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THE EURO

2 EUROS COMMEMORATIVE COINS

Members of the Euro started to issue circulating 2 Euro commemorative coins in 2004.   The coins have the same specifications as the regular 2 Euro and use the standard 2 Euro design on one side and the commemorative 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.  These bi-metallic coins have become a popular collectible as they are an interesting and affordable series with a wide variety of designs.




Belgium 2 Euros 2008 60th Anniversary of Declaration of Human Rights
Item BE-2E08 BELGIUM 2 EURO 2008 HUMAN RIGHTS UNC. $7.50



2014 BELGIUM RED CROSS 2 EUROS COIN  

Belgium 2 Euros 2014 150th Anniversary of Red Cross in coin cardThe 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.
Item BE-2EREDCROSS BELGIUM 2 EUROS 2014 RED CROSS IN CARD UNC. $19.95



2015 BELGIUM EUROPEAN YEAR OF DEVELOPMENT 2 EUROS COIN 

Belgium 2 Euros 2015 European Year of DevelopmentBelgium 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.
Item BE-2E15-DEV BELGIUM 2 EUROS 2015 DEVELOPMENT YEAR, IN CARD, UNC. $19.95






Belgium 2 Euro 2020 Jan Van EyckBelgium 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.
Item BE-2E20-EYCK BELGIUM 2 EURO 2020 JAN VAN EYCK BU in Coin card $19.75



NewCROATIA'S FIRST COMMEMORATIVE 2 EURO COMMEMORATES JOINING THE EURO

Croatia 2 Euro 2023 Joining the EuroCroatia’s 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. 
Item HR-2E23-EURO CROATIA 2 EURO 2023 JOINING THE EURO UNC. $19.75




Estonia 2 Euros 2019 University of Tartu Estonia issued this 2019 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 Dorpat 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.
Item EE-2E19-TARTU ESTONIA 2 EUROS 2019 TARTU UNIVERSITY UNC. $6.00



Estonia 2 Euro 2020 Treaty of Tartu 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 1,000,000.
Item EE-2E20-TREATY ESTONIA 2 EUROS 2020 TREATY OF TARTU UNC. $6.00



ESTONIAN 2 EURO SHOWS SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE  Restocked

Estonia 2 Euro 2022 Glory to 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 girl 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.
EE-2E22-UKRAINE ESTONIA 2 EURO 2022 UKRAINE UNC. $6.00


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NewESTONIA 2 EURO HONORS BARN SWALLOWS

Estonia 2 Euro 2023 Barn SwallowsThe 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 pieces.
Item EE-2E23-SWALLOW ESTONIA 2 EURO 2023 BARN SWALLOWS UNC. $6.00



Finland 2 Euros 2012 HELENE SCHJERFBECK
Item FI-2E12 FINLAND 2 EURO 2012 HELENE SCHJERFBECK UNC. $7.50



Finland 2 Euro 2014, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Interior Design
Item FI-2E14TAPI FINLAND 2 EUROS 2014 FURNISHING DESIGNER ILMARI TAPIOVAARA UNC. $12.00



Finalnd 2 Euros 2015 Composer Jean Sibelius
Item FI-2E15-SIB FINLAND 2 EUROS 2015 COMPOSER JEAN SIBELIUS, UNC. $7.00



Finalnd 2 Euros 2015 painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela
  Item FI-2E15-GAL  FINLAND 2 EUROS 2015 PAINTER AKSELI GALLEN-KALLELA UNC. $7.00


Finalnd 2 Euros 2016 EINO LEINO
Finland commemorated the 90th anniversary of the death of Finnish poet and journalist Eino Leino on their 2016 2 Euros coin.  He is beloved and widely read in Finland today.  The design depicts a figurative fire and flame, which were symbols in much of his writings.
 Item FI-2E16LEINO FINLAND 2 EUROS 2016 POET EINO LEINO, UNC. $6.00



Finland 2 Euros 2016 100th anniversary of the birth of philospher Georg Henrik von Wright Finland commemorated 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.   
Item FI-2E16-WRIGHT FINLAND 2 EUROS 2016 GEORG HENRIK von WRIGHT, UNC. $6.00



Finland 2 Euro 2021 Journalism Finland dedicated 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.
Item FI-2E21-JOURNAL FINLAND 2 EUROS 2021 JOURNALISM, UNC. $9.00



