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Offline eurocoin

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Re: France to change the designs on its 1 and 2 euro coins
« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2021, 04:58:28 PM »
Interesting! The dotted parts of the background don't look that good on these 2 images. I was hoping for so many small dots that it would create a kind ofmatte/dull effect, making the design at the center stand out more. Hopefully that aspect looks better on the minted coins, although it remains a rayther nice design.

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Re: France to change the designs on its 1 and 2 euro coins
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2021, 05:06:05 AM »
Those are not ECB guidelines but European Union law ;) (Regulation 729/2014),

If the said law was enacted/ passed/ notified/ gazetted in 2014 then which authority/ Union/ organisation directed/ ordered/ requested/ forced Belgium in 2007 and Spain in 2009, to clear up the ring on their circulation coins?

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Re: France to change the designs on its 1 and 2 euro coins
« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2021, 12:40:10 PM »
If the said law was enacted/ passed/ notified/ gazetted in 2014 then which authority/ Union/ organisation directed/ ordered/ requested/ forced Belgium in 2007 and Spain in 2009, to clear up the ring on their circulation coins?

Guess it worked as in other cases ...

– Hmm, wouldn't it be nice if the rings on the country-specific sides showed only the stars, and in the way they are arranged on the European flag?

– Yeah, fine. Let's do that.

(Countries A and B modify their designs.)

– OK, what about you, C and D?

– Well, some time later ... maybe ... no hurry.

– Errm, seems we need to turn the recommendation into a mandatory rule then!

– Whaaat? Our coins are just fine the way they are, and newly designed issues (commems) comply with the new standard anyway.

– Yes, but at some point even the existing designs should - -

– Since you guys just won't shut up: Give us 50 years, the average lifetime of a coin, and we will modify our designs by then.

And that is why we have the 2062 deadline. :)

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Re: France to change the designs on its 1 and 2 euro coins
« Reply #34 on: December 11, 2021, 01:23:28 PM »
 :D :D :D So true to how those guys in Brussels actually react  :D :D :D

Peter
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Re: France to change the designs on its 1 and 2 euro coins
« Reply #35 on: December 13, 2021, 04:59:35 AM »
I noticed that there are 2 different types of leaves depicted on the coin. Apparently they are oak and olive leaves.

The design is based on The coat of arms of France which depicts a lictor's fasces upon branches of laurel and oak, as well as a ribbon bearing the national motto of Liberté, égalité, fraternité. The arms were created in 1905 by heraldic painter-engraver Maurice de Meyère, and adopted by the French government.

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Re: France to change the designs on its 1 and 2 euro coins
« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2021, 07:15:59 AM »
The actual coin is much better and cleaner looking than its predecessor

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Re: France to change the designs on its 1 and 2 euro coins
« Reply #37 on: December 13, 2021, 10:39:31 AM »
Thanks! Will have to get one.  :D