domingo, 16 de dezembro de 2012

Portugal - 10 €uro XX Aniversário Série “Ibero-Americana"




Ano: 2012
Valor facial: 10 Euros
Diâmetro: 40 mm
Metal: Cuproníquel
Qualidade: Normal
Peso: 27gr.
Tiragem: 100000 pçs

A moeda apresenta no anverso, no campo central, as armas nacionais de Portugal circundadas pela legenda «República Portuguesa» e o valor facial de «10 euro», orladas pelas armas nacionais dos restantes países participantes nesta série internacional; no reverso é apresentada uma composição de vários elementos que simbolizam o «Tempo dos Descobrimentos» e as novas tecnologias na comunicação, no campo superior figuram uma representação de umas ondas hertzianas e de um avião, no campo central entre a península ibérica e o continente sul-americano surge a era e uma vela de nau rodeada por ondas e na orla inferior inscreve-se a legenda «XX Aniversário Série “Ibero-Americana”».
The coin depicts on the obverse, in center field, the national arms of Portugal surrounded by legend 'Portugal' and the denomination "10 euro", fringed by national arms of other countries participating in this international series, in reverse presents a composition various elements that symbolize the "Time of Discovery" and new technologies in communication, in the upper figure a representation of some radio waves and a plane in center field between the Iberian Peninsula and the south American continent emerges and a candle was the ship surrounded by waves and bottom edge is part of the legend 'XX Anniversary Series "Ibero-American". "

quinta-feira, 13 de dezembro de 2012

Áustria - 25 €uro Energias Renováveis



Ano: 2010
Valor facial: 25 Euros
Diâmetro: 34 mm
Metal: 900/1000 Ag & 6,5gr Niob
Qualidade: UNC
Peso: 16,5gr.
Tiragem: 65000 pçs


The obverse of the coin features the image of a tree set with the vibrant blue niobium, used to represent all the vegetation in the world. Coming out of the tree is a spiral design reflecting the continuous cycle of the world's four elements: Earth, Wind, Water and Fire. These are represented along the spiral as follows: Fire (the sun in the backgroud providing photosynthesis); Wind (the leaves blowing to the ground); Earth (giving the tree nourishment as well as recycling the fallen leaves); and Water (stylised at the bottom of the outer silver ring, allowing the tree to absord nutrients). The top of the outer silver ring includes inscriptions for the country of issue and nominal face value. The design was created by Helmut Andexlinger and inspired by the theme to "represent the living, breathing system of plants".

The reverse design features several types of renewable energy that are in use today. The Earth is depicted at the center as a stylized with each form of the renewable energy following the same pattern of four elements. Fire is represented by the sun's rays being captured by solar panels and converted into energy; water is driving the hydroelectric water turbine; geothermal heat sources of the Earth are recovered as steam (represented by the two arrows and droplets of water on the left side of the design); and wind is converted to energy by the large wind turbine in the upper left of the coin. Inscribed at the bottom of the coin are the words "Erneuerbare Energie" (translated: "Renewable Energy").