FINLAND 2022 2 EURO HONORS NATIONAL BALLET  Restocked

Finland 2 Euro 2022 National BalletFinland 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.
Item FI-2E22-BALLET FINLAND 2 EURO 2022 NATIONAL BALLET UNC. $10.00



NewFINLAND 2023 2 EURO FOR SOCIAL & HEALTH SERVICES

Finland 2 Euro 2023 Social & Health ServicesFinland honored their Social and Health services on this 2023 2 Euro coin.  The coin features a stylized map of Finland (which looks 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 services. 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.
Item FI-2E23-HEALTH FINLAND 2 EURO 2023 SOCIAL & HEALTH SERVICES, UNC. $14.00



France 2 Euros 2013 Courbertin
Item FR-2E13COURB FRANCE 2 EUROS 2013 COUBERTIN UNC.$9.00



France 2 Euros 2013 ELEYSEE TREATY WITH GERMANY
Item FR-2E13ELEYSEE FRANCE 2 EUROS 2013 ELEYSEE TREATY WITH GERMANY UNC. $7.00



France 2 Euros 2014 WORLD AIDS DAY
 Item FR-2E14AIDS  FRANCE 2 EUROS 2014 WORLD AIDS DAY UNC. $7.50



France 2 Euros 2015 Fete de la Federation
Item FR-2E15FETE FRANCE 2 EUROS 2015 FETE DE LA FEDERATION UNC. $7.00



France 2 Euros 2015 European Union Flag
 Item FR-2E15FLAG FRANCE 2 EUROS 2015 30th ANNIVERARY OF EUROPEAN UNION FLAG, UNC. $6.00



France 2 Euros 2016 UEFA European Soccer championship games
Item FR-2E16EUFA FRANCE 2 EUROS 2016 UEFA EUROPEAN SOCCER GAMES UNC. $6.00



France 2 Euros 2017 25 years of Breast Cancer Awareness France 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 treatment. 
Item FR-2E17-CANCER FRANCE 2 EUROS 2017 BREAST CANCER UNC. $7.00



France 2 Euros 2020 Charles de Gaulle France 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. 
Item FR-2E20-DEGAULLE FRANCE 2 EUROS 2020 CHARLES DE GAULLE UNC. $7.00



France 2 Euros 2020 Medical Researchers France  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. 
Item FR-2E20-MED FRANCE 2 EUROS 2020 MEDICAL RESEARCHERS in card BU $19.75



France 2 Euro coin 2021 Unicef NewFrance 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.
Item FR-2E21-UNICEF FRANCE 2 EURO 2021 UNICEF UNC. $6.00



NewFRENCH 2023 RUGBY WORLD CUP 2 EURO

France 2 Euro 2023 Rugby World CupFrance 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.
Item FR-2E23-RUGBY FRANCE 2 EURO 2023 RUGBY WORLD CUP UNC. $6.00





Germany 2 Euro 2008 Hamburg
Item DE-2E08HAM GERMANY 2 EURO 2008-G HAMBURG UNC. $8.00



Germany 2 Euros 2012 Bavaria
Item DE-2E12BAV GERMANY 2 EUROS 2012 BAVARIA UNC. $8.00



GERMANY 2 Euros 2013 ELEYSEE TREATY WITH FRANCE
Item DE-2E13ELEYSEE GERMANY 2 EUROS 2013 ELEYSEE TREATY WITH FRANCE UNC. $7.00



GERMANY 2 Euros 2015 25th ANNIVERSARY OF UNIFICATION
Item DE-2E15UNIFY-ANY GERMANY 2 EUROS 2015 25th Anniversary of Unification, Mint of Joel's choice $6.00



Germany 2 Euros 2016 Hessen
Item DE-2E15HESSE GERMANY 2 EUROS 2015, HESSE (HESSEN), Mint of Joel's choice UNC. $6.00




Germany 2 Euros 2015 European Union Flag
 Item DE-2E15FLAG GERMANY 2 EUROS 2015 A-Berlin Mint EUROPEAN UNION FLAG, UNC. $6.00
Item DE-2E15FLAG-ALL GERMANY 2 EUROS 2015 EUROPEAN UNION FLAG, ALL 5 MINTS (5 coins) UNC. $29.50



