Members of the Euro started to issue circulating 2 Euro
coins in 2004. The coins have the same
regular 2 Euro and use the standard 2 Euro design on one side and the
design on the other. They are the only commemorative coins
allowed to circulate within all the Euro member nations. Each country
may issue a maximum of one national commemorative 2 Euro per year.
Some years there is an additional issue when all the Euro
members issue a commemorative on the same theme with similar designs,
such as the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the Euro.
Most countries do not issue coins every year.
bi-metallic coins have become a popular collectible as they are an
interesting and affordable series with a wide variety of
BE-2E08 BELGIUM 2 EURO 2008 HUMAN RIGHTS
2014 BELGIUM RED
CROSS 2 EUROS COIN
2014 Belgium 2 Euro commemorating the 150th anniversary of the
founding of the Red Cross has one of the lowest mintages of any
commemorative 2 Euro coin issued by a Euro member. It has a
mintage of only 287,500 pieces, a vast majority of which were packaged
in coin cards by the Belgian mint. The usual mintage for
Belgian 2 Euro coins is 1,500,000. Given wide popularity of
the Red Cross organization and the coins very low mintage, the prices
of the coins have soared. The coin features a cross with the
legend "Red Cross" in French and Flemish, with the numerial 150 at the
center. Above the cross is the Brussels mint mark, which is the head of
the archangel Gabriel with a cross on top, and a cat, the sign of the
Director of the mint; Bernard Gillard. The coin card features a
portrait of Henry Dunant, the organization's founder.
We were able to obtain only a very limited number of these
scarce coins in their official coin card.
BE-2EREDCROSS BELGIUM 2 EUROS 2014 RED CROSS
CARD UNC. $19.95
EUROPEAN YEAR OF DEVELOPMENT 2 EUROS COIN
released a 2015 dated 2 Euros commemorating the European Year of
Development. The coin features the organizations logo which
depicts a hand holding a plant and the earth. Only 250,000
pieces were issued, making it one of the rarest 2 Euros issued by a
Euro member in 2015. The coin comes in a special card issued
by the Belgian mint.
BE-2E15-DEV BELGIUM 2 EUROS 2015 DEVELOPMENT
YEAR, IN CARD, UNC. $19.95
featured Northern Renaissance painter Jan Van Eyck. The coin depicts a
self-portrait, an artist pallet and his signature. It is
packaged in a card and has a mintage of only 150,000.
BE-2E20-EYCK BELGIUM 2 EURO 2020 JAN VAN EYCK
BU in Coin card $19.75
COMMEMORATIVE 2 EURO COMMEMORATES JOINING THE EURO
first circulating commemorative 2 Euro coin commemorates Croatia
adopting the Euro in 2023 as their national currency. The
design of the 2023 coin includes s a stylized Euro € symbol and the
distinctive checker board pattern from the flag and arms of Croatia.
The edge lettering has the text "O LIJEPA O DRAGA O SLATKA SLOBODO" (Oh
beautiful, oh dear, oh sweet freedom) from the Hymn to Freedom by the
17th century Croatian writer Ivan Gundulic. The coin has a
mintage of 250,000.
HR-2E23-EURO CROATIA 2 EURO 2023 JOINING THE
EURO UNC. $19.75
CYPRUS 2 EURO
COMMEMORATES CENTRAL BANK
commemorated the 60th anniversary of the founding of Central Bank of
Cyprus on this 2023 2 Euro coin. The Bank was established in
1963. The design of the coin supposedly depicts tools on a
microchip "symbolizing the stability of the economy in the modern
industrial and digital era secured by the Central Bank of
Cyprus". It does not look like a computer chip to me and I
don't see how that is connected to the Central Bank. The name
of the country is in both Greek and Turkish.
CY-2E23-BANK CYPRUS 2 EURO 2023 CENTRAL BANK
2 Euros coin to celebrate the 100th anniversary of teaching in the
Estonian language at the University of Tartu. The university
was founded in 1632. During the 19th Century it was known as
University and instruction was in German or Russian.
In 1919, shortly after Estonia gained independence, instruction was
switched to primarily Estonian. Today the University serves
almost 14,000 students. The coin depicts the main university
building. The coin has a mintage of 1,000,000.
EE-2E19-TARTU ESTONIA 2 EUROS 2019 TARTU
UNIVERSITY UNC. $6.00
Estonia 2 Euro 2020
commemorates the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of
Tartu. Estonia had been a province of Imperial Russia since
1710. The treaty between Russia and Estonia was signed on
February 2, 1920. It recognized Estonia as an independent nation and
ended the Estonian War of Independence. The coin has a mintage of
EE-2E20-TREATY ESTONIA 2 EUROS 2020 TREATY
SHOWS SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE
This 2022 Estonian 2 Euro was issued to show that country's support for
Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion. It features a
protecting a small bird in her hand and ears of wheat. The legend
"Slava Ukraini" means Glory to Ukraine in Ukrainian. The coin
was designed by a Ukrainian refugee studying in Estonia.
ESTONIA 2 EURO 2022 UKRAINE UNC.
Barn Swallow is the national bird of Estonia. It is
honored on this 2023 Estonian 2 Euro coin. The coin depicts a
swallow in flight and two others sitting on a power line. The coin was
minted by the national Mint of Finland and has a mintage of 1 Million
EE-2E23-SWALLOW ESTONIA 2 EURO 2023 BARN
2 EURO 2012 HELENE SCHJERFBECK UNC. $7.50
FI-2E14TAPI FINLAND 2 EUROS 2014 FURNISHING
DESIGNER ILMARI TAPIOVAARA UNC. $12.00
2 EUROS 2015 COMPOSER JEAN SIBELIUS, UNC. $7.00
commemorated the 90th anniversary of the death of Finnish poet and
journalist Eino Leino on their 2016 2 Euros coin. He is
and widely read in Finland today. The design depicts a
fire and flame, which were symbols in much of his writings.
2 EUROS 2016 POET EINO LEINO, UNC.
the 100th anniversary of the birth of philospher and scholar Georg
Henrik von Wright on their second 2016 2 Euros. The coin depicts a
classical Doric column, reflecting the young von Wright’s enthusiasm
for classical antiquity, combined with an oak branch – a symbol of
strength and wisdom.
