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Les pièces commémoratives de 2 € sont des pièces en euros spéciales frappées et émises par les États membres de la zone euro depuis 2004 et ayant cours légal dans tous les États membres de la zone euro. Seuls les revers nationaux des pièces diffèrent ; les revers communs ne le font pas. Les pièces commémorent généralement les anniversaires d'événements historiques ou attirent l'attention sur des événements actuels d'une importance particulière. En 2007, 2009, 2012 et 2015, il y avait des pièces commémoratives communes avec seulement différentes inscriptions nationales. Jusqu'à fin 2017, trois cent deux déclinaisons de pièces commémoratives de 2 € ont été frappées– six en 2004, huit en 2005, sept en 2006, vingt en 2007 (dont treize versions du numéro commun), dix en 2008, vingt-cinq en 2009 (dont seize versions du numéro commun), douze en 2010, seize en 2011, trente en 2012 (dont dix-sept versions du numéro commun), vingt-trois en 2013, vingt-six en 2014, quarante-sept en 2015 (dont dix-neuf versions du numéro commun) et trente-deux en 2016 et 2017. La Finlande , l' Italie , le Luxembourg , Saint-Marin et la Cité du Vatican sont les seuls pays à avoir émis au moins une pièce commémorative chaque année depuis 2004.

Le nombre de pièces commémoratives est limité à deux (avant 2012 à une) par pays et par an (en plus de toute émission commune) et à 5 % de la production totale de tirages. Des limites sur les conceptions sont également en place pour assurer l'uniformité.

Les pièces commémoratives de 2 € sont devenues des objets de collection , mais se distinguent des pièces commémoratives d'une valeur faciale différente de 2 € , qui sont officiellement désignées comme « pièces de collection » et généralement constituées de métaux précieux. [1]

Carte avec code couleur* des pays de la zone euro par nombre de pièces commémoratives de 2 € émises *État 26 octobre 2021
  29 à 32 pièces émises
  25 à 28 pièces émises
  21 à 24 pièces émises
  17 à 20 pièces émises
  13 à 16 pièces émises
  9 à 12 pièces émises
  5 à 8 pièces émises
  ne fait pas partie de la zone euro

Règlements et restrictions

La base des pièces commémoratives est dérivée d'une décision du Conseil européen , qui a autorisé le changement des faces nationales des pièces en euros à partir du 1er janvier 2004. [2] Cependant, un certain nombre de recommandations et de restrictions s'appliquent toujours.

Deux restrictions concernent la conception. Les pièces en euros doivent toujours avoir un revers commun, de sorte que seuls les revers nationaux peuvent être modifiés. En outre, les faces nationales standard en soi ne devraient pas être modifiées avant 2008 au plus tôt, à moins que le chef de l'État représenté sur certaines pièces ne change avant cette date. (Cette clause est déjà entrée en vigueur pour Monaco et la Cité du Vatican, dont les chefs d'État - Rainier III et le pape Jean-Paul II respectivement - sont décédés en 2005 et dont les faces nationales ont été modifiées pour 2006.)

D'autres réglementations restreignent la fréquence et le nombre d'émissions de pièces commémoratives. Jusqu'en 2012, chaque État membre ne pouvait émettre qu'une seule pièce commémorative par an, et depuis cette année deux pièces par an, et elles ne seront libellées qu'en pièces de 2 €. Le nombre total de ces pièces mises en circulation par an ne doit pas dépasser le plus élevé des deux nombres suivants : [3]

  • 0,1% du nombre total de pièces de 2 € mises en circulation par tous les membres de la zone euro. Cette limite peut exceptionnellement être augmentée jusqu'à 2,0 % si la pièce commémore un événement très important et remarquable ; dans ce cas, l'État membre émettant ce nombre plus élevé de pièces devrait s'abstenir de mettre en circulation des pièces commémoratives pendant les quatre années suivantes.
  • 5,0 % du nombre total de pièces de 2 € mises en circulation par l'État membre émetteur de la pièce commémorative de 2 €.

Une autre décision a ajouté deux autres directives concernant la conception des pièces. L'État émetteur d'une pièce devrait d'une manière ou d'une autre être clairement identifié sur l'avers, soit en indiquant le nom complet ou une abréviation clairement identifiable de celui-ci ; et ni le nom ni la dénomination de la pièce ne doivent être répétés sur l'avers, car il figure déjà sur le revers commun. [4]

Ces restrictions ne s'appliquent pas rétroactivement; seuls les nouveaux dessins — les rectos nationaux des émissions régulières des États nouvellement entrés dans l'euro ou des États de la zone euro qui changent de dessin, et les pièces commémoratives de 2 € émises à partir de 2006 — y sont soumis. Cependant, les cinq pays dont les conceptions ont enfreint la première mise à jour des règles ( Autriche , Belgique , Finlande , Allemagne et Grèce ) devaient initialement modifier leur conception à l'avenir, ce que la Finlande a fait pour 2007 [5] et la Belgique pour 2008 .

Une autre décision a encore changé les règles : [6]

  • Les douze étoiles de l' Union européenne entourant les motifs des pièces doivent entourer le motif national, y compris les marques de l'année et le nom du pays. Les étoiles doivent apparaître de la même manière qu'elles sont alignées sur le drapeau de l'Union européenne. (Ces recommandations ne sont actuellement pas remplies par les pièces luxembourgeoises et slovènes.)
  • Le dessin des pièces en euros ne peut être modifié sauf dans deux circonstances particulières :
    • Si le design d'une pièce ne respecte pas les recommandations, il peut être mis à jour pour être conforme à celles-ci. (Ceci s'applique à l'Autriche, l'Allemagne, la Grèce, le Luxembourg et la Slovénie.)
    • Si un dessin de pièce représente un chef d'État, il peut être mis à jour :
  1. tous les quinze ans pour l'adapter à l'apparence actuelle du chef de l'État ;
  2. si le chef de l'Etat abdique ou décède. Cependant, les chefs d'État temporaires ne peuvent pas être invoqués pour modifier la conception ; à la place, une pièce commémorative de 2 € (potentiellement une deuxième pièce commémorative de 2 €) sera autorisée à être émise.
  • Le lettrage sur tranche des pièces commémoratives doit être le même que celui des pièces ordinaires.

La Belgique a été forcée de modifier son design pour afficher le portrait original de son monarque, car la mise à jour de 2008 pour suivre les recommandations a également mis à jour le portrait, ce qui était contraire aux règles. Les pièces belges à partir de 2009 montrent le portrait royal original de 1999, mais conservent par ailleurs le nouveau design de la pièce de 2008 en ce qui concerne l'identification du pays et la marque de l'année. Ces dispositions interdisent en outre d'autres séries de pièces vacantes sede par la Cité du Vatican, n'autorisant que les pièces commémoratives pour de telles occasions. L'Espagne a mis à jour sa conception à partir de 2010 pour répondre aux nouvelles règles, laissant l'Autriche, l'Allemagne, la Grèce, le Luxembourg et la Slovénie toujours en infraction. [7]

En 2012, le Conseil européen a établi de nouvelles spécifications pour les pièces en euros et a fixé (à l'article 1 g) une date limite pour la mise à jour des faces nationales des pièces ordinaires afin de se conformer pleinement au règlement actuel : 20 juin 2012. [8] Également en 2012 , un nouveau règlement de l'UE sur l'émission de pièces en euros a été conclu, portant à deux le nombre autorisé de pièces commémoratives nationales de 2 € par an. [9]

Problèmes

Vingt-trois pays ont indépendamment émis des pièces commémoratives de 2 € ( Andorre , Autriche , Belgique , Chypre , Estonie , Finlande , France , Allemagne , Grèce , Irlande , Italie , Lettonie , Luxembourg , Lituanie , Malte , Monaco , Pays - Bas , Portugal , Saint-Marin , Slovaquie , Slovénie , Espagneet la Cité du Vatican ), la Grèce étant le premier pays à émettre ce type de pièce. Il y a également eu quatre pièces commémoratives communes de 2 € émises par tous les États membres de la zone euro :

Une cinquième pièce commune est prévue pour 2022 pour commémorer les 35 ans du programme Erasmus .


Pays Problèmes 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
rég. Tor rég. ÉMEU rég. 10A€ rég. 30YF rég. ErPr
 Andorre 13 Oui A/A A/A A/A A/A A/A A/A S/S
 L'Autriche 7 Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui S
 la Belgique 27 Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui A/A Oui Oui A/A A/A A/A A/A A/A A/A S
 Chypre 5 Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui S
 Estonie 12 Oui Oui Oui Oui A/A A/A A/A A/A S S
 Finlande 30 Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui A/A A/A A/A Oui A/A A/A A/A Oui A/A A/A S
 La France 26 Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui A/A A/A A/A Oui A/A A/A A/A A/A A/A A/A S S
 Allemagne 25 Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui A/A Oui A/A Oui Oui Oui A/A A/A A/A Oui S S
 Grèce 23 Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui A/A A/A Oui Oui A/A A/A A/A A/A A/A Oui S
 Irlande 6 Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui S
 Italie 29 Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui A/A A/A A/A Oui A/A A/A A/A Oui A/A A/A S/S S
 Lettonie 13 Oui A/A Oui A/A A/A A/A Oui Oui Oui S S
 Lituanie 12 Oui Oui Oui Oui A/A A/A A/A A/A S/S S
 Luxembourg 30 Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui A/A Oui Oui A/A A/A Oui Oui A/A A/A A/A A/A A/A S/S S
 Malte 22 Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui A/A A/A Oui A/A A/A A/A A/A A/A A/A S S
 Monaco 11 Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui
 Pays-Bas 8 Oui Oui Oui Oui A/A Oui Oui S
 le Portugal 27 Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui A/A A/A Oui A/A A/A A/A A/A A/A A/A S
 Saint Marin 26 Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui A/A A/A A/A A/A A/A A/A A/A A/A S/S
 Slovaquie 13 Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui S S S
 Slovénie 16 Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui S S
 Espagne 19 Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui A/A Oui Oui Oui Oui A/A Oui Oui Oui S/S S
  Cité du Vatican 25 Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui A/A Oui Oui A/A A/A A/A A/A A/A A/A
Le total 425 6 8 7 7 13 dix 9 16 12 16 13 17 23 27 28 19 32 32 36 32 34 28(3) 17 19
  O - oui
  ne faisait pas encore partie de la zone euro ou était autorisé à frapper des pièces en euros (Andorre depuis le 1er avril 2012)
  non
  S – programmé


Les dessins ou modèles délivrés sont rendus publics au Journal officiel de l'Union européenne . [dix]

Monnaie de 2004

Image Pays Caractéristique Le volume Date
[2]  Grèce Jeux olympiques d'été à Athènes 2004 35 millions de pièces 14 mars 2004 [11]
Description : Le Discobole (une sculpture grecque classique de Myron ) est représenté au centre de la pièce. À gauche se trouvent le logo des jeux olympiques ( ATHÈNES 2004 ) et les cinq anneaux olympiques , tandis qu'à droite la dénomination de la pièce est donnée en grec ( 2 ΕΥΡΩ ). Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le design. La marque de l'année est divisée autour de l'étoile en bas au centre ( 20*04 ), et la marque d'atelier se trouve en haut à gauche de la tête de la statue. [12]
[13]  Finlande Cinquième élargissement de l' Union européenne en 2004 1 million de pièces IDE : [14] 1er juin 2004
FDC : [15] 1er juillet 2004 [16]
Description : le dessin de la pièce ressemble à un pilier stylisé à partir duquel dix pousses poussent vers le haut. C'est un thème métaphorique : les dix pousses représentent la croissance de l'Union européenne (c'est-à-dire l'élargissement de 2004 qui a ajouté dix nouveaux États membres), tandis que le pilier représente le fondement de la croissance. Près du bas de la pièce, sous le pilier, le mot UE est écrit, et avec le côté droit du pilier, représentant la lettre minuscule grecque "ρ" (rho) , il se lit "euro". Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne ornent la bague extérieure ainsi que la marque de l'année, qui se trouve en haut de la bague. [17]
[3]  Luxembourg Effigie et monogramme du Grand-Duc Henri 2 481 800 pièces 23 juin 2004 [18]
Description : Sur le côté gauche de la partie centrale de la pièce, l'effigie du Grand-Duc Henri est représentée, regardant vers la droite. Le côté droit affiche son monogramme (la lettre H surmontée d'une couronne). Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne se trouvent également sur le côté droit de la partie intérieure, entourant le monogramme sous une forme semi-circulaire. L'année, la marque d'atelier et les initiales du graveur sont inscrites de forme circulaire en haut de la bague extérieure, accompagnées du mot LËTZEBUERG ("Luxembourg" en luxembourgeois ), tandis que les mots HENRI – Grand-Duc de Luxembourg apparaissent au bas de l'anneau. [19]
[4]  Italie Cinquième décennie du Programme alimentaire mondial 16 millions de pièces 15 décembre 2004 [20]
Description : Au centre de la pièce se trouve un globe , incliné vers la droite. Trois oreilles émergent de derrière le globe, s'étendant pour traverser l'anneau extérieur ; ce sont le maïs , le riz et le blé , qui représentent les sources de nourriture de base du monde . Les lettres R et I superposées l'une sur l'autre sont à droite du globe (représentant la Repubblica Italiana ), et en dessous se trouvent les initiales du graveur ( Uliana Pernazza ) (une combinaison des lettres U et P ). La marque d'atelier ( R) se trouve en haut à gauche du globe, la marque de l'année est en dessous, et les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur, regroupées en trois lots de quatre étoiles chacun, séparés par les trois oreilles. [21]
[5]  Saint Marin Bartolomeo Borghesi 110 000 pièces 15 décembre 2004 [22]
Description : La pièce centrale de cette pièce est un buste du célèbre historien et numismate Bartolomeo Borghesi . Il est entouré par de nombreuses inscriptions au centre de la pièce: SAN MARINO à droite du buste, Bartolomeo Borghesi , la marque à la menthe ( R ) et le graveur initiales d »( ELF ) à gauche de celui - ci. Sur l'anneau extérieur, la pièce affiche les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne et l'année (en bas au centre). [23]
[6]   Cité du Vatican 75e anniversaire de la fondation de l'État de la Cité du Vatican 100 000 pièces 15 décembre 2004 [24]
Description : La partie centrale de la pièce représente une représentation schématique des murs d'enceinte de la Cité du Vatican avec la basilique Saint-Pierre au premier plan, ainsi que les inscriptions 75 o ANNO DELLO STATO (à gauche), 1929-2004 et la monnaie marque ( R ) (les deux à droite). En plus de ceux-ci, le nom du dessinateur ( VEROI ) et les initiales du graveur ( LDS INC. ) sont écrits en bas à droite en plus petits caractères. L'anneau extérieur est orné des douze étoiles de l'Union européenne et de l'inscription CITTÀ DEL VATICANO . [25]

