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« on: November 06, 2020, 04:45:25 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2020, 07:12:12 AM »
So we have a third €2 commemorative from Luxembourg this year? I think it wasn't allowed unless there was also a common issue with other EU countries?

As per ECB:

As a rule, euro countries may each issue only two €2 commemorative coins per year. Exceptionally, they are allowed to issue a third, provided that it is one issued jointly and that it commemorates events of Europe-wide importance.

Prince Charles' birth does not seem to be an even which is of Europe-wide importance to me ;) and the birth date mentioned really confused me. I am more used to MM-DD-YYYY format these days due to several reasons and I had to look at Wikipedia to actually find his birth date (whether it's May 10 or October 5)!

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2020, 08:48:04 AM »
This is the second, and last, 2020-dated commemorative 2 euro coin Luxembourg will issue. The other one was issued to commemorate the birth of Prince Henry of the Netherlands.

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2020, 08:49:55 AM »
Aditya,
You seem to be mistaken.

Luxembourg has issued only one 2 Euro coin in 2020 which is on 200th Ann of birth of Prince Henry.

Which is the other one?

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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2020, 09:12:45 AM »
As Numisfreund remarked on Emuenzen, if this coin is indeed being issued it would be the first ever euro coin of Luxembourg without the portrait of Grand Duke Henri on it. The coinage act of Luxembourg stipulates that all their coins have to depict a portrait of the incumbent Grand Duke. I do not know whether this has recently changed.

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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2020, 09:17:08 AM »
Aditya,
You seem to be mistaken.

Luxembourg has issued only one 2 Euro coin in 2020 which is on 200th Ann of birth of Prince Henry.

Which is the other one?

75th Anniversary of the Signing of the Charter of the United Nations - Listed on quite a few sites. Or is it not an official issue but a fantasy design? ???

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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2020, 09:23:22 AM »
Wasn't there an EU-induced taboo on using the ring for anything other than the stars?

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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2020, 09:50:25 AM »
75th Anniversary of the Signing of the Charter of the United Nations - Listed on quite a few sites. Or is it not an official issue but a fantasy design? ???

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Planned but cancelled, in view of better topic.
Similar to Olympic coin planned by another country, approved but dropped later.

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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2020, 09:53:54 AM »
Wasn't there an EU-induced taboo on using the ring for anything other than the stars?

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Although it is not strictly forbidden, there is indeed a sort off taboo. A country like the Netherlands will obviously never do it anymore. Other countries rightly don't take the EU too serious.

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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2020, 10:37:58 AM »
Planned but cancelled, in view of better topic.
Similar to Olympic coin planned by another country, approved but dropped later.

Wasn't aware that it was planned but later cancelled. Thanks! The graphic images (proposed? imagined?) are still doing rounds on web, though...

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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2020, 10:43:21 AM »
Wasn't aware that it was planned but later cancelled. Thanks! The graphic images (proposed? imagined?) are still doing rounds on web, though...

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The image of the United Nations coin is official.

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Re: Luxembourg 2020 birth of prince charles
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2020, 11:31:01 AM »
There will be 2 versions of this coin. A normal version in relief which will be released in UNC, BU and Proof. There will, however, also be 2,500 special proof coins on which the Minted Photo Image technique was used.


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Re: Luxembourg 2020 birth of prince charles
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2020, 12:12:33 PM »
As Numisfreund remarked on Emuenzen, if this coin is indeed being issued it would be the first ever euro coin of Luxembourg without the portrait of Grand Duke Henri on it. The coinage act of Luxembourg stipulates that all their coins have to depict a portrait of the incumbent Grand Duke. I do not know whether this has recently changed.

Yes, I wondered that.  Perhaps having the first and second in line to the throne means you don't have to have the Grand Duke himself!

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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2020, 12:22:49 PM »
Numisfreund on Emuenzen had contact with Mr Hoffmann (a very fine person) at the Central Bank of Luxembourg this morning. The BCL says the missing portrait is not a problem because Grand Duke Henri is depicted on the coin through his monogram. That appears to be a very "creative" interpretation of their coinage act which is very clear that the incumbent Grand Duke should be depicted on the coins.

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Die Verfassung wurde auch nicht abgeändert, denn der Staatschef ist mit seinem Monogramm auf dem Entwurf abgebildet, und zwar oben links in der Form eines Buchstaben H mit einer Krone.

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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2020, 01:46:29 PM »
There will be 2 versions of this coin. A normal version in relief which will be released in UNC, BU and Proof. There will, however, also be 2,500 special proof coins on which the Minted Photo Image technique was used.



So typical of BCL. They always find ways to milk money from collectors! ::)

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