The coin of the moment
Periodically, a coin is presented here
30 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Germany decided to hit a new coin (its 2nd of the year) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Particular feature of this coin: It is inspired by the design of the French coin which will be hit in November concerning this same anniversary. A difference between these two drawings appears in the text: in 2 languages on the original RF design of the Paris Mint, it is only in German on the German coin.
France and Germany have already hit a coin with a common design in 2013 for the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Elysée.
The german coin of 2019 The french coin of 2019
We can see two fragments painted and inscribed from the Berlin wall. The fragment on the left shows the inscription "30 YEARS OF WALLFALL". In the center of the motif, jubilant people crossing the broken wall, their hands raised and three doves symbolizing peace in Europe fly above. In the background, you can see the Brandenburg gate. On the right edge of the image, the letter "D" is visible for the issuing state and below the year "2019".
Tribute to the Federal Council - Bundesrat
The Bundesrat is one of Germany’s five constitutional bodies. Through it, the Länder contribute to the legislation and administration of the Federation.
In the Bundesrat there are 69 votes. The Länder with more than seven million inhabitants have six votes, those between six and seven million inhabitants have five, those between two and six million inhabitants have four votes and those with less than two million inhabitants have three, which gives an over-representation of the small Länder in relation to their demographic weight.
The 2019 German commemorative coin
Presentation of the garden and the entire building of the Federal Council. At the bottom of the centre, the name of the institution «Bundesrat» and «D» for the Country transmitter Deutschland. Above the image is the emission year “2019” and on the left is the manufacturing shop ( “A”, “D”, “F”, “G” or “J”). The initials of the artist Michael Otto around the topic straight up.
100 years of the first meeting of the Dáil Eirean
Sinn Féin appears to be the main political force on the island of Ireland but refuses to serve in the United Kingdom House of Commons in London. Instead, the elected representatives of Sinn Féin decide to set up their own parliament in Dublin, the Dáil Eireann. This new assembly met for the first time on 21 January 1919 at Mansion House.
At the time of the election, the majority of Sinn Féin’s deputies are in prison, Ireland, England or Wales. As a result only 27 Teachta Dála participate in the first meeting of the Dáil Eireann. This first Parliament lasts 892 days.
The Irish commemorative of 2019
Presentation of the first session of the Dail Eireann in the "Round Room" of the Mansion House (official residence of the Mayor of Dublin). The upper "bar" represents the gallery with spectators, which arches the large plenary room with the many points represented by points below. At the center of the inscription "An chead Dail" (which means parliamentary meeting of the first Dail) is in Irish writing, above the year "1919". The name of the country "EIRE" and the year of edition "2019" complete the motif.
50 years of the launch of the satellite ESRO-2B
On 1968, on May 15th, ESRO 2 B "Iris" is correctly placed on orbit by a Boy scout since Vandenberg AFB in 332 km of périgée and 1094 km of peak, oblique of 97,2 ° on the equator. ESRO B 75 kg is a cylinder asked to study the X-rays and cosmic.
After a few months, on October 3rd, ESRO 1 Has, Aurorae is sent into orbit (253/1534 km, 93,8 °). Of a mass of 86 kg, he studies the aeronomy and the ionosphere.
On December 15th, 1968, HEOS 1 is launched by the US base of Wallop by one Delta on an orbit of 424/223428 km, tilted to 28,3 °. Of a mass of 108 kg, HEOS is in charge of collecting information on the interplanetary particles and of raising the map of the ground magnetosphere.
The Belgian commemorative coin of 2018
The coin represents to the center the satellite ESRO 2B in orbit around the earth with the registration "IRIS"; at the top left in a semicircle the words "ESRO-2B"; in the center to the left the year of the launch of May, 1968 and the year of emission "2018"; in the lower center, the initials of the broadcasting country "BE" with to the right mark of the Dutch currency and the director of the Belgian currency. To the right, the initials of the designer Luc Lucycx "LL" On the outside ring of the room represent 12 stars of the flag of the European Union.
In May, 68, a phenomenon not only in France
The Belgian coin of 2018 commemorates this period
The student compost from Liège, at the time, was mature as in France to let decorate with flowers the revolt. As calls back it Guy Quaden, who was one of the leaders of the movement in Liège, " it already had been several years since the ideas germinated at students' minority, of which I was a member, a minority " raised awareness ". We wanted to democratize the university, the structures of which seemed to us old-fashioned and totally unsuitable upon the arrival of our generation of babyboomers.
It also needed there and the desire to unjam an exceeded society ". A wind of freedom blows, political small groups emerge within the ULg, opposed to the war in Vietnam or said "leftists".
Everything seems possible.
The Belgian commemorative coin of 2018
The image shows in background the building stylized by the university, in front of which are present students with flags and their demands registered on paper, pamphlets in the right hand. Above the inscription in " May, 1968 ", to the left of the motive are the marks of Herzele, the Dutch currency Utrecht, as well as "2018" and "BE". On the outside ring, twelve stars of the European flag are represented.
Simone Veil, French stateswoman
Simone Veil, been born Jacob on July 13th, 1927 in Nice and died on June 30th, 2017 in Paris, is a French stateswoman.
Born in a Jewish family, she is deported to Auschwitz at the age of 16, during Shoah, where she loses her father, her brother and her mother. Survivor with her sisters Madeleine and Denise, them too deported, her husband Antoine Veil in 1946 then, after law studies and after political science, between in the judiciary as the senior official.