GERMANY 2 Euros 2016 SAXONY (SACHSEN) Zwinger Palace in Dresden
Item DE-2E16SAXONY-ANY GERMANY 2 EUROS 2016 SAXONY, Mint of Joel's choice $6.00
Item DE-2E16SAXONY-D GERMANY 2 EUROS 2016 SAXONY D-Munich Mint, UNC. $7.00
Item DE-2E16SAXONY-F GERMANY 2 EUROS 2016 SAXONY F-Stuttgart Mint, UNC. $7.00
Item DE-2E16SAXONY-G GERMANY 2 EUROS 2016 SAXONY, F-Karlsruhe Mint, UNC. $7.00
Item DE-2E16SAXONY-J GERMANY 2 EUROS 2016 SAXONY, J-Hamburg Mint, UNC. $7.00



Germany 2 Euros 2019 70th Anniversary of Bundesrat Germany 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 16 sixteen Lńnder (states) of Germany.  It meets in the former Prussian House of Lords in Berlin, which is pictured on the coin.
Item DE-2E19-BUNDR GERMANY EUROS 2019 BUNDESRAT UNC. $6.00



Germany 2 Euros 2019 Fall of the Berlin Wall
Germany commemorated 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.
Item DE-2E19WALL GERMANY 2 EUROS BERLIN WALL 2019 (Mint of our choice) UNC. $5.75
Item DE-2E19WALL-ALL GERMANY ALL 5 MINTS (A, D, F, G, J) BERLIN WALL 2 EUROS UNC. $28.50



Germany 2 Euros 2021 Saxony-Anhalt Germany 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.  The Cathedral is the oldest Gothic Cathedral in Germany.   Construction  was started in 1209 on the site of an abbey.  It was not completed 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.
Item DE-2E21-SAX GERMANY 2 EURO 2021 SAXONY-ANHALT mint our choice,UNC. $6.00
Item DE-2E21-SAX-ALL5 ALL 5 MINTS (A,D,F,G,J) SAXONY-ANHALT 2 EURO 2021, UNC. $29.50



2022 GERMAN 2 EURO FEATURES WARTBURG CASTLE

Germany 2 Euro 2022 ThuringiaGermany 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 Deutschland.
Item DE-2E22-WART GERMANY 2 EURO 2022 THURINGIA, mint of Joel's choice UNC. $6.00
Item DE-2E22-WARTx5 GERMANY 2 EURO 2022 THURINGIA, ALL 5 MINTS: A,D,F,G & J UNC. $29.95



New2023 GERMAN 2 EURO CELEBRATES CHARLEMAGNE

Germany 2 Euro 2023 1275th Anniversary of birth of Karl the Great (Charlemagne)Germany 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". 
Item DE-2E23-KARL GERMANY 2 EURO 2023 CHARLEMAGNE mint of Joel's choice UNC. $6.00
Item DE-2E23-KARLx5 GERMANY 2 EURO 2023 CHARLEMAGNE, ALL 5 MINTS: A,D,F,G & J UNC. $29.50




Greece 2 Euros 2004 Athens Olympics
Item GR-2E04 GREECE 2 EUROS 2004 ATHENS OLYMPICS KM209 UNC. $7.00



Greece 2 Euros 2011 Battle of Marathon
Item GR-2E10 GREECE 2 EUROS 2010 BATTLE OF MARATHON UNC. $8.50



Greece 2 Euros 2015 Spyridon Louis
 Item GR-2E15-LOUIS GREECE 2 EUROS 2015 SPYRIDON LOUIS UNC. $7.00



Greece 2 Euros 2018 Kostis Palamas Greece commemorated 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)
Item GR-2E18-PALAMAS GREECE 2 EUROS 2018 KOSTIS PALAMAS UNC. $6.00



GREECE 2 EUROS 2019 ARCHEOLOGIST MANOLIS ANDRONICOS Greece 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).
Item GR-2E19-ANDRONICOS GREECE 2 EUROS 2019 ARCHEOLOGIST MANOLIS ANDRONICOS UNC. $6.00



GREECE 2 EUROS 2019 POET ANDREAS KALVOS Greece commemorated the 150th anniversary of the death of poet Andreas Kalvos on this 2019 2 Euros.  The coin features his portrait, though there is no known portrait of him.
Item GR-2E19-KALVOS GREECE 2 EUROS 2019 POET ANDREAS KALVOS UNC. $6.00



