Ultramodern numismatist Pabitra Saha continually scours the web for information on new coins. Here are a few recent designs that
caught my eye. -Editor
Belgium Higgs Boson 5 Euro Coin
The coin is dedicated to two scientists who were part of the team that, 50 years ago, researched and postulated the existence of the Higgs
Particle or BEH Boson.
The coin shows Robert Brout (1928–2011) and François Englert (1932–). The two worked at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Englert got the Physics
Nobel Prize last year, together with Peter Higgs.
The coin depicts a man who is still alive -- something that has never been done (except for the King and the Royal Family) so far.
Politicians and other world leaders tend to grab the coinage spotlight, so it's nice to see men of science honored. So, are
their Nobel Prize medals for sale? Perhaps someday they will be. -Editor
Greece Gold 50 Euro Coin
OK, so what exactly IS that on the obverse of the coin? And is it facing us or walking away? -Editor
Pabitra Saha informs me that ...
Turkey Women's Basketball 20 Lira coin
I don't care too much for the design (it's too busy, especially the reverse), but I like the subject matter, since my 10
year old daughter is an awesome basketball player and her season starts next Saturday. -Editor
Spain One and Two Euro Coins
Bimetallic coins are here to stay. I like these individually, but I'm not sure the scheme of swapping the inner and outer metals
works so well when the coins are otherwise identical. Size is what really differentiates them here. It reminded me of the old Star Trek episode with
a race war where each faction has two skin colors, separated vertically - one is black on the left and white on the right; the other is black on the
right and white on the left. Who cares? They do, but no one else can figure out why. -Editor
Latvia Four Seasons Five Euro Coin
Ugh! I think this one is a mess. -Editor
Wayne Homren, Editor
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