Monnaie de 2005

Image Pays Caractéristique Le volume Date
[7]  Luxembourg 50e anniversaire du Grand-Duc Henri , 5e anniversaire de son accession au trône et 100e anniversaire de la mort du Grand-Duc Adolphe 2 769 000 pièces 15 janvier 2005 [26]
Description : Au centre de la pièce sont exposées les effigies des Grands Ducs Henri et Adolphe, tous deux tournés vers la droite, avec celle d'Henri superposée à celle d'Adolphe. L'inscription GRANDS-DUCS DE LUXEMBOURG apparaît au-dessus des effigies, tandis que les inscriptions HENRI *1955 et ADOLPHE †1905 sont inscrites en dessous des effigies respectives. L'anneau extérieur de la pièce contient les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne, placées entre les lettres du mot LËTZEBUERG et la marque de l'année, qui est centrée en dessous des effigies positionnées entre S (pour Suomi ) à gauche et la marque d'atelier sur le droit. [27]
[8]  la Belgique Union économique belgo-luxembourgeoise 6 millions de pièces IDE : [14] 1er mars 2005
FDC : [15] 1er avril 2005 [28]
Description : Au centre de la pièce, les effigies du Grand-Duc Henri de Luxembourg et du Roi Albert II des Belges sont représentées, regardant vers la gauche. Les initiales du graveur ( LL ) sont en bas à droite, tandis que le millésime est en dessous des effigies. Sur le cercle extérieur figurent les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne, ainsi que la marque d'atelier en bas, le monogramme du Grand-Duc Henri à gauche et le monogramme du roi Albert II à droite. [29]
[9]  Espagne 4e centenaire de la première édition de Miguel de Cervantes ' El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Mancha 8 millions de pièces 1er avril 2005 [30]
Description : Le centre de la pièce représente Don Quichotte tenant une lance , avec les moulins à vent de l'une de ses escapades les plus connues en arrière-plan. L'inscription ESPAÑA est imprimée sur la surface de la pièce à gauche de l'image, avec la marque d'atelier (un M surmonté d'une couronne ) en dessous. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne sont placées sur l'anneau extérieur, les quatre du côté droit étant également imprimées dans la surface de la pièce, et la marque de l'année placée entre trois des étoiles ( *20*05* ) à le fond. [31]
[dix]  L'Autriche 50e anniversaire du traité d'État autrichien 7 millions de pièces 11 mai 2005 [32]
Description : Au centre de la pièce se trouve une représentation des sceaux et des signatures du traité d'État autrichien, signé par les ministres des Affaires étrangères des forces d'occupation alliées ( Vyacheslav Molotov pour l' Union soviétique , John Foster Dulles pour les États-Unis , Harold Macmillan pour le Royaume-Uni et Antoine Pinay pour la France ), les hauts-commissaires des quatre secteurs, ainsi que le ministre des Affaires étrangères d'Autriche ( Leopold Figl ) le 15 mai 1955. L'inscription50 JAHRE STAATSVERTRAG est au-dessus des sceaux, tandis que l'année est en dessous ; à l'arrière-plan, des bandes verticales servent de représentation héraldique du drapeau national autrichien ( rouge - blanc - rouge ). L'anneau extérieur contient les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne. [33]
[11]  Saint Marin Année mondiale de la physique 2005 130 000 pièces 14 octobre 2005 [34]
Description : Le centre de la pièce contient une interprétation libre de la peinture allégorique de Galileo Galilei connue sous le nom de La fisica antica ou L'Étude des planètes . L'année est inscrite sous un globe posé sur un bureau . La marque d'atelier ( R ) se trouve à gauche de l'image, tandis que les initiales du graveur ( LDS ) apparaissent à droite. L'inscription SAN MARINO est alignée en demi - cercle au - dessus de l'image, tandis que l'inscription ANNO MONDIALE DELLA FISICAforme un autre demi-cercle en dessous. L'anneau extérieur porte les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne qui sont séparées par les bords extérieurs d'un atome stylisé représenté à l'arrière-plan de la pièce entière. [35]
 Finlande 60e anniversaire de la création des Nations Unies et 50e anniversaire de l'adhésion de la Finlande à l'ONU 2 millions de pièces 25 octobre 2005 [36]
Description : Le centre de la pièce contient une partie d'un puzzle représentant une colombe de la paix . Au bas de la partie centrale, l'inscription FINLAND - UN et la marque de l'année sont affichées ; l'initiale de l'artiste ( K ) apparaît au-dessus du dernier chiffre de l'année, tandis que la marque d'atelier ( M ) se situe entre l'inscription et la colombe. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne ornent la bague extérieure. [37]
[12]  Italie 1er anniversaire de la signature de la Constitution européenne 18 millions de pièces 29 octobre 2005 [38]
Description : Le centre de la pièce représente Europe et le taureau ( Zeus ), ainsi que la Constitution européenne ; Europa tient un stylo dessus, symbolisant sa signature. La marque d'atelier ( R ) se trouve en haut à gauche de l'image, les initiales du graveur ( Maria Carmela Colaneri ) ( MCC ) en bas à gauche et la marque de l'année en haut à droite. Le monogramme de la République italienne ( RI ) se trouve en bas de la partie centrale, légèrement à gauche. L'anneau extérieur porte l'inscription COSTITUZIONE EUROPEA , formant presque un demi-cercle complet, tandis que le reste de l'anneau extérieur est occupé par les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne. [39]
[13]   Cité du Vatican 20e Journée mondiale de la jeunesse , tenue à Cologne en août 2005 100 000 pièces 6 décembre 2005 [40]
Description : Le centre de la pièce contient la cathédrale de Cologne et une comète passant au-dessus. L'inscription XX GIORNATA MONDIALE DELLA GIOVENTU est écrit dans la partie supérieure du centre, séparés par la queue de la comète et deux de la cathédrale de » les flèches , dont l'une pénètre dans la bague extérieure. L'anneau extérieur contient l'inscription CITTÀ DEL VATICANO dans la moitié inférieure et les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne dans la moitié supérieure, avec l'année et la marque d'atelier ( R ) les séparant en haut au centre. [41]

Monnaie de 2006

Image Pays Caractéristique Le volume Date
[14]  Italie Jeux olympiques d'hiver de Turin 2006 40 millions de pièces IDE : [14] 10 janvier 2006
FDC : [15] 10 février 2006 [42]
Description : La pièce représente un skieur de course et l' attraction touristique de Turin, la Mole Antonelliana (qui d'ailleurs est également représentée sur la pièce italienne de 2 cents ), ainsi qu'un grand nombre d'inscriptions : au-dessus de la tête du skieur, GIOCHI INVERNALI (" Jeu d'hiver"); en contrebas de la tour, le nom de la ville hôte TORINO ; à côté de la cuisse droite du skieur, les initiales du graveur ( MCC ); également à droite du skieur, la marque de l'année (écrite verticalement) ; et enfin, à droite de la tour, le monogramme de la République italienne ( RI ) et la marque d'atelier ( R). Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [43]
[15]  Luxembourg 25e anniversaire du Grand-Duc Héritier Guillaume 1 047 500 pièces 11 janvier 2006 [44]
Description : La pièce représente l'effigie du Grand-Duc Henri sur le côté droit de la partie intérieure, superposée à l'effigie du Grand-Duc héritier Guillaume sur le côté gauche ; les deux regardent vers la droite. La marque de l'année apparaît sous les effigies, flanquée de la lettre S et de la marque d'atelier. L'inscription LËTZEBUERG apparaît au-dessus des effigies le long du bord supérieur de la partie intérieure de la pièce. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [45]
[16]  Allemagne Holstentor à Lübeck ( Schleswig-Holstein )
Premier de la série des Bundesländer
30 millions de pièces 3 février 2006 [46]
Description : La pièce représente le Holstentor à Lübeck dans la partie centrale, avec l'inscription SCHLESWIG–HOLSTEIN sous la porte en bas de la partie centrale. La marque d'atelier est à gauche, tandis que les initiales du créateur ( HH ) sont à droite. L'inscription BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND est écrite en demi-cercle dans la partie inférieure de l'anneau extérieur, et l'année en haut ; les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne sont positionnées entre l'année et l'inscription du bas, en deux groupes de six étoiles chacun. [47]
[17]  la Belgique Rénovation de l' Atomium à Bruxelles 5 millions de pièces 10 avril 2006 [48]
Description : La pièce montre l'Atomium dans la partie centrale, avec les marques d'atelier en bas à droite et à gauche. Les initiales du créateur ( LL ) sont à gauche. La lettre B pour la Belgique est écrite en haut de l'anneau extérieur, et l'année en bas ; les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne sont positionnées entre le millésime et l'inscription du haut, en deux groupes de six étoiles chacun. [49]
 Finlande 1er centenaire de l'introduction du suffrage universel et égal 2,5 millions de pièces 4 octobre 2006 [50]
Description : La pièce montre deux visages stylisés dans la partie centrale, l'un masculin et l'autre féminin ; ils sont séparés par une fine ligne courbe. Deux "M" majuscules apparaissent à gauche de chaque face, l'un la marque d'atelier et l'autre l'initiale de l'artiste. Sur le côté gauche, la date de l'introduction du suffrage universel et égal en Finlande ( 1er octobre 1906 ) est inscrite, tandis que le côté droit de la pièce contient l'année et l'abréviation du pays ( 20 FI 06 ). Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [51]
[18]  Saint Marin 500e anniversaire de la mort de Christophe Colomb 120 000 pièces 17 octobre 2006 [52]
Description : Un portrait de Christophe Colomb (regardant vers la droite) devant un fond des trois caravelles (la Niña , la Pinta et la Santa María ), qu'il a utilisées lors de son premier voyage à travers l' océan Atlantique en 1492, forme la partie centrale du dessin de la pièce. En haut de la partie intérieure se trouve l'inscription SAN MARINO avec une rose des vents , au centre se trouve la marque d' atelier R , et en bas se trouve un cartouche contenant l'inscription 1506-2006 et les initiales du créateur ( LDS). Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [53]
[19]   Cité du Vatican 500e anniversaire de la Garde suisse 100 000 pièces 9 novembre 2006 [54]
Description : La partie centrale de la pièce représente un membre de la Garde suisse prêtant serment sur le drapeau de la Garde suisse, tourné vers le côté droit. Dans la partie supérieure du cercle intérieur, l'inscription GUARDIA SVIZZERA PONTIFICIA entoure la garde, tandis que la partie inférieure porte l'inscription CITTÁ DEL VATICANO . La garde est entourée de quatre autres inscriptions, avec l'année 1506 et la signature du dessinateur O. ROSSI à sa gauche et le millésime 2006 et la marque d'atelier R à sa droite. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [55]

Monnaie 2007

Image Pays Caractéristique Le volume Date
[20]  Allemagne Château de Schwerin ( Mecklembourg-Poméranie )
Deuxième de la série des Bundesländer
30 millions de pièces 2 février 2007 [56]
Description : La partie centrale de la pièce montre une représentation du château de Schwerin . L'inscription MECKLENBURG–VORPOMMERN et les initiales du graveur HH apparaissent en dessous tandis que la marque d' atelier apparaît au-dessus. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce, avec l'année inscrite en haut de l'anneau extérieur. [57]
[21]  Luxembourg Palais grand-ducal 1.031.000 pièces 2 février 2007 [58]
Description : La partie intérieure du dessin de la pièce est divisée en deux moitiés : le côté droit représente le Grand-Duc Henri (regardant vers la gauche), tandis que le Palais grand-ducal est représenté sur le côté gauche. Entre le palais grand-ducal et l'anneau extérieur de la pièce, la marque de l'année est inscrite verticalement, avec les initiales du graveur au-dessus et la marque d'atelier en dessous. L'inscription LËTZEBUERG apparaît en surimpression sur les deux éléments du dessin principal de la pièce. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [59]
[22]   Cité du Vatican 80e anniversaire du pape Benoît XVI 100 000 pièces IDE : [14] 16 avril 2007
FDC : [15] 1er octobre 2007 [60]
Description : La partie intérieure de la pièce présente un buste du pape Benoît XVI de profil tourné vers la gauche. La légende BENEDICTI XVI PM AETATIS ANNO LXXX CITTÀ DEL VATICANO est gravée autour du portrait. Sur le côté droit, la marque d'atelier R , le millésime et les initiales du graveur MCC INC. sont inscrits, tandis que le côté gauche porte le nom de l'auteur LONGO . Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [61]
[23]  le Portugal Présidence portugaise du Conseil de l'Union européenne 2 millions de pièces IDE : [14] 1er juin 2007
FDC : [15] 1er juillet 2007 [62]
Description : La partie intérieure de la pièce montre un chêne-liège ( Quercus suber ) reprenant la majeure partie du dessin de la pièce ; sous les branches, à gauche, les armoiries du Portugal et à droite le mot POR TU GAL écrit sur trois lignes. L'inscription 2007 PRESIDÊNCIA DO CONSELHO DA UE est écrite en demi-cercle le long du bas de la partie intérieure, avec la signature de l'artiste à droite et la marque d'atelier près des armoiries. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [63]
[24]  Monaco 25e anniversaire de la mort de Grace Kelly 20 001 pièces 1er juillet 2007 [64]
Description : Sur la partie intérieure de la pièce se trouve une effigie de Grace Kelly de profil, tournée vers la gauche. MONACO , la marque d' atelier , la marque de l'année et la marque du graveur sont gravées en arc de cercle en bas à droite de la partie intérieure. Le nom de l'artiste RB BARON est gravé sous les cheveux de la princesse. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [65]
[25]  Saint Marin 200e anniversaire de Giuseppe Garibaldi 130 000 pièces 9 octobre 2007 [66]
Description : Le cercle intérieur de la pièce présente un portrait de Giuseppe Garibaldi. L'inscription SAN MARINO et la marque de l'année sont gravées le long du cercle respectivement à gauche et à droite. La marque d'atelier R et les initiales de l'auteur Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini , ELF , apparaissent sur le côté droit du cercle intérieur. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [67]
 Finlande 90e anniversaire de l'indépendance de la Finlande 2 millions de pièces 1er décembre 2007 [68]
Description : La partie centrale de la pièce montre neuf personnes ramant sur un bateau avec de longues rames. L'année 2007 et l'année 1917 (lorsque la Finlande est devenue indépendante) apparaissent respectivement en haut et en bas du dessin. La marque d'atelier apparaît sur le côté gauche, et l'inscription FI sur le côté droit. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [69]

2007 monnaie couramment émise

Image Pays Caractéristique Le volume Date
 Union européenne 50e anniversaire de la signature du traité de Rome [70] 87 652 666 pièces 25 mars – 2 avril 2007
Description : [71] La partie centrale de la pièce montre le traité signé par les six États membres d'origine de la Communauté européenne du charbon et de l'acier , sur un fond symbolisant le pavage de Michel-Ange sur la Piazza del Campidoglio à Rome où le traité a été signé. La traduction de EUROPE est inscrite au-dessus du livre, mais dans le dessin central, alors que la traduction de TRAITÉ DE ROME 50 ANSapparaît au-dessus du dessin. L'année et le nom du pays émetteur sont inscrits sous le dessin, et les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin sur l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. (L'emplacement de la marque d'atelier (et les initiales du graveur, si elles sont indiquées) diffère entre les treize versions différentes.) [72]
 L'Autriche 9 millions de pièces 25 mars 2007
Inscription : VERTRAG VON ROM 50 JAHRE , EUROPA , REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
 Finlande 1 400 000 pièces 25 mars 2007
Inscription : ROOMAN SOPIMUS 50 V , EUROOPPA , SUOMI FINLANDE
 Allemagne 30 865 630 pièces 25 mars 2007
Inscription : RÖMISCHE VERTRÄGE 50 JAHRE , EUROPA , BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND
 Italie 5 millions de pièces 25 mars 2007
Inscription : TRATTATI DI ROMA 50° ANNIVERSARIO , EUROPA , REPUBBLICA ITALIANA
 Slovénie 400 000 pièces 25 mars 2007
Inscription : RIMSKA POGODBA 50 LET , EVROPA , SLOVENIJA
 Espagne 8 millions de pièces 25 mars 2007
Inscription : TRATADO DE ROMA 50 AÑOS , EUROPA , ESPAÑA
 la Belgique 5 040 000 pièces 26 mars 2007
Inscription : PACTVM ROMANVM QVINQVAGENARIVM ,, BELGIQUEBELGIEBELGIQUE
 Grèce 3 978 549 pièces 26 mars 2007
Inscription : ΣΥΝΘΗΚΗ ΤΗΣ ΡΩΜΗΣ 50 XPONIA , EYPΩΠΗ , ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ
 Irlande 4 640 112 pièces 26 mars 2007
Inscription : CONRADH NA RÓIMHE 50 BLIAIN , AN EORAIP , ÉIRE [73]
 Luxembourg 2.046.000 pièces 26 mars 2007
Inscription : TRAITÉ DE ROME 50 ANS , EUROPE , LËTZEBUERG
 Pays-Bas 6 355 500 pièces 26 mars 2007
Inscription : VERDRAG VAN ROME 50 JAAR , EUROPA , KONINKRIJK DER NEDERLANDEN
 le Portugal 1.520.000 pièces 26 mars 2007
Inscription : TRATADO DE ROMA 50 ANOS , EUROPA , PORTUGAL
 La France 9 406 857 pièces 2 avril 2007
Inscription : TRAITÉ DE ROME 50 ANS , EUROPE , RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
En raison de lois spéciales exigeant que chaque pièce porte le portrait du Grand-Duc en exercice, l'édition luxembourgeoise de la pièce commémorative commune de 2 € diffère légèrement des autres en plus des inscriptions traduites, puisqu'une image latente du portrait du Grand-Duc a été ajoutée (comme requis par la législation nationale) à l'aide d'une technique appelée frappe multi-vues . [74]

Une loi néerlandaise similaire, qui exige que le portrait de l'actuel chef de l'État des Pays-Bas et les mots NOM (Koning/Koningin) der Nederlanden apparaissent sur toutes les pièces émises par les Pays-Bas (par exemple, actuellement Willem-Alexander Koning der Nederlanden ) a été modifié afin que les Pays-Bas puissent participer à ce programme ; l'amendement a complètement supprimé l'exigence de pièces commémoratives de 2 €.