GREECE 2 EUROS 2020 Reunification with Thrace Greece marked the 100th anniversary of its reunification with Thrace after World War I with this 2020 2 Euros.  The coin features an ancient silver Drachm of Thrace depicting a griffin.
Item GR-2E20-THRACE GREECE 2 EUROS 2020 THRACE UNC. $7.50





Ireland 2 Euros 2015 European Union Flag
 Item IE-2E15FLAG IRELAND 2 EUROS 2015 30th ANNIVERARY OF EUROPEAN UNION FLAG, UNC. $6.00




NewIRELAND MARKS 50 YEARS OF EUROPEAN UNION MEMBERSHIP

Ireland 2 Euro 2023 50 years of EU membershipIreland 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.
Item IE-2E23-EU IRELAND 2 EURO 2023 EU MEMBERSHIP UNC. $7.00




Italy 2 Euro 2008 Human Rights
Item IT-2E08 ITALY 2 EURO 2008 HUMAN RIGHTS UNC. $7.50



Italy 2 Euros 2011 Italian Unification
Item IT-2E11 ITALY 2 EUROS 2011 ITALIAN UNIFICATION UNC. $8.50



Italy 2 Euros 2018 70th Anniversary of Constitution establishing the Republic Italy commemorated 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.
 Item IT-2E18-CONST ITALY 2 EUROS 2018 CONTITUTION UNC. $6.00



Italy 2 Euros 2020 Maria Montessori Italy's second commemorative 2 Euro coin for 2020 honors the 150th anniversary of the birth of famed educator and physician Maria Montessori.   Her portrait appears on the coin.  
 Item IT-2E20-MONTESSORI ITALY 2 EUROS 2020 MARIA MONTESSORI UNC. $6.00

Click HereClick Here for Maria Montessori on Italian 1000 Lire banknote.




NewITALY CELEBRATES NATIONAL POLICE FORCE ON 2022 2 EURO

Italy 2 Euro 2022 National Police ForceItaly 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. 
Item IT-2E22-POLICE ITALY 2 EURO 2022 NATIONAL POLICE FORCE, UNC. $6.00



NewITALY COMMEMORATES ALESSANDRO MANZONI

Italy 2 Euro 2023 150th Anniversary of death of writer Alessandro ManzoniItaly 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.
Item IT-2E23-MANZONI ITALY 2 EURO 2023 ALESSANDRO MANZONI UNC. $7.00



Latvia 2 Euros 2018 Zemgale (Semigallia) RegionLatvia 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 an elk.  
Item LV-2E18-ZEMGALEE LATVIA 2 EUROS 2018 ZEMGALE (SEMIGALLIA) REGION UNC. $6.00



NewLATVIA HONORS UKRAINE

Latvia 2 Euro 2023 Glory to Ukraine!Latvia 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.
Item LV-2E23-UKRAINE LATVIA 2 EURO 2023 GLORY TO UKRAINE UNC. $6.00


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Click HereESTONIA 2022 2 EURO SUPPORTS UKRAINE

Click HereLITHUANIA 2023 2 EURO SUPPORTS UKRAINE



LITHUANIA 2021 ZUVINTAS BIOSPHERE RESERVE 2 EURO

Lithuania 2 Euros 2021 Zuvintas BiosphereThe 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. 
Item LT-2E21-ZUVINTAS LITHUANIA 2 EURO 2021 ZUVINTAS BIOSPHERE, UNC. $6.00



LITHUANIA 2 EURO COMMEMORATES BASKETBALL

Lithuania 2 Euro 2022 basketballBasketball 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. 
Item LT-2E22-BASKETBALL LITHUANIA 2 EURO 2022 BASKETBALL UNC. $6.00



LITHUANIA HONORS SUVALKIJA REGION

Lithuania 2 Euro 2022 Suvalkija RegionLithuania continued their 2 Euro series honoring each of its five ethnographic regions.  The 2022 issue commemorates the Suvalkija region, located in the south-western portion of the country.  It is smallest of the regions.  The once heavily forested region as largely deforested during the 16th and 17th centuries due to the demand for wood and illegal tree-harvesting incursions by Prussia, opening the region to farming.   Even today it is the least forested region of Lithuania. The coin depicts the arms of Suvalkija which depicts a bull, which were once found in abundance in the forests, before they were cut down.  The coin has the standard map of Europe reverse.
Item LT-2E22-SUV LITHUANIA 2 EURO 2022 SUVALKIJA REGION, BU $6.00