FI-2E16-WRIGHT FINLAND 2 EUROS 2016
GEORG HENRIK von WRIGHT, UNC.
this 2021 2 Euro coin to "journalism and free press supporting the
Finnish democracy". The coin marks the 100th
anniversary of Finland's Union of Journalists. The design
features "stylized male and female figures and the information networks
surrounding them like a ribbon", though personally I don't see it.
FI-2E21-JOURNAL FINLAND 2 EUROS 2021
FINLAND 2022 2 EURO
commemorated the 100th anniversary of their National Ballet on this
circulating 2022 2 Euro coin. The coin features the movement
of a dancer covered in a light flowing textile. The date 2022
is in large numerals. Above is a tiny FI for
Finland. Its first performance was Swan Lake done in January
1922. It was the first ballet performed in Finland.
Since that time the National Ballet has grown from a small
semi-professional group into large full scale ballet company.
The coin has a mintage of 400,000.
FI-2E22-BALLET FINLAND 2 EURO 2022 NATIONAL
2023 2 EURO FOR SOCIAL & HEALTH SERVICES
honored their Social and Health services on this 2023 2 Euro
coin. The coin features a stylized map of Finland (which
like a labyrinth to me) and word for "well being" in both Finnish and
Swedish. Finland's Ministry of Social Affairs and Health sets
policies. Each county is responsible for providing the
This includes health care, hospitals as well social services such as
mental health, substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation, temporary
housing and family counseling. The coin has a maximum mintage
of 400,000 pieces.
FI-2E23-HEALTH FINLAND 2 EURO 2023 SOCIAL
& HEALTH SERVICES, UNC.
FR-2E13COURB FRANCE 2 EUROS 2013 COUBERTIN UNC.$9.00
2 EUROS 2013 ELEYSEE TREATY WITH GERMANY UNC. $7.00
2 EUROS 2014 WORLD AIDS DAY UNC. $7.50
2 EUROS 2015 FETE DE LA FEDERATION UNC. $7.00
2 EUROS 2015 30th ANNIVERARY OF EUROPEAN UNION FLAG, UNC. $6.00
2 EUROS 2016 UEFA EUROPEAN SOCCER GAMES UNC. $6.00
dedicated this 2017 2 Euros to celebrate 25 years of breast cancer
awareness. Breast cancer awareness is an effort to raise
awareness and reduce the
stigma of breast cancer through education on symptoms and
FR-2E17-CANCER FRANCE 2 EUROS 2017 BREAST
CANCER UNC. $7.00
honored Charles de Gaulle on their 2020 2 Euro coin. The coin
commemorates both the 50th anniversary of his death in 1970 and the
80th anniversary of his Appeal of 18 June, which was an appeal launched
by de Gaulle on June 18, 1940 from the BBC studios in London that
established the French Resistance against Nazi Germany. The
coin depicts images of him both as President of France in the 1960's
and as a General in World War II.
FR-2E20-DEGAULLE FRANCE 2 EUROS 2020 CHARLES
DE GAULLE UNC. $7.00
paid tribute to medical researchers during the COVID
pandemic with this 2020 2 Euro coin. The coin depicts the
face of a female researcher and DNA fragments. The coin comes
in a special "MERCI" blister pack and was not released into general
circulation. The Paris mint committed to donate €2 to
Fondation de France for each coin sold.
FR-2E20-MED FRANCE 2 EUROS 2020
MEDICAL RESEARCHERS in card BU $19.75
commemorated the 75th anniversary of UNICEF on this
2021 2 Euro
coin. UNICEF was created in 1946 as the United Nations
International Children's Emergency Fund to provide relief to children
and mothers affected by World War II. After that was no
longer an immediate need, its mandate was extended to address the
long-term needs of children, to defend their rights, and to help them
fulfill their potential. The design includes two children's
hands assembling the earth in the form of a jigsaw puzzle and portions
of the UNICEF logo.
FR-2E21-UNICEF FRANCE 2 EURO 2021 UNICEF
FRENCH 2023 RUGBY WORLD CUP 2
commemorated the 10th Men's Rugby World Cup to be held in France
between September 8 and October 23, 2023. The event features
20 nations playing in nine host cities located throughout France. The
design features a stylized Rugby player with a ball running across the
globe between two goalposts. Stars and planets are in the
background. The Rugby Union emblem is at the lower left and
RF for the French Republic is at the lower right.
FR-2E23-RUGBY FRANCE 2 EURO 2023 RUGBY WORLD
DE-2E08HAM GERMANY 2 EURO 2008-G HAMBURG
commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the Bundesrat
on this 2019 2 Euros. The Bundesrat is the upper house of the
German parliament. It is made up of delegates appointed by each of the
sixteen Lńnder (states) of Germany. It meets in the former
Prussian House of Lords in Berlin, which is pictured on the coin.
the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin
Wall on this 2019 2 Euro coin. The opening of the Berlin wall
in November 1989 led to collapse of East Germany the reunification of
the nation. The design, created by a French engraver,
represents joyous people and doves passing through an opening in the
Berlin Wall. In the background in the Brandenburg Gate. The
"graffiti" on the wall reads "30
Jahre Mauerfall" (30 years fall of the Berlin
Wall). At the bottom right is a "D" for Deutschland (Germany)
. The coins were struck at all five German mints (A=Berlin,
D=Munich, F=Stuttgart, G=Karlsruhe, J=Hamburg). The mintmark is at
the bottom left of the design. It is small and hard to see.
DE-2E19WALL GERMANY 2 EUROS BERLIN WALL
2019 (Mint of our choice)
DE-2E19WALL-ALL GERMANY ALL
5 MINTS (A, D, F, G, J) BERLIN WALL 2 EUROS UNC. $28.50
continued their annual series of 2 Euro coins honoring each of their
Bundeslńnder (states) with this 2021 issue for Saxony-Anhalt
(Sachsen-Anhalt). The coin depicts the Magdeburg
Cathedral is the oldest Gothic Cathedral in
was started in 1209 on the site of an abbey. It was not
until over 300 years later in 1520. The coins were struck at all five
German mints (A=Berlin, D=Munich, F=Stuttgart, G=Karlsruhe, J=Hamburg).
The mintmark is at the left of the cathedral.
