I thought it was time to start a thread on 2015 standard coins.


There are the following changes from 2014:


The €1 and €2 coins at least from Spain will be redesigned to feature the new King Felipe (VI?) following the abdication of King Juan Carlos.  The only head of state to remain on euro coins since they were first issued for the country in question beyond 2014 will be Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, who will turn 60 in April 2015.


It is likely that Lithuania will mint euro coins for the first time.  All eight coins will show the same design, although the background to the stars will be of three different types.


Those are the only changes I am aware of.  Austria, Greece and Germany are in breach of the guidelines for identifying the country on the coin and not displaying the denomination on the reverse of the coin, but have no plans to change their designs.

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Malta will issue a BU set containing all the 8 standard denominations (dated 2015) and the final 2 euro commemorative coin in the series, Constitutional History

Don't forget about Slovenia for breaching the design guidelines and Luxemburg for breaching them with the cent coins. :)

As well as Italian 2 cent coin.

I have just learned that the reluctant coin issuer Estonia is going to issue more 1c and 2c coins this year.

Latvia already issued some 2015 dated coins - in "Latvian Coinage 2015" BU set (mintage - 15 000) and PROOF 2015 set (mintage - 5 000). This year there will be minted additional 10 000 000 Latvian 1 euro coins for circulation.

Important UPDATE:

Additional 10 000 000 Latvian 1 euro coins that were planned to mint this year, will be minted in 2016.

This year (2015 dated) Latvian circulation euro coins will be available only in "Latvian Coinage 2015" BU and PROOF set.

These 1 euro coins will be minted in Lithuanian Mint. The 2014 series was made in Germany. 

Eesti Pank has minted additional one and two-