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Re: 2 €uro commemorative & ALL the series

Postby MaxVR » Tue May 13, 2014 1:14 pm

New :flag-be: 2euro coin "The Great War Centenary 14-18"

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Re: 2 €uro commemorative & ALL the series

Postby tabbs » Tue May 13, 2014 1:27 pm

I still find it odd to commemorate the beginning of a war. But if that is what the Belgian government wants, oh well. Calling a war "great", hmm, if that is a common term, I can live with it. ;) The poppy makes sense, and the design is not "over-loaded".

What I do not like at all, however, is the date: Just "2014-18"?? Sure, the word "centenary" explains it, but "1914-2014" would have been better in my opinion. Or maybe a big "1914-18" followed by a smaller 2014 date below. This way the English (!) text would have been superfluous ...

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Re: 2 €uro commemorative & ALL the series

Postby groentje » Tue May 13, 2014 10:00 pm

I have to agree with you on the dates, they don't make much sense. The Great War is a common term in both English, French (la Grande Guerre) and Dutch (De Grote Oorlog), as it was a heavier war then the second in terms of loss of lives, of perceived bravery, and, especially around Verdun or Ieper, of impact on the landscape. Each year, many 100's of bombs are dug up in and around the trenches. The 1st World War was a slaughterhouse, the fighting never stopped, whereas the 2nd was brutal, but in the first stage, the fighting was quickly over, Belgium, the Netherlands and France beaten and occupie

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Re: 2 €uro commemorative & ALL the series

Postby Montgomery Burns » Wed May 14, 2014 5:16 pm

"Great War" is, indeed, a common term, because no other war before it was anything like it in terms of scope and scale.

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Re: 2 €uro commemorative & ALL the series

Postby tabbs » Wed May 14, 2014 6:29 pm

Well, to me "Great War" sounds strange for two reasons. One, in my books the terms "great" and "war" do not go along very well anyway. Another reason is that in Russia and some neighboring countries the term "Great Patriotic War" (with that added word in the middle) refers to WW2, specifically 1941-45. But as I wrote, the Great War term is not my main pet peeve when it comes to this coin. :)

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Re: 2 €uro commemorative & ALL the series

Postby groentje » Wed May 14, 2014 8:47 pm

Great is not necessarily positive... But it's true, for the image building of the former Soviet Union, and thus the current Russian Federation, WWII is the war that shaped their history most. Also for the Netherlands, or most Scandinavian countries, WWII was the Big War, as they didn't participate in the First... I just wanted to explain why, for Belgians, Brits and French, WWII is still so much alive. November 11th, Armistice Day, is an official holiday, here, Liberation Day isn't anymore...

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Re: 2 €uro commemorative & ALL the series

Postby Helge » Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:40 pm

New :flag-de: 2€ commemorative coins in 2015
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Re: 2 €uro commemorative & ALL the series

Postby Liootas » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:02 pm

The Great War - that's how the First World War was called before the second one happened. But still it's pretty strange to mint coins for such an "anniversary".

Helge wrote:New :flag-de: 2€ commemorative coins in 2015


What does it say on the coins? I don't speak German. :D
I speak :flag-lt: :flag-uk: :flag-fr: :flag-es:

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Re: 2 €uro commemorative & ALL the series

Postby Helge » Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:08 am

Liootas wrote:
What does it say on the coins? I don't speak German. :D


First one ist part of the Bundesländer /federal state/ province - Series. This years part is "Hessen". klick

Second one is "25 years anniversary of German Unity", "We are one nation/ people".

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Re: 2 €uro commemorative & ALL the series

Postby tabbs » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:11 pm

The building on the left (Hessen coin, designed by Heinz Hoyer) is the Paulskirche in Frankfurt. After the 1848 revolution it became the seat of the first democratically elected German parliament; today it is a museum and memorial.

The second coin, designed by Bernd Wendhut, won the second prize in a design competition (20 Years of Unity) five years ago. For 2015 the artist just had to modify his original design a litte. ;)

What is always a little confusing when it comes to newer German commemorative coins: The abbreviation used for the country is the "D" that you also find on car license plates, instead of the "DE". So it can easily be confused with a mint mark - for that they usually pick a somewhat smaller font size.

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Re: 2 €uro commemorative & ALL the series

Postby philgelico » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:42 pm

I've heared that France will soon have a new 2€ CC coin... Do you know more about it ?
Here is the picture :
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Si tu veux voler avec les aigles, éloigne-toi des paons. (proverbe d'origine inconnue)
千里之行 始于足下, proverbe chinois
اتَّكَلْنا منه على خُصٍّ الاتحاد قوة, proverbe arabe
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Re: 2 €uro commemorative & ALL the series

Postby tabbs » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:56 pm

philgelico wrote:I've heared that France will soon have a new 2€ CC coin... Do you know more about it ?

Yes, I have one. :) Got it at the World Money Fair yesterday.

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Re: 2 €uro commemorative & ALL the series

Postby Liootas » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:03 pm

philgelico wrote:I've heared that France will soon have a new 2€ CC coin... Do you know more about it ?
Here is the picture :
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2 euros - 70 years of Peace in Europe
"United in diversity" is the motto of the European Union. It characterizes the way Europeans gathered, creating the European Union, to work for peace and prosperity, enriched and different cultures, traditions and languages ​​of the continent.

I found this here http://www.fleur-de-coin.com/eurocoins/ ... o-coins/-1
You guys just need to google it :D

P.S. This coin is really beautiful!
I speak :flag-lt: :flag-uk: :flag-fr: :flag-es:

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Re: 2 €uro commemorative & ALL the series

Postby Montgomery Burns » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:04 pm

First, something I posted in the 2007 thread that, perhaps, sits better here:

Montgomery Burns wrote:2€ PT EU Presidency:
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And now, my find of the day (yesterday):

:flag-fr: D-day Anniversary 1944-2014

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2014 FR D-day Anniversary 2€
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I was so happy to find this, probably more exciting than a short distance hit :) I'm sorry the picture doesn't show much of the detail, it really is rather beautiful.

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Re: 2 €uro commemorative & ALL the series

Postby Aatos99 » Sat May 23, 2015 9:35 pm

Found this during my holiday last week
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