DE-2E21-SAX GERMANY 2 EURO 2021
SAXONY-ANHALT mint our
DE-2E21-SAX-ALL5 ALL 5 MINTS (A,D,F,G,J)
2 EURO 2021, UNC.
2022 GERMAN 2 EURO FEATURES
continued their annual series of 2 Euro coins honoring each of its
states with this 2022 issue for Thuringia, which is located in central
Germany. The coin depicts the famous Wartburg Castle
overlooking the city of Eisenach. The castle is a UNESCO
heritage site. Parts of it date back to the 12th
century. It was the home of St. Elizabeth of Hungary and
where Martin Luther translated the New Testament into German following
his excommunication by the Pope. The mintmark appears to the
right of the castle. The "D" below the castle is for
DE-2E22-WART GERMANY 2 EURO 2022 THURINGIA,
mint of Joel's choice UNC.
DE-2E22-WARTx5 GERMANY 2 EURO 2022
ALL 5 MINTS: A,D,F,G & J UNC. $29.95
2023 GERMAN 2
celebrated the 1275th anniversary of the birth of Charlemagne with this
circulating 2023 2 Euro coin. Charlemagne is known as Karl the Great in
Germany. He unified central and western Europe for the first
time since the fall of the Roman Empire centuries earlier. He
was crowned King of the Franks, King of the Lombards and Emperor of the
Romans, and started what became known as the Holy Roman
Empire. He ruled from his capital in Aachen,
Germany. The coin depicts Charlemagne's monogram over the
octagon of Aachen Cathedral. At the lower right is the "D"
for Deutschland followed by the mintmark A=Berlin, D=Munich,
F=Stuttgart, G=Karlsruhe, J=Hamburg). At the bottom are the
dates of his birth and death: "748-814".
DE-2E23-KARL GERMANY 2 EURO 2023 CHARLEMAGNE
mint of Joel's choice UNC.
DE-2E23-KARLx5 GERMANY 2 EURO 2023
ALL 5 MINTS: A,D,F,G & J UNC. $29.50
GR-2E15-LOUIS GREECE 2 EUROS 2015 SPYRIDON
LOUIS UNC. $7.00
the 75th anniversary of the death of poet Kostis Palamas in
2018. He wrote the words to the Olympic Hymn and was one of
the founders of the New Athenian School (also known as Palamian School)
commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the birth of famed archeologist
Manolis Andronicos on this 2019 dated 2 Euro coin.
Andronicos discovered what is believed to be the tomb of Phillip II,
the father of Alexander the Great. The coin portrays the
archeologist and the year of his birth and death (1919 - 1992).
GREEK 2 EURO
COINS HONOR SINGER AND MATHEMATICIAN
commemorated the 100th anniversary of singer Maria Callas and the 150th
anniversary of the death of mathematician Constantin Caratheodory on
their 2023 2 Euro coins. Callas was a famous operatic singer
noted for her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice, dramatic
interpretations and fiery temperament. She was born in New
York City to Greek parents in 1923. Her mother brought her to
Greece at age 13 where she received most of her musical
training. Following World War II she left Greece to become an
widely acclaimed international opera star. Her portrait appears on the
coin. Caratheodory was considered one of the greatest
mathematicians of his era. He was born in 1873 in Berlin to
Greek parents. He grew up in Brussels where his father was
the Ottoman ambassador to Belgium and spent most of his professional
career in Germany. The coin depicts Caratheodory and some of his
GR-2E23-CALLAS GREECE 2 EURO 2023
MARIA CALLAS UNC. $7.00
GR-2E23-CARATHEODORY GREECE 2 EURO 2023
CONSTANTIN CARATHEODORY UNC. $7.00
2 EUROS 2015 30th ANNIVERARY OF EUROPEAN UNION FLAG, UNC. $6.00
IRELAND MARKS 50 YEARS OF
EUROPEAN UNION MEMBERSHIP
commemorated their 50th anniversary of membership in the European Union
with this 2023 2 Euro coin. Since joining the European Union
the once poor nation has prospered. The design features the
words "╔IRE" "eu50" and the dates 1973 2023. It has
a mintage of 500,000 pieces.
IE-2E23-EU IRELAND 2 EURO 2023 EU MEMBERSHIP
IT-2E08 ITALY 2 EURO 2008 HUMAN RIGHTS UNC. $7.50
2 EUROS 2011 ITALIAN UNIFICATION UNC. $8.50
the 70th anniversary of their 1948 constitution which established the
Italian Republic on this 2018 2 Euro coin. The coin depicts
the signing of the constitution.
CELEBRATES NATIONAL POLICE FORCE ON 2022 2 EURO
commemorated the 150th Anniversary of their national police force
"Polizia di Stato" on this 2022 dated 2 Euro coin. The force
pre-dates the Italian nation, having been formed in 1852 by King Victor
Emmanuel II in Sardinia. With the unification of Italy in
1861 it became a national police force. It 1981 it was merged
with the many civil police services in Italy and made a civil rather
than a military force. The coin depicts a female and male police
officer in front of a police car. Less than 15% of the force
is made up of females.
IT-2E22-POLICE ITALY 2 EURO 2022 NATIONAL
POLICE FORCE, UNC. $6.00
commemorated the 150th anniversary of the death of Italian poet,
novelist and philosopher Alessandro Manzoni on this 2023 2 Euro
coin. Manzoni's contributed to the standardization of the
modern Italian language. The coin features a portrait of
Manzoni derived from the 1967 100,000 Lire note, the dates 1873 - 2023
and the emblem of the Italian Republic.
IT-2E23-MANZONI ITALY 2 EURO 2023 ALESSANDRO
completed their commemorative 2 Euros series honoring the four regions
of Latvia with this 2018 coin honoring Zemgale (also known as
Semigallia). The coin features the regions arms which depicts
joined the other Baltic nations, Estonia and Lithuania to issue a
circulating 2 Euro coin to honor Ukraine after the Russian
invasion. The Latvian 2023 coin features a
Sunflower, the national flower of Ukraine which is a symbol of peace
and freedom and the legend "SLAVA UKRAINAI!" which translates as Glory
to Ukraine. The coin has an edge inscription "Dievs, svētī
Latviju!" (God, Bless Latvia!) which comes from the national anthem of
Latvia. The coin has a mintage of 415,000.
LV-2E23-UKRAINE LATVIA 2 EURO 2023 GLORY
TO UKRAINE UNC.
Zuvintas Biosphere Reserve is a a UNESCO site that is the home of
thousands of species of birds, animals and plants. New species are
being discovered every year. It is centered around
Zuvintas Lake, a large, shallow lake that is only a small remnant of
the former post-glacial lake. The coin depicts a Bittern
trying to eat a Fire-bellied toad. A Water Reed Warbler
clings to a reed. In the distance a number of cranes are
flying with a mute swan.
