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Collection of 9 Coins, Europa Star, 10€, Silver 925, ''Age of Iron & Glass'', Greece, 2017

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CODE: STAR2017

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The Series celebrates great accomplishments of the European integration. . The European Silver Programme gathers the European Union countries around a common programme of commemorative coins. Memberstates for 2017 are Belgium, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain.

GREECE

REVERSE DESCRIPTION The common side of the coin features the national coat of arms at centre, against the background of a star. In semi-circle are the inscriptions ‘ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ’ (‘HELLENIC REPUBLIC’) and ‘ΕΠΟΧΗ ΣΙΔΗΡΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΓΥΑΛΙΟΥ’ (‘AGE OF IRON AND GLASS’). To the left is a palmette (the official mintmark) and to the right the year of issuance ‘201GreOBVERSE DESCRIPTION The Age of Iron and Glass in Greece coincides with the first decades of state-building after Greece’s independence in 1830. An iconic literary figure of the time was Greece’s national poet, Dionysios Solomos (1798-1857), whose work immortalised the Greek nation’s struggle for liberty. The late 19th century was marked by the first major engineering projects in Greece, including, most prominently, the opening of the Corinth Canal, inaugurated in 1893, and the construction of the iron bridge spanning it and connecting the Peloponnese with the Greek mainland, both remarkable feats of engineering in their day. Another landmark event was the revival of the Olympic Games and the holding of the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896, symbolised by the Bréal cup awarded to the Greek Spyros Louis, winner of the marathon race.

Material: Ag 92.5% /Diameter: 38.61mm / Weight: 31.10 gr / Edge: Plain

 


Greece

Belgium

Finland

France

Ireland

Italy

Malta

Portugal

Spain
Ασήμι (Silver)
925
38.61 mm
(?)
2017
10 EURO (€)
(?)
Proof
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Ελλάδα, Ιταλία, Ισπανία, Μάλτα, Ιρλανδία, Φινλανδία, Γαλλία, Πορτογαλία, Βέλγιο

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Age of Iron & Glass

Greece:

The Age of Iron and Glass in Greece coincides with the first decades of state-building after Greece’s independence in 1830. An iconic literary figure of the time was Greece’s national poet, Dionysios Solomos (1798-1857), whose work immortalised the Greek nation’s struggle for liberty. The late 19th century was marked by the first major engineering projects in Greece, including, most prominently, the opening of the Corinth Canal, inaugurated in 1893, and the construction of the iron bridge spanning it and connecting the Peloponnese with the Greek mainland, both remarkable feats of engineering in their day. Another landmark event was the revival of the Olympic Games and the holding of the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896, symbolised by the Bréal cup awarded to the Greek Spyros Louis, winner of the marathon race.

The common side of the coin features the national coat of arms at centre, against the background of a star. In semi-circle are the inscriptions ‘ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ’ (‘HELLENIC REPUBLIC’) and ‘ΕΠΟΧΗ ΣΙΔΗΡΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΓΥΑΛΙΟΥ’ (‘AGE OF IRON AND GLASS’). To the left is a palmette (the official mintmark) and to the right the year of issuance ‘2017’.

Italy:

The structure of the obverse is common to all the countries from the Europa Star programme, it presents a star, extracted from the logo. On the obverse of the Italian coin a face representing Italy encircled by a five-pointed star with details from the coat of arms of the Italian Republic: a cogwheel, oak and olive branches; above, between two points of the star, a towered crown; below, the logo of the Europa Star Programme and the name of the designer “COLANERI”; below, on the right, “R”, identifying the Mint of Rome; around, “REPUBBLICA ITALIANA”.

The coin's reverse shows a view of the Gallery with a focus on the cast-iron and glass dome. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan was designed in 1861 and built by architect Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877. The structure, unprecedented in dimensions by previously built shopping arcades, consists of two large span glass- vaulted arcades covering the street connecting Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Scala, intersecting in an octagon roofed by a monumental dome.

Spain 

The structure of the obverse is common to all the countries from the Europa Star programme, it presents a star, extracted from the logo. This year’s thematic and the name of the issuing country are inscribed in a circular arc. In the center of the obverse, we can find the national element, in the case of Spain, His Majesty the King Felipe VI. Yeardate and mintmarks appear on the bottom left of the coin.

For the reverse we have chosen three different elements in line with the shared topic of "Age of Iron & Glass": a portrait of poet Rosalía de Castro, an important figure of the Galician romantic movement, the “Palacio de Cristal” (Crystal Palace), a glass and metal structure located in Madrid's Retiro Park, and an image, in colour, of the first locomotive in service in the Iberian Peninsula.

