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Offline Angus

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France/Germany Fall of Berlin wall 2 euro - designer initials?
« on: October 20, 2019, 12:56:30 PM »
Hi all

Do you think the designer of the 30 years of the Fall of the Berlin Wall 2 euro coin, Joaquin Jimenez, has put his initials somewhere on the coin?  I'm not sure, it's quite a busy coin.

http://www.eurocollection.co.uk/Euros/Germany/Germany%202019%20E2%20CC%202%20A.JPG

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Re: France/Germany Fall of Berlin wall 2 euro - designer initials?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2019, 02:41:52 PM »
As far as I know, his initials are on the French coin (in the hand on the right), not on the German one. Don't have either yet, so all I know are the images ...

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Re: France/Germany Fall of Berlin wall 2 euro - designer initials?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2019, 09:56:45 AM »
Thanks.  I had thought the blobs to the left of the D might have been something because they aren't on the OJEU image of the coin.


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Re: France/Germany Fall of Berlin wall 2 euro - designer initials?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2019, 10:52:38 AM »
Asked about that in a German forum, and one member posted these (dealer) images:

(DE, loose coin) https://www.emuenzen.de/bilder/detail/34991u.jpg
(FR, proof piece) https://www.emuenzen.de/bilder/detail/33829u.jpg

As far as I know, the "regular" French coin is out now, but again I have not seen it yet. However, I suppose that - since the German government made some kind of agreement with the Monnaie de Paris about using the French design - not using the JJ monogram was fine with the artist. :)

(Edit) Now I have the two, and yes, the "JJ" is on the French coin only.

Christian
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Re: France/Germany Fall of Berlin wall 2 euro - designer initials?
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2019, 11:07:45 PM »
Haven't seen the French version yet, but my offspring just returned from Berlin with a few specimen of this type struck there found in circulation.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.