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Offline annovi.frizio

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Belgium 2010
« on: April 24, 2010, 03:45:47 PM »
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Re: Belgium 2010
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2010, 05:02:51 PM »
So that interpretation is based on the official design? Interesting to see an Internet address on a coin. :)

Apart from that, I find the position of the "trio.be" a little strange: In the style guide http://www.eutrio.be/download/Guidelines_NL.pdf it is always a continuation of the letters "eu" - after all, the actual domain name is "eutrio.be". Sure, they may have changed that due to the limited space. But another option would have been to just put "Belgian Presidency" on the coin, and leave that "of the Council of the EU" out. Ah well ...

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Re: Belgium 2010
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2010, 06:26:42 PM »
ANother surprise is the use of English, not only because it is a foreign language, but also because it is more and more often the second language of the Flemish, but not of the Walloons. Wouldn't this have been a good opportunity to use Latin again?

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Re: Belgium 2010
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2010, 06:37:55 PM »
I like the design. And putting the country name in 3 languages is also as expected in a country that lives with the difficult balance between 3 communities.
But indeed, as Figleaf stated, the use of English is really not done. We use Latin, as it is a neutral (and dead) language. So, it's better to put, as on the 5 ecu of 1993, the words COMMUNITATUM EUROPAEARUM PRAESES.

Our government is in big crisis since last Thursday. Prime minister Yves Leterme has demissioned, but king Albert has not accepted his demission yet. The government fell, once again, because of heavy difficulties between the Flemish and French communities. So, in your design, you could provide a heavy crack...  >:D

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Re: Belgium 2010
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2010, 08:01:54 PM »
But it seems that Frizio's interpretation is based on the actual design. So expect English to be on the coin ...

Actually Belgium has done both - Latin was used on many coins (e.g. €2 2007), but so was English (€2 2008). To a lesser extent, yes, but more frequently in the past couple of years. This year's Tervuren collector coin has the inscription "Royal Museum for Central Africa", in English. And I think there will be a railway coin later this year which will say "175 years Railways in Belgium".

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Re: Belgium 2010
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2010, 04:21:30 AM »
Voilà - the "official" design. This image is from the European Commission's website.



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Re: Belgium 2010
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2010, 07:51:09 AM »

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