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Offline chrisild

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Malta 2019: Ta’ Ħaġrat
« on: May 15, 2019, 02:43:45 PM »
This year's issue in the Maltese Prehistoric Sites series will feature the Ta’ Ħaġrat temples. The site consists of two structures; the larger temple is from around 3500 BCE, the smaller one is a few centuries younger. :) In 1992 Ta’ Ħaġrat became a Unesco World Heritage site. Mintage will be 300,000 in rolls, 20,000 as coincards and 15,000 in the BU set.

That set is now available, see here. The single pieces and the coincards will come a little later ...

Christian

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Re: Malta 2019: Ta’ Ħaġrat
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2019, 02:40:48 PM »
Thanks, Christian. A bit surprising that the designer tried hard to bring depth into the picture and nobody thought of roughening the foreground to suggest land, rather than a shiny, smooth foreground, suggesting space.

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Re: Malta 2019: Ta’ Ħaġrat
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2019, 03:38:46 PM »
Have not seen the site, so I do not have first hand experience of what it looks like. But apparently the entire Prehistoric Sites series has that kind of look. Here are, from the "maltacoincentre.com" site of Malta's central bank, the images of the previous (Ġgantija 2016, Ħaġar Qim 2017, Mnajdra 2018) coins. All four have been designed by Noel Galea Bason, and in each case he focuses on the structure, not the place where it "sits" ...

Christian