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Monaco 2006: New Design


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Monaco apparently plans to issue a full eight-coin set this year. Also, the 2006 coins will have modified designs, according to what G. Schön (the catalog author) wrote today:


1, 2, 5 cent: modified position/style of the stars and the country name

10, 20, 50 cent: Prince Albert's (mirrored) monogram, instead of the Grimaldi seal

1, 2 euro: Portrait of Albert, instead of the former prince Rainier and the double portrait


Mintage (proof) about 11,000 sets. No "official word" (let alone pictures) yet ...



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Monaco should put Princess Grace on their coins.

They did, in two cases, when Rainier was Prince. One time in 1966 (10th anniversary of their wedding) http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/3115/mc10freu3.jpg and another one in 1982, shortly after she died http://i17.ebayimg.com/06/i/08/0e/8e/f5_1_b.JPG

Frankly, I don't like either piece much.


And in 2004 a set of stamps was issued to commemorate the 75th anniversary of her birth (1929): http://slaniastamps.heindorffhus.dk/mon2004-Grace75-700.jpg


Not that I collect stamps, but since they have a Numismatic and Philatelic Office there ... :ninja:



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These are the new 2006 Monaco designs. Seems that all coins are available in/from proof sets only.

And those sets (11,180 were issued) are pretty expensive - between 250 and 300 euro. Whew.


Monaco 1-2-5 ct 2006: http://www.numismatico.de/files/mc-125_623.jpg



Monaco 10-20-50 ct 2006: http://www.numismatico.de/files/mc-102050_116.jpg



Monaco 1+2 € 2006: http://www.numismatico.de/files/mc-12euro_135.jpg




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