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A Polish coin depicting prized jazz musician Krzystof Komeda has been chosen as the most beautiful coin in the world. It was awarded the 2011 “International Prize Vicenza Numismatica,” by the jury at the seventh edition of the famed competition in Italy.
According to the official website, the prize is assigned to the most beautiful minted coin based on an assessment by the jury of its aesthetics and the message it conveys.
Designed by Roussanka Nowakowska, the coin was produced by the Mint of Poland on behalf of the National Bank of Poland. The coin, which is part of the “History of Popular Polish Music” series, was singled out for its “romantic depiction of the pianist,” according to a statement on the Mint of Poland's website.
The winners will be officially announced and presented with their awards on October 31 during the Vicenza Numismatica fair in Vicenza, where the featured coins will also be on display. The two other prizes at the festival include the coin with the best architectonic representation, and the artist with the most distinguished career in drawing coins, medals and sketches.
While Japanese people had fun with their banknotes, collectors from all countries over the world has difficulties with recognition of the emission year for Japanese banknotes. For example this banknote has only hieroglyphs which are unreadable for most Europeans and Americans:
But, having Dates Calculator for Japanese year conversion we can do this task very quickly!
JUBA, Monday 18 July 2011 – Mr. Elijah Malok the head of the Central Bank of South Sudan has said that the South Sudan Pound (SSP), the new currency of the Republic of South Sudan, was released into the market. Addressing the media at the bank’s premises, Mr. Malok also announced that the new currency will exchange 1:1 to the Sudan Pound (SDG) in the meantime but added that the value may change in the coming days based on market factors.
25 South Sudanese Pounds, 2011
By the way, the newer version of the CollectionStudio 3.63 will also contain an information in the inner database about this new country of the World.
Surfing net, I came across a very nice duck collection, isn't it? and it seems, our collector has much more interesting hobbies, than just to collect ducks in the bathroom...
Covered with coins, painted red toes living goddess Kumari at the festival in Lalitpur Bhotodzhatra, Nepal. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters)
Do you want to decorate your candle? Now problems, you can use any banknote from your pocket:
50 rubles as candle, Belarus; On the image Brest Fortress - monument of the defence architecture which was erected in the middle of the XIX century. It is one of the most important Soviet World War II war monuments commemorating the Soviet resistance against the German invasion on June 22, 1941.