De plus, en raison de la société multilingue particulière de la Belgique, la pièce belge porte l'inscription PACTVM ROMANVM QVINQVAGENARIVM en latin .

Les trois micro-États qui utilisent également l'euro en raison d'un accord officiel avec l'Union européenne ( Monaco , Saint-Marin et la Cité du Vatican ) n'ont pas émis cette pièce, car ils ne sont pas des États membres de l'Union européenne. Cependant, certains États membres de l'Union européenne qui n'avaient pas encore introduit l'euro ont également participé à ce programme. Par exemple, Chypre a émis une pièce de 1 £ et la Hongrie une pièce de 50 pieds avec le même design.

Monnaie de 2008

Image Pays Caractéristique Le volume Date
[26]  Allemagne Église Saint-Michel ( Hambourg )
Troisième de la série des Bundesländer
30 millions de pièces 1er février 2008 [75]
Description : La partie intérieure de la pièce représente l'église Saint-Michel de Hambourg. Le nom de l'État fédéral HAMBOURG est inscrit sous l'image de l'église. A droite de l'église se trouvent les initiales stylisées du graveur OE et au-dessus vers le centre la marque d'atelier. L'anneau extérieur a la marque de l'année inscrite en haut, six étoiles de chaque côté et en dessous d'eux les mots BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND . [76]
[27]  Luxembourg Château de Berg 1.042.000 pièces 2 février 2008 [77]
Description : La partie intérieure de la pièce montre, au premier plan à gauche l'effigie du Grand-Duc Henri regardant à droite et en arrière-plan à droite l'image du Château de Berg . Le repère de l'année est flanqué du poinçon d'atelier et du poinçon maître d'atelier de l'atelier de gravure en haut de la pièce. Le nom du pays émetteur LËTZEBUERG apparaît au bas du dessin. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [78]
 Italie 60e anniversaire de la Déclaration universelle des droits de l'homme 5 millions de pièces Avril 2008 [79]
Description : La partie intérieure de la pièce représente un homme et une femme avec un rameau d'olivier, un épi de maïs, une roue dentée et des barbelés, symboles représentant respectivement le droit à la paix, à l'alimentation, au travail et à la liberté, ainsi que les liens de une chaîne brisée qui forme le chiffre 60° . Au centre de la pièce figurent les initiales du pays émetteur RI ; à gauche la marque de l'année ; à droite les initiales MCC de l'artiste, Maria Carmela Colaneri , et la marque d'atelier ; en bas, un cartouche avec l'inscription DIRITTI UMANI . Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [80]
[28]  Saint Marin Année européenne du dialogue interculturel 130 000 pièces Avril 2008 [81]
Description : La partie intérieure de la pièce représente les différentes cultures des cinq régions du continent européen, symbolisées par cinq silhouettes humaines et les textes sacrés des différentes communautés. Des inscriptions en arc complètent le dessin : en haut, SAN MARINO , et en dessous, l'année ; en bas, ANNO EUROPEO DEL DIALOGO INTERCULTURALE et les initiales ELF de l'artiste, Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini ; et à gauche, la marque d'atelier. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [82]
[29]  la Belgique 60e anniversaire de la Déclaration universelle des droits de l'homme 5 millions de pièces avril/mai 2008 [83]
Description : La partie intérieure de la pièce présente des lignes courbes autour d'un rectangle marqué du chiffre 60 . L'année est inscrite au-dessus du rectangle et les mots DECLARATION UNIVERSELLE DES DROITS DE L'HOMME apparaissent en dessous. Le nom du pays dans ses trois langues officielles ( BELGIE – BELGIQUE – BELGIEN ) est inscrit en demi-cercle sous le dessin. Les marques d'atelier apparaissent respectivement à gauche et à droite du dessin. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [84]
[30]  Slovénie 500e anniversaire de Primož Trubar 1 million de pièces Mai 2008 [85]
Description : La partie intérieure de la pièce représente une effigie de Primož Trubar de profil droit. Sur la gauche, les inscriptions PRIMOŽ TRUBAR et 1508-1586 apparaissent en deux demi-cercles, et vers le bas à droite SLOVENIJA 2008 est inscrite (également en demi-cercle). Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [86]
[31]  La France Présidence française du Conseil de l'Union européenne 20 millions de pièces Juillet 2008 [87]
Description : La partie intérieure de la pièce porte l'inscription 2008 PRÉSIDENCE FRANÇAISE UNION EUROPÉENNE RF ; la marque d'atelier et la marque du maître d'atelier sont situées en dessous, respectivement à gauche et à droite. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [88]
[32]  le Portugal 60e anniversaire de la Déclaration universelle des droits de l'homme 1 025 000 pièces 15 septembre 2008 [89]
Description : La partie intérieure de la pièce présente les armoiries portugaises en haut, au-dessus du nom du pays émetteur PORTUGAL , l'année et un dessin géométrique dans la moitié inférieure du centre. La légende 60 ANOS DA DECLARAÇÃO UNIVERSAL DOS DIREITOS HUMANOS orne le bord des deux tiers inférieurs de l'anneau intérieur et est suivie de l'inscription Esc. J. Duarte INCM en tout petits caractères. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [90]
[33]   Cité du Vatican 2008 – Année de Saint Paul Apôtre 100 000 pièces 5 septembre 2008 [91]
Description : La partie intérieure de la pièce représente la conversion de Saint Paul sur la route de Damas (avec la ville visible en arrière-plan) ; le saint, ébloui par une lumière du ciel, tombe de son cheval cabré. Deux inscriptions sont gravées autour du portrait : sur le côté gauche, une inscription désignant le pays émetteur CITTÀ DEL VATICANO ; sur le côté droit, la légende ANNO SANCTO PAULO DICATO . La marque de l'année est inscrite à droite du portrait, ainsi que la marque d'atelier R et le nom de l'artiste VEROI . Sous le portrait se trouvent les initiales de la graveuse Luciana De Simoni , LDS INC.. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [92]
[34]  Finlande 60e anniversaire de la Déclaration universelle des droits de l'homme 1,5 million de pièces Octobre 2008 [93]
Description : La partie intérieure de la pièce représente une figure humaine vue à travers un trou en forme de cœur dans un mur de pierre. Le texte HUMAN RIGHTS est inscrit sous le cœur et l'année est gravée au-dessus. L'indication du pays émetteur FI , la lettre K (initiale de l'artiste Tapio Kettunen ) et la marque d'atelier apparaissent en bas du dessin. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [94]

Monnaie de 2009

Image Pays Caractéristique Le volume Date
[35]  Luxembourg 90e anniversaire de l' accession au trône de la Grande-Duchesse Charlotte 838 000 pièces 1er janvier 2009 [95]
Description : La pièce représente l'effigie du Grand-Duc Henri sur le côté gauche de sa partie intérieure, superposée à l'effigie de la Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, toutes deux tournées vers la gauche. Le texte aligné verticalement LËTZEBUERG et la marque de l'année, flanqués de la marque du maître d' atelier et de la marque d' atelier , apparaissent sur le côté droit de la partie intérieure de la pièce. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [96]
[36]  Allemagne Ludwigskirche à Sarrebruck ( Sarre )
Quatrième de la série des Bundesländer
30 millions de pièces 2 février 2009 [97]
Description : La partie intérieure de la pièce représente la Ludwigskirche de Sarrebruck . Le nom de l'état SARRE et la marque d' atelier apparaissent sous le monument ; les initiales du graveur FB ( Friedrich Brenner ) sont affichées à droite du monument. La partie inférieure de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce porte l'inscription BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND , et la partie supérieure porte l'année. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [98]
[37]  Saint Marin Année européenne de la créativité et de l'innovation 130 000 pièces Mai 2009 [99]
Description : La partie intérieure de la pièce représente des objets représentant la recherche scientifique : un livre, une boussole, un tube à essai et un flacon. A gauche, les trois plumes emblématiques de la République de Saint-Marin. Sur la droite, la marque d'atelier et la marque de l'année sont affichées. Au sommet se trouve la légende CREATIVITÀ INNOVAZIONE . En bas se trouvent l'inscription SAN MARINO et les initiales de l'artiste AM . Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce. [100]
[38]  le Portugal Jeux de Lusophonie 2009 1,25 million de pièces 9 juin 2009 [101]
Description : La partie intérieure de la pièce montre une gymnaste faisant tourbillonner un long ruban. En haut, les armoiries portugaises apparaissent dans un demi-cercle formé par l'inscription PORTUGAL . Dans un demi-cercle en bas la légende 2. os JOGOS DA LUSOFONIA LISBOA est inscrite entre les initiales INCM à gauche et le nom de l'artiste J. AURÉLIO à droite. La marque de l'année apparaît au-dessus de la tête du gymnaste, à gauche. Les douze étoiles de l'Union européenne entourent le dessin de l'anneau extérieur de la pièce (sur un fond de lignes circulaires concentriques). [102]
[39]  la Belgique 200e anniversaire de Louis Braille 5 millions de pièces 25 septembre 2009 [103]
Description: The inner part of the coin features a portrait of Louis Braille between his initials (L and B) in the Braille alphabet that he designed. Above the portrait is the inscription LOUIS BRAILLE, and underneath is the inscription BE between the dates 1809 and 2009. To the left and right respectively are the mint mark and the mint master mark. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[104]
[40]  Italy 200th birthday of Louis Braille 2 million coins 15 October 2009[105]
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts a hand reading an open book by touch. Above the index finger, which is pointing at the vertical inscription LOUIS BRAILLE 1809–2009, are two birds symbolising freedom of knowledge. The issuing country reference RI is at the top right, while the mint mark R is at the bottom right. Braille's name is written under the book in the Braille alphabet that he invented. At the very bottom are the initials MCC of the artist Maria Carmela Colanéri. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[106]
[41]  Slovakia 20th anniversary of the Start of the Velvet Revolution 1 million coins November 2009[107]
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts a stylised bell made up of a series of keys. This recalls the demonstration on 17 November 1989, when marching citizens shook their keyrings to make a jangling sound. This marked the beginning of the Velvet Revolution. To the bottom right of the design are the artist's mark and the mint mark of the Slovak Mint (Mincovňa Kremnica). The design is surrounded above by the legend 17. NOVEMBER SLOBODA – DEMOKRACIA and the dates 1989–2009 and below by the name of the issuing country SLOVENSKO. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[108]
[42]   Vatican City International Year of Astronomy 106,084 October 2009[109]
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts an allegory of the birth of the stars and planets together with several astronomical instruments. The mint mark R is situated in the bottom left quadrant and the year mark 2009 is at the bottom. The design is surrounded on the bottom left-hand side by the legend ANNO INTERNAZIONALE DELL´ASTRONOMIA and on the top right-hand side by the name of the issuing country CITTÀ DEL VATICANO. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[110]
[43]  Finland 200th anniversary of Finnish Autonomy 1.6 million coins October 2009
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts the profile of the Porvoo Cathedral, which was the site of opening of the first Diet of Finland. The date 1809 appears on the top, and the year mark is on the right side. The indication of the issuing country FI and the mint mark are on the left side. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[111]

2009 commonly issued coin

Image Country Feature Volume Date
[44]  European Union Ten years of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and the birth of the euro[112] 78,675,215 coins 1 January – 26 March 2009
Description:[113] The centre of the coin shows a stylised human figure whose left arm is prolonged by the euro symbol. The initials ΓΣ of the sculptor appear below the euro symbol. The name(s) of the issuing country in the national language(s) appear(s) at the top, while the indication 1999–2009 and the acronym EMU translated into the national language(s) appear at the bottom. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[114]
 Ireland 5 million coins 1 January 2009
Inscription: ÉIRE, AEA (Aontas Eacnamaíochta Airgeadaíochta)
 Austria 5 million coins 2 January 2009
Inscription: REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH, WWU (Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion)
 Germany 30,565,630 coins 2 January 2009
Inscription: BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND, WWU (Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion)
 Greece 4 million coins 2 January 2009
Inscription: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ, ONE (Οικονομική και Νομισματική Ένωση)
 Cyprus 1 million coins 5 January 2009
Inscription: KYΠPOΣ KIBRIS, ONE (Οικονομική και Νομισματική Ένωση)
 Malta 700,000 coins 5 January 2009
Inscription: MALTA, UEM (Unjoni Ekonomika u Monetarja)
 Portugal 1,285,000 coins 5 January 2009
Inscription: PORTUGAL, UEM (União Económica e Monetária)
 Slovenia 1 million coins 5 January 2009
Inscription: SLOVENIJA, EMU (Ekonomska in monetarna unija)
 Netherlands 5,313,500 coins 7 January 2009
Inscription: NEDERLAND, EMU (economische en monetaire unie)
 Slovakia 2,500,000 coins 7 January 2009
Inscription: SLOVENSKO, HMÚ (Hospodárska a menová únia)
 Finland 1,400,000 coins 15 January 2009
Inscription: SUOMI FINLAND, 2009, EMU
Coin edge inscription: TALOUS – JA RAHALIITTO EMU[115]
 Luxembourg 825,000 coins 15 January 2009
Inscription: LËTZEBUERG, UEM (l'Union économique et monétaire).

Due to special laws requiring that every coin bear the incumbent Grand Duke's portrait, the Luxembourgish edition of the common €2 commemorative coin differs slightly from the others in addition to the translated inscriptions, since two latent image of the Grand Duke's portrait were added (as required by national law). The method used (multi-view-minting) was even more sophisticated than the one used in 2007, as portraits of the Grand Duke from the left and the right could be seen, depending on which way one tilted the coin.[116]

 France 10,074,085 coins 23 January 2009
Inscription: RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE, UEM (l'Union économique et monétaire)
 Belgium 5,012,000 coins 27 January 2009
Inscription: BELGIEBELGIQUEBELGIEN, EMU (Economic and Monetary Union)
 Spain 8 million coins 2 February 2009
Inscription: ESPAÑA, UEM (Unión Económica y Monetaria)
 Italy 2 million coins 26 March 2009
Inscription: REPUBBLICA ITALIANA, UEM (l'unione economica e monetaria)
The final design of the coin was chosen by electronic voting from 31 January 2008 to 22 February 2008, with the result announced on 25 February 2008. The designs were pre-selected by the national mint directors of the eurozone.[117]

The winner was George Stamatopoulos, a sculptor from the Bank of Greece Mint.

