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Luxembourg has just announced the design for this year €2 commemorative coin - it will be dedicated to the "National Anthem of the Grand…Continue
Every eurozone country has 8 standard coins ranging from 1 cent up to 2 euros. Each country has it own set of euro coins which could be used in any eurozone country. Every coin has a national face that differs from one country to another and a common face, as the name implies it is common to all the eurozone countries. This group contains all the news about the standard coins.
Latvia will adopt the euro on 1st January 2014. In order to achieve this target, currently there are lot of preparations going on, that includes the minting of the euro coins and later on putting them in circulation. Check this page often to read the latest news as they come out! See also Estonia Euro Changeover 2011.
Commemorative coins are special €2 coins that have the same specifications as the standard €2, however, they commemorate a special event or a historic personality. Each member state is allowed to issue one commemorative coin per year though when a commemorative is issued by all the member states, each state is allowed to mint a second one. This group contains all the news about the €2 Commemorative Coins.
Collectors' coins also commemorate special events and personality, however, unlike the commemorative coins they are made up of precious metal, usually gold or silver, their face value is much higher then that of the standard coins and while the standard coins and commemorative coins are legal tender in all the eurozone, the collectors' coins can only be used in the country that issue them. This group contains news about the Collectors Coins.
The Eurostar Programme (also known as the Europa Star Programme or European Silver Programme) is a pan-European programme for collectors coins - each year a theme which has a European relevance is selected and all the European countries taking part in the programme issue collectors coin featuring the selected theme. Each year a new theme is selected. All the coins in this programme must show the Europa Star Programme Logo - the Europa Star.