In 1974, she is named Minister for Health by president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, who asks it to make adopt the law decriminalizing the appeal by a woman to the termination of pregnancy (TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY), the law which will be indicated then usually as the "law Veil". She appears from then on as icon of the fight against the discrimination of the women in France.
She is the first president of the European Parliament, recently elected in the universal suffrage, from 1979 till 1982. In a general way, it is considered one of the promoters of the French-German reconciliation and the European construction.
The 2€ French commemorative coin
In the center of the coin, Simone Veil's portrait; to the left, initials " RF " ( French Republic); at the top, in semicircle, the inscription "SIMONE VEIL " 1927-2017 "". In the background the European Parliament, with below date " 1975 ", the year when the abortion in France was decriminalized thanks to the " Loi Veil " ( Minister for Health ); under the portrait the number " 78659 ", her number of prisoner in the concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
70 years of the unification of the Dodecanese in Greece
The Dodecanese is an archipelago of the Aegean Sea grouping more than 160 islands and islands, for the greater part uninhabited. His name means " twelve dodeka ) islands ( nesos ) ".
From 1947 till 2010, he trained a nome - former subdivision territorial - the administrative center of which was Rhodes, capital of the island of Rhodes. Since the reform Kallikratis, he corresponds any more to no administrative entity. The archipelago is connected with the periphery of Égée-Méridionale today and divided into four regional districts and fifteen demes (municipalities): kos, Kalymnos, Karpathos and Rhodes.
The Dodecanese is situated in the Southeast of Greece, in northeast of Crete and in southwest of the Turkish coast. The archipelago compound(made up) of 164 islands and islands is bathed by the Aegean Sea.
The The Greek commemorative of coin 2018
The image shows the chalice of a rose that Rhodes must symbolize as the largest island of Dodecanese. In the lower edge, we can see the monogram of the designer Stamatopoulos de Georgio.
Outlines of Finland
We can distinguish, among a thick cloud of points, the outlines of Finland. It is the motive chosen by Finland to commemorate the 100th birthday of its independence.
The Finnish commemorative coin 2017
The coin : A set of points of which some more form, to the right, the outline of Finland. To the left, vertically, the mention of the country in Finnish SUOMI followed by the year of independence 1917. On the second line, the mention of the country in Swedish FINLAND followed by the vintage year 2017. The external ring of the coin contains twelve stars of the European flag.
Centenary of Auguste Rodin's death
Auguste Rodin (René François), born in Paris November 12th, 1840, died to Meudon, November 17th, 1917, is one of the most important French sculptors of the second half of the xixe century, considered one of the fathers of the modern sculpture.
Heir of the centuries of humanism, the realistic art of Rodin is an outcome, a crossing of romanticism and impressionism the sculpture of which is modelled by the fight between the shape and the light. The virility of the artist, nicknamed at the appropriate time the " Sacred Billy goat ", caused semipublic or private dramas, and is in the center of a plastic expression of the sensualism, the eroticism, but also the pain. By its capacity of work, organization Rodin leave a work except standard.
Auguste Rodin's work consists about 7 000 sculptures, 10 000 drawings, 1 000 engravings and 10 000 photos. For sculptures the used techniques are the modelling in clay, the direct plaster, the bronze, the molten glass, the ceramic and the marble. Its main subject is the male or feminine human body, of which the portrait. In front of the scale of its work, in number and by its imagination, in front of its universal reception of its work, we can only comment that a part of this one.
The French commemorative coin of 2017.
To the left, a part of the sculpture The Thinker, the side view and managed towards the right. To the right, the effigy directed to Auguste Rodin's left. In the beard of this one, the signature A.Rodin followed by the years 1917-2017. At the top, the abbreviation of the broadcasting country RF (for French Republic). The external ring of the coin contains twelve stars of the European flag.
The Discobolus is one of the most famous statues of the Antiquity. Generally attributed to Myron, Athenian sculptor of the ve century BC, It represents an athlete throwing the disk. Myron, representative of the first classicism, was famous for his athletes' representations, what explains the allocation. Furthermore, It is mentioned by Pliny the Elder in Natural histories, where the author delivers the list of the works realized by Myron.
The original statue representing a naked, beardless, motionless athlete while he prepares the throw of his disk. The head is turned on the side. The movement spreads on the side, giving a bidimensionnelle composition (what is characteristic of the pre-classicism). The composition is geometric, theoretical. Indeed, the edge of pectoral muscles is clear, the muscle structure is made by plastic and theoretical forms which answer. The character, while in full effort, is impassive, the serene look and without expression. Eyelids are heavy, the straight nose, the fleshy and slightly half-opened mouth, the thick jaw, the strong chin. We idealize the face so that its image gains a timeless aspect.
The Greek commemorative coin of 2004.
Twelve stars of the European Union placed around the outside ring surround the drawing of an antique statue representing a discobolus on the point to throw the record. The base of the statue encroaches on the outside ring of the coin (left outside). The logo of Olympics "ATHENS on 2004" and five Olympic rings are represented to the left, whereas the figure "2" and the word "ΕΥΡΩ" are to the right. The vintage wine is indicated on both sides by the star placed in the center in the bottom, in the following way: 20*04. The mark of workshop is over the head of the athlete to the left following way: 20*04.
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