Regarding our discussion of the numismatic collection at the Fitzwilliam museum, Chris Fuccione commented on Facebook:
"Too bad it is located in Cambridge, England, not Cambridge, Massachusetts".
Too bad for those of us on this side of the Atlantic, that is...
P.K. Saha forwarded this image, noting:
Germany has announced that its circulating 10 Euro coin on 125th Anniversary of Automobiles, which was to be issued on May 3rd, 2011 and was to be of silver, would now be of Cupro Nickel. This is due to the high rise in silver price. As a result, the issue date has also been deferred.
While I hate the flat, flat look of this design (a failing of far too many coin designs in recent years), I do appreciate the style and layout, which is reminiscent of the spare Art Deco designs of the 1920s. I didn't know what to make of the obverse zigzag until I realized it represented a long and winding road ahead of the driver. Neither did I realize at first that those were trees - they looked like bombs falling from the sky. But the design grew on me. I like the driver's-eye perspective and intimation of motion in the driver's hands.
Howard A. Daniel III writes:
A while back I started a discussion about the poor design on a "coin" (like a Challenge coin) that was designed for President Clinton's visit to Viet Nam in 2001. This time, I want to submit a design that was exactly right on. The obverse has the national emblem of the Republic of Indonesia. The reverse has Marine Security Guard Detachment * Jakarta Indonesia * around the rim; and the US Flag, USMC Flag, USMC Emblem and Country, Semper Fidelis and Country in the center. Anyone knows what the "coin" represents and the advanced collector will not find any errors in the design versus the President Clinton "coin" making several errors because of inadequate research. "Good job, Marines."
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