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Germany 2018: 100th anniversary of the birth of Helmut Schmidt
« on: November 12, 2016, 10:52:29 AM »
In 2018, Germany is going to issue a 2 euro commemorative coin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Helmut Schmidt. He was Chancellor of Germany between 1974 and 1982.

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Re: Germany 2018: 100th anniversary of the birth of Helmut Schmidt
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2016, 12:06:10 AM »
The last remarkable politician of that party!

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Re: Germany 2018: 100th anniversary of the birth of Helmut Schmidt
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2017, 02:21:46 AM »
This is what the Helmut Schmidt coin will look like. The designer is Bodo Broschat; mintage will be 30 million.

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Re: Germany 2018: 100th anniversary of the birth of Helmut Schmidt
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2017, 12:06:27 PM »
That´s no portrait of Helmut Schmidt - there is no cigarette visible.



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Re: Germany 2018: 100th anniversary of the birth of Helmut Schmidt
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 12:40:13 PM »
A worthy choice. A true European abroad and a leftist politician who could look beyond Keynes domestically. He arguably prepared the way for Kohl's German re-unification policy by supporting the EU and engaging the GDR. They don't make 'em like that any more. ;)

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Re: Germany 2018: 100th anniversary of the birth of Helmut Schmidt
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2017, 02:51:03 PM »
He was certainly a good political manager, and after Willy Brandt, it was probably good to have somebody like Schmidt (Wikipedia), the "sober" and pragmatic type. His later comments on migration I find hard to digest, but he definitely had his merits, be it as a senator in Hamburg, as federal finance minister or chancellor. Worthy of such a commemoration, I think. The coin will be issued in January 2018.

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Re: Germany 2018: 100th anniversary of the birth of Helmut Schmidt
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2017, 07:05:57 PM »
Yesterday they had a First Strike ceremony at the Hamburg mint. And of course, in pretty much every article and comment about the design you read what Arminius wrote here when the design became known: The position of the hand is characteristic, but an important - and typical - detail was left out. ;)

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Re: Germany 2018: 100th anniversary of the birth of Helmut Schmidt
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2017, 10:30:58 PM »
the cigarette offered to him by Margrethe of Denmark...

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Re: Germany 2018: 100th anniversary of the birth of Helmut Schmidt
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2017, 11:50:47 PM »
A most deserving political leader for commemoration. :)
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Re: Germany 2018: 100th anniversary of the birth of Helmut Schmidt
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2017, 07:07:30 PM »
Yesterday the German (Hamburg) weekly "Die Zeit" published this article about the coin:
http://www.zeit.de/2017/39/helmut-schmidt-zwei-euro-muenze-zigarette/komplettansicht

The text is in German. Bottom line, the designer Bodo Broschat added the hand because it was "typical" for Schmidt in a conversation. And yes, a cigarette between Schmidt's fingers would have been characteristic, but while doing some research before making his design, he saw the designs for a circulating 2 DM commem that featured Ludwig Erhard, another chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Erhard was a heavy cigar smoker, and one design did feature a cigar ... and was rejected. That was in the 1980s, so Broschat figured that what did not work then would certainly not be OK'd now. By the way, he also said that the eyes are usually the toughest part of a portrait on a coin ...

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Re: Germany 2018: 100th anniversary of the birth of Helmut Schmidt
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2017, 08:02:06 PM »
Well, the Brits didn't put a cigar in Winston Churchill's hand (or mouth) for the portrait on the new £5 note either.

Would have been fitting though...just like a cigarette in Schmidt's hand. But okay, they chose the ''healthier way''

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Re: Germany 2018: 100th anniversary of the birth of Helmut Schmidt
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2017, 07:20:08 PM »
As tooling of ancient coin has become a well-paid business maybe some of these experts will add a cigarette?

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Re: Germany 2018: 100th anniversary of the birth of Helmut Schmidt
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2017, 11:56:23 PM »
Next year's €2 commems from Germany can be had as from 30 January. This way they are issued shortly before the World Money Fair, so that WMF visitors can easily get them there even right after the opening on Friday. ;)

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Re: Germany 2018: 100th anniversary of the birth of Helmut Schmidt
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2018, 02:15:44 PM »
And now available at banks or from circulation:



(25,8 mm / 8,39 g)

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