2010 coinage

Image Country Feature Volume Date
[45]  Luxembourg Arms of the Grand Duke 529,500 coins 14 January 2010
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts, on the left, a portrait of Grand Duke Henri facing towards the right, and on the right, the Coat of Arms of the Grand Duke, above which the year mark is shown between mint marks, overlapping slightly into the outer ring. Below, the name of the issuing country LËTZEBUERG overlaps slightly into the outer ring. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[118]
[46]  Germany City Hall and Roland (Bremen)
Fifth of the Bundesländer series
30 million coins 29 January 2010
Description: The inner part of the coin features the Bremen City Hall, with the Roland (a statue) in the foreground. The word BREMEN is inscribed below the town hall on the right. The mint mark appears at the top left. The initials of the artist Bodo Broschat are at the very bottom, just below the statue. The initial of the issuing country D and the year mark are inserted at the top and bottom of the outer ring of the coin respectively, where the twelve stars of the European Union surround the design.[119]
[47]  Spain Historic Centre of Córdoba
First of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series
4 million coins February 2010
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts the interior of the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba. On the left is the mint mark, and below is the name of the issuing country followed by the year mark ESPAÑA 2010. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[120]
[48]  Slovenia 200th anniversary of the Botanical Garden of Ljubljana 1 million coins 10 May 2010
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts the Rebrinčevolistna Hladnikija plant. On the left under the plant, its scientific name HLADNIKIA PASTINACIFOLIA is written in an arc. Around the image in a circle is the legend SLOVENIJA 2010. 200 LET. BOTANIČNI VRT. LJUBLJANA. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[121]
[49]  Italy 200th birthday of Camillo Benso, conte di Cavour 4 million coins March 2010
Description: The inner part of the coin shows a detail of the portrait of the Italian statesman in the centre, the inscriptions CAVOUR and RI on the left, and the mint mark, the dates 1810 and 2010 and the initials of the artist Claudia Momoni (C.M.) on the right. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[122]
[50]  Belgium Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 5 million coins June 2010
Description: The inner part of the coin shows the stylised letters EU and trio.be. Above the letters is the inscription BELGIAN PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EU 2010 and below it the trilingual inscription BELGIE BELGIQUE BELGIEN. Underneath the logo, the mint mark is displayed to the left of the year mark, and the mint master's mark to the right. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[123]
 France Appeal of 18 June 20 million coins June 2010
Description: The inner part of the coin shows General Charles de Gaulle, in uniform and bareheaded, at a microphone typical of the time, reading the Appeal, in which the name of the country RF is inserted. At the top is the year mark and below it the inscriptions 70 ANS and APPEL 18 JUIN. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[124]
[51]  Portugal Centenary of the Portuguese Republic 2.035 million coins September 2010
Description: The inner part of the coin shows in the centre the Portuguese coat of arms and the República effigy, two of the most representative symbols of the Portuguese Republic, surrounded by the legend República Portuguesa – 1910–2010, the mint mark and the name of the designer JOSE CÂNDIDO. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[125]
[52]  San Marino 500th anniversary of the death of Sandro Botticelli 130,000 coins 7 September 2010
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts "Pleasure", a detail of one of the three dancing Graces, freely inspired by the painting Primavera by Sandro Botticelli. On the top is the year mark, on the left the name of the issuing country SAN MARINO and the mint mark and on the right the initial m of the designer Roberto Mauri. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[126]
[53]   Vatican City Year for Priests 115,000 coins 12 October 2010
Description: The inner part of the coin features a shepherd drawing a lamb from a lion's maw. Two inscriptions are engraved around the design: the name of the issuing country CITTA' DEL VATICANO on the top and the topic of commemoration ANNO SACERDOTALE below it. The year mark is displayed to the left of the design, the mint mark at the bottom and the artist's name VEROI to the right. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[127]
 Finland Currency Decree of 1860 granting Finland the right to issue banknotes and coins 1.6 million coins October 2010
Description: The design consists on the left side of a stylised lion figure from the coat of arms of Finland and the year mark, and on the right side of the mint mark and a set of numbers symbolising coin values. At the bottom the issuing country is indicated by the inscription FI. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[128]
[54]  Greece 25th Centenary of the Battle of Marathon 2.5 million coins October 2010
Description: The inner part of the coin shows a synthesis of a shield and a runner/warrior symbolizing the battle for freedom and the noble ideals derived from the battle of Marathon. The bird on the shield symbolises the birth of western civilization in its present form. Surrounding the centre is the Greek inscription ΜΑΡΑΘΩΝΑΣ/2500 ΧΡΟΝΙΑ/490 Π.Χ./2010 Μ.Χ. (Marathon/2,500 years/490 BC/2010 AD) and the name of the issuing country (ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ). The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[129]

2011 coinage

Image Country Feature Volume Date
[55]  Slovakia 20th anniversary of Foundation of the Visegrád Group 1 million coins[130] 10 January 2011
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts a map of the four countries that comprise the Visegrád Group (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). The map is supplemented by a stylized abbreviation V IV; the name of the issuing country SLOVENSKO is situated in the lower right part, and the year mark in the lower left part. The design is surrounded by the legend VYŠEHRADSKÁ SKUPINA • VISEGRAD GROUP and the date of the foundation of the Viségrad Group 15 February 1991. The initials of the coin's designer Miroslav Rónai and the mint mark appear under the name of the country. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[131]
 Netherlands 500th anniversary of the Publication of The Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus 4 million coins 24 January 2011
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts Erasmus writing his book and the effigy of Beatrix of the Netherlands. Between these two images, the inscription Beatrix Koningin der Nederlanden (vertically written), the year mark, the mint master mark and the mintmark appear. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[132]
[56]  Germany Cologne Cathedral (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Sixth of the Bundesländer series
30 million coins 28 January 2011
Description: The design shows the Cologne cathedral in its entirety, as a masterpiece of the Gothic architecture, emphasizing the beauty of the south portal. The name NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN, just below the building, links the pictured building with the state. The mint mark is located in the right upper part of the centre, with the artist Heinz Hoyer's initials in the right part of the centre. The year mark and the letter D (for Deutschland) are placed between the stars in the outer part of the coin, at the bottom and top, respectively. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin[133]
[57]  Luxembourg 50th anniversary of the Appointment of Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg by his mother Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg as lieutenant-représentant 729,500 coins 3 February 2011
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg on the right-hand side looking to the left, and superimposed on the effigies of Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. The text LËTZEBUERG is written above the three effigies. The year mark 2011, surrounded by the mint mark and the mintmaster mark, appears at the top. The name of the person depicted is written below the respective effigy. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[134]
[58]  Spain Patio de los Leones of the Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
Second of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series
4 million coins March 2011
Description: The design shows an image of the Patio de los Leones in the Alhambra in Granada. At the bottom of the coin is the inscription ESPAÑA and the year mark, with the mint mark at the top. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[135]
2 Euro Priložnostni - 100. obletnica rojstva Franca Rozmana.jpg  Slovenia 100th birthday of Franc Rozman – Stane 1 million coins March 2011
Description: The design shows on the left side the image of Franc Rozman – Stane with a five-pointed star below him. The inscription SLOVENIJA separates the upper and lower parts of the right-hand side of the coin; the year mark is written vertically below the inscription, and the inscriptions FRANC, ROZMAN, STANE (vertically) and 1911, 1944 (horizontally) appear above the inscription. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[136]
 Belgium 1st Centenary of the International Women's Day 5 million coins March 2011
Description: The coin displays the effigies of Isala Van Diest, the first female Belgian doctor, and Marie Popelin, the first female Belgian lawyer. Their names (I. VAN DIEST and M. POPELIN) are written under the effigies, separated by the year mark, and above the inscriptions are the symbols of their respective professions (the Rod of Asclepius and the Scales of Justice). Above the effigies are the inscription BE, the mint master mark and the mint mark. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[137]
[59]  Italy 150th anniversary of Italian unification 10 million coins March 2011
Description: The inner part of the coin shows three Italian flags in the wind, representing the three anniversaries (1911, 1961 and 2011) and illustrating a link between generations; this is the logo of the 150th anniversary of Italian unification. There are a number of inscriptions: at the top, the inscription 150º DELL'UNITÀ D'ITALIA; at the right, the initials RI; at the bottom, the dates 1861 › 2011 › ›; under the dates, at the centre, the mint mark, and at the right, the initials of the artist Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini and his profession (incisore), ELF INC.. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[138]
[60]  France 30th anniversary of Fête de la Musique 10,014,404 coins 21 June 2011
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts a cheerful crowd (with the stylized image of a musical instrument and notes floating in the air) symbolizing the atmosphere of celebration on the Day of Music, which has been celebrated in France every summer solstice since 1981. The words Fête de la MUSIQUE and the date 21 JUIN 2011 appear in the centre of the drawing. At the top, slanting rightwards, are the words 30e ANNIVERSAIRE and the letters RF appear at the bottom. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[139]
[61]  Greece 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens from 25 June to 4 July 2011 1 million coins June 2011
Description: The centre of the coin shows the symbol of the Games, a radiant sun, the "source of life that underlines the excellence and power of the athlete that takes part in the Games". "Excellence" is depicted in the olive branch, and "power" in the spiral form in the centre of the sun. Two inscriptions surround the centre on the right half, XIII SPECIAL OLYMPICS W.S.G. ATHENS 2011 and ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ, with the mint mark in between. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[140]
[62]  San Marino 500th birthday of Giorgio Vasari 130,000 coins June 2011
Description: The inner part of the coin shows a detail from the painting Judith and Holofernes by Giorgio Vasari. At the bottom are the dates 1511–2011, with the inscription G. Vasari and the mint mark on the left and the inscriptions San Marino and C.M. (the mint maker Claudia Momoni's initials) on the right. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[141]
[63]  Monaco Wedding of Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock 147,877 coins 2 July 2011
Description: The inner part of the coin shows the effigies of Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock in the centre; the inscription MONACO and the yearmark are at the bottom, with the mint mark and the mint engraver's mark flanking the inscription. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[142]
[64]  Portugal 500th birthday of Fernão Mendes Pinto 520,000 coins 15 September 2011
Description: The inner part of the coin shows a sailing ship on several wave-shaped inscriptions referring to Portugal, Lisbon, his book Peregrinação and some of his travel destinations. The inscription Portugal appears underneath, and his name above. The years 1511 and 2011 appear are to the left and right of the central image, respectively. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[143]
 Finland 200th anniversary of the Bank of Finland (Suomen Pankki) 1.5 million coins October 2011
Description: The centre of the coin shows a whooper swan (the Finnish national bird). The swan's wing separates the years 1811 (at the bottom right) and 2011 (at the centre left). The letter V in the left armpit of the swan stands for the surname of the designer Hannu Veijalainen. At the bottom of the inner ring, the inscription FI and the mint mark are shown. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[144]
[65]  Malta First election of representatives in 1849
First of the constitutional history series
430,000 coins October 2011
Description: The centre of the coin depicts a hand putting a vote into a ballot box. There are two inscriptions: the year mark at the bottom of the inner part of the coin, and at the top and right the inscription MALTA — First elected representatives 1849. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[145]
[66]   Vatican City 26th World Youth Day in August 2011 115,000 coins October 2011
Description: The inner part of the coin shows three young people and two flags, as well as the mint mark and the year mark. At the top of the inner ring, interrupted by a crown and the flags, is the inscription XXVI G. M. G. (for the Italian 26ª Giornata Mondiale della Gioventù). At the bottom of the inner ring is the inscription CITTÀ DEL VATICANO. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[146]

2012 coinage

Image Country Feature Volume Date
[67]  Germany Neuschwanstein Castle near Füssen (Bavaria)
Seventh of the Bundesländer series
30 million coins 3 February 2012[147]
Description: The design by Erich Ott and shows the most famous view of Neuschwanstein Castle. The design shows the view from the east as visitors see it during their ascent to the castle, with the gatehouse in the foreground and the medieval-style towers and turrets. The panoramic mountain situated behind the castle are also depicted, as the castle sits on a cliff overlooking the Pöllatschlucht. The inscription BAYERN appears below the design. The mint mark is to the right, the initials of the artist on the left side. The year mark appears between the 3 lowest stars on the outer ring. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[148]
[68]  Luxembourg 100 years since the death of William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg[149] 722,500 coins[147] 9 February 2012
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts Grand Duke Henri (looking to the right) on the left side, superimposed on Grand Duke William IV, looking to the right. The inscription GRANDS-DUCS DE LUXEMBOURG and the year mark appear above the effigies, flanked by the mintmark and the initials of the mint master. In front of the effigies, the outline of the city of Luxembourg appears as a background. The names HENRI and GUILLAUME IV and the text † 1912 are written below the respective effigies. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[150]
[69]  Spain Burgos Cathedral
Third of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series
8 million coins 1 March 2012
Description: The inner part of the coin portrays a view of the Burgos Cathedral. The name of the issuing country ESPAÑA appears at the upper left hand side, while the year mark and the mint mark appear on the right hand side. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[151]
[70]  Belgium 75th anniversary of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition[147] 5 million coins 6 June 2012
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts the emblem of the Queen Elisabeth Competition superimposed on the effigy of Queen Elisabeth, looking to the left, flanked on the left and right respectively by the mark of the mint master and the mark of the Brussels mint, a helmeted profile of the Archangel Michael. The years 1937–2012 are inscribed above the effigy, and the words 'QUEEN ELISABETH COMPETITION' below it. The nationality 'BE' is indicated to the right of the portrait of the Queen. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[152]
[71]  San Marino 10th anniversary of Euro coins and banknotes[147] 130,000 coins 19 June 2012
Description: The euro sign is in the centre of the coin. The design elements around the euro symbol on the coin express the importance of the euro to the people, to the financial world (ECB tower), to trading (ships), to industry (factories), to the energy sector and to research and development (wind power stations). The artist's initials AH appear under the image of the ECB tower. The name of the issuing country SAN MARINO appears at the top, the mint mark at the right, while the inscription 2002–2012 appears at the bottom. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[153]

Note: Although the design is the same as the 2012 common issue, the coin is issued as national coinage since common side issues are restricted to EU member states.[citation needed]

[72]  Portugal Guimarães, European Capital of Culture 2012[147] 520,000 coins 21 June 2012
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts a stylised image of Afonso Henriques, the first King of Portugal, together with his sword and the Castle of Guimarães, which is regarded as the birthplace of Portugal as an independent nation in the 12th century. To the left of the image is the Portuguese shield above the word "PORTUGAL". To the lower right is the inscription "GUIMARÃES 2012" with the logo of Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture. Along the lower edge of the inner part are the mintmark "INCM" and the name of the designer, "JOSÉ DE GUIMARÃES". The outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.[154]
[73]  France 100th birthday of Abbé Pierre[147] 1 million coins 24 June 2012
Description: The coin depicts a portrait of Abbé Pierre, with his béret and the logo of his foundation, including a microtext stating Et les autres? (his favorite motto to recall that one should never forget to help the others). The letters RF and the mint mark appear on the left side, while the hallmark of the engraving workshop is on the right side. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[155]
[74]  Monaco 500th anniversary of the foundation of Monaco's sovereignty 110,000 coins 1 July 2012
Description: The inner part of the coin shows a portrait of LUCIEN 1er Grimaldi in profile facing to the left. The words "SOUVERAINETE DE MONACO" appear above the portrait in an arc along the upper edge of the inner part of the coin, flanked by the years "1512" and "2012". Two ornamental details are engraved at the beginning and at the end of the text. At the bottom, the horn of plenty, mintmark of the "Monnaie de Paris" and the "fleurette", hallmark of the engraving workshop, flank the portrait on the left hand side and the right hand side, respectively. Above the mintmark is engraved the inscription "LUCIEN Ier". The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[156]
[75]  Italy 100 years since the death of Giovanni Pascoli[147] 15 million coins 18 July 2012
Description: In the centre of the coin the effigy of Giovanni Pascoli is depicted. Under his effigy there is the inscription G. PASCOLI. On the right part of the coin there is the yearmark (2012) and under of it the Italian monogramm (RI). On the left part of the coin the year when Pascoli died is minted (1912) and under of it there is the mint mark and the designer's mark. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.
[76]  Malta 1887 Majority Representation
Second of the constitutional history series[147]
455,000 coins 20 August 2012
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts eight men in front of the Maltese Parliament, in Valletta. On the upper part of the coin the legend MALTA – Majority Representation 1987 is inscribed.On the lower part of the coins the year of the coinage(2012) is minted. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[157]
 Finland[158] 150 years Helene Schjerfbeck 2 million coins 5 October 2012
Description: The design shows a stylised self-portrait of the artist with the text Helene SCHJERFBECK on the left and the yearmarks 1862–1946 on the right. Left on the lower side of the coin are the yearmark 2012 and the country's reference FI. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[159]
[77]   Vatican City 7th World Meeting of Families[147] 115,000 coins 16 October 2012
Description: The inner ring features a family with the Cathedral of Milan. The inscription 'VII INCONTRO MONDIALE DELLE FAMIGLIE' surrounds the design, forming a semi-circle which is complemented at the upper right side by the name of the issuing state 'CITTÁ DEL VATICANO'. The year 2012 appears on the right side and the name of the artist 'G. TITOTTO' followed by the indication of the engraver 'LDS Inc' is displayed on the left side. The mintmark 'R' appears at the bottom of the design, between the mother and the child.[160]
[78]  Luxembourg Royal Wedding of Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg to Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy 512,000 coins 19 December 2012[161]
Description: The coin depicts on the left hand of its inner part the effigy of the Grand-Duke Henri, and the right hand of its inner part the effigy of the Heir Grand-Duke Guillaume superimposed on the effigy of the Countess Stéphanie. The texts "PRËNZENHOCHZAÏT" and "LËTZEBUERG" and the year-date "2012", flanked by the mintmark and the initials of the Mint master, appear at the bottom of the inner part of the coin. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[162]

