Saturday, July 26, 2008

Commemorative Slovenian 3 euro coin

Issued year - 2008
These enormous bimettalic 3 euro coins depicted in the image, and all the others behind, including 3 currency coins from S. Marino, result of a recent exchange with Marko from Slovenia. This wonderful commemorative coin has been issued this year on the occasion of Slovenian Presidency of the European Union in 2008.

Issuing Volume: 300.000

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Commemorative Portuguese Beijing Olimpic Games

Look carefully to see front and reverse

Issued year - 2008, March

8 beautiful coins in the image, of a total of 487,500 issued this year here in Portugal. This 2,5 euros commemorative coins allusive to Portugal's participation in the Beijing Olympics Games, were designel by sculptor José Teixeira and presented in Lisboa, Portugal's capital, during a ceremony attended by many athletes to compete in the Olimpic Games. These coins are the first with 2,5 euros value in all Europe. At the moment only 7 available to swap for another commemorative coin, but trying hard to get more.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Commemorative German Schleswig-Holstein -"G"

Issued year - 2006, February
Here in Portugal we have some specific shops where we can buy at any day, any hour, freshly baked bread, still hot. We call that shops "Pão Quente" (which means "Hot Bread", roughly translated).
In my daily shop "Pão Quente", I received yesterday this wonderful german coin.
A very lucky day, because it represents my third Schleswig-Holstein Bunsdesland series coin. This "G" - Karslruhe mintmark is now going to make company to the other "F" - Stuttgart and "D" - Munich coins.

Issuing volume of this Schleswig-Holstein Bundesland series: 30.000.000

Monday, July 7, 2008

Commemorative Irish Rome Treaty

Issuance year - 2007, March
And there's still people who dislike their mother-in-law! I can't agree with that. My mother-in-law gave me a magnificent Irish coin, which is depicted in the image. It has strange characters in their Gaelic language, and it became my eighth Treaty of Rome commemorative coin. Bravo.
conradh na róımhe = Treaty of Rome
50 blıaın = 50 Years
eoraıp = Europe
éıre = Ireland
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaIssuing volume: 4.820.000

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Commemorative German Schleswig-Holstein -"F"

Issuance year - 2006, February
The photo is not good enough for such a beautiful coin. It's also one of the 22 sent by Wendy, from Netherlands, and it represents my second Schleswig-Holstein Bunsdesland series coin.
Owing to this recently coin exchange, I can now put side by side this "F" - Stuttgart mintmark coin with the "D" - Munich one.

Issuing volume of this German Schleswig-Holstein Bundesland series: 30 million coins

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Commemorative German Rome Treaty -"G"

Issuance year - 2007, March
The image features the seventh Rome Treaty coin in my collection, and the second one from Germany (Portugal, Spain, Belgium, France, Netherlands and Germany) and it was also sent by Wendy from Netherlands. Nice, very nice.
Thanks to her, my first German Treaty of Rome coin with "D" - Munich mintmark, has now the company of this "G" - Karslruhe.

Issuing volume:
A - 1 million
D - 14, 5 millions
F - 8 millions
G - 5 millions
J - 1,5 millions
Total - 30 millions coins

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Commemorative French Rome Treaty

Issuance year - 2007, March
The coin depicted in the image is a result of my last coin exchange with Wendy. She sent me 22 coins, but about this one, who represents my 6th Treaty Of Rome, I must write "avec soupless", as it is from "République Française". It sure looks good in my collection, along with the other five. Muchas Gracias.
Issuing volume: 9.400.000