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Online quaziright

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Re: Germany: 2020 Collector Coins
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2019, 10:36:03 PM »
Thats a nice design indeed. I'm envious of that hair though

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Re: Germany: 2020 Collector Coins
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2019, 10:21:26 AM »
Yeah, except in his case ... you have the hair but cannot hear any more. :-[  Below are links to two previous German coins, issued for the 200th anniversary of his birth. Both look "more static" than the new design; I don't know whether Beethoven actually had the chin that he will have on the 2020 coin, hehe.

Federal Republic 5 DM 1970
GDR 10 M 1970

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Re: Germany: 2020 Collector Coins
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2019, 11:00:51 AM »
You can check it out. Beethoven's birthplace is in Bonn. He no longer lives there, but they have plenty of portraits.

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Re: Germany: 2020 Collector Coins
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2019, 11:47:07 AM »
Been there (numerous times; Bonn is not far from here) but I still don't know. His birthplace is the Beethoven-Haus now, and yes, lots of portraits and busts there, and elsewhere in the city. Of course I have never seen a photo of him ;D but I still believe the portrait on that 2020 coin design is a little exaggerated in that regard.

But if the artist wanted to emphasize that "energetic chin", fine with me - as I wrote, basically I like the design. More dynamic than the 1970 coins.

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