LT-2E21-ZUVINTAS LITHUANIA 2 EURO 2021
ZUVINTAS BIOSPHERE, UNC.
LITHUANIA 2 EURO
is the most popular sport in Lithuania. This 2022 dated 2
Euro commemorates the 100th Anniversary of basketball in
Lithuania. The design features a basketball court
superimposed on a map of Lithuania and the dates 1922 – 2022.
Though basketball was first played by women in Lithuania in 1919, the
first official game was played by men on April 23, 1922. The
sport gained widespread popularity after Lithuania won the European
championship in 1937.
LT-2E22-BASKETBALL LITHUANIA 2 EURO 2022
BASKETBALL UNC. $6.00
LITHUANIA SHOWS SUPPORT
issued this 2023 2 Euro to show support for Ukraine against
the Russian invasion. The coin features a sunflower, the emblematic
plant of Ukraine. The petals of the flower are in the shape of human
figures holding hands. The legend "Kartu su Ukraina" means "Together
LITHUANIA 2 EURO 2023 UKRAINE UNC.
LATVIA 2023 2 EURO SUPPORTS UKRAINE Luxembourg commemorated
a century of universal suffrage
with the 2019 2
Euro coin. Universal suffrage was introduced in Luxembourg in
1919. Before that only about a quarter of the men were
vote. In January 1919 a major worker uprising required the
intervention of the French Army to keep control. In order to
preserve the monarchy, a number of reforms were implemented, including
universal suffrage. All men and women above 21 years of age
given the right to vote. The coin depicts Grand
and a hand putting a paper ballot into a ballot
LU-2E19-VOTE LUXEMBOURG 2 EURO 2019
UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE UNC.
their second 2020 issue Luxembourg
released a pair of 2 Euro coins commemorating the birth of Prince
Charles, the first child of heir to the throne Grand Duke Guillaume and
his wife the Grand Duchess Stephanie. This makes the child second in
line to the throne. Two versions of the coin were issued,
both depicting the royal couple holding their baby. The monogram of
Grand Duke Henri appears to the left. One version
is in standard relief. The other has a flat
holographic/photographic relief. The two versions make an
LU-2E20-BOTH BOTH STANDARD &
PHOTO IMAGE VERSIONS OF LUXEMBOURG 2 EURO 2020
PRINCE CHARLES UNC.
CELEBRATES ITS FLAG LAW
June 23 1972 Luxembourg passed its Flag Law which officially defined
that nations’ flag. It was done in order to prevent another
country from adopting the same flag. The flag was first used
in 1845, but was not officially adopted until 1993.
The red, white and blue striped flag is almost identical to the
Netherlands flag but the red and blue stripes are slightly lighter and
the flag is slightly longer. This 2022 Luxembourg 2 Euro
commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Flag Law. The coin
depicts Grand Prince Henri and the flag along with the dates 1972
LU-2E22-FLAG LUXEMBOURG 2 EURO 2022 FLAG LAW
CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES & CONSTITUTION
was caught up in the democratic revolutions that swept Europe in
1848. The power of the monarch was abolished and Luxembourg
became a constitutional monarchy with a unicameral legislature called
the Chamber of Deputies. Luxembourg issued this 2023 2 Euro
commemorate the 175th anniversary of the constitution and the Chamber
of Deputies. The coin depicts Grand Duke Henri and the
Deputies building. It has a mintage of only 131,000.
LU-2E22-FLAG LUXEMBOURG 2 EURO 2022 FLAG LAW
their annual Children and Solidarity series. The theme of the
2018 coin is Cultural Heritage. As with every coin in this
series, it was
designed by a student. The coin depicts a collage of items
associated with Malta: a stylized megalithic temple doorway, the sun, a
church, and a boat upon the sea flying the national flag. The coin has
a mintage of only 300,000.
MT-2E18-CULTURE MALTA 2 EUROS 2018
CULTURAL HERITAGE UNC.
TARXIEN TEMPLES 2 EURO
continued their series of circulating 2 Euros honoring its Megalithic
temples with this 2021 issue depicting the Tarxien Temples.
The Tarxien temples consist of three separate but attached structures
that date from 3600 to 2500BC. The temple was discovered in
1914 by farmers whose plow would strike its large stone
blocks. Excavation of the temple complex started soon
MALTA 2 EUROS 2021 TARXIEN TEMPLES UNC. $19.00
2 EUROS 2015 30th ANNIVERARY OF EUROPEAN UNION FLAG, UNC. $7.00
PT-2E08 PORTUGAL 2 EURO 2008 HUMAN RIGHTS
PT-2E13TOWER PORTUGAL 2 EUROS 2013 TORRES DOS
PT-2E14AG PORTUGAL 2 EUROS 2014 FAMILY
2 EUROS 2015 30th ANNIVERARY OF EUROPEAN UNION FLAG, UNC. $6.00
PT-2E15TIMOR PORTUGAL 2 EUROS 2015
DISCOVERY OF TIMOR
commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Portuguese Red Cross in
2015 The coin depicts a cross and a helping hand.
2 EUROS 2015 PORTUGUESE RED CROSS, UNC. $7.00
commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the 25 de Abril (25th of April)
Bridge. The suspension bridge across the Tagus (Tejo) River connects
the capital city of Lisbon to the municipality of Almada. The bridge
was originally named after the dictator Salazar but had its name
changed after the revolution of April 25, 1974. It has a mintage of
2 EUROS 2016 BRIDGE, UNC.
commemorated the 250th anniversary of their National Printing
Office. It was founded in 1768. It is responsible
for printing the official daily journal of all government acts as well
as postage stamps, passports and banknotes. In 1972 it was merged with
the national mint and is administered by the Ministry of Finance.
2 EUROS 2018 NATIONAL PRINTING OFFICE UNC.
commemorated the 250th anniversary of the Ajuda Botanical Garden in
Lisbon. The garden, created in 1768, was the first public garden in
Lisbon. Initially it was used to supply fresh fruit and
vegetables to the royal palace. Later it was designated to
maintain, study and collect as many botanic species as possible. The
coin has a mintage of 500,000 pieces
CELEBRATES 2023 WORLD
YOUTH DAY WITH 2 EURO COIN
Youth Day, a celebration that draws thousands of Catholic youth from
around the world, was celebrated August 1 through 6 in
Pope Francis was in attendance. The design of the coin
cross encircled by individuals suggesting the shape of a globe which in
turn is surrounded by a pair of hugging hands.