2012 commonly issued coin

Image Country Feature Volume Date
 European Union 10th anniversary of Euro coins and banknotes 89,795,361 coins 2 January – 30 March 2012
Description:[163] The euro sign in the centre of the coin's design symbolizes that the euro has become an element of particular importance in Europe as well as all over the world as it evolved into a global player in the international monetary system in the last ten years. The design elements around the euro sign express the importance of the euro to the people, to the financial world (ECB tower), to trading (ships), to industry (factories), to the energy sector and research and development (wind power stations). The design was created by Helmut Andexlinger (designer at the Austrian Mint). The artist's initials AH appear below the image of the ECB tower. The name of the issuing country in the national language(s) appears at the top (with the exception for Belgium, where it states "BE"), while the years 2002–2012 appear at the bottom. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[164]
 Austria 11 million coins 2 January 2012
Inscription: REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
 Estonia 2 million coins 2 January 2012
Inscription: EESTI
 Germany 30,725,000 coins 2 January 2012
Inscription: BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND
 Greece 1 million coins 2 January 2012
Inscription: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ
 Slovakia 1 million coins 2 January 2012
Inscription: SLOVENSKO
 Spain 4 million coins 2 January 2012
Inscription: ESPAÑA
 Ireland 1,354,867 coins 3 January 2012
Inscription: ÉIRE
 Slovenia 1 million coins 3 January 2012
Inscription: SLOVENIJA
 France 10,010,994 coins 5 January 2012
Inscription: RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
 Finland 1,500,000 coins 12 January 2012
Inscription: SUOMI FINLAND
 Belgium 5,022,000 coins 30 January 2012
Inscription: BE
 Luxembourg 532,500 coins 31 January 2012
Inscription: LËTZEBUERG
As with the previous common commemorative coins, an obligatory latent image of Grand Duke Henri was added to the Luxembourgish edition. The portrait is located in the same space as the euro sign and the surrounding globe.
 Cyprus 1 million coins 13 February 2012
Inscription: ΚΥΠΡΟΣ KIBRIS
 Netherlands 3,500,000 coins 13 February 2012
Inscription: NEDERLAND
 Portugal 520,000 coins 24 February 2012[165]
Inscription: PORTUGAL
 Italy 15 million coins 20 March 2012
Inscription: REPUBBLICA ITALIANA
 Malta 500,000 coins 30 March 2012
Inscription: MALTA
The final design of the coin was chosen by electronic voting.[166] The winner was Helmut Andexlinger, a professional designer from the Austrian Mint.[167]

2013 coinage

Image Country Feature Volume Date
[79]  Germany 50 years of Franco-German Friendship (Élysée Treaty)[168] 11 million coins 22 January 2013
Description:[169] The coin, which was designed by Yves Sampo of the Monnaie de Paris, Stefanie Lindner of the Berlin State Mint, Alina Hoyer (Berlin) and Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer (Berlin), depicts stylised portraits of the Élysée Treaty's signatories (the then-Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Konrad Adenauer and the former President of the French Republic Charles de Gaulle), their signatures and the words "50 ANS JAHRE" with the year "2013" in the centre, the words "TRAITÉ DE L'ÉLYSÉE" at the top and the words "ÉLYSÉE-VERTRAG" at the bottom. The right side of the inner part also features the mint mark of the respective mint ("A", "D", "F", "G" or "J") as well as the issuing country's code "D".[170]
[80]  France 50 years of Franco-German Friendship(Élysée Treaty)[168] 10,017,789 coins 22 January 2013
Description: The coin, which was designed by Yves Sampo of the Monnaie de Paris, Stefanie Lindner of the Berlin State Mint, Alina Hoyer (Berlin) and Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer (Berlin), depicts stylised portraits of the Élysée Treaty's signatories (the then-Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Konrad Adenauer and the former President of the French Republic Charles de Gaulle), their signatures and the words '50 ANS JAHRE' with the year '2013' in the centre, the words 'TRAITÉ DE L'ÉLYSÉE' at the top and the words 'ÉLYSÉE-VERTRAG' at the bottom. The right side of the inner part features the mint mark as well as the issuing country's code 'RF' and the left side features the 'fleurette', hallmark of the engraving workshop.[171]
[81]  Germany Maulbronn Abbey in Baden-Württemberg.
Eighth of the Bundesländer series
30 million coins 1 February 2013
Description: Maulbronn Monastery, founded 1147 by Cistercians, is the best-preserved medieval monastery complex in Europe. The coin, which was designed by Eugen Ruhl, presents the interior of the fountain house or lavatorium, besides the western facade of the convent church with its atrium, named paradise. Since 1993 the monastery is part of the Unesco World Heritage.
[82]  Slovenia 800 years since the discovery of the Postojna Cave[172] 1 million coins 4 February 2013
Description: The central image of the coin is a stylised spiral, which at the left side of the coin begins with inscription 'POSTOJNSKA JAMA • 1213–2013 • SLOVENIJA' and ends with two stylised speleothems.[173]
[83]  Netherlands The announcement of the abdication of the throne by Queen Beatrix 20 million coins 7 February 2013
Description: The design depicts on the foreground the effigy of Queen Beatrix and on the background, partly covered by the effigy of the Queen, the effigy of the Prince of Orange. The circumscription around both effigies reads: WILLEM-ALEXANDER PRINS VAN ORANJE (crown symbol) BEATRIX KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN (mint mark) 28 januari 2013 (mint master mark). The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[174]
[84]  Spain Monastery and Site of the Escorial, Madrid
Fourth of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series
8 million coins 2 March 2013
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts a view of the San Lorenzo del Escorial Monastery. On the upper side, in circular sense and with capital letters, the name of the issuing country 'ESPANA'. At the right hand side, the year of issuance '2013' and the mint mark. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[175]
[85]  Italy 200 years since the birth of Giuseppe Verdi 10 million coins 20 May 2013
Description: The design shows the bust of Giuseppe VERDI in three quarter view facing left; on the left, superimposed letters of the Italian Republic monogram 'RI'/1813; on the right, R (monogram of the Mint of Rome)/2013; in exergue, MCC (monogram of the Author Maria Carmela COLANERI)/G. VERDI. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[176]
[86]  France 150th anniversary of the birth of Pierre de Coubertin 1,014,338 coins 3 June 2013
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts the face of Pierre de Coubertin still young. Stylised Olympic rings form the background. They provide the framework for silhouettes symbolising the Olympic sports. At the left, the indication of the issuing country 'RF' and the year '2013'. At the top, the inscription 'PIERRE DE COUBERTIN' in semi-circle. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[177]
[87]   Vatican City Sede vacante 125,000 coins 3 June 2013
Description: The design features the coat of arms of the Cardinal Camerlengo and above it the symbol of the Apostolic Camera, two small crosses, the words 'CITTÀ DEL VATICANO' at the left and 'SEDE VACANTE MMXIII' at the right. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[178]
[88]  Monaco 20th anniversary of its accession to the ONU on 28 May 1993 1,249,131 coins 17 June 2013
Description: The coin depicts a dove with an olive branch, with in the middle of the arc, on the left side the cornucopia, and on the right side the punch, as the workshop Paris Mint mark. At the top, in semi-circle, the indication of the issuing country 'MONACO' and at the bottom, in semi-circle, the inscription '1993 ADMISSION À L'ONU 2013'. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[179]
[89]  Portugal 250th anniversary of the Clérigos Tower, Porto 525,000 coins 20 June 2013
Description: The Baroque church of the clergy was built between 1732 and 1750, its monumental tower from 1754 to 1763, by the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni. The 75,6 metres high tower is dominating the city and became its symbol. The coin, designed by Hugo Maciel, also presents the impressive Dom Luis Bridge across the Douro. Opened in 1886, it is also part of Porto's Historic Center and, since 1996, UNESCO World Heritage site.
[90]  Malta Establishment of Self-Government in 1921
Third of the Constitutional History series
542,500 coins 24 June 2013
Description: The designs shows a map of the Maltese islands and a representation of the population. At the bottom of the design, the year '2013'. At the top, in semi-circle, the words 'MALTA – Self-government 1921'. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[180]
[91]  Slovakia 1150 years from the Byzantine Advent of advent of the Mission of Constantine and Methodius to the Great Moravia. 1 million coins 5 July 2013
Description: The design depicts the Thessalonian brothers Constantine and Methodius along with the symbolic double cross stood on three hills. The cross is at the same time held as a Bishop's crozier, thereby linking together symbols of statehood and Christianity and emphasising the significance of the brothers' mission, which helped ensure the full sovereignty and legitimacy of Great Moravia – the first Slav state in central Europe. The figure of Constantine is holding a book representing education and faith, while Methodius is shown with a church symbolising faith and institutional Christianity. Along the lower edge of the inner part of the coin is the name of the issuing country 'SLOVENSKO', the year '863' and the year '2013', with a dividing mark between each. Along the upper edge of the inner part are the names 'KONŠTANTÍN' and 'METOD'. To the left of the brothers are the stylised letters 'mh', the initials of the coin's designer Miroslav Hric, and to the right is the mint mark of the Kremnica Mint, comprising the letters 'MK' placed between two dies. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[181]
[92]  Italy 700th birthday of Giovanni Boccaccio 10 million coins 25 July 2013
Description: The design shows the head of Giovanni BOCCACCIO in three quarter view facing right, drawn from the

fresco by Andrea del Castagno, around 1450 c. (Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi); around, on the bottom, BOCCACCIO 1313 2013; on the right, superimposed letters R (monogram of the Mint of Rome)/RI(monogram of Italian Republic)/m (monogram of the Author Mauri). The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[182]

 Finland 150th anniversary of the Parliament of 1863 when regular parliament sessions started in Finland 1 million coins 4 September 2013
Description: The 2-euro commemorative coin is depicted with the year 1863 and a shoot growing out of it symbolising the start of democracy and Finland's development. In semicircle, at the bottom, the name of the issuing country 'SUOMI FINLAND' with the two words separated by the mint mark, and the year '2013'. The Diet of 1863 is the start of period of illumination. In Finland, the year 1863 marked a start for genuine democracy, transparent press operations and the right to use the Finnish language. With the beginning of regular meetings of the Diet, the opportunities of Finns to influence affairs in their own country improved in an unprecedented way. The year marked the beginning of a period of illumination for Finnish democracy. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[183]
[93]  San Marino 500th anniversary of the death of Pinturicchio 115 000 coins 13 September 2013
Description: In the foreground, the fresco 'Christ among the doctors'; in the lower part, the inscription 'SAN MARINO' in semi-circle; to the left, the letter 'R', which is the Italian mint mark; below the fresco, the name of the author 'MOMONI'; above the fresco, the inscription 'PINTURICCHIO' in semi-circle with the years '1513' and '2013' below it. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[184]
[94]  Belgium 100 years of Royal Meteorological Institute 2,010,000 coins 18 September 2013
Description: The obverse of the coin displays in its centre the number 100 with the first zero encircling the abbreviations 'KMI' and 'IRM' and the second zero representing a sun. Isobars, raindrops and snowflakes are depicted to the left of the sun. The year '2013' is displayed in the upper rays of the sun and the nationality 'BE' is indicated in the lower rays. The mark of the mint master and the mark of the Brussels mint, a helmeted profile of the Archangel Michael, are displayed under the '1' of the number '100'. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[185]
[95]  Greece 100th anniversary of the Union of Crete with Greece 754,000 coins 1 October 2013
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts Cretan rebels raising the Greek flag, a symbolic representation of Crete's struggle for Union with Greece. On the upper side, in circular sense and with capital letters the name of the issuing country 'Hellenic Republic' in Greek. Underneath the words: '100 years of the union of Crete with Greece' in Greek. On the right: '1913–2013' and the monogram of the Greek Mint. In exergue, 'ΣΤΑΜ' (monogram of the author G. Stamatopoulos). The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[186]
[96]  Greece 2400th anniversary of the Founding of the Platonic Academy 754,000 coins 1 October 2013
Description: The inner part of the coin shows the profile of Plato, the founder of the Platonic Academy. On the left side of the coin is depicted the Greek inscription 2400 ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΙΔΡΥΣΗ ΤΗΣ ΑΚΑΔΗΜΙΑΣ ΠΛΑΤΩΝΟΣ (2400 years since the founding of the Platonic Academy) and the name of the issuing country (ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ) in ancient Greek font. The mint mark and the year mark 2013 are to the right. On the bottom is the monogram ΣΤΑΜ of the author G. Stamatopoulos. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.[187]
[97]   Vatican City 28th World Youth DayRio de Janeiro 94,000 coins 15 October 2013
Description: The design features the most known monument of Rio de Janeiro, the 'Christ of Corcovado' and some young people around the statue. At the top, in semi-circle, the inscription 'XXVIII G.M.G. CITTÀ DEL VATICANO RIO 2013'. At the right, the mintmark 'R' and the name of the artist 'P DANIELE'. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[188]
[98]  Luxembourg National Anthem of the Grand Duchy 522,000 coins 16 October 2013
Description: The coin depicts on the right hand of its inner part the effigy of the Grand Duke Henri, looking to the left, and on the left hand of its inner part the musical notation as well as the text of the national anthem. The text 'Ons Heemecht' appears at the top of the inner part and the name of the issuing country 'LËTZEBUERG' as well as the year-date '2013', flanked by the mint mark and the initials of the mint master, appear at the bottom of the inner part of the coin. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[189]
 Finland 125th anniversary of the birth of Nobel Prize-winning author Frans Eemil Sillanpää 1,500,000 coins 4 November 2013
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts Sillanpää's portrait. At the top, in semi-circle, the words 'F. E. SILLANPÄÄ'. At the left, the year '1888' and the mint mark. At the right, the year '1964', the indication of the issuing country 'FI' and the year of issuance '2013'. This is a special coin to commemorate the grandfather of a whole nation. F. E. SILLANPÄÄ was a master of style who brought deep insights about the relationship between people and nature into Finnish literature. He was awarded the Nobel prize in 1939 based in particular on the works Meek Heritage and The Maid Silja. This masterful author gained even more national renown with his popular radio appearances and memorable Christmas columns. After the war years, the master writer evolved into the long-bearded 'Taata', the unofficial grandfather to the country. From recollections of his childhood Christmases emerged a well-loved tradition: Grandpa gathered the whole nation devoutly around their radios with his easy-going Christmas 'talks'. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[190]
[99]  Netherlands 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands 3,500,000 coins 25 November 2013
Description: The inner part of the design shows a continuing ribbon that starts from the outside depicting the effigy of King Willem-Alexander and continues to depict the effigies of his six predecessors: Queen Beatrix, Queen Juliana, Queen Wilhelmina, King Willem III, King Willem II and King Willem I. The effigies are surrounded by the inscription 'Willem-Alexander Koning der Nederlanden' followed by the Royal Dutch mintmark, the mint master mark, the year 2013, the initials of the designer and at the left side of the effigies the inscription '200 jaar Koninkrijk der Nederlanden'. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[191]