NEWLITHUANIA SHOWS SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE

Lithuania 2 Euro 2023 Together with UkraineLithuania 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 with Ukraine".  
LT-2E23-UKRAINE LITHUANIA 2 EURO 2023 UKRAINE UNC. $6.00


Also see:  
Click HereESTONIA 2022 2 EURO SUPPORTS UKRAINE

Click HereLATVIA 2023 2 EURO SUPPORTS UKRAINE


Luxembourg 2 Euro 2019 100th Anniversary of Universal Suffrage 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 allowed to 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 were given the right to vote.   The coin depicts Grand Duke Henri and a hand putting a paper ballot into a ballot box.  
Item LU-2E19-VOTE LUXEMBOURG 2 EURO 2019 UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE UNC. $6.00



Luxembourg 2 Euros 2020 Birth of Prince Charles, photographic (holographic) and regular version For 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 interesting pair.
Item LU-2E20-BOTH BOTH STANDARD & PHOTO IMAGE VERSIONS OF LUXEMBOURG 2 EURO 2020 PRINCE CHARLES UNC. $39.00




LUXEMBOURG CELEBRATES ITS FLAG LAW

Luxembourg 2 Euro 2022 50th Anniversary of Flag Law bi-metallic coinOn 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 and 2022.
Item LU-2E22-FLAG LUXEMBOURG 2 EURO 2022 FLAG LAW UNC. $14.00




MALTA 2 EUROS 2018 CHILDREN AND SOLIDARITY -CULTURAL HERITAGE  Malta continued 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.  
Item MT-2E18-CULTURE  MALTA 2 EUROS 2018 CULTURAL HERITAGE UNC. $8.00



MALTA 2021 TARXIEN TEMPLES 2 EURO

Malta 2 Euros 2021 Tarxien TemplesMalta 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 thereafter.
Item MT-2E21-TEMPLE MALTA 2 EUROS 2021 TARXIEN TEMPLES UNC. $19.00




Latvia Republic 2 Euros 2015 European Union Flag
 Item NL-2E15FLAG NETHERLANDS 2 EUROS 2015 30th ANNIVERARY OF EUROPEAN UNION FLAG, UNC. $7.00



Portugal 2 Euro 2008 Human Rights
Item PT-2E08 PORTUGAL 2 EURO 2008 HUMAN RIGHTS UNC. $8.00



Portugal 2 EUROS 2013 TORRES DOS CLERIGOS
Item PT-2E13TOWER PORTUGAL 2 EUROS 2013 TORRES DOS CLERIGOS UNC. $9.00



Portugal 2 EUROS 2014 FAMILY FARMING
 Item PT-2E14AG PORTUGAL 2 EUROS 2014 FAMILY FARMING UNC. $8.50



Portugal 2 Euros 2015 European Union Flag
 Item PT-2E15FLAG PORTUGAL 2 EUROS 2015 30th ANNIVERARY OF EUROPEAN UNION FLAG, UNC. $6.00



Portugal 2 EUROS 2015 Timor
Item PT-2E15TIMOR  PORTUGAL 2 EUROS 2015 DISCOVERY OF TIMOR UNC. $7.00



Portugal 2 Euros 2015 150th Anniversary of Portuguese Red Cross Portugal commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Portuguese Red Cross in 2015  The coin depicts a cross and a helping hand.
 Item PT-2E15RCROSS  PORTUGAL 2 EUROS 2015 PORTUGUESE RED CROSS, UNC. $7.00



Portugal 2 Euros 2016 25 de Abril Bridge Portugal 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 500,000 pieces.
 Item PT-2E16-BRIDGE  PORTUGAL 2 EUROS 2016 BRIDGE, UNC. $7.00



Portugal 2 Euros 2018 National Printing Office Portugal 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.  
 Item PT-2E18-PRINT  PORTUGAL 2 EUROS 2018 NATIONAL PRINTING OFFICE UNC. $7.00



Portugal 2 Euros 2018 Ajuda Botantical Garden, Lisbon Portugal 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
 Item PT-2E18-GARDEN PORTUGAL 2 EUROS 2018 AJUDA BOTANICAL GARDEN UNC. $6.00



PORTUGAL CELEBRATES 2023 WORLD YOUTH DAY WITH 2 EURO COIN

Portugal 2 Euro 2023 Youth DayWorld Youth Day, a celebration that draws thousands of Catholic youth from around the world, was celebrated August 1 through 6 in Lisbon.  Pope Francis was in attendance.  The design of the coin features a cross encircled by individuals suggesting the shape of a globe which in turn is surrounded by a pair of hugging hands.
Item PT-2E23-YOUTH PORTUGAL 2 EURO 2023 YOUTH DAY UNC. $14.00


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Slovenia 2 Euro 2008 Promoz Trubar
Item SI-2E08 SLOVENIA 2 EURO 2008 PROMOZ TRUBAR KM80 UNC. $8.00



Slovenia 2 Euros 2019 Ljubljana University Slovenia 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.
  