PT-2E23-YOUTH PORTUGAL 2 EURO 2023 YOUTH DAY
CELEBRATES 200th ANNIVERSARY OF HORSE DRAWN EXPRESS MAIL
Slovak Republic 2023 2 Euro commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the
start of regularly scheduled Express Mail between Bratislava and the
Vienna, the capital of the Austrian Empire. The 45-mile
(75km) trip was done in a horse drawn carriage. The coin depicts a
stylized speeding horse drawn carriage with the post office logo on the
SK-2E23-MAIL SLOVAKIA 2 EURO 2023 BRATISLAV-VIENNA EXPRESS MAIL UNC. $8.00
commemorated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of
Ljubljana on this 2019 2 Euros coin. The university was
founded in 1919, shortly after the end of World War I. It
serves approximately 40,000 students. The coin features the
university's emblem, which is a square. To me it looks like
the designer tried to fit a square peg in a round hole.
SI-2E19-UNIV SLOVENIA 2 EUROS 2019 LJUBLJANA
commemorated the 500th anniversary of the birth of Adam
Bohoric. He was a preacher, teacher and author and
established the basic written foundations of the Slovene
language. The coin depicts multi-lingual slogans
from the title page of Bohoric’s Latin-Slovenian grammar book, Arcticae
horulae succisivae (Free Winter Hours), surrounded by the author's
name, date of his birth, country name and issue date. The coin has a
mintage of 990,500.
SI-2E20-BOHORIC SLOVENIA 2 EURO 2020 ADAM
the 50th anniversary of the birth of King Felipe VI on this 2018 2 Euro
coin. The coin depicts his royal arms.
It has a mintage of only 398,000 pieces.
ES-2E18-FELIPE SPAIN 2
EUROS 2018 50th BIRTHDAY OF KING FELIPE VI
SPANISH 2 EURO
honored its Garajonay National Park on this 2022 circulating
commemorative 2 Euro. It is UNESCO heritage site on the
island of La Gomera in the Canary Islands. The 15 square mile
(40 sq.km.) park is the home to numerous species of plants and
animals. The coin depicts a forest scene and the distinctive
Roque de Agando peak.
SPAIN2 EURO 2022 GARAJONAY NATIONAL PARK UNC. $6.00
SPAIN COMMEMORATES ITS
PRESIDENCY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION COUNCIL
issued this 2023 circulating 2 Euro to commemorate Spain taking over
the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from July 1 to
December 31, 2023. The mostly ceremonial position is rotated
every six months between members of the European Union. This
will be the fifth time Spain has held the position since becoming a
European Union member in 1986. The coin depicts the logo of the Spanish
Presidency of the Council.
ES-2E23-EU SPAIN 2 EURO 2023 EUROPEAN UNION
COUNCIL PRESIDENCY, UNC.
2013 RIO WORLD YOUTH DAY 2
issued this 2013 dated bi-metallic 2 Euros coin to
commemorate World Youth Day held in Rio de Janeiro in July
2013. The week-long event brought over 3 million
attendees from throughout the world. The coin features youth
gathered within the embrcing arms of Christ. The reverse
has the standard 2 Euros design. The coin comes in its official green
holder and has a mintage of only 94,000.
VA-2E13 VATICAN 2 EUROS 2013 RIO YOUTH DAY
IN GREEN FOLDER KM446 BU
2 EURO COIN PROGRAM
2022 all members of the Euro were authorized to issue a
commemorative 2 Euro coin commemorating the 35th anniversary of the
Erasmus Program. The program allows students to study at a
university in another country and often provides them with a stipend to
help offset their expenses. More than 9 million people have
participated in the program since its creation. It is named
after 16th century Dutch philosopher and theologian Desiderius Erasmus
of Rotterdam. All the coins have a similar design, the major
difference being the placement of the name or initials of the issuing
country. The coins depict a portrait of Erasmus with the
dates 1987-2022 and the name of the program in the language of the
issuing nation. In front of Erasmus are series of
interlinking lines, representing the intellectual and human exchanges
between the students. Within the lines the figure "35"
appears in raised areas. We offer a set of all 16 of the
Erasmus 2 Euros that were released into general circulation. The set
includes coins from Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal,
Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. Belgium, Netherlands did not
issued coins into circulation, they only sold them packaged for
collectors at high prices. The Malta issue is the
most difficult to obtain.
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one and I will quote availability and price..
EU-ERASMUS SET OF ERASMUS 2 EUROS FROM 16
BE-2E22-ERASMUS BELGIUM 2 EURO ERASMUS 2022,
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MT-2E22-ERASMUS MALTA 2 EURO ERASMUS 2022
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NL-2E22-ERASMUS NETHERLANDS 2 EURO ERASMUS
2022, BU in
30th ANNVERSARY OF THE
FLAG OF THE EUROPEAN UNION 2 EURO COINS:
celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the flag of the European Union, Euro
members are issueing circulating 2 Euros coins. The coins all
have a similar design, featuring a group of people gathered around the
European Union flag. The name of the issuing nation appears
on each coin. The bi-metallic coins have the standard 2 Euro reverse
which features a map of Europe.
CY-2E15-FLAG CYPRUS 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG UNC $6.00
EE-2E15-FLAG ESTONIA 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG UNC
FR-2E15-FLAG FRANCE 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG UNC $6.00
DE-2E15-FLAG GERMANY 2 EUROS 2015 A (Berlin
Mint) EU FLAG UNC $6.00
GR-2E15-FLAG GREECE 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG UNC $6.00
IE-2E15-FLAG IRELAND 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG UNC
IT-2E15-FLAG ITALY 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG UNC $6.00
NL-2E15-FLAG NETHERLANDS 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG
PT-2E15-FLAG PORTUGAL 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG
SI-2E15-FLAG SLOVENIA 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG
ES-2E15-FLAG SPAIN 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG UNC $7.00
EUROPEAN UNION’S 10th
ANNIVERSARY 2 EURO COIN SET
celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Euro, each of the 16 Euro members
issued commemorative bi-metallic 2 Euro coins. The coins all
have a similar design featuring a stick figure and a Euro
symbol. The name of the country appears above the figure, and
the acronym EMU translated into the national language(s) and the dates
1999-2009 below. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the
design on the outer ring. The reverse of the coins has map of
Europe. This 16 coin set includes coins from Austria,
Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy,
Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and
Spain. Due to a law requiring that the Grand Duke’s portrait
appears on all coins, the Luxembourg issue features a multi-viewing
image, when the coin is tilted one way the Duke’s portrait appears,
when tilted another the standard design appears.
