Poll

Which is your favourite euro design set of all those ever issued?

Andorra
0 (0%)
Austria
0 (0%)
Belgium - Philippe
0 (0%)
Belgium - Albert
0 (0%)
Cyprus
0 (0%)
Estonia
0 (0%)
Finland
0 (0%)
France
0 (0%)
Germany
0 (0%)
Greece
0 (0%)
Ireland
0 (0%)
Italy
4 (80%)
Latvia
0 (0%)
Lithuania
0 (0%)
Malta
0 (0%)
Monaco - Prince Rainier
0 (0%)
Monaco - Prince Albert
0 (0%)
Netherlands - Beatrix
0 (0%)
Netherlands - Willem-Alexander
0 (0%)
Portugal
0 (0%)
San Marino - 2002 to 2016
0 (0%)
San Marino - 2017 to date
0 (0%)
Slovakia
1 (20%)
Slovenia
0 (0%)
Spain - Juan Carlos
0 (0%)
Spain - Felipe
0 (0%)
Vatican City - John Paul II
0 (0%)
Vatican city - Sede vacante - 2005
0 (0%)
Vatican City - Benedict XVI
0 (0%)
Vatican City - Pope Francis (portrait, 2014 to 2016)
0 (0%)
Vatican City - Arms (2017 to date)
0 (0%)
Luxembourg
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 5

Voting closed: September 14, 2018, 10:54:47 AM

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Euro design poll - which is your FAVOURITE euro set EVER?
« on: August 31, 2018, 10:54:48 AM »
I have already held polls about the various types of euro set, according to my own classifications. Thousands of members did not vote. Their names and addresses have been noted.  :o  Now it is time to vote for your favourite euro set of any type and of all time. Will there be a clear winner? Come, members, and vote in your thousands.  :)

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Re: Euro design poll - which is your FAVOURITE euro set EVER?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 11:04:25 AM »
My guess is that this poll will be won either by a type 4 set (a different design for each coin - national side) or a type 3 set.

A reminder of my definition of Type 3.



As regards metal content, the euro coins can be divided into three tiers:

1] Red coins 1, 2 and 5 euro cents.

2] Yellow coins: 10, 20 and 50 euro cents.

3] Bimetallic coins: 1 and 2 euro.




In my topic, Design structure of the euro sets, I have classified the design structure of the national sides of the various euro sets.

I describe "Type 3a" sets as having a common national design for each different tier of the set. Type 3b sets, however, give separate national designs to the 1 and 2 euro coins. This means that, in the Type 3 sets, a maximum of three coins share a common national design.

The 1 and 2 euro coins either share a common design (a Type 3a set), or else each of the two has its own unique design (a Type 3b set). Because we have had only two Type 3b set, namely Monaco (Prince Rainier) and Andorra, I have grouped all the Type 3 sets together in this poll.




You can visualise the Type 3a sets in this way:

Tier 1.  a a a
Tier 2.  b b b
Tier 3.  c c



You can visualise the Type 3b sets in this way:

Tier 1.  a a a
Tier 2.  b b b
Tier 3.  c d

Here a letter refers to a distinct design type.


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Re: Euro design poll - which is your FAVOURITE euro set EVER?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2018, 03:29:33 PM »

Italy.



After some thought, I voted for Italy - same as I did in the Type 4 poll.

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Re: Euro design poll - which is your FAVOURITE euro set EVER?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 09:15:20 PM »
That set gets my vote too. Eight different designs for the eight denominations is a plus, and while this set does not have one single design theme, each of the three "color groups" has its theme: Architecture on the "reddish" coins, art (paintings/sculpture) on the "yellowish" pieces, and Leonardo's Vitruvian Man (which the designer apparently copied from my avatar, ahem) plus Dante ...

Now most of these designs are images of existing objects, so what could be criticized is that the designers did not actually create their own designs. ;) But of course they still had to pick a certain perspective and put that on the coins (and the 50 cent coin was a little more design work, I think). Anyway, the designs are appealing, and not cluttered at all. Using the RI initials instead of the full country name was a good idea, and not putting any "explanatory" text on the obverses helps too.

Christian

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Re: Euro design poll - which is your FAVOURITE euro set EVER?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 09:22:07 PM »
I had assumed that the Italian 10 euro cents showed an allegory of Italy. I was wrong: "A detail of the 'Birth of Venus', a tableau painted by Sandro Botticelli circa 1485."

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Re: Euro design poll - which is your FAVOURITE euro set EVER?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2018, 07:23:00 PM »
Once again, Italy proves to be the clear winner. Slovakia was the only other country to receive a vote.

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