2014 coinage

Image Country Feature Volume Date
[100]  Luxembourg 175th anniversary of the Foundation of Luxembourg's independence 519,500 coins 6 January 2014
Description: The coin depicts on the right hand side of its inner part the effigy of the Grand-Duke Henri, looking to the right, and on the left hand side of its inner part, vertically positioned, the years '1839' and '2014' and the name of the issuing country 'LËTZEBUERG'. The inscriptions 'ONOFHÄNGEGKEET' and '175 Joër' appear at the bottom of the inner part of the coin. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[192]
[101]  Germany St. Michael's Church in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony.
Ninth of the Bundesländer series
30,824,300 coins 7 February 2014
Description: The portroyal of Saint Michael Church in Hildesheim. At the top, on the left, the year 2014. At the bottom, bas, la legend NIEDERSACHSEN and the initial of the issuing country D (for Deutschland). The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.
[102]  Spain Park Güell, Work of Antoni Gaudí
Fifth of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series
8,094,000 coins 7 February 2014
Description: The coin depicts in the foreground a lizard sculpture which is the Park Güell emblem and was designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí. As background a detail of one of the pavilions situated at the Park Güell entrance. At the top, in circular sense and in capital letters the words 'ESPAÑA' and 'PARK GÜELL – GAUDÍ'. At the left the year of issuance '2014' and at the right the mintmark. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[193]
[103]  Italy 200th anniversary of the Carabinieri 6,525,000 coins 25 March 2014
Description: The design shows a reinterpretation of the sculpture 'Pattuglia di Carabinieri nella tormenta' made in 1973 by Antonio Berti; on the right, superimposed letters of the Italian Republic monogram 'RI'/2014; on the left, 1814; up, superimposed letters R (monogram of the Mint of Rome); in exergue, LDS (monogram of the Author Luciana De Simoni)/CARABINIERI. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[194]
[104]  Slovakia 10 years of Slovakian membership in European Union 1 million coins 1 April 2014
Description: At the centre of the national side are the stylised letters 'EÚ', as the abbreviation of the European Union, with the coat of arms of the Slovak Republic incorporated in the foreground. On the right-hand side of the inner part of the coin, in two lines, is the date of the Slovak Republic's accession to the European Union, '1.5.2004', and immediately below it the year '2014'. Inscribed along the bottom edge of the inner part is the name of the issuing country, 'SLOVENSKO', while in a semi-circle along the upper edge is the inscription '10. VÝROČIE VSTUPU DO EURÓPSKEJ ÚNIE'. To the lower left is the mint mark of Kremnica Mint (composed of the letters 'MK' between two dies), and to the lower right are the stylised letters 'MP', the initials of the designer, Mária Poldaufová. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
[105]  Portugal 40 years since the Carnation Revolution 520,000 coins 23 April 2014
Description: The two curves represent the general shape of a carnation, the flower symbolizing the movement, which was also the origin of the revolution's name. The name of the issuing country 'PORTUGAL' and the Coat of Arms are inscribed on the top of the flower. The center of the image shows the date of the event '25 DE ABRIL' (25 April) and at the bottom is written the number of years past since the revolution '40 ANOS'(40 years) and the year of issuance '2014'. The shape of the letters and numbers is inspired on those used in posters and other political information supports 40 years ago, as a symbol of the euphoric period lived right after the event. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[195]
 Belgium 100 years since the beginning of World War I 1,750,000 coins 12 May 2014
Description: : The coin's central field depicts a poppy above the years 2014–18. Below these years appears the inscription 'The Great War Centenary', under which are the signature mark of the Master of the Mint and the mark of the Brussels mint, a helmeted profile of the archangel Michael. The top of the central field features the trilingual inscription 'BELGIE – BELGIQUE – BELGIEN'. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[196]
 Netherlands King Willem-Alexander and Princess Beatrix 5,291,000 coins 22 May 2014
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts the effigies of both the King Willem-Alexander and the former Queen Beatrix. At the left, in semi-circle, the inscription 'WILLEM-ALEXANDER KONING DER NEDERLANDEN' and at the right, in semi-circle, the inscription 'BEATRIX PRINSES DER NEDERLANDEN'. Between the two inscriptions, at the top, the crown symbol and at the bottom the mint master mark, the mint mark and in between the year of issuance '2014'. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[197]
[106]  Malta Independence from Britain in 1964
Fourth of the Constitutional History series
432,500 coins 3 June 2014 (sets)
29 October 2014 (rolls)
Description: The coin commemorating the Malta Independence constitution of 1964 is the fourth in the series of five coins that commemorate constitutional milestones in Maltese history. By means of the 1964 constitution Malta became an independent nation for the first time after hundreds of years of foreign domination. The national side of the coin shows a detail of the bronze monument commemorating independence which was designed by the artist Gianni Bonnici in 1989. It shows a young woman, representing Malta, carrying the Maltese flag. At the right, in semi-circle the inscription MALTA – Independence 1964 and at the bottom the year of issuance 2014. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
[107]  France 70 years since D-Day 3,019,675 coins 11 June 2014
Description: In the coin's central field the word D-DAY is written in such a way as to depict a landing craft and a tank gun barrel. The years 1944–2014 appear above the tank gun, with the inscription '70e anniversaire du débarquement' (70th anniversary of the landings) further down. The distinctive footprints left by the boots worn by American, British and Canadian troops are gradually disappearing in the sand, washed away by a wave. The words of a poem by Verlaine used as a code for the start of the landings are engraved on the wave: 'Les sanglots longs des violons de l’automne blessent mon coeur d’une langueur monotone' (the long sobs of the violins of autumn wound my heart with a monotonous languor). The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[198]
[108]  Finland 100 years since the birth of Tove Jansson 1,500,000 coins 16 June 2014
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts Tove Jansson's portrait. Under the portrait the signature 'Tove Jansson' and the years '1914–2001'. At the left the indication of the issuing country 'FI'. At the right the year of issuance '2014' and the mint mark. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[199]
[109]  Italy 450 years since the birth of Galileo Galilei 6,500,000 coins 17 June 2014 (sets)
21 November 2014 (rolls)
Description:The design shows the head of Galileo Galilei from the painting of Justus Sustermans, 1636 (Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi); around, upside, GALILEO GALILEI; on the right, superimposed letters R (monogram of the Mint of Rome)/astronomic telescope/C.M. (monogram of the Author Claudia Momoni); on the left, superimposed letters of the Italian Republic monogram 'RI'; in exergue 1564–2014. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[200]
[110]  San Marino 500th anniversary since the death of Donato Bramante 114,000 coins 23 June 2014
Description: The effigy of Bramante Tempietto to the right of the Church of San Pietro in Montorio, Rome, somewhat exceeding the outline of a rectangle surrounded by the years 1514 and 2014. The legend BRAMANTE LAZZARI DELLE PENNE DI SAN MARINO (Bramante Lazzari feathers San Marino) surrounds the drawing. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
[111]  Malta 200th anniversary of the Malta Police Force 300,000 coins 16 July 2014
Description: The coin commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Malta Police Force which was set up by means of proclamation XXII of 1814. Thus the Malta Police Force is one of the oldest in Europe. The national side of the coin depicts the badge of the Malta Police Force with the legend '200 Years Malta Police Force' and the dates 1814–2014. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[201]
[112]  Latvia Riga, European Capital of Culture 2014 1,005,000 coins 12 August 2014
Description: The central image of the coin shows the skyline of Riga and the historic centre of the city that has been included in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Depicted are, from left to right: St. John's Church, St. James's Cathedral, Three-Stars-Tower of Riga Castle, St. Peter's Church and Riga Cathedral. At the top of the image, the inscription 'EIROPAS KULTŪRAS GALVASPILSĒTA' (European Capital of Culture) and at the bottom the name of the celebrated city and the year of issuance 'RĪGA – 2014', and underneath the indication of the issuing country 'LV'. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[202]
 Belgium 150 years Belgium Red Cross 287,500 coins 18 September 2014
Description: The inner part of the coin features a cross with the number '150' in its centre. The vertical and horizontal bars of the cross bear the words 'Rode Kruis' and 'Croix-Rouge' respectively. The cross is surrounded by the mark of the Brussels mint (a helmeted profile of the archangel Michael), the signature mark of the Master of the Mint, the year 2014, and the country code 'BE'. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[203]
[113]  Greece 400 years since the death of El Greco 754,000 coins 24 September 2014
Description: The inner part of the coin shows a portrait of Domenikos Theotokopoulos. The background features a typical figure from his work, illustrative of his technique. On the left: the year 2014 and the characteristic signature of the artist ('Domenikos Theotokopoulos Epoiei'). On the right: the mint mark of the Greek State Mint. The entire design is encircled in an inscription reading in Greek 'DOMENIKOS THEOTOKOPOULOS 1541–1614' ('ΔΟΜΗΝΙΚΟΣ ΘΕΟΤΟΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ 1541–1614') and the name of the issuing country 'HELLENIC REPUBLIC'('ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ'). The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[204]
[114]  Greece 150th anniversary of the Union of the Ionian Islands with Greece 754,000 coins 24 September 2014
Description: The 'Seven Point Star' symbolizes the "Ionian Dimension" ("Ιόνια Διάσταση"): the 'Group of Seven Islands' ("Ἑπτάνησα" / Eptanisa) in the Ionian Sea bore and inspired outstanding representatives in the fields of art, important musicians, poets, painters and politicians. Clockwise from top, the visuals symbolize the following islands: – Corfu's emblem is the "apēdalos naus" ("Άπήδαλος Nαῦς": ship without steering gear), as great nautical powers were attributed to the island and its sailors were well known for their nautical abilities and skills since ancient times – Zakynthos is represented by the sacrificial tripod of ApolloIthaca: Odysseus is depicted with the ancient hat PileusPaxi's emblem is a trident: according to a mythological tale, it was created when Poseidon hit the island of Corfu with his trident, splitting it in two – Kythira, the island of celestial Aphrodite, depicted on a scallop, symbolizing her 'emergence from the sea' – Lefkada is represented by the 'Apollonian harp' ("Απολλώνια Άρπα"), symbol for its great musical tradition – Cephalonia's emblem is its mythical – eponymous – hero Cephalus. The coin was designed by Maria Andonatou, whose signet is depicted at lower left.[205]
[115]  San Marino 90th anniversary since the death of Giacomo Puccini 100,000 coins 29 September 2014
Description: The effigy of Giacomo Puccini surrounded on the left by the name G. PUCCINI and, on the right, the name of the issuing country SAN MARINO. The year 2014 is placed at the bottom left. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
[116]   Vatican City 25 years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall 103,000 coins 14 October 2014
Description: The design depicts some bricks of the partially collapsed Berlin Wall in the foreground, with the wording "XXV ANNIVERSARIO DEL CROLLO DEL MURO DI BERLINO 1989 2014"(25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall 1989 2014) written within the bricks. An olive branch can be seen in the centre, in a gap between the bricks and a piece of barbed wire, and the Brandenburg Gate appears in the background. At the top, the words "CITTA DEL VATICANO" are inscribed. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
[117]  Portugal International Year of Family Farming 520,000 coins 31 October 2014
Description: On the central part of the design are represented tools typically used in the traditional agriculture, together with farming products: a chicken in the center, surrounded by pumpkins, a basket of potatoes, and other vegetables and flowers. On the left side, in semi-circle, the subject of the commemoration 'AGRICULTURA FAMILIAR' (Family Farming) and on the right side, in semi-circle, the name of the issuing country 'PORTUGAL' followed by the year of issuance '2014'. At the bottom left the mintmark 'INCM'. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[206]
[118]  Luxembourg 50th anniversary of Grand Duke Jean Accession to the Throne 512,000 coins 6 November 2014
Description: The coin's inner part depicts the effigies of the Grand-Duke Henri and the Grand-Duke Jean, both looking to the left. It is surmounted by the year '1964' above the effigy of the Grand-Duke Jean and by a crown. At the bottom, the names 'Jean' and 'Henri' appear below the respective effigy as well as the year '2014'. The inscription '50e ANNIVERSAIRE DE L’ACCESSION AU TRÔNE DU GRAND-DUC JEAN' encloses in circular form the upper inner part of the coin. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[207]
[119]  Finland 100 years since the birth of Ilmari Tapiovaara 1 million coins 10 November 2014
Description: The left inner part of the design shows Ilmari Tapiovaara's name and years. The right inner part of the design depicts a close-up from the furniture fitting characteristic for Ilmari Tapiovaara. At the right the indication of the issuing country "FI", the mint mark and the year of issuance "2014". The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
[120]  Slovenia 600th anniversary since the Coronation of Barbara of Cilli 1 million coins 17 November 2014
Description: The central image of the coin shows, with lined pattern, the portrait of the Queen Barbara of Celje with her sceptre. On the image are placed three typical six-pointed stars of Celje counts. On the left side of the portrait is the inscription 'SLOVENIJA' and on the right side the inscription 'BARBARA CELJSKA' and the years '1414–2014'. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[208]
[121]  France World AIDS Day 3 million coins 24 November 2014
Description: The red ribbon, symbolising the fight against AIDS, is featured in the coin's central field. The ribbon was created by the Visual AIDS Artists Caucus and the US painter Frank Moore. It should be worn close to the heart to symbolise solidarity with AIDS sufferers and is in the shape of an upside-down V. The idea is for it to be worn as a V one day to signify victory over the disease. There are three ribbons in the central field. One is in the conventional position and will be coloured red for the brilliant uncirculated (BU) and proof (PRF) versions. The other two ribbons are inverted and associated with two Vs to strengthen the symbolism of the much-hoped-for victory over the disease. The date 1 December, Unesco World AIDS Day, appears at the top of the central field. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[209]
[122]  Spain King Felipe VI's accession to the throne 12 million coins 10 December 2014
Description: The design depicts the overlapping portraits of Kings Felipe VI and Juan Carlos I. At the bottom the name of the issuing country and the year of issuance: "ESPAÑA – 2014". At the right, the mint mark. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
[123]  Andorra 20 years in the Council of Europe 105,000 coins 29 February 2016
Description:

2015 coinage

Image Country Feature Volume Date
[124]  Germany Paulskirche in Frankfurt am Main
Tenth of the Bundesländer series
30,765,000 coins 30 January 2015
Description: The design depicts a classic perspective on St. Paul's Church in Frankfurt (the 'Paulskirche' was the seat of Germany's first freely elected legislative body in 1849 and is regarded as the cradle of German democracy) and is therefore the perspective possessing the greatest recognition value. The design incisively brings out the tension between the dominant tower and the elliptical structure of the church. The slightly exaggerated flight of steps has an inviting quality while simultaneously offering support to the subjacent inscription 'HESSEN' (the Federal State of Hessen in which St. Paul's Church is situated). The inner part also features the year '2015' and the mint mark of the respective mint ('A', 'D', 'F', 'G' or 'J') at the left side as well as the issuing country's indication 'D' and the engraver's mark (the initials 'HH' – Heinz Hoyer) at the right side.[210]
[125]  Germany 25 years of German Unity 30,500,000 coins 30 January 2015
Description: The people in the foreground, who embody a new beginning and the advance towards a better future, are standing in front of the Brandenburg Gate, symbol of German unity. The rendering of the statement Wir sind ein Volk ("we are one people") – a collective expression of will by German citizens – represents the path forwards towards German reunification. The inner part also features the mint mark of the respective mint ("A", "D", "F", "G" or "J") as well as the issuing country's country code "D" and the engraver's mark (the initials "BW" – Bernd Wendhut). The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[211]
[126]  France 70 years of peace in Europe 4,020,000 coins 30 January 2015
Description: On the coin's reverse, the dove is drawn in a graphical and modern way. It carries in its beak an olive branch whose branches have been replaced by the 12 stars of the European Flag, symbol of peace in Europe. The 28 countries of the European Union are symbolised by their own ISO code. The Europa Star logo is present on the reverse, close to the dove.
[127]  Spain Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain
Sixth of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series
8 million coins 30 January 2015
Description: The design depicts in the foreground the bison painting from the Cave of Altamira located in Cantabria. In the upper side of the image, in circular sense and with capital letters, the word 'ESPANA', at the bottom the year of issuance '2015' and at the right the mint mark. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[212]
 Latvia EU Presidency 1,025,000 coins 10 February 2015
Description:An archetypal image of a millstone, the logo of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with the inscriptions LATVIJAS PREZIDENTŪRA ES PADOMĒ (Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU) and EU2015.LV above and beneath it respectively.[213]
[128]  Finland 150 years since the birth of Jean Sibelius 1 million coins 18 February 2015
Description: At the inner part of the coin is sky with stars, tree tops at the right. The text 'JEAN SIBELIUS' and the year of issuance '2015' are placed at the left inner part of the coin. At the right is the indication of the issuing country 'FI' and the mint mark. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[214]
[129]  San Marino 750 years since the birth of Dante Alighieri 100,000 coins 8 April 2015
Description: The design by Annalisa Masini shows a portrait of Dante, taken from a fresco by Botticelli. At the right of the portrait, the inscription 'DANTE' on a vertical axis. At the right of the inner centre, the name of the issuing country 'SAN MARINO' in semi-circle. Between these two inscriptions, the mint mark 'R', the years '1265' and '2015' and the initials of the artist 'AM'. The lettering style used in identifying the nation and the coin's subject was inspired by lettering in the first copies of the Divina Commedia (Dante's Divine Comedy).[215]
[130]  Portugal 150 years Portuguese Red Cross 520,000 coins 15 April 2015
Description: The design depicts a visual composition based on the well-known cross, symbol of the organisation, replicated several times to represent the expansion of the humanitarian action both in Portugal and abroad. The contour of a hand in the background symbolises the different kinds of help given by the organisation to the people, mostly medical, but also and among others: cooperating, constructing and supporting. At the left side, in semi-circle, the inscription 'CRUZ VERMELHA PORTUGUESA'. At the top, the Coat of Arms and the name of the issuing country 'PORTUGAL' and at the bottom the years '1865' and '2015'. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[216]
[131]  Italy Universal Exposition Expo 2015 in Milan 3,525,000 coins 29 April 2015 (proof)
22 July 2015 (rolls)
Description: The design depicts a composition symbolising the fertility of Earth: on a semicircle indicating the terrestrial sphere, a seed fed by the water waits to sprout; above the Earth, a vine, an olive twig and an ear grow from a tree trunk; around, the inscription 'NUTRIRE IL PIANETA'; on the left the initials of the designer Maria Grazia Urbani, 'MGU'; on the right, the monogram of Italian Republic 'RI' and 'R', identifying the Mint of Rome; in the middle, logo of the EXPO MILANO 2015. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[217]
[132]  Malta 100 years since the first flight from Malta 325,000 coins 25 May 2015
Description: The coin commemorates an important milestone in Maltese aviation history – the 100 years since the first flight from Malta. It was on 13 February 1915 that Captain Kilmer took off from the Grand Harbour on a seaplane that was carried by HMS Ark Royal. The plane landed in the harbour after a 55-minute flight. The coin depicts Captain Kilmer's seaplane with Senglea Point, a prominent feature in the Grand Harbour, in the background. At the top the inscription 'FIRST FLIGHT FROM MALTA' in semi-circle. At the right the years '1915–2015'. At the bottom left the inscription '100TH ANNIVERSARY' and at the bottom the initials of the designer 'NGB' (Noel Galea Bason).[218]
[133]  Luxembourg 15th anniversary of Grand Duke Henri Accession to the Throne 517,500 coins 8 June 2015
Description: The coin depicts Grand Duke Henri and the Grand Duchess. The year of accession '2000', the issuing country 'Luxembourg' and the year mark '2015' appear above them. Below them appears the inscription '15e anniversaire de l’accession au trône de S.A.R. le Grand-Duc' (15th anniversary of the accession to the throne of H.R.H. the Grand Duke). The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[219]
[134]  Malta Proclamation of the Republic of Malta in 1974
Fifth of the Constitutional History series
435,000 coins 23 June 2015 (sets)
3 October 2015 (rolls)
Description: The coin is the last in a series of five commemorating Maltese constitutional milestones. Malta was declared a republic on 13 December 1974 following constitutional changes which were agreed upon by a great majority in Malta's Parliament. The design reproduces a marble tablet affixed to the façade of the Presidential Palace in Valletta to mark Malta's change from a monarchy to a republic. At the top right, in semi-circle, the inscription 'MALTA – Republic 1974'. At the bottom, the year '2015'.[220]
[135]  Italy 750 years since the birth of Dante Alighieri 3,515,000 coins 26 June 2015 (sets)
22 July 2015 (rolls)
Description: The design shows Dante with an open book in his left hand and the Purgatory mountain at the back: detail from the illustration of the Divine Comedy painted by Domenico di Michelino (1417–1491) in the Dome of S. Maria del Fiore in Florence; in the centre, the monogram of the Italian Republic "RI"; at the right the inscription "R", identifying the Mint of Rome; below the inscription "SP", initials of Silvia Petrassi and the dates "1265 2015", i.e. the year of the anniversary and that of the coin's issue respectively; arch shaped, the inscription "DANTE ALIGHIERI". The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[221]
[136]  Portugal 500 years since first Contact with Timor 520,000 coins 15 July 2015
Description:The design depicts a 16th-century ship, representing the arrival of the Portuguese navigators to the island, and a local house thatched roof top, including the typical wood sculptures, permanent memories of myths and legends. The one depicted on the coin represents the history of the first inhabitants, who arrived by boat from other parts of the Asian continent and the importance of the horse to travel around the steep mountains which cover most of the island. At the top right, the year '1515' and the name of the issuing country 'PORTUGAL'. At the bottom left, the inscription 'TIMOR' and the year '2015'. At the bottom, the signature of the artist Fernando Fonseca. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[222]
[137]  France 225. anniversary of Fête de la Fédération 4,020,000 coins 22 July 2015
Description: The French national holiday brings the people of France together in celebration of the Republic. The design shows Marianne, the symbol of the Republic, depicted in profile in a graphic, contemporary style. She is wearing the Phrygian cap. On the right the tricolour cockade appears in outline above the letters RF. The year is written in the centre of the coin. The left side features a stanza from the poem 'Liberté' by the French poet Paul Eluard, an allusion to the motto of the French Republic. The mint marks appear alongside this extract.[223]
[138]  Belgium European Year for Development 250,000 coins 17 September 2015
Description: The inner part of the coin depicts a hand holding a globe of the Earth with a plant in the foreground. The inscription '2015 EUROPEAN YEAR FOR DEVELOPMENT' features in an arc above the globe. The country code 'BE' appears beneath the hand while the signature mark of the Master of the Mint and the mark of the Brussels mint, a helmeted profile of the archangel Michael, are to its left.[224]
[139]  San Marino 25 years of German Unity 100,000 coins 29 September 2015
Description: The design shows the Brandenburg Gate which during the Cold War was located in East Berlin, in two representations which are intertwined like two hands, symbolizing the reunification of the two parts of Berlin. At the left the mint mark "R" and the initials of the artist "ES" (Erik Spiekermann). In circle around the design are the inscription "25° ANNIVERSARIO DELLA RIUNIFICAZIONE DELLA GERMANIA 1990–2015" (25th anniversary of the German reunification) and the country and year of issuance "San Marino MMXV".

The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[225]

  Vatican City VIII World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 122,000 coins 6 October 2015
Description: The design depicts two families which ideally embrace the whole Earth. At the top, the year of issuance "2015". At the left side, the name of the artist "C. Principe". The mint mark R appears on the arm of one family member at the right. The design is surrounded by the inscription "VIII INCONTRO MONDIALE DELLE FAMIGLIE" (The VIII World Meeting of Families), from the left to the right in semi-circle and " CITTA' DEL VATICANO" at the bottom.[226]
[140]  Luxembourg 125th anniversary of the Nassau-Weilburg Dynasty 511,500 coins 15 October 2015
Description: On the left of the coin is the effigy of Grand Duke Henri, and on the right, in a circular arrangement, and in chronological order of their accession to the throne, the portraits of their Grand Dukes Adolphe and Guillaume IV, Grand Duchesses Marie-Adélaïde and Charlotte, and Grand Duke Jean. To the right, also in circular format, is the inscription '1890 – Dynastie Nassau-Weilbourg'. The name of the issuing country, 'Luxembourg', and the year, '2015', run vertically in the centre of the design.[227]
[141]  Finland 150 years since the birth of Akseli Gallen-Kallela 500,000 coins 22 October 2015
Description: On the top of the design there is a swimming swan of Tuonela. The water below the swan is waving from the descending spirit. The indication of the issuing country 'FI' is at the right end of the horizon line. At the bottom of the design there is the artist's palette with Gallen-Kallela's year of birth '1865' and the year of issuance '2015'. Next to the palette is the mint mark. The artist's name 'AKSELI GALLEN KALLELA' is on the ring of the coin, below the horizon line. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[228]
[142]  Slovakia 200 years since the birth of Ľudovít Štúr 1 million coins 23 October 2015
Description: The design depicts a portrait of Ľudovít Štúr. Inscribed to the right of the portrait, parallel to the edge of the inner part of the coin, are the year of issuance '2015' and, further right along the edge, the name of issuing country 'SLOVENSKO'. Inscribed to the left of the portrait, parallel to the inner edge, are the dates of Štúr's birth and death '1815–1856' and, further left along the edge, the name 'ĽUDOVÍT ŠTÚR'. In the upper right part of the design is the mint mark of the Kremnica Mint (Mincovňa Kremnica), consisting of the initials 'MK' placed between two dies. In the lower right part are the stylised letters 'IŘ', the initials of the designer, Ivan Řehák.[229]
[143]  Slovenia 2000th anniversary of the Founding of Emona 1 million coins 9 November 2015
Description: The central image of the coin is the composition of letters that form the word 'EMONA' or 'AEMONA' and a stylized design of Emona. At the bottom, in circular sense, the inscription 'EMONA LJUBLJANA SLOVENIJA 2015'. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.[230]
 Monaco 800th anniversary of the Construction of the first Fortress on the Rock 1215 10,000 coins 14 November 2015
Description: The design shows a tower on the top of the rock. At the top the name of the issuing country 'MONACO' flanked by the Paris mint mark and the mint master mark. At the bottom, the inscription "FONDATION DE LA FORTERESSE" (Foundation of the fortress), flanked by the years '1215' and '2015'.[231]
 Latvia Stork 1,020,000 coins 1 December 2015
Description: From mid-April to the end of August, Latvia's country landscape is dotted with nests of the white stork (Ciconia ciconia), and during this period people are used to listening to the sounds of bill clattering and to seeing these lanky-bodied birds in the vicinity of ponds and rivers. The black stork (Ciconia nigra), on the other hand, is a widespread yet uncommon bird, seen rarely in marshy areas or inland waters hidden in ancient forest tracts. Most of the white and black stork population nests in Europe. As their current species and habitat conservation status is inadequate, these species are distinguished by the European Parliament and Council Directive as requiring special protection measures to ensure their survival and breeding.[232]
 Lithuania Lithuanian Language 1 million coins 14 December 2015
Description: The design shows the word "AČIŪ" (THANK YOU) – one of the most beautiful words in the Lithuanian language. An original Lithuanian font – created specially on the basis of the Latin font for the occasion of the centenary of the restoration of Lithuanian press – in order to match better the combinations of letters used most in the Lithuanian language, is used in the project. All the letters of the Lithuanian language are depicted on the background of the word "AČIŪ", laid out in a tag cloud.[233]
[144]  Greece 75 years since the death of Spyridon Louis 750,000 coins 15 December 2015
Description: The design shows Spyros Louis and the cup that he was awarded, against the background with the Panathenaic Stadium. Inscribed along the inner edge is the country of issuance "HELLENIC REPUBLIC" and "75 YEARS IN MEMORIAM OF SPYROS LOUIS" (in Greek). Above the cup appears the year of issuance "2015" and to the right a palmette (the mint mark of the Greek Mint). Visible at the bottom of the design is the monogram of the artist (George Stamatopoulos).[234]
 Andorra 25 years of Customs Union with the EU 85,000 coins 18 July 2016
Description: The design shows at the top the map of Andorra with the coat of arms of the Principality highlighted inside it. At the bottom of the design, two opposing arrows interlaced, symbolizing the Customs Agreement between Andorra and the EU, show the years that are being commemorated "1990" and "2015" (the latter is also the year of issue of the coin) and the name of the issuing country "ANDORRA". Surrounding the map of Andorra appears the inscription "25è aniversari de la Signatura de l’Acord Duaner amb la Unió Europea" (25th anniversary of the Signature of the Customs Agreement with the European Union).[235]
 Andorra 30 years since 18 became Legal Age 85,000 coins 18 July 2016
Description: The design shows a partial reproduction of a young person casting a vote. The ballot that the figure is holding reproduces the inscription "ANDORRA". To the left of the figure there are the years that are being commemorated "1985" and "2015" (the latter is the year of issue of the coin as well). A shorter inscription of the commemoration surrounds the whole design "30è ANIVERSARI MAJORIA D’EDAT ALS 18 ANYS" (30th anniversary Coming of Age at 18 years old).[236]

2015 commonly issued coin

Image Country Feature Volume Date
Description:[237] Twelve stars that morph into human figures are embracing the birth of a new Europe. The design shows the EU flag as a symbol that unites people and cultures with shared visions and ideals for a better common future.
 Finland 30th anniversary of the Flag of Europe 500.000 coins 6 August 2015
 Slovakia 1 million coins 24 September 2015
 Netherlands 1 million coins 13 October 2015
 Ireland 1 million coins 16 October 2015
 Austria 2,500,000 coins 30 October 2015
 Latvia 1,010,000 coins 3 November 2015
 Germany 30,125,000 coins 5 November 2015
 Italy 1,005,000 coins 9 November 2015
 France 4,020,000 coins 16 November 2015
 Lithuania 750,000 coins 17 November 2015
 Belgium 412,500 coins 18 November 2015
2E Drapeau Chypre.png  Cyprus 350,000 coins 30 November 2015
2E Drapeau Portugal.png  Portugal 520,000 coins 30 November 2015
 Spain 4 million coins 1 December 2015
 Luxembourg 510,000 coins 3 December 2015
2E Drapeau Slovenie.png  Slovenia 1 million coins 7 December 2015
 Estonia 350,000 coins 10 December 2015
 Malta 300,000 coins 18 December 2015
 Greece 750,000 coins 23 December 2015

2016 coinage

Image Country Feature Volume Date
[145]  Austria 200th anniversary of the founding of Austria's central bank Oesterreichische Nationalbank 16,060,000 coins 2 December 2015 (sets)
January 2016 (rolls)
Description:
[146]  Estonia 100 years since the birth of Paul Keres 500,000 coins 7 January 2016
Description: The coin features a portrait of the Estonian chess grandmaster Paul Keres with some chess pieces. In the upper left, in semicircle, is the inscription 'Paul Keres. " On the left side the name of the issuing country is, 'Eesti' and, underneath, the year of issue, '2016'.
[147]  Ireland 100 years since Easter Rising 4,500,000 coins 20 January 2016
Description: It shows a representation of the statue of Hibernia (the historic personification of Ireland) on top of the GPO with the centenary dates.
[148]  France XV European Football Championship 10,020,500 coins 5 February 2016
Description:
[149]  Germany Zwinger Palace in Dresden
Eleventh of the Bundesländer series
30,663,000 coins 5 February 2016
Description:
[150]  Spain Old city of Segovia and its aqueduct
Seventh of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series
4 million coins 5 February 2016
Description:
[151]  Slovakia Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union 1 million coins 7 March 2016
Description:
[152]  Belgium 2016 Summer OlympicsRio de Janeiro 375,000 coins 24 March 2016
Description: The Belgian Olympic committee and the Royal Mint of Belgium have issued together a 2 euro coin on the occasion of the Olympic Games of 2016 organised in Rio de Janeiro. 325,000 BU coins will be issued as a numismatic item, packed in a coincard.[238]
[153]  San Marino 550 years since the death of Donatello 87,800 coins 5 April 2016
Description:
[154]  Finland 90th anniversary of the death of Eino Leino 1 million coins 25 April 2016
Description: The centerpiece of the design is a flame and a poker pointed upward to the right. At the bottom left the mintmark "FI" identifying Finland and the inscription "Eino Leino".
[155]  Italy 550 years since the death of Donatello 1,500,000 coins 29 April 2016
Description:
 Lithuania Baltic Culture 1 million coins 3 May 2016
Description:
[156]  Portugal Portuguese athletes participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics 680,000 coins 3 May 2016
Description:
[157]  Luxembourg 50 years of Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge 517,500 coins 6 May 2016
Description:
[158]  Italy 2200 years since the death of Plautus 1,500,000 coins 21 May 2016
Description:
[159]  Belgium Child Focus[239] 1,020,000 coins 25 May 2016
Description: The organisation Child Focus and the Royal Mint of Belgium have issued a 2 Euro Coin on the occasion of Missing Children's day, an annual event on 25 May
[160]  Monaco 150th anniversary of the founding of Monte Carlo by Charles III 15,000 coins 1 June 2016
Description:
[161]   Vatican City 200th anniversary of Corps of Gendarmerie of Vatican City 90,000 coins 2 June 2016
Description:
[162]  Slovenia 25 years of independence 1 million coins 20 June 2016
Description:
[163]  Latvia Dairy Farming 1,010,000 coins 19 July 2016
Description:
[164]  Portugal 50 years since inauguration of 25 April Bridge 520,000 coins 19 July 2016
Description:
[165]  Malta Ġgantija
First of the Maltese Prehistoric Sites series
410,000 coins 22 August 2016
Description:
[166]  France 100 years since the birth of François Mitterrand 10,020,000 coins 12 September 2016
Description:
[167]  San Marino 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare 82,800 coins 22 September 2016
Description:
[168]   Vatican City Holy Year of Mercy 90,000 coins 13 October 2016
Description:
[169]  Finland 100th anniversary of the birth of Georg Henrik von Wright 1 million coins 17 October 2016
Description:
[170]  Latvia Vidzeme
First of the Latvian Historical Regions series
1,010,000 coins 15 November 2016
Description:
[171]  Malta Solidarity through love
First of the „from children in solidarity" series
380,000 coins 5 December 2016
Description:
[172]  Greece 150 years since the Arkadi Monastery torching 750,000 coins 16 December 2016
Description:
[173]  Greece 120 years since the birth of Dimitri Mitropoulos 750,000 coins 16 December 2016
Description:
[174]  Andorra 25th anniversary of the Radio and Television of Andorra 85,000 coins 1 June 2017
Description:
[175]  Andorra 150 years of the New Reform 1866 85,000 coins 1 June 2017
Description:

