Monday, September 14, 2009

Slovenian EMU coin

Issuance year - 2009, January

The wonderful Slovenian EMU commemorative coin and all the others depicted in the image were sent me by an Englishman, Michael Wheeler, living in Valencia, Spain. Beyond the Slovenian coin, he also sent the commemorative 2005 Austrian "50th anniversary of the Austrian State Treaty" and several missing currency coins, including one 20 cent 2003 S. Marino. Gracias, muchas gracias.
As a rule, euro countries may each issue only one €2 commemorative coin per year. Exceptionally, they are allowed to issue another, provided that it is a joint issuance like this EMU coin, and commemorates events of European-wide importance. These coins use a common design on the national side, showing the name of the issuing country as well as the event commemorated in the respective language(s).
Issuing volume of the Slovenian EMU coin: 1.000.000

Monday, September 7, 2009

Cherry on top of the cake

Treaty of Rome
Issuance year - 2007, March

Long waited, this greek coin has finally reached my possession. This one and all the others, depicted in the 3 last posts, are the result of my last exchange with Wendy, from The Netherlands.
So far, there are two commemorative coins that the euro countries have issued jointly: this one, in March 2007, to commemorate the "50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome" and in January 2009, the second, to celebrate the "10th anniversary of Economic and Monetary Union".
Issuing volume: 4.000.000

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Noblesse oblige

Issuance year - 2009, January

As I expected, Wendy also sent this magnificent French EMU (economic and monetary union) coin, depicted in the image, in our last coin exchange. It sure looks good along with all the other six, but they are still several EMU coins missing in my collection. Merci bien, nice "Dutch".
In January 2009, the sixteen euro-area countries jointly issued a commemorative euro coin to celebrate ten years of Economic and Monetary Union and the launch of the euro.
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmIssuing volume: 10.000.000