EURO-2E09 EUROPEAN UNION: ALL 16 10th ANNV. 2
EURO COINS, UNC. $120.00
OTHER EURO COINS
BUNNY 5 EURO
2018 5 Euro coin from Austria celebrates both Easter and the 300th
anniversary of porcelain manufacturing in Vienna. The coin
features a porcelain Easter Bunny designed by Michael Powony around
1930 and produced by Vienna’s famous Augarten Porcelain
Manufactory. Porcelain manufacturing was established in
Vienna in 1718 by Claudius Innocentius du Paquier, a Dutchman who stole
the secret of how to make Porcelain from Meissen. The nine-sided copper
coin is 28.5mm and has a mintage of 200,000 pieces. The
obverse features the arms of each of the nine Austrian federal states
and the denomination.
Austria released the first two coins in a series of five series called
"Knights' Tales" which feature knightly virtues. The coins
are 32mm copper 10 Euros. The first coin titled "Chivalry"
commemorates the 500th anniversary of the death of Holy Roman Emperor
Maximillian I. The code of chivalry was a combination of the warrior
ethos, piety, nobility and gallantry, which Maximillian
embodied. The obverse depicts Maximillian holding a lance and
his coat-of-arms. The reverse shows a knight on horseback in
a jousting tournament. The second coin titled "Adventure"
depicts Godfrey of Bouillon holding a battle ax and his coat-of-arms
which features the Jerusalem Cross. Godfrey was one of the
leaders of the First Crusade.
He joined the crusader in
1095. The Crusaders finally made it to Jerusalem in June
1099. The following month they conquered the city and
slaughtered its inhabitants. The reverse of the coin shows knighthood
being conferred by a king to a kneeling squire. Both coins
are dated 2019 and have a mintage of 130,000 pieces in Uncirculated.
AT-CHIVALRYAUSTRIA 10 EURO 2019 CHIVALRY -
MAXIMILLIAN I UNC. $24.50
AT-ADVENTUREAUSTRIA 10 EURO 2019 CHIVALRY -
GODFREY OF BOUILLON UNC. $24.50
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP
SOCCER COIN SET
France released a series of four non-circulating Quarter Euro coins in
2019 for the Women's World Cup Soccer championships held in Paris that
year. The obverse designs depict important game skills:
dribbling, passing, trick plays and goal keeping. The reverse
of the coins features the trophy and flags of the winning nations and
their title years. The coins are 33.8mm in diameter and were
struck in a gold colored copper-aluminum-nickel alloy at the Paris
mint. The coins have a mintage of 250,000 each.
FR-WFIFA FRANCE SET OF 4 WOMAN'S WORLD CUP
SOCCER 2019 1/4 EURO, BU
2010 WORLD BOOK CAPITAL BI-METALLIC 3 EUROS
Slovenia regularly issues circulating bi-metallic 3 Euro commemorative
coins. The 32mm coins have a brass outer ring, a
copper-nickel center and a reeded edge. They
are legal tender within Slovenia and available at
their face value. The
issue commemorates Slovenia's capital,
Ljubljana, as the UNESCO's World Book Capital 2010. It
facade of Plecnik’s National Library and the outline of a scroll and a
SLOVENIA 3 EUROS 2010 LJUBLJANA WORLD BOOK
CAPITAL, KM95 UNC. $10.00
SLOVENIA BI-METALLIC 3 EURO
Slovenia released two 2023 dated bi-metallic 3 Euro coins.
One commemorates Slovenian Day of Sports which took place September 23.
The obverse features two stylized oars. The lines of the oars
connect to the reverse which represents a target used in three position
The other coin other marks the 110th Anniversary of the birth of
Slovenian writer Boris Pahor. The text featured on the coin
is taken from his story The Old Lighthouse. The letters fade towards
the right of the coins, turning into birds flying away, which symbolize
freedom while also illustrating the message that Pahor's books sent
across the world through their numerous translations. The
birds continue to fly onto the obverse of the coin.
Both coins are 32mm and have a mintage of 60,000 pieces each.
SI-3E23-SPORTS SLOVENIA 3 EURO 2023 SPORTS
SI-3E23-PAHOR SLOVENIA 3 EURO 2023 PAHOR
EURO COIN SETS
Euro member nations started striking Euro coins in 1999, in preparation
for the complete replacement of all their coins in circulation when
Euro coins and notes officially enetered circulation January 1, 2002.
Some nations dated their coins the year they were struck,
starting in 1999. Others dated the coins the year they were
released, 2002. Originally twelve nations were members of the
Euro. Since then additional additional nations have joined,
so there are now 19 Euro members. In addition some smaller
nations that are not members of the Euro have been given premission to
issue limit numbers of Euro coins. This includes Andorra,
Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City. Unless otherwise
indicated, each set contains the eight standard Euro
coins: the copper-plated steel 1, 2 and 5 euro cents, the
"Nordic gold" (aluminum-bronze) 10, 20 and 50 euro
cents, and the bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euros. All the
have the same standard reverses. The 1, 2 and 5 euro cent
coins depict the globe featuring Europe. The other
denominations feature maps of the European Union or maps showing the
original members of European Union.
The coins are Uncirculated. Unless otherwise noted, the coins
are not packaged and coins may be of various years.
the tiny nation of Andorra is tucked away between two Euro issuing
nations, Spain and France, it did not issue its own official Euro coins
until December 2014. We are pleased to offer these first official Euro
coins of Andorra issued in 2014.. The 5
Eurocents depicts a Pyrenean
Chamois and a Golden Eagle. The 10, 20 and 50 Eurocents
the Church of Santa Coloma. The Romanesque Church dates from
10th century or earlier. The distinctive circular bell tower
added in the 12th century. The 1 Euro depicts the Casa de la
(“House of the Valleys") which was the home of the General Council of
Andorra. It was originally built as a family manor house in
1580. The Arms of Andorra is on the 2 Euros. The
Euro designs are on the reverses of all the coins. The 1 and 2 Eurocent
were issued only in packaged sets.
