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The first update of 2017 for Euro Coin Collection adds both “old” and “new” coins.
For “old” I mean the last 4 commemoratives of 2016: two from Andorra and two from Greece, the latter issued on December 21.
For 2017 at least 30 2-Euro commemorative coins will be issued.
In this update there are the first 10 announced by as many Euro-area countries, among them the german one with the Porta Nigra in Trier, twelfth of the Bundesländer series which will be issued in early February.
See you to the next update to discover the design of the other commemoratives of this year, as well as to know more about new features in the works for the suite of apps dedicated to collectors. 😉
Euro Coin Collection has been updated, both for iOS and Mac, as well as for Android.
15 new 2-Euro commemorative coins of the 2016 have been added, already issued or announced.
Among the new coins, two countries, Italy and San Marino, celebrate the 550th anniversary of the death of Donatello.
Maltese is the curious coin dedicated to love, the first of the “Children and solidarity” series.
Besides new coins, a lot of work was done on the English texts, thanks to Robert Wimberley, a collector from Washington who uses the app on his Mac.
Robert corrected several formal errors and optimized the descriptions of the coins in order to make them more consistent.
Many details and corrections, extended where appropriate to the other six languages of the application, which improve text readability.
Thanks to Robert and to all the collectors who regularly send me their comments and suggestions.
The app gets better mainly thanks to your support! 🙂
Euro Coin Collection is now available also for devices with Android operating system.
Already available for Apple’s iOS and OS X platforms, the Android version supports smartphone and tablets equipped with Google’s operating system, starting from version 4.0 to the latest 6.0.
Considered (by the users 😉 ) among the most comprehensive and visually appealing apps about Euro coins, the Android version retains all the features that set it apart: interactive album, detailed images and parameters of both standard coins and 2 Euro commemoratives, information texts and translation in seven languages.
The first 13 2-Euro commemorative coins of the 2016, already issued or announced, are listed, including those of Belgium and Portugal dedicated to the incoming Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
In addition to the 184 standard coins issued by the 23 Euro-area countries, the total of of 2-Euro commemorative coins has reached the figure of 244.
Here’s another update for the app Euro Coin Collection!
13 new 2-Euro commemorative coins of the 2016 have been added, already issued or announced.
This year two countries, Belgium and Portugal, celebrate the participation of their athletes to the incoming Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Also, French is the coin dedicated to the 15th edition of the European soccer championship that will take place in France from June 10 to July 10.
With this update, the total of 2-Euro commemorative coins reached the number of 244.
What’s next? Just one word: Android! 😉
Follow the Facebook page of the app to know the release date.
12 new 2-Euro commemorative coins of the 2015 have been added, thus completing the series of independent emissions of each country.
Among them there’s the coin issued by Monaco to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the construction of the fortress on the rock, which is expected to have very high prices.
The 19 2-Euro commemorative coins of the common emission dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the European flag have also been added.
The design selected as winner by a public voting shows twelve stars that morph into human figures and embrace the European flag, a symbol that unites people and cultures with shared visions and ideals for a better common future.
With this update, the total of 2-Euro commemorative coins reached the number of 231.
To the next update (soon)! 🙂
16 new 2-Euro commemorative coins of the 2015 have been added, already issued or announced.
This year two countries, Italy and San Marino, commemorate the 750º anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri, the Florentine poet author of the Divina Commedia.
Italian is also the coin of the Universal Exposition Expo 2015 taking place in Milan from May 1st to October 31st with the motto: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.
With this update, the total of 2-Euro commemorative coins reached the round figure of 200. A figure that will soon increase with the next issues of 2015, including the common one dedicated to the thirty years since the adoption of the European Flag.
Enjoy the new coins! 🙂
Did you ever ask yourself what’s the meaning of a 2 Euro coin design?
There’s an app for that!
And since 2011 it helps collectors keeping track of their collection.
