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Reactions of the coin world on the war in Ukraine

Started by eurocoin, February 28, 2022, 03:35:31 PM

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eurocoin

The design of a 2 euro commemorative coin of Lithuania, that will be issued next year for the war in Ukraine:
In December, Lithuania will issue a 10 euro collectors coin with the same theme, that can be seen here.

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chrisild

As for the text in the lower part, DeepL says ;) it means "Together with Ukraine". I like the design - on one hand you see a sunflower (kind of Ukraine's national flower), on the other hand its petals (?) look like people embracing each other.

eurocoin

#47
Latvia has released a silver 5 euro collectors coin dedicated to Ukraine's persistent fight for freedom. The star on the design is a reference to the "future political promise of EU membership for Ukraine". Personally, I don't like that part of the design at all. The piece was designed by Ukrainian artist Sergiy Maidukov.

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chrisild

What I find interesting about the design is that the main obverse design element is one single Ukrainian word: ВОЛЯ. And what it means is expressed by the three Latvian words on the left - freedom, will and power. (And no, I did not know this but just learned about it. ;) )

One of the pages also has a link to this video about the coin. (Subtitles are available in English, Latvian and Ukrainian.) One coin costs about €75. The profit will be donated, except that the mintage is 8,000 only.

eurocoin

Mint XXI has today unveiled a new coin related to the war in Ukraine. The coin will be released later in the year.

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Gusev

#50
This coin has nothing to do with Ukraine by design.
These artists know nothing about Ukraine. They stupidly took the coat of arms of Moscow and stuck it on the obverse.
They are playing on the side of Muscovy. This coin shows how the Russian hero George the Victorious defeats the Ukrainian hydra.
Look at the coat of arms of Moscow.
"Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there."- Marcus Washling.

chrisild

Oh please ... I have no idea who designed that "coin" "from" Niue, and where the profits will go. But George (or even some ancient non-Christian horseman) slaying a dragon has been a fairly popular theme in many cultures. Collectors in the countries that this "coin" possibly aims at will simply recognize the scene as a well known fight against evil – and the blue and yellow flag suggests who is "good" and who is "evil" here.

Gusev

For me, this coin, in addition to design, is also associated with the well-known circulating Russian coins of 1, 5, 10, 50 kopecks and coins made of silver and gold.
Yes, George is a famous Christian saint, but only Muscovy mints coins with such an image.
"Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there."- Marcus Washling.

chrisild

Not quite – when it comes to circulation coins, Bulgaria does it as well. The Madara Horseman, a sculpture from the early Middle Ages, is on all stotinki coins (that is, six denominations), see here for example. George and the dragon have also been on British sovereigns. Look at this page, and also here for some background info. I agree, from a Ukrainian POV it is probably not a good idea to use such a scene for this theme. But I believe that collectors elsewhere (in the UK for example) will think of the image in a different way.

Gusev

The coin is beautiful and in order to remove all negative associations, it is necessary to depict a two-headed chicken (the coat of arms of the Russian Federation) instead of a hydra (dragon)
"Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there."- Marcus Washling.

stef

But look at the dragon's head. It is exactly a two headed chicken. You will see also the Ukrainian тризуб. As in the joke - if you have a chicken on your arms you should not attack a country with a fork on theirs  :D.

eurocoin

MINT XXI has also unveiled a coin as a tribute to the unbreakable spirit of Ukrainian warriors who are "unwaveringly defending the city of Bakhmut". The coin will be released later in the year. The design on the minted piece may differ.

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Gusev

Song of the group "Antibodies" - Bakhmut Fortress.

English TRANSLATION:

Bakhmut Fortress,
All our prayers are here.
And hearts' of steel Spirit,
And the heroes of the indomitable Krut,
They give us strength from heaven,
Will, fire and fury!
Walls burn in battle
Mom, I'm standing
Mom, I'm in the ranks
Motherland, I'm fighting!
I will destroy and return!
 
Now there will be a base.
We turn off the pain, old insults,
Here is my shoulder, I am next to you, Brother,
Here it pops opposite - a plague.
Here comes from the flank, a new phase.
We work calmly!  As we were taught.
There is our tomorrow, behind our backs.
Our children, parents, families are there,
And those who went "on the shield" as brothers,
Also behind our backs.
Let the cornered rat jumps,
And our route is blazing,
So there is work for our hands here.
Here!
 
Bakhmut Fortress,
All our prayers are here.
And hearts' of steel Spirit,
And the heroes of the indomitable Krut,
They give us strength from heaven,
Will, fire and fury!
Walls burn in battle
Mom, I'm standing
Mom, I'm in the ranks
Motherland, I'm fighting!
I will destroy and return!
I will destroy and return!
 
It's getting dark now
And the bloody demon will fall in agony,
So we fought not in vain,
So we pushed it, so insanely.
So everything is according to plan, then the morning,
And the Victory!
And finally... I will say just one thing:
It is not a sin to be afraid,
It is a sin to betray my own!
 
Bakhmut Fortress,
All our prayers are here.
And hearts' of steel Spirit,
And the heroes of the indomitable Krut,
They give us strength from heaven,
Will, fire and fury!
Walls burn in battle
Mom, I'm standing
Mom, I'm in the ranks
Motherland, I'm fighting!
I will destroy and return!
"Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there."- Marcus Washling.

eurocoin

Mint XXI will soon release a new coin related to the war in Ukraine.

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