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The E-Sylum: Volume 19, Number 13, March 27, 2016, Article 28

SOME RECENT COIN DESIGNS: MARCH 27, 2016

Based on dealers', mints' and central Banks' news mails, ultra-modern numismatist Pabitra Saha reports on the latest coin designs. Here are some that caught my eye recently. -Editor

2015 Andorra 2 Euro Coins

2015 Andorra 2 Euro coin 2015 Andorra 2 Euro coin 2

2016 Luxembourg 2.5 Euro on the Museum of Modern Art

Here's an oddly-shaped bimetallic piece from Luxembourg. -Editor

2016 Luxembourg 2.5 Euro coin on the Museum of Modern Art

Formore information, see page 45:
www.bcl.lu/fr/Billets-et-pieces/produit_numismatique/catalogue_numismatique.pdf

2016 Poland 10 Zloty

I like the sleek obverse design with its clever representation of a tree and use of the second metal as a design element. -Editor

2016 Poland 10 Zloty obverse 2016 Poland 10 Zloty reverse

France Issues “The Teston” Gold and Silver Coins

This French piece was described in a March 22, 2016 Mint News Blog article by Dan Holmes. -Editor

France 50 Euro Teston obverse France 50 Euro Teston reverse

The Monnaie de Paris has released the next design in its Sower Historic Coins series, which recalls France’s numismatic heritage by highlighting some of the most significant coins in the nation’s history. The 2016 issues feature the teston, a sixteenth century issue that circulated during the reign of Francis 1. This year’s design is available on three gold Proof coins — with 10-euro, 50-euro, and 100-euro denominations — as well as on a 10-euro silver Proof issue.

The reverse design features likenesses of both the obverse and reverse of the original teston, along with an inscription indicating the denomination. The background includes images that represent the French Renaissance, including Leonardo da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man” and Chambord Castle.

To read the complete article, see:
France Continues Sower Series with “The Teston” Gold and Silver Coins (http://world.mintnewsblog.com/2016/03/france-continues-sower-series-with-the-teston-gold-and-silver-coins/)

2016 Cook Islands Egyptian Labyrinth

And here's one from Coin Invest Trust, a Cook Islands piece featuring an intricate Egyptian Labyrinth. Below is the description from the company's press release. Click on the reverse image to view a large version in our Flickr archive. -Editor

egyptian labyrinth obverse egyptian labyrinth reverse

The obverse shows the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II of England, also her name, the title of the issuing nation as well as the nominal value.

The reverse depicts the Egyptian Labyrinth of Athanasius Kircher and features a playable micro- labyrinth inlay in the centre. Engraved are the inscriptions MILESTONES OF MANKIND, EGYPTIAN LABYRINTH, and the year of issue.



Wayne Homren, Editor

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