Saturday, June 27, 2009

Rare Beauty

Issued year - 2009, June

2nd Lusophony Games - 2.º Jogos da Lusofonia
The original and extremely beautiful coin depicted in the image shows a gymnast swirling a long ribbon and for the first time it shows different rings in the stars area (concentric circular lines). The Lusophony Games is a multinational multi-sport event, which involves athletes coming from Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) countries, namely those belonging to the CPLP (Community of Portuguese Language Countries), but also others where there are significant Portuguese communities or that have a common past with Portugal. It will take place in Lisbon, from July 11 to July 19.
I'm trying hard to get, this month, more of this beautiful coin celebrating Lusophony Games.
Issuing volume: 1.250.000

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The ninth coin...

Issued year - 2008, February
There it is. The last of the nine coins that Wendy from The Netherlands sent me. Nine commemorative coins exchanged by nine portuguese commemorative ones. The beautiful coin depicted in the image, shows Grand-Duke Henri and the official residence "Château de Berg".
See last 5 posts.

Issuing volume: 1.300.000

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Finnish TOR

Issued year - 2007, March

It had to be like that. Once again Wendy dit it. She sent this magnificent and "rare" finnish Treaty of Rome coin and also 8 more commemorative (all depicted in the image), in exchange of 9 portuguese ones. Now, only Greece, Luxembourg and Slovenia TOR coins, are missing.
13 of the 16 Eurozone members have issued a 2 euro commemorative in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which laid the foundation of the European Union.
See the last 4 posts and the next one.
AADDDDIiiiiiii Issuing volume: 1.400.000

Thursday, June 4, 2009

"Dutch" EMU coins

Issuance year - 2009, January

AA3 Economic Monetary Union coins from Netherlands, all thanks to a recent swap with Wendy, from The Netherlands. Two coins are available to swap but one of this Dutch coin is now going to make company to the other Portuguese, Belgium and Malta EMU coins in my collection. See last 3 posts and also the next ones, to see all the 9 commemorative coins that we exchanged.

Issuing volume: 5.300.000

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

One more German...

Issued year - 2008, February
Germany started issuing the commemorative coin series "The 16 States of the Federal Republic of Germany" in 2006. One coin representing a German state will be issued per year between 2006 and 2021 and will coincide with the state's presidency of the 'Bundesrat'.
Wendy also sent this german coin that belongs to the third Series - 2008 with mintmark "G" - Karslruhe, and all the others depicted in the image (9).
See the last two posts and the next ones.

Issuing volume of this 2008 Hamburg Bundesland series: 30.000.000

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

No longer missing

Issued year - 2006, February
Again, due to a recent swap with the "Dutch" Wendy, I have now all the 5 german mintmarks of the first coin series "The 16 States of the Federal Republic of Germany" - 2006. A total of nine, she sent these 2 missing Schleswig-Holstein Bunsdesland with "A" - Berlin and "J" Hamburg mintmarks. See yesterday post and the next ones.

Issuing volume of this Schleswig-Holstein Bundesland series: 30.000.000

Monday, June 1, 2009

By mistake

Issuance year - 2007, March

Only one coin depicted in the image result of a recent exchange with Wendy from Netherlands and I forgot to mention the other, since last year, here in the blog. She sent this Italian Rome Treaty and 8 more shinning commemorative coins, in exchange of 9 Portuguese commemorative ones. Thanks again, Wendy.
See next posts.

aa Issuing volume: 5.000.000