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Offline eurocoin

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Interesting design concept for coin series
« on: March 02, 2019, 07:37:20 PM »
This image has been doing the rounds on Facebook recently. If you stack the Mexican coins, you won't see the Aztec calendar. It is therefore fake news. I am however intrigued by this concept, which as far as I know hasn't been used by any country before. I think it would be a quite nice idea for a standard circulating coin series.
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Re: Interesting design concept for coin series
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2019, 07:42:51 PM »
Which coin is shown here (year, denomination), and what do the other coins look like that are mentioned?

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Re: Interesting design concept for coin series
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2019, 07:49:51 PM »
The image is photoshop. Although every denomination in the coin series of Mexico does feature a detail of a part of the Aztec calendar, if you stack the coins mentioned, you won't see the Aztec calendar as shown in the image. It is a fake news currently doing the rounds on social media.

I don't think there is a country that has done something like this before. However I do think it is an intruiging and quite brilliant concept. While jigsaw coin series are usually boring, here only a pattern around the rim of each coin would suffice (bar the center coin which would need one side with the design) to form the jigsaw while the remainder of the coins surface can depict other designs.

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Re: Interesting design concept for coin series
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2019, 08:01:09 PM »
I see. Perhaps the "false news" aspect should be incorporated into the topic title, so that people are not misled?

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Re: Interesting design concept for coin series
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2019, 08:09:07 PM »
I see. Perhaps the "false news" aspect should be incorporated into the topic title, so that people are not misled?

I have now indicated it more clearly in the first post of the topic. What do you think about this concept?

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Re: Interesting design concept for coin series
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2019, 08:22:48 PM »
Frankly, it's what I would regard as a gimmick.

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Re: Interesting design concept for coin series
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2019, 02:53:14 PM »
Saw that in another forum the other day, and yes, the coin sizes do not "match" at all. But as eurocoin wrote, the fake news ;) may well inspire the Mexican mint at some point ...

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Re: Interesting design concept for coin series
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2019, 03:00:28 PM »
It could happen. Then maybe our forum member Alan71 would buy his first Mexican coins.  >:D