Portugal

The structure of the obverse is common to all countries from the Europa Silver Star Program and it presents a star extracted from the logo. The name of the country is inscribed in a circular arc. We can also find in the bottom on the left side the Portuguese coat of arms. In the center of the coin we will have a circular piece of acrylic with silver or gold filaments accordingly the version used.

The Portuguese coin represents a detail of the Oporto Cristal Palace, a very own Portuguese version of Britain´s London´s based construction of the same name, and like the original they did not survive. It was destoyed in 1956. In the coin the Mint will use two different materials: silver and glass. We will strike a silver coin with a hole in the center which will be fulfilled with a small acrylic blank with filaments continuing the structure engraved on the metal. The effect will be a coin that in fact seems to use the same materials of the original constructoins paying like this homage to the iron and glass ages.

Malta:

The obverse follows the common structure adopted by all countries participating in the Europa Star programme. The design features the coat-of arms of the Republic of Malta.

The reverse depicts the Argotti Botanical Gardens Conservatory which was an iron an glass structure designed by Andrea Vassallo. This aestethically elegant building was quite novel for Malta and was one of the few iron structures built in Malta during the 19th century and the early 20th century. Unfortunately the conservatory was dismantled in th 1930s because it could no longer be maintained. Thus this coin pays tribute to an elegant iron and glass structure and a long-lost landmark.

Ireland:

 In common with all Irish circulating and commemorative coins, the obverse continues to feature the traditional heraldic symbol of Ireland, the harp, in addition to the year-date. Furthermore, the obverse of the coin incorporates the Europa Star symbol which identifies the coin as part of the European Silver Coin Programme.

The reverse of the coin depicts one of Dublin’s most iconic architectural structures, the Ha’penny Bridge. Made of cast iron, this pedestrian bridge was officially opened in 1812. Crossing the River Liffey, connecting the north and south of the city, this bridge is one of Ireland’s most identifiable landmarks and has come to symbolise the spirit of Dublin city life.

France

The structure of the obverse is common to all the countries from the Europa Star programme, it presents a star, extracted from the logo. This year’s thematic and the name of the issuing country are inscribed in a circular arc. In the center of the obverse, we can find the national element. The Europa goddess is dressed with floating flags. Yeardate and mintmarks appear on the bottom left of the coin.

The reverse  depicts  the age of Iron and Glass in France through 3 main symbols. Victor Hugo, major writer of the 20th century, the Eiffel tower, icon of the technological evolution, built for the 1889 Universal Exposition and the picture « Liberty Leading the People » by Eugène Delacroix, evoking the « 3 glorieuses » of 1830, revolution which led to the July Monarchy of Louis-Philippe. The French flag is colourised on the 10€ and 50€ silver coins.

Belgium:

The Belgian Mint presents the 10 EURO coin of the Central Station of Antwerp. European Mint houses organise annually a common silver coin programme. This year’s theme of the programme is the “Age of Iron and Glass”. The Belgian Mint selected the Belgian building that represents the combination of the use of these two materials the best, namely the Antwerp Central Station that was built in the period 1899 – 1905.  

Finland:

The structure of the obverse is common to all the countries from the Europa Star programme, it presents a star, extracted from the logo. The thematic name of the Europa Star coin series and the name of the issuing country are placed in a circular arc. In the center of the obverse is the coat of arms of Finland, a crowned lion. The yeardate appear in the middle left of the coin. The Europa Star logo is placed at the bottom.

The romantic nationalism movement that dominated Finnish art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries is known as the Golden Age of Finnish Art. The artists drew the inspiration for their masterworks from Finnish folklore, the Kalevala in particular. One of the Golden Age’s crowning moments was experienced at the Exposition Universelle held in Paris in 1900. The Finnish pavilion designed by Eliel Saarinen, Herman Geselius and Armas Lindgren was unveiled at the fair, exhibiting the masterpieces of Akseli Gallen-Kallela and other renowned Finnish artists. The Golden Age collector coin pays tribute to this moment of greatness. The coin’s reverse is framed by bear heads in the manner of the pavilion’s entrance. Patterns from the Liekki (Flame) “ryijy”, a decorative type of rug unique to Finland, designed by Gallen-Kallela for the pavilion have been struck in the centre of the coin’s reverse, in the middle of the bear heads.

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