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Man Finds Nazi-Era Coin Hoard Worth 45,000 Euros in Northern Germany

July 19, 2015 in Anthropology, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Austrian Coins, Belgian coins, Coins, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Treasure, Treasure Hunting, World Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Last October, Florian Bautsch was walking with his metal detector when he stumbled upon an unusual gold piece in Lüneburg, Germany, south of Hamburg. Piqued, he kept searching, eventually discovering nine more of the coins—enough to spur him to notify local archaeologists that he might be on to something big.

After a two-week excavation, the archaeologists did find something big: a trove of 207 gold coins buried one meter deep at the foot of a tree. Bearing stamps from Belgium, France, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the coins had been buried in separate pouches that had deteriorated except for their seals, Full article at the source>

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Belgium Commemorates Waterloo With a Coin, and France Is Not Pleased

June 10, 2015 in Belgian coins, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Politics, World Coins

By: Dan Bilefsky New York Times Topics (Numismatics)

After France objected to a coin commemorating the Battle of Waterloo, Belgium invoked a little-known European Union rule that allowed it to issue the money anyway… Full article at the source>

Source: New York Times Topics (Numismatics)

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Launch of Belgian Euro Coins for King Philippe

February 24, 2014 in Belgian coins, Coins, Euro Coins, Medals, Royal Mint of Belgium, World Coins

February 24, 2014 By Michael Alexander (http://news.coinupdate.com)

The Royal Mint of Belgium have launched the set of Euro coins which bear the effigy of their new King who succeeded to the Belgian throne upon the abdication of his father King Albert II on the 17th July of last year.

The new portrait which will be used on circulation Euro coins depicts the King who normally wears glasses – without them and in a break with tradition where the Monarch faces to the left on coins – he is depicted facing to the right. His initials, “F P” representing his name in both Flemish and French (Filip – Philippe) are placed to the left of the portrait. The King, who approved the design – was present at the Royal Mint to see the first strikes of the new EURO on the 4th February and also started the minting presses which would produce Belgium’s new circulation coins. The portrait was designed by the Royal Mint’s chief artistic director Luc Luycx who is also the designer of the Eurozone’s common reverse side of all eight denominations.

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