It's been a while since I've had time to discuss new coin designs. Here are a few that caught my eye in the backlog of the last several weeks. Unless otherwise noted, these are all courtesy of ultramodern numismatist Pabitra Saha. Thanks!
Spain's Bimetallic World Cup Coin
Turkey's Coin on Turkish-Poland Diplomatic Relations
Poland and Turkey have each issued coins celebrating their 600 years of diplomatic relations.
Turkey Gelidonya Lighthouse Coin
I like this one. It's simple and well done.
San Marino Gino Bartali Coin
Not many coins show people on bicycles. This one is nicely done all around. I like it.
Lithuania 10 Litu Coin on Science
I'm not sure what to make of this one, I don't care for the flat stick figure horse and rider on the obverse, and don't know what I'm looking at on the reverse. Could someone look it up and enlighten us?
Turkey's First Coin of Mankind Coin
Great piece for the coin-pictured-on-a-coin collectors. But what is that on the reverse? A poodle from hell on stilts?? Anyway, here's an image of one of the originals.
Kroisos, Stater of Lydia, ca. 560 BC
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