France – 10 Euro silver, VICTORY OF SAMOTHRACE, 2019

The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a marble Hellenistic sculpture of Nike (the Greek goddess of victory), that was created in about the 2nd century BC. Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. It is described as “the greatest masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture”, and it is one of a small number of major Hellenistic statues surviving in the original, rather than Roman copies.

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Austria – 1,50 Euro Vienna Philharmonic, Argent, 2020

 

 

Euro coins silver
Issue year: 2020
Quality: BU
Metal: Silver
Weight: 1 οz
Diameter: 37 mm
Fineness: 999
One side of the coin features – as on the Vienna Philharmonic pure gold coin – selected instruments of the world famous orchestra. The other side of the coin depicts the great organ of the Golden Hall in Vienna, site of the annual New Year’s Day Concert.

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France – 10 Euro Silver proof, Asterix – New Album, 2019

Asterix New Album

 

Celebration of the Gallic the most courageous 60th anniversary.
Coin dedicated to the launch of the new comic : “La Fille de Vercingetorix”. The drawing was released the 24th of October! The new Asterix comic launched the 24th september is named «La Fille de Vercingetorix». The new comic’s title is written on top of the obverse. It retakes the famous typography of the Asterix comics. The reverse is the same for all the youth collection. It shows Asterix getting out because of an explosion taken from a comic. The famous character seems have taken magic potion and looks like determined, ready to fight against Romans. On the top of the coin, we can find the “60e anniversaire” mention. The yeardate and the face value are on the right. The Asterix copyright is viewable at the bottom of the coin.

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Greece – Euro coins Official PROOF Set 2019 (10 coins)

Greece Official Proof coin set 2019 (10 coins) Greece Official Euro Coins Proof set 2019 (10 coins)

Greece Official Proof coin set 2019 (10 coins)
Greece Official Euro Coins Proof set 2019 (10 coins)

The official set PROOF 2019, including the 8 Euro coins and the two 2 euro commemorative coins issued in 2019, Manolis Andronikos and Andreas Kalvos, in proof quality. Mintage 1.500 sets. Packaging: wooden box with certificate of authenticity.

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Greece 6 Euro silver coin “50 years since the first man on the moon”

Conquering the moon was one of man’s oldest dreams, from Lucian to Jules Verne. On 20 July 1969, the United States space mission Apollo 11 is crowned with success, achieving the goal set by President Kennedy in 1961. The lunar module Eagle, with Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin aboard, lands on the moon, while Michael Collins remains in orbit on command module Columbia. Armstrong is the first to step out onto the lunar surface, taking “one small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind”, as he famously uttered. The astronauts collected lunar material and planted the American flag and a plaque that read “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon. July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind”. The three astronauts returned to Earth on 24 July 1969.

The obverse of the coin is inspired by Lucian’s description of the view of the earth from the moon which is written on the reverse of the coin.

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Eiffel Tower 10 euro silver proof coin 2019

Paris city of lights. Tribute to the most beautiful buildings of the capital. In 2019, the Paris’ Treasures series highlights Paris, the City of lights, with the light beam of the Eiffel Tower.          The obverse shows an aerial view by night of the Eiffel Tower. This plunging view alllows the light beam to spread out on Paris and keep an eye on its inhabitants. In 2019, it is the 130th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower. This date and the « RF » mention are highlighted in the Seine River.

The reverse is the common one of the Paris’ Treasures series. We see a contemporary view of the Paris map and also its districts represented by little pyramids. The gold deposit and the rhodium on coins allow to beautify the details on parisian monuments. Here, it is the famous Eiffel Tower headlight which is highlighted thanks to its benevolence for the city of Paris. Through the woman iron, Paris city of lights is magnified.

Paris ville lumière. Hommage aux plus beaux édifices de la capitale. En 2019, la sérieTrésors de Paris met enavant Paris ville lumière avec le faisceaulumineux de la Tour Eiffel. La face représenteunevueaérienne de nuit de la Tour Eiffel. Cettevueenplongeanteet de nuitpermet au faisceaulumineux de se répandre sur Paris et ainsi de veiller sur ses habitants. En 2019, la Tour Eiffel fête ses 130 ans. Cette date anniversaireainsi que le RF sontmisenavantdans la Seine.

Le revers est le revers commun à la sérieTrésors de Paris. Il propose unevuemoderne du plan de Paris et de ses arrondissements représentés par de petites pyramides. Le dépôtd’oret de rhodium sur les monnaiespermet de magnifier les détails des monuments parisiens. Ici, c’est le fameuxphare de la Tour Eiffel qui estmisen lumière tantilapporteunebienveillance à la ville de Paris. A traverssa dame de fer, c’est Paris ville lumière qui estmagnifiée.

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Luxembourg 2 euro, Centenary of the Universal Voting Right, 2019

In Luxembourg, the universal right to vote and stand in elections was introduced on 26 October 1919 — even though Luxembourg did not have a powerful feminist movement before the First World War. Before that date, the right to vote was subject to a property qualification and only 25% of men had the right to take part in elections.

However, notwithstanding that right, the active participation of women in politics developed very slowly.

Only one woman managed to enter Parliament in the first general election in 1919. Between 1931 and 1965, the Chamber of Deputies no longer had any female member.  In 1967, the first woman entered the Luxembourg government.

Following the 2009 parliamentary elections, women accounted for only 20% of elected MPs and 27% of ministers. Following the 2011 municipal elections, 4 out of 5 seats on municipal councils are held by men.

Luxembourg was one of the first countries to grant women the right to vote. Where do we stand one hundred years on? In the national elections held on 14 October 2018, 12 of the 60 directly elected members of the Chamber of Deputies (Chambre des Députés) were women. With the inauguration of the new government in December 2018, the Luxembourg parliament now boasts 15 female members. Luxembourg ranks 69th worldwide in terms of gender equality in parliament.

The design of the new 2 euro coin shows on the left hand the effigy of His Royal Highness, the Grand Duke Henri, and on the right hand a ballot box where a ballot paper is being inserted by a hand. At the bottom is the name of the issuing country ‘LUXEMBOURG’. At the top, in semi-circle form is the inscription ‘Centenaire du suffrage universel’ (Centenary of the universal suffrage) and underneath the inscription ‘1919 – 2019’, the latter being the year of issuance.

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Latvia issues a 2 euro commemorative coin “The Rising Sun”

On Tuesday, 17 September, Latvijas Banka is issuing a 2 euro commemorative coin “The Rising Sun” dedicated to the history of the Coat of Arms of Latvia. At the same time, by this coin we shall also pay tribute to AnsisCīrulis (1883–1942) artistic contribution that has been included in the Latvian Cultural Canon.

The motif of a rising sun was very popular at the time of the foundation of the Latvian state. The rising sun symbolised the new country. With the help of artist Ivars Drulle, the sun motif created by artist AnsisCīrulis and emerging as one of the basic elements of the Coat of Arms of Latvia has reborn into the commemorative coin “The Rising Sun”.

The graphic design and plaster model of the national side of the new commemorative coin has been created by artist Ivars Drulle, while the common side of the coin bearing the nominal value (artist Luc Luycx) is the same as that of other 2 euro circulation coins, including material and size.

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