint, hehe.

The second design is not bad indeed; looks a little more dynamic than the others. The idea of little people holding hands (on two of the designs) - well, nice, but I have seen that on other euro coins. The only reason why I would not vote for that design: It is the only one that merely says "2015" instead of the "1985-2015" that can be found on the others.

As for whether I will vote, hmm. It's a bit like an election for a city borough/district council - one is tempted not to vote, simply because none of the options is great, and the vote is not terribly decisive or relevant. But if I don't vote, the turnout may be lousy, with a lousy winner. So all in all, I may vote. ;D

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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2015, 04:11:54 PM »
Reason to vote: Prizes......

Okay, you've got to pick the winning design and then maybe get close to the question of how many people will vote for the winning design, or something. But you've got a chance.  >:D

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« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2015, 05:31:21 PM »
I can't vote but my vote is also for #2. 8)

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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2015, 05:34:39 PM »
Actually you can vote, you just have to lie.  8) ;D

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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2015, 05:36:32 PM »
Yeah, and then Aditya wins and cannot receive his prize. >:D
Side note: According to this page, 62 designs had been submitted ...

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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2015, 06:04:59 PM »
Nothing surprising, all designs are totally neutral and boring. I cannot see any deeper message in them. Stick figures? No, thank you, we have had those on EMU and 10 years of cash coins. Two people dancing? What does that mean? Strange curve with twelve stars? I find it quite unappealing. However, the first design is perhaps the worst: the flag is waving in the wind but the stars seem as the flag was straight.
My vote goes probably to the number 2: the least bad design and it has some romance in it.

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« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2015, 02:43:07 PM »
And the winner is....(announced couple of minutes back)

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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2015, 03:42:34 PM »
So much excitement I can't contain myself (in a small box 1mm by 1mm)  >:D

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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2015, 06:19:13 PM »
Isn't it a bit boring to have a coin with the European flag on?  It's a rather boring emblem anyway.  It may have meant something in 1985 when there were 12 countries in the (then) EC, but I struggle to work out what the 12 stars are now supposed to represent.  I refuse to have the EU flag on my car registration plates (and I'm not anti-Europe) so I wouldn't be interested in a coin with it on.  It's time for a new EU flag.

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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2015, 06:35:52 PM »
If you want a coin that commemorates the EU flag, what better way to do it than to show the EU flag? Two of the main components of flags are stars and stripes, and the EU flag has stars. I agree, though, with the poster up-thread who complained about yet more stick people.

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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2015, 07:03:48 PM »
^^ The coin already has the EU flag on it though, the stars going round the edge!  There's no getting away from it on Euro coins!

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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2015, 07:06:45 PM »
^^ The coin already has the EU flag on it though, the stars going round the edge!  There's no getting away from it on Euro coins!

There's no getting away from it, but it is the perfect visual identifier for coins that circulate throughout the euro zone, making them instantly recognisable.

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« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2015, 11:37:14 AM »
Interestingly, the winner of this competition, George Stamatopoulos from Greece, was also the winner of similar competition in 2009 (10 Years of EMU). Merely a coincidence or...?!?

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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #43 on: May 30, 2015, 01:55:41 PM »
Interestingly, the winner of this competition, George Stamatopoulos from Greece, was also the winner of similar competition in 2009 (10 Years of EMU). Merely a coincidence or...?!?

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Or just very good at telling people to vote for him. No coincidence, I'd bet most of the votes for him came from Greece.

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Re: 2015: Common "European Flag" 2 Issue
« Reply #44 on: May 30, 2015, 03:36:02 PM »
Any of design were interesting, but the winner one is one of the worst. Terrible choose :S
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