Ultramodern numismatist Pabitra Saha continues to compile newly announced or issued coin designs.
Here are some that caught my eye in recent weeks.
Finland 2 Euro 2013
I like the sand-like color and texture on the central portion of this bimetallic piece.
Turkey's Coin on the Ancient City of Sagalassos
I like the close-up architectural detail on the reverse of this one. One sees a lot of architecture on coins, but rarely this close up.
Kazakhstan Caspian Seal Coin
With this one I like how the seal on the obverse stretches to fill the appropriate oval shape.
I don't ordinarily like flat designs like this, but I think it works here. The reverse gives me shivers.
Kazakhstan “Homeland of Apples” Coin
This one has a great three-dimensional look. From the image the apples seem to stick out in very high relief. The tree is too simple and stylized for my tastes, but again, I think the design works here.
Czech Republic 200 Koruna coin on Aloys Klar
Is that a contraption for printing braille? I'm not sure what it is, but Pabitra's note states that Klar was a philologist. Wikipedia says " Philology is the study of language in written historical sources".
Czech Republic 200 Koruna coin on the Czech National Bank
Maybe it’s the toning, but I think this is a really pretty coin. I like the juxtaposition of the traditional rampant lion with Art Deco-like architecture and the coin-within-a-coin.
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