Item SI-2E19-UNIV SLOVENIA 2 EUROS 2019 LJUBLJANA UNIVERSITY UNC. $6.00



SLOVENIA 2 EURO 2020 ADAM BOHORIC Slovenia 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. 
Item SI-2E20-BOHORIC SLOVENIA 2 EURO 2020 ADAM BOHORIC UNC $6.00



NewSLOVENIA 2022 2 EURO HONORS ARCHITECT JOZE PLECNIK

Slovenia 2 Euro 2022 Joze PlecnikThe 150th anniversary of Slovenian architect Jose Plecnik is commemorated on this bi-metallic 2022 2 Euro coin from Slovenia. He had major impact on the modern architecture of Vienna, Prague and Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, giving that city much of its modern identity.  He was associated with the Vienna Secession style of architecture, a type of Art Nouveau.  The design features the large reading room window in the National and University Library in Ljubljana, with a column in front of it. The letters A R H. P L E C N I K are built into the window space and is a metaphor for the architect’s signature.
Item SI-2E22-PLECNIK SLOVENIA 2 EURO 2022 JOZE PLECNIK UNC. $6.00




Spain 2 Euros 2018 King Felipe VI 50th birthday Spain commemorated 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.
Item ES-2E18-FELIPE SPAIN 2 EUROS 2018 50th BIRTHDAY OF KING FELIPE VI  UNC. $10.00



SPANISH 2 EURO FEATURES GARAJONAY NATIONAL PARK

Spain 2 Euro 2022 Garajonay National Park on La Gomera in the Canary IslandsSpain 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.
Item ES-2E22-GARA SPAIN2 EURO 2022 GARAJONAY NATIONAL PARK UNC. $6.00



NewSPAIN COMMEMORATES ITS PRESIDENCY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION COUNCIL

Spain 2 Euro 2023 European Union Council PresidencySpain 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.
Item ES-2E23-EU SPAIN 2 EURO 2023 EUROPEAN UNION COUNCIL PRESIDENCY, UNC. $6.00



VATICAN 2013 RIO WORLD YOUTH DAY 2 EUROS

Vatican 2 Euros World Youth Day, 2013, Rio de Janiero The Vatican 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. 
Item VA-2E13 VATICAN 2 EUROS 2013 RIO YOUTH DAY IN GREEN FOLDER KM446 BU $49.50


ERASMUS 2 EURO COIN PROGRAM

France 2 Euro 2022 Erasmus ProgramIn 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.    Let me know if you would like one and I will quote availability and price..
Item EU-ERASMUS SET OF ERASMUS 2 EUROS FROM 16 NATIONS, UNC. $95.00
Item BE-2E22-ERASMUS BELGIUM 2 EURO ERASMUS 2022, BU in CoinCard OUT Ask for availability and price
Item MT-2E22-ERASMUS MALTA 2 EURO ERASMUS 2022 Unc. OUT Ask for availability and price
Item NL-2E22-ERASMUS NETHERLANDS 2 EURO ERASMUS 2022, BU in CoinCard $49.00



30th ANNVERSARY OF THE FLAG OF THE EUROPEAN UNION 2 EURO COINS:

30th Anniversary of Flag of the European Union 2 Euros coins have the same design except for the name of the nationTo 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.
Item CY-2E15-FLAG CYPRUS 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG UNC $6.00
Item EE-2E15-FLAG ESTONIA 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG UNC $7.00
Item FR-2E15-FLAG FRANCE 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG UNC $6.00
Item DE-2E15-FLAG GERMANY 2 EUROS 2015 A (Berlin Mint) EU FLAG UNC $6.00
Item GR-2E15-FLAG GREECE 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG UNC $6.00
Item IE-2E15-FLAG IRELAND 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG UNC $6.00
Item IT-2E15-FLAG ITALY 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG UNC $6.00
Item NL-2E15-FLAG NETHERLANDS 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG UNC $6.00
Item PT-2E15-FLAG PORTUGAL 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG UNC $6.00
Item SI-2E15-FLAG SLOVENIA 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG UNC $6.00
Item ES-2E15-FLAG SPAIN 2 EUROS 2015 EU FLAG UNC $7.00