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AUSTRIAN EURO COIN
Austria was one of the original 12 Euro members. Each denomination has
a unique design, grouped into three different themes. The 1,
2 and 5 euro cent features Austrian flowers. The 1 euro cent
depicts an Alpine gentian, the 2 euro cent has an Alpine edelweiss, and
an Alpine primrose is on the 5 euro cent. The trhee middle
denominations depict famous buildings in Vienna. St. Stephens
Cathedral is on the 10 euro cent, the Belvedere Palace is on the 20
euro cent and the Secession Hall is on the 50 euro cent.
Famous Austrians are on the top denominations.
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, along with his signature is
on the 1 Euro coin. Austrian pacifist and Nobel Peace Prize
winner Bertha von Suttner is on the 2 Euros.
AT-EUSET AUSTRIA 8 COIN EURO SET, 2002-2009
BELGIAN EURO COIN SET
Belgium was one of the original 12 Euro members. All
denominations bear a portrait of the King. This mixed date
set features the portrait of King Albert II, who ruled until 2013.
We have not yet been able to obtain complete sets
of the Euro coins of King Philippe.
BE-EUSET BELGIUM 8 COIN EURO SET 1999-2013
2023 EURO COINS
Croatia switched their currency to the Euro on January 1,
2023. The designs of the new coins created
controversy. The bi-metallic 2 Euro features a map of
Croatia. The bi-metallic 1 Euro depicts a Marten.
Marten pelts, called a kuna, were used for money in medieval
Croatia. The original design for the 1 Euro coin used a
photograph of a marten without permission. Serbia objected to
Nikola Tesla appearing on the 10, 20 and 50 Eurocent coins, claiming
Tesla was Serbian. Tesla was born in what is now Croatia to
ethnic Serbian parents at a time when both were part of the
Austro-Hungarian Empire. The 5, 2 and 1 Eurocent have the
letters "HR" in Glagolitic scrip. HR is the abbreviation of
the country in Croatian (Republika Hrvatska). Glagolitic is
the oldest known Slavic alphabet, dating back to the 9th Century. All
the coins incorporate the checkboard Croatian arms into the
design. All eight coins have the standard map of Europe
designs on the reverses.
HR-EUSET CROATIA 8 COIN EURO SET 1 CENT - 2
EUROS 2023 UNC. out
CYPRIOT EURO COIN
The Euro coins reflect that nations long history and culture.
Mouflon, a native wild
sheep, is on the 1, 2 and 5 eurocents, an ancient sailing ship on their
10, 20 and 50 eurocent and the ancient Idol of Pomos, a prehistoric
fertility sculpture dating from about 3000BC on their bimetallic 1 and
2 Euro coins. The coins have the name of the island in both Greek and
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ESTONIAN EURO COIN
January 1, 2011, Estonia issued its first Euro coins. All
eight standard Euro coins
a map of Estonia on one side, and the standard Euro designs featuring
maps of Europe on the other.
EE-EUSET ESTONIA 8 COIN EURO SET, 2011
FINNISH EURO COIN SET
Finland was one of the original 12 Euro members. The 1, 2, 5,
10, 20 and 50 euro cents portray the heraldic lion from the Coat of
Arms of Finland. The 1 Euro depicts two Whooper swans in
flight. The Whooper swan is the national bird of Finland.
The 2 Euro features the fruit and leaves of the
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EURO COIN SET
France was one of the original 12 Euro members. France used
three designs on their Euro coins. The 1, 2 and 5 euro cents
depict the head of Marianne, the symbol of the French Republic.
The 10, 20 and 50 euro cents feature The Sower (La Semeuse),
which was previously used on the French Franc coins. The
design by Oscar Roty was first appeared on French coins in 1897.
The 1 and 2 Euro coins feature a stylized tree and the motto "LibertÚ EgalitÚ FraternitÚ".
The 1 Euro has low mintages and is generally not issued for
circulation making them difficult obtain and make complete sets.
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GERMAN EURO COIN SET
Germany was one of the original 12 Euro members. The 1, 2 and
5 euro cents depict an oak twig, a design adopted from the former
Pfennig coins. The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin appears on the 10, 20 and
50 euro cents. A stylized German eagle appears on the 1 and 2
Euro coins. The 2 Euro has a lettered edge with the German
national motto "EINIGKEIT
UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT" (Unity and Justice and Freedom).
DE-EUSET GERMANY 8 COIN EURO SET 2002-2011
Also See: GERMAN COINS and
CURRENCY page: includes
coins and notes of the German Empire, Weimar Republic (including
hyper-inflation issues), Nazi Germany and East Germany
GREEK EURO COIN SET
Greece was one of the original 12 Euro members. Each coin has
its own design that reflects Greek culture and heritage.
The 1, 2 and 5 euro cents feature Greek ships: an
ancient Athenian trireme from the 5th century BC is on the 1 eurocent,
a 19th century corvette is on the 2 euro cent, and a modern tanker is
on the 5 eurocent. The middle denominations feature famous
Greeks. Rigas Feraios, a revolutionary and writer is on the
10 euro cent. Ioannis Kapodistrias, the founder of the modern Greek
state and its first head of state is on the 20 euro cent. The
50 euro cent has the portrait of Eleftherios Venizelos, who
served multiple terms as Prime Minister in the early 20th century and
did much to modernize his country. The 1 Euro features an
Athenian tetradrachm from the 4th century BC. The 2 Euro
depicts The abduction of Europa by Zeus in the form of a bull.
GR-EUSET GREECE 8 COIN EURO SET 2009
IRISH EURO COIN
Ireland was one of the original 12 Euro members. All 8 coins
depict an Irish harp.
IE-EUSET IRELAND 8 COIN EURO SET 2002-16
ITALIAN EURO COIN SET
Italy was one of the original 12 Euro members. Each of the
coins depict a different aspect of Italian culture or history.
The 1 euro cent shows the Castel del Monte in
Andria. The 2 euro cent depicts the top of the Mole
Antonelliana in Turin. The 5 euro cent pictures the Colosseum
in Rome. The 10 euro cent has the head of Venus
from Botticelli's famous painting The
Birth of Venus. The futurist sculpture Unique Forms of Continuity in
Space by Umberto Boccioni is on the 20 euro cent. The Equestrian Statue
of Marcus Aurelius is on the 50 euro cent. The
statue dates from about 175AD. Leonardo da Vinci's famous Vitruvian Man drawing
is on the 1 Euro. The 2 Euro depicts the Portrait of Dante Alighieri
IT-EUSET ITALY 8 COIN EURO SET 2002-2015
January 1, 2014 Latvia became the 18th Euro member to issue coins.