2017 coinage

Image Country Feature Volume Date
 Luxembourg 50 years since the foundation of the current Luxembourg Army 316,000 coins 2 January 2017
Description:
 Slovakia Universitas Istropolitana – 550 years since the start of teaching 1 million coins 4 January 2017
Description:
[176]  Slovenia 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Euro 1 million coins 2 February 2017
Description:
[177]  France 100 years since the death of Auguste Rodin 10 million coins 3 February 2017
Description:
[178]  Germany Porta Nigra in Trier
Twelfth of the Bundesländer series
30 million coins 3 February 2017
Description:
[179]  Spain Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of Asturias: Santa María del Naranco
Eighth of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series
538,500 coins 3 February 2017
Description:
[180]  Italy 400 years since the completion of St Mark's Basilica 1,500,000 coins 22 March 2017
Description:
[181]  San Marino 750 years since the birth of Giotto 73,100 coins 30 March 2017
Description:
[182]  Belgium 200 years University of Liège 200,000 coins 21 April 2017
Description:
[183]  Malta Ħaġar Qim
Second of the Maltese Prehistoric Sites series
405,000 coins 31 May 2017
Description:
[184]  Finland 100 years of independence 2,500,000 coins 1 June 2017
Description:
[185]   Vatican City 1950 years since the death of the martyrs Saint Peter and Paul the Apostle 90,000 coins 1 June 2017
Description:
[186]  Italy 2000 years since the death of Titus Livius 1,500,000 coins 23 June 2017
Description:
[187]  Estonia Estonia's road to independence 1,500,000 coins 26 June 2017
Description:
[188]  Greece 60 years since the death of Nikos Kazantzakis 750,000 coins 10 July 2017
Description:
[189]  Portugal 150 years of Public Security (PSP) 520,000 coins 13 July 2017
Description:
 Lithuania Vilnius City of Culture 1 million coins 31 August 2017
Description:
[190]  San Marino International year of Sustainable Tourism 73,100 coins 31 August 2017
Description:
[191]  France 25 years of Breast cancer awareness 10 million coins 25 September 2017
Description:
[192]  Belgium 200 years Ghent University 200,000 coins 29 September 2017
Description:
[193]   Vatican City 100 years since the visions of Fátima 105,000 coins 5 October 2017
Description:
[194]  Greece Archaeological site of Philippi 750,000 coins 12 October 2017
Description:
[195]  Finland Finnish nature 500,000 coins 23 October 2017
Description:
[196]  Luxembourg 200 years since the birth of Grand Duke William III 311,000 coins 26 October 2017
Description:
[197]  Cyprus Paphos, European Capital of Culture 2017 430,000 coins 3 November 2017
Description:
[198]  Malta Solidarity and peace
Second of the „from children in solidarity" series
380,000 coins 13 November 2017
Description:
[199]  Monaco 200 years since the establishment of the Compagnie des Carabiniers du Prince 15,000 coins 13 November 2017
Description:
[200]  Latvia Kurzeme
Second of the Latvian Historical Regions series
507,000 coins 14 November 2017
Description:
[201]  Latvia Latgale
Third of the Latvian Historical Regions series
507,000 coins 14 November 2017
Description:
[202]  Portugal 150 years since the birth of Raul Brandão 520,000 coins 21 November 2017
Description:
Andorra2017Hymne.png  Andorra 100 years of the anthem of Andorra 85,000 coins 8 February 2018
Description:
Andorra2017Pyrenäen.jpg  Andorra Andorra – The Pyrenean country 85,000 coins 8 February 2018
Description:

2018 coinage

Image Country Feature Volume Date
2€-100-Jahre-Republik Österreich-2018.png  Austria 100 years since the foundation of the Republic of Austria 18,100,100 coins 6 December 2017
Description:
[203]  Luxembourg 150 years since the Constitution of Luxembourg 316,000 coins 27 December 2017
Description:
[204]  Italy 70 years since the Constitution of Italy 4 million coins 2 January 2018
Description:
[205]  Slovakia 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Slovak Republic 1 million coins 3 January 2018
Description:
[206]  Germany 100 years since the birth of Helmut Schmidt 30 million coins 30 January 2018
Description:
[207]  Germany Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin
Thirteenth of the Bundesländer series
30 million coins 30 January 2018
Description:
[208]  Estonia 100 years since independence
common commemorative coin with Latvia and Lithuania
500,000 coins 31 January 2018
Description:
[209]  Latvia 100 years since independence
common commemorative coin with Estonia and Lithuania
512,000 coins 31 January 2018
Description:
[210]  Lithuania 100 years since independence
common commemorative coin with Estonia and Latvia
1 million coins 31 January 2018
Description:
[211]  Spain Old town of Santiago de Compostela
Ninth of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series
300,000 coins 2 February 2018
Description:
[212]  Spain 50 years since the birth of Felipe VI of Spain 400,000 coins 2 February 2018
Description:
[213]  Estonia 100 years since independence 1,317,800 coins 19 February 2018
Description:
[214]  France Bleuet de France 10,020,000 coins 19 February 2018
Description:
[215]  Italy 60 years since the formation of the Ministry of Health 3 million coins 5 March 2018
Description:
[216]  San Marino 500 years since the birth of Tintoretto 60,500 coins 5 April 2018
Description:
[217]  Andorra 25th anniversary of the Andorran Constitution 75,000 coins 12 April 2018
Description:
[218]  Slovenia World Bees Day 1 million coins 14 May 2018
Description:
[219]  Portugal 250 years since the foundation of the Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda 520,000 coins 22 May 2018
Description:
[220]  Finland Koli National Park 1 million coins 28 May 2018
Description:
[221]   Vatican City European Year of Cultural Heritage 86,000 coins 1 June 2018
Description:
[222]  Belgium 50th anniversary of May 1968 events in Belgium 257,500 coins 19 June 2018
Description:
[223]  Malta Mnajdra
Third of the Maltese Prehistoric Sites series
335,000 coins 21 June 2018
Description:
[224]  Monaco 250 years since the birth of François Joseph Bosio 16,000 coins 25 June 2018
Description:
[225]  France Simone Veil 15 million coins 26 June 2018
Description:
[226]  Lithuania Lithuania's Independence Centenary Song Celebration 500,000 coins 26 June 2018
Description:
[227]  Portugal 250 years since the foundation of Ajuda Botanical Garden 520,000 coins 25 July 2018
Description:
[228]  Luxembourg 175 years since the death of Grand Duke William I 311,000 coins 26 August 2018
Description:
[229]  Belgium 50 years since the launch of European satellite ESRO 2B 257,500 coins 20 September 2018
Description:
[230]  San Marino 420 years since the birth of Gian Lorenzo Bernini 63,100 coins 20 September 2018
Description:
[231]  Latvia Zemgale
Fourth of the Latvian Historical Regions series
507,000 coins 26 September 2018
Description:
[232]   Vatican City 50 years since the death of Padre Pio 94,000 coins 4 October 2018
Description:
[233]  Finland Finnish Sauna culture 1 million coins 22 October 2018
Description:
[234]  Greece 75 years since the death of Kostis Palamas 750,000 coins 25 October 2018
Description:
[235]  Greece 70th anniversary of the union of the Dodecanese with Greece 750,000 coins 25 October 2018
Description:
[236]  Malta Cultural heritage
Third of the „from children in solidarity" series
320,000 coins 7 November 2018
Description:
[237]  Andorra 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 75,000 coins 26 November 2018
Description:

2019 coinage

Image Country Feature Volume Date
[238]  Luxembourg 100th anniversary of Grand Duchess Charlotte's accession to the throne 306,000 coins 27 December 2018
Description:
[239]  Ireland Centenary of the first sitting of Dáil Éireann 1 million coins 21 January 2019
Description:
[240]  Belgium 450 years since the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder 155,000 coins 24 January 2019
Description:
[241]  Italy 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci 3 million coins 25 January 2019
Description:
[242]  Germany 70 years since the constitution of the Federal Council
Fourteenth of the Bundesländer series
30,507,300 coins 29 January 2019
Description:
[243]  Spain Old town of Ávila with its extra-muros churches
Tenth of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series
500,000 coins 1 February 2019
Description:
[244]  Andorra 2019 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup final 60,000 coins 11 March 2019
Description:
[245]  San Marino 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci 54,150 coins 4 April 2019
Description:
[246]  Slovakia 100 years since the death of Milan Rastislav Štefánik 1 million coins 25 April 2019
Description:
[247]   Vatican City 90th anniversary of the Foundation of the Vatican City State 79,000 coins 7 May 2019
Description:
[248]  Portugal 500 years since the circumnavigation of Magellan 770,000 coins 8 May 2019
Description:
[249]  Belgium 25 years since the creation of the European Monetary Institute 155,000 coins 9 May 2019
Description:
[250]  Malta Ta' Ħaġrat Temples
Forth of the Maltese Prehistoric Sites series
335,000 coins 13 May 2019
Description:
[251]  Estonia 150th anniversary of the first Estonian Song Festival 1 million coins 29 May 2019
Description:
[252]  Portugal 600 years since the discovery of Madeira and Porto Santo 770,000 coins 6 June 2019
Description:
[253]  France 60 years since the creation of Asterix 310,000 coins 7 June 2019
Description:
[254]  Lithuania Sutartinės, Lithuanian songs 500,000 coins 10 July 2019
Description:
[255]  Greece 100 years since the birth of Manolis Andronikos 750,000 coins 11 July 2019
Description:
[256]  Greece 150 years since the death of Andreas Kalvos 750,000 coins 11 July 2019
Description:
[257]  San Marino 550 years since the death of Filippo Lippi 54,150 coins 29 August 2019
Description:
[258]  Lithuania Žemaitija
First of the Lithuanian Ethnographical Regions series
500,000 coins 10 September 2019
Description:
[259]  Monaco 200th anniversary of Honoré's V accession to the throne 15,000 coins 12 September 2019
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[260]  Latvia Coat of arms of Latvia's rising sun 307,000 coins 17 September 2019
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[261]  Luxembourg 100 years of Universal Suffrage in Luxembourg 308,500 coins 19 September 2019
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[262]   Vatican City 25 years since the restoration of the Sistine Chapel 84,000 coins 1 October 2019
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[263]  Germany 30 years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall
common commemorative coin with France
30,297,000 coins 10 October 2019
Description:
[264]  France 30 years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall
common commemorative coin with Germany
15 million coins 10 October 2019
Description:
[265]  Malta Nature/Environment
Forth of the „from children in solidarity" series
320,000 coins 21 October 2019
Description:
[266]  Finland Constitution Act of 1919 500,000 coins 31 October 2019
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[267]  Andorra 600 years since the constitution of the General Council of Andorra 60,000 coins 11 November 2019
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[268]  Estonia 100 years since the foundation of the Estonian language University of Tartu 1 million coins 19 November 2019
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[269]  Slovenia 100 years since the foundation of the University of Ljubljana 1 million coins 25 November 2019
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2020 coinage

Image Country Feature Volume Date
[270]  Italy 80th anniversary of the National Firefighters Corps 3 million coins 20 January 2020
Description:
Estland 2020-1 Antarktis.jpg  Estonia 200 years since the discovery of the Antarctic 750,000 coins 27 January 2020
Description:
[271]  Germany Brandenburg's Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam
Fifteenth of the Bundesländer series
30 million coins 28 January 2020
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[272]  France Charles de Gaulle 18,061,940 coins 31 January 2020
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[273]  Spain Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon
Eleventh of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series
4 million coins 31 January 2020
Description:
Estland 2020-2 Tartu-Frieden.jpg  Estonia 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Tartu 1 million coins 1 February 2020
Description:
[274]  Luxembourg Bicentenary of the birth of Prince Henry of Orange-Nassau 313,500 coins 26 February 2020
Description:
[275]  Belgium International year of plant health 155,000 coins [240] 5 March 2020
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[276]  San Marino 500 years since the death of Raphael 54,000 coins 5 March 2020
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[277]  Latvia Latgalian ceramics 412,000 coins 5 June 2020
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[278]  Italy 150 years since the birth of Maria Montessori 3 million coins 9 June 2020
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[279]   Vatican City 100 years since the birth of Pope John Paul II 74,000 coins 23 June 2020
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[280]  Greece 25th Centenary of the Battle of Thermopylae 750,000 coins 30 June 2020
Description:
[281]  Greece 100th anniversary of the union of Thrace with Greece 743,000 coins 16 July 2020
Description:
[282]  Malta Skorba Temples
Fifth of the Maltese Prehistoric Sites series
180,000 coins 24 July 2020
Description:
[283]  Finland 100 years since the foundation of the University of Turku 800,000 coins 18 August 2020
Description:
[284]  San Marino 250 years since the death of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo 54,000 coins 27 August 2020
Description:
[285]  Portugal 730 years since the foundation of the University of Coimbra 360,000 coins 1 September 2020
Description:
Litauen 2020-1 Aukstaitija.jpg  Lithuania Aukštaitija
Second of the Lithuanian Ethnographical Regions series
500,000 coins 16 September 2020
Description:
[286]  Portugal 75 years since the formation of the United Nations 510,000 coins 7 October 2020
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[287]  Germany 50 years since the Kniefall von Warschau 30 million coins 8 October 2020
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[288]  Belgium Jan van Eyck 155,000 coins [240] 15 October 2020
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[289]   Vatican City 500 years since the death of Raphael 76,000 coins 16 October 2020
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[290]  Monaco 300 years since the birth of Honoré III 15,000 coins 20 October 2020
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[291]  France Medical Research 310,000 coins 27 October 2020
Description:
Litauen 2020-2 Kreuze.jpg  Lithuania Hill of Crosses 500,000 coins 4 November 2020
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[292]  Slovakia 20 years of Slovakian membership in the OECD 1 million coins 11 November 2020
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[293]  Finland 100 years since the birth of Väinö Linna 700,000 coins 16 November 2020
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[294]  Andorra 27th Ibero-American Summit in Andorra 73,500 coins 9 December 2020
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[295]  Andorra 50 years since Andorra's introduction of women's suffrage 60,000 coins 9 December 2020
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[296]  Malta Children's game
Fifth of the „from children in solidarity" series
220,000 coins 14 December 2020
Description:
[297]  Cyprus 30 years since the foundation of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics 412,000 coins 14 December 2020
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[298]  Slovenia 500 years since the birth of Adam Bohorič 1 million coins 23 December 2020
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[299]  Luxembourg Birth of Prince Charles of Luxembourg 331,000 coins 24 December 2020
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2021 coinage

Image Country Feature Volume Date
[300]  Portugal Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union 510,000 coins 4 January 2021
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[301]  Latvia 100th anniversary of the recognition of the Republic of Latvia 412,000 coins 20 January 2021
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[302]  Germany Saxony-Anhalt's Cathedral of Magdeburg
Sixteenth of the Bundesländer series
30 million coins 26 January 2021
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[303]  Italy 150th anniversary of the proclamation of Rome as the capital of Italy 3 million coins 26 January 2021
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[304]  San Marino 450 years since the birth of Caravaggio 54,000 coins 1 March 2021
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[305]  Spain Historic city of Toledo
Twelfth of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series
4 million coins 10 March 2021
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[306]  France 75 years since the foundation of UNICEF 7.5 million coins 18 March 2021
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[307]  Finland Journalism and Open Communication in Support of Finnish Democracy 800,000 coins 14 April 2021
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[308]  Luxembourg 100 years since the birth of Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg 332,500 coins 19 April 2021
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[309]  Luxembourg 40 years since the wedding of Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg 327,500 coins 19 April 2021
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[310]  Greece 200 years since the Greek Revolution 1,500,000 coins 22 April 2021
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[311]  Portugal Participation in the Summer Olympics 2021 510,000 coins 18 May 2021
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[312]  Lithuania Žuvintas biosphere reserve 500,000 coins 19 May 2021
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[313]  Estonia Fenno-Ugria 1 million coins 16 June 2021
Description:
[314]  Italy Health professionals 3 million coins 22 June 2021
Description:
[315]   Vatican City 450 years since the birth of Caravaggio 86,300 coins 25 June 2021
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[316]  Belgium 100 years since the signing of the Belgium–Luxembourg Economic Union 155,000 coins 7 July 2021
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