EUROPEAN UNION’S 10th ANNIVERSARY 2 EURO COIN SET

Germany 2 EURO 2009 European Monetary UnionTo 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.
Item EURO-2E09 EUROPEAN UNION: ALL 16 10th ANNV. 2 EURO COINS, UNC. $120.00



OTHER EURO COINS

AUSTRIA 2018 EASTER BUNNY 5 EURO Price Reduced

Austria 5 Euro 2018 Easter Bunny - 300th Anniversary of Porcelain manucfacturing in ViennaThis 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. 
Item AT-5E-EAST18 AUSTRIA 5 EUROS 2018 EASTER BUNNY, COPPER  UNC. $12.00



AUSTRIA 2019 KNIGHTS' TALES 10 EURO COINS

Austria copper 10 Euro 2019 Chivalry - Maximillian IAustria copper 10 Euro 2019 Adventure Godfrey of Bouillon
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.
Item AT-CHIVALRYAUSTRIA 10 EURO 2019 CHIVALRY - MAXIMILLIAN I UNC. $24.50
Item AT-ADVENTUREAUSTRIA 10 EURO 2019 CHIVALRY - GODFREY OF BOUILLON UNC. $24.50



FRANCE 2019 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP SOCCER COIN SET

 
France set of 4 FIFA Women's World Cup Soccer 2019 1/4 Euro coinsCommon reverse for France 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup 1/4 Euro coins
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.
Item FR-WFIFA FRANCE SET OF 4 WOMAN'S WORLD CUP SOCCER 2019 1/4 EURO, BU $49.00



SCARCE MONACO 2 EURO COIN

Monaco 2 Euro 2012Monaco is not a member of the Euro, however because of a pre-existing treaty with France, they are allowed to issue a very limited number of Euro coins each year.  Their Euro coins are struck at the Paris Mint and bear the Paris Privy Mark.  The bi-metallic 2 Euro coin features the head of Prince Albert on the obverse, with the standard 2 Euro design featuring the map of Europe on the reverse.  
Item MC-2E12 MONACO 2 EURO 2012 KM195 UNC. $12.00



SLOVENIA 2010 WORLD BOOK CAPITAL BI-METALLIC 3 EUROS

Slovenia bi-metallic 3 Euros 2010 Ljubljana World Book Capita coin l 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 2010  issue commemorates Slovenia's capital,  Ljubljana, as the UNESCO's World Book Capital 2010.  It features the facade of Plecnik’s National Library and the outline of a scroll and a book. 
Item SI-3E10 SLOVENIA 3 EUROS 2010 LJUBLJANA WORLD BOOK CAPITAL, KM95 UNC. $10.00



New2023 SLOVENIA BI-METALLIC 3 EURO

Slovenia 3 Euro 2023 Sports DaySlovenia 3 Euro 2023 Boris Pahor
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 rifle competitions.
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.
Item SI-3E23-SPORTS SLOVENIA 3 EURO 2023 SPORTS DAY UNC. $10.00
Item SI-3E23-PAHOR SLOVENIA 3 EURO 2023 PAHOR UNC. $10.00


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 Euro coins 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.


ANDORRA’S FIRST OFFICIAL EURO COINS

Andorra 6 coin Euro set, 5 eurocents - 2 Euros, 2014Though 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 depict the Church of Santa Coloma.  The Romanesque Church dates from the 10th century or earlier.  The distinctive circular bell tower was added in the 12th century.  The 1 Euro depicts the Casa de la Vall (“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 standard 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 SET 

Austria 8 coin Euro set
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.
Item AT-EUSET AUSTRIA 8 COIN EURO SET, 2002-2009 UNC. OUT


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.
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CROATIA'S CONTROVERSIAL NEW 2023 EURO COINS

Croatia 2023 8 coin Euro set
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.
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CYPRIOT EURO COIN SET  