The 8 coin set dated 2014 includes the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50
Euro cent and the bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro
coins. The obverse designs were all based on previous Latvia
coins. The bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euros featured Milda, the
Latvian maiden who appeared on the silver 5 Lati issued from 1929 to
1932. She became a symbol of Latvian independence during the Soviet
occupation of Latvia. The edge of the 2 Euro has the
SVĒTĪ LATVIJU" (God bless Latvia), which
appeared on the edge of the silver 5 Lati. The brass 10, 20
and 50 Eurocent feature the Greater Latvian coat-of-arms, which
was used on the silver 1 and 2
Latiissued in the
1920's as well as the
1 and 2 Lati coins
issued from 1991 to 2013. The
copper-plated steel 1, 2 and 5 Eurocents depict the Lesser Latvian
coat-of-arms which was used on the minor
coins of Latvia after it
gained independence from the Soviet
Union in 1991.
LV-EUSET LATVIA 8 COIN EURO SET, 2014
officially converts to the Euro as their currency on January 1, 2015.
Their 8 coin set includes the 1, 2, 5,
10, 20, 50
Euro cent and the bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro
coins. All eight coins feature Vytis, the white knight, which
is the national symbol of Lithuania and has appeared on the coins of
Lithuania for hundreds of years.
LT-EUSET LITHUANIA 8 COIN EURO SET, 2015
EURO COIN SET
Luxembourg was one of the original 12 Euro members. The eight
coins utilize three different designs, all depicting Grand
LU-EUSET LUXEMBOURG 8 COIN EURO SET 2002
EURO COIN SET
In January 2008 Malta, released its first official Euro coins
into circulation. Malta chose to place the Neolithic Mnajdra
temple altar on
their 1, 2 and 5 eurocents, the coat of arms of Malta on
their 10, 20 and 50
eurocents and a Maltese Cross on their bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro
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(NETHERLANDS) EURO COIN SETS
Netherlands was one of the original 12 Euro members. The
coins all depict the monarch. Until 2013 the coins featured
two different designs depicting the head of Queen Beatrix.
With the accession to the throne of King Willem-Alexander,
the his head has appeared on Dutch coinage starting in 2014.
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Portugal was one of the original 12 Euro members. Portugal
used three different designs on their Euro coins, each featuring old
royal seals within a circle of seven castles and five escutcheons
(shields) taken from the Portuguese flag and coat of arms.
The 1, 2 and 5 euro cents depict the royal seal of 1134.
The 10, 20 and 50 euro cents depict the royal arms of 1142.
The 1 and 2 Euro depct the 1 and 2 Ruro depict the royal arms
PT-EUSET PORTUGAL 8 COIN EURO SET 2002-2012
SCARCE SAN MARINO
tiny nation of San Marino is not a member of the Euro, but because of a
treaty with Italy it is allowed to issue a very limited number of Euro
coins. This unpackaged set features seven of regular issue
Euro coins of San Marino (no 10 euro cent). The bi-metallic 2 Euro
depicts the Palazzo Pubblico which is the seat of government.
The bi-metallic 1 euro has the arms of San Marino. The 50
Euro cent features the three hilltop towers on Monte Titano that are on
the nation's coat-of-arms. The 20 Euro cent pictures St.
Marinus, the Christian Roman stonecutter who founded San Marino in
301AD in order to escape the persecution of Christians by Emperor
Diocletian. The Guaita Tower is featured on the 5
Euro cent. It is the oldest of the three towers, having been
constructed in the 11th century. The 2 Euro Cent pictures national hero
Stefano Gallietti. The 14th century Montale tower, the
smallest of the three towers, is on the 1 Euro cent. The
standard Euro designs are on the reverses. The 1, 2 &
5 Euro cents are dated 2006, the 20 and 50 Euro cents are 2008, the 1
Euro 2009 and the 2 Euros 2011. The coins are Uncirculated
from original mint rolls.
SM-EUSET7 SAN MARINO 7 COIN EURO SET (1c - 2
Euros, no 10c) 2006-2011
On January 1, 2009, The Slovak Republic, also known as Slovakia,
officially adopted the Euro. Like the other Euro coins,
it utilizes the standard Euro design on one side and its own designs on
the other. The bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro coins show
Slovak arms, which feature a double cross or Patriarchal cross, on a
stylized three-peaked mountain. The double cross is a symbol of
Christian religion that dates back to the Byzantine Empire whose
missionaries brought Christianity to the region. The hills
represent the three symbolic Slovak mountain ranges: Tatra, Fatra,
Matra (though last one is actually in Hungary). The 10, 20 and 50
Eurocent picture the famed Bratislava Castle. The 1, 2 and 5
Eurocent pictures Krivan, a peak in the Tatra mountains that has long
symbolized the Slovak nation. The peak is accessible to
and provides magnificent views.
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In 2007 Slovenia, once the northernmost part of
first of the former east European nations to adopt the Euro as their
replaced the Slovenian Tolar.Because of the expansion of European Union the common side
coins have been redesigned to show the expanded European Union.The Slovenian Euro coins
are the first to
use the new design.The
of the coins highlight Slovenian history culture.The
bi-metallic 2 Euro coin features national poet France
Prešeren and the first line of the Slovenian national anthem which was
bi-metallic 1 Euro pictures
Primož Trubar, a 16th century Protestant reformer, superintendent of
Protestant Church of Slovenia and the author of the first book printed
and the constellation of cancer is featured on the 50 euro cent coin.Two Lipizzaner
horses are on the 20 euro
cent coin. The 10 euro cent coin features the "Katedrala Svobode"
(Cathedral of Freedom), a national parliament building that has never
built!A man sowing
stars and seeds is
featured on the 5 euro cent coin.The
design is based on Ivan Grohar painting"The
2 euro cent shows the Prince's Stone.The stone was the base of an ancient Roman
column. It was used to install the medieval prince's of Karatania.A stork is on the 1 euro
cent. Every coin
has 12 stars around edge interspersed with letters spelling
coins are the
first of what will be a
major expansion of the Euro coin series.
Spain was on of the first 12 Euro members. The 1, 2 and 5
euro cents depict The Obradoiro facade of the Cathedral of Santiago de
Compostela. The 10, 20 and 50 euro cents picture writer
Miguel de Cervantes. Until 2015 the 1 and 2 Euros portrayed
King Juan Carlos I. Starting in 2015 the new king, Felipe VI,
is pictured on the 1 and 2 Euros.
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