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#1 Yama

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 1731 PM

It's high time that the Nordics, homeland of gloomy detectives, healthcare and progressive taxation, get their own thread. Nordic region might seem strange and complicated for unitiated but is actually easy to understand. This is a land which has given world awesome concepts like Nobel prize, three-point seatbelts and kalsarikännit.

 

To kick off the thread, this year Finland turns 100 and appropriate celebrations are in the pipeline. Part of it was series of collector coins which depicted various Finnish institutions and events. First coin was meant to commemorate early years of Finnish independence, including 1918 Civil War, and the artist was given relatively free hands:

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It's a 5 euro coin which shows a firing squad in action. It was not well received and the Mint had to pull it immediately. Minister of Finance (who approved the designs) defended himself with that he didn't have time to really check the entries and see what he was signing.


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 1732 PM

Thread needs music...


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 1740 PM

Sure!
https://youtu.be/baHsoEAAMZU
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Posted 25 April 2017 - 1817 PM


It's a 5 euro coin which shows a firing squad in action. It was not well received and the Mint had to pull it immediately. Minister of Finance (who approved the designs) defended himself with that he didn't have time to really check the entries and see what he was signing.

 

How on earth did that design make it that far?? :blink:


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 1842 PM

What? Its got a forest, rifles, people about to die. Looks great to me.
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Posted 26 April 2017 - 0100 AM

I fail to see the problem.  :P

 

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#7 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 0212 AM

What? Its got a forest, rifles, people about to die. Looks great to me.

 

:D 

 

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 0213 AM

What? Its got a forest, rifles, people about to die. Looks great to me.

 

+1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

 

Would kill to get coin


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 0356 AM

How on earth did that design make it that far?? :blink:


Concept was called "Other side of the coin" where heads would show something positive, and tails something negative which Finland has overcome. I think nobody was really paying attention what the artist was saying :P

 

Too bad it's cancelled, I'm sure it would have really sold out quickly and actually become collectible (which isn't usually case with these coins).


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#10 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 0402 AM

We must not have, a Nordic Death Coin Gap! :)

 

Im not sure what we could put on the new pound coin. King Charles I being beheaded? William Wallace being Hung, Drawn and Quartered?


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 0414 AM

Make it a crossover: Saxons martyred by the Great Heathen Army.
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#12 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 0419 AM

I like it! Might need a bigger coin though...


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 0709 AM

Finland Finland Finland:

 


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#14 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 0720 AM


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 0723 AM


What? Its got a forest, rifles, people about to die. Looks great to me.

 
+1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
 
Would kill to get coin

If any of the minted coins get out numismatics are going to kill for these. Gonna fetch highest prices at auctions a few years down. And make great conversation pieces. Morbid stories are always good.
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Posted 26 April 2017 - 0727 AM


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 0729 AM

Heck, people who doesn't Finnish history is gonna write fan-fiction about it.
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#18 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 0730 AM

 

 

What? Its got a forest, rifles, people about to die. Looks great to me.

 
+1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
 
Would kill to get coin

If any of the minted coins get out numismatics are going to kill for these. Gonna fetch highest prices at auctions a few years down. And make great conversation pieces. Morbid stories are always good.

 

Yep. :)


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 0734 AM

When I read the thread title I expected to read that someone had married an elk. ^_^
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Posted 26 April 2017 - 0742 AM

Need more music, more variation ;)

 


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