The latest update of Euro Coin Collection, in versions for iPhone, iPad and Mac, includes all the 2 Euro commemorative coins of 2014, Lithuania has been added as the 23th Euro-area country, and the new design of the Spanish 1 and 2 Euro coins issued for King Felipe VI’s succession.
Some corrections and improvements requested by collectors complete this release.
But the news don’t stop here: as already announced on the Facebook page of the app, the Android version is in the works, for all the smartphones and tablets using Google’s mobile operative system.
And we’re already collecting data and graphics for the first 2 Euro commemorative coins issued in 2015; this year there will be 27 of them, in addition to the common emission dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the European flag.
There’s a lot of irons (or coins..) in the fire! 😉
20 new 2-Euro commemorative coins of the 2014 have been added, already issued or announced.
This year, important historical events are featured, such as the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landing, the 100th since the beginning of World War I and the 25th of the fall of the Berlin wall.
Renaissance art is well represented thanks to the 500th anniversary of the death of Bramante.
Other than the eagerly awaited 2014 commemoratives, two new countries adopted the Euro this year: Andorra and Latvia. Latvia has already planned to issue its first 2-Euro commemorative coin dedicated to Riga, european capital of culture 2014.
Also, three countries modified the design of the national side of their standard coins: Belgium, Netherlands and Vatican. Probably even Spain will follow, given the recent abdication of King Juan Carlos.
Since this update, the graphics of the apps change.
It isn’t just a matter of aesthetic tastes: less saturated colors, transparencies and a flat-style design of the user interface help to better concentrate on what matters the most, the contents.
A little usability note: now the mini-albums dedicated to greek and german mint marks can be opened with a single tap on the handle, without having to drag it anymore.
New contents, new graphics and all the marketing materials updated accordingly: descriptions, screenshots, press release and the Facebook page.
A lot of work that required time, so thanks to collectors for their patience and to anyone willing to share the news! 🙂
With the addition of 8 new 2 Euro commemorative coins, the series issued in 2013 is completed.
Personally, I’m eagerly waiting for the coin dedicated to Giovanni Boccaccio, the italian author I studied with pleasure at lyceum.
There are also other interesting commemoratives to collect, such as the one issued by San Marino and dedicated to the italian painter Pinturicchio, a worthy substitute of the coin dedicated to John F. Kennedy, announced at the beginning of the year.
As required by some collectors, a Coin Card parameter has been added to filter your coins.
The Coin Card format is getting pretty popular, in particular for 2 Euro commemoratives.
This update retains the design of the previous versions, but a completely new one is already in the works.
It will be a full-flat design, according to the style introduced by Apple with iOS 7 and that will last for a long time, I think, since it combines in the best way simplicity, clarity and transparency: essential concepts to be able to use smartphones and tablets on the go.
Follow the Facebook page of the app to take a peek of the new style in the next weeks. 🙂
The Mac version of Euro Coin Collection is today on the Mac App Store!
The new app has all the features of the iPad and iPhone versions, with the advantage to be able to view all the virtual album at a glance on a 27 inch iMac.
You’ll need OS X Snow Leopard to run the app, while Lion or Mountain Lion are required to use iCloud features and Facebook or Twitter sharing.
The app has also been enhanced for the MacBook Pro with Retina display.
At the same time the apps for iPhone and iPad have been updated to versions 1.6.1 e 1.2.1.
The 2 Euro commemorative coin that Monaco will issue in december to celebrate the “20 years since the UN Accession” has been added.
There’s also a new “bounce effect” added to scrolling UI elements, an effect related to the “inertial scrolling” that makes user experience on iOS devices so smooth and pleasant, elaborated by the dutch designer Bas Ording.
If you read the Steve Jobs biography you’ll remember the episode in which Jobs met the designer in the lobby of Apple headquarters and he hired him on the fly after viewing a brief demo of Bas’ ideas to improve OS X user interface.
Bas is still at Apple and they’re going great in my opinion: the recent presentation of iOS 7 is a clear demonstration of the continuous innovation process pursued by the Cupertino-based company.
Enjoy the Mac version and the “bouncing” album! 😉