Cyprus 8 coin euro set: 1 eurocent - 2 Euros
The Euro coins reflect that nations long history and culture.  The 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 Turkish.
 Item CY-EUSET CYPRUS 8 COIN EURO SET  2009 KM78-85 UNC. OUT


ESTONIAN EURO COIN SET  

Estonia Euro coin set
On January 1, 2011, Estonia issued its first Euro coins. All eight standard Euro coins feature a map of Estonia on one side, and the standard Euro designs featuring maps of Europe on the other.  
Item EE-EUSET ESTONIA 8 COIN EURO SET, 2011 UNC. $15.00



FINNISH EURO COIN SET

Finland 8 coin Euro set: 1 Eurocent - 2 Euros
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 Cloudberry.
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 FRENCH 2021 EURO COIN SET

France 8 coin 2021 euro 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.
Item FR-EUSET21  FRANCE 8 COIN EURO SET 2021 UNC. $25.00

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).
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GREEK EURO COIN SET

Greece 8 coin euro 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.
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IRISH EURO COIN SET 

Ireland Euro set
Ireland was one of the original 12 Euro members.  All 8 coins depict an Irish harp.
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ITALIAN EURO COIN SET  

Italy 8 coin euro 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 by Raphael.
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LATVIAN 2014 EURO COIN SET  

Latvia 8 coin Euro set: 1 Eurocent - 2 EuroOn 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 inscription  "DIEVS 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 Lati issued 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.
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LITHUANIAN EURO COIN SET Back in stock

Lithuania 8 coin Euro set: 1 Eurocent - 2 EuroLithuania 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. 
Item LT-EUSET LITHUANIA 8 COIN EURO SET, 2015 UNC. OUT





LUXEMBOURGISH EURO COIN SET


Luxembourg was one of the original 12 Euro members.  The eight coins utilize three different designs, all depicting Grand Duke Henri.
Item LU-EUSET LUXEMBOURG 8 COIN EURO SET 2002 UNC. out


MALTESE EURO COIN SET

2008 Malta 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 coins. 
Item MT-EUSET MALTA 8 COIN EURO SET, 2008 KM125-132 UNC.  out
 

DUTCH (NETHERLANDS) EURO COIN SETS 


Netherlands Euro Set depicting Queen Beatrix

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.
Item NL-EUSET NETHERLANDS 8 COIN EURO SET QUEEN BEATRIX, 1999-2011 UNC. $15.00



PORTUGUESE EURO COIN SET 

Portugal 8 coin euro set: 1 eurocent - 2 Euros

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 of 1144.
Item PT-EUSET PORTUGAL 8 COIN EURO SET 2002-2012 UNC. $19.50



SCARCE SAN MARINO EURO COINS

San Marino 7 coin coin Euro SetThe 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.
Item SM-EUSET7 SAN MARINO 7 COIN EURO SET (1c - 2 Euros, no 10c) 2006-2011 UNC.$37.50
Item SM-EUSET3 SAN MARINO 1, 2 & 5 EUROCENTS, 2006 UNC.$7.50




SLOVAKIAN EURO COIN SET   

Slovak Republic Euro coin set
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 the 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 hikers and provides magnificent views. 

Item SK-EUSET SLOVAK 8 COIN EURO SET, 2009 KM95-102  UNC. out

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SLOVENIAN EURO COIN SET 

Slovenia Euro coins
In 2007 Slovenia, once the northernmost part of Yugoslavia, became the first of the former east European nations to adopt the Euro as their currency.  It replaced the Slovenian Tolar.  Because of the expansion of European Union the common side of the Euro coins have been redesigned to show the expanded European Union.  The Slovenian Euro coins are the first to use the new design.  The national side 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 written by him.  The bi-metallic 1 Euro pictures Primož Trubar, a 16th century Protestant reformer, superintendent of the Protestant Church of Slovenia and the author of the first book printed in Slovenian.  Mount Triglav, Slovenia's highest mountain 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 been built!  A man sowing stars and seeds is featured on the 5 euro cent coin.  The design is based on Ivan Grohar painting  "The Sower".  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 “SLOVENIJA”. The coins are the first of what will be a major expansion of the Euro coin series.
Item SI-EUSET SLOVENIA 8 COIN EURO SET, 2007-09 KM68-75 UNC. $15.00



SPANISH EURO COIN SET  

Spain 8 coin Euro set
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.

Item ES-EUSET-00 SPAIN 8 COIN EURO SET 2000 KM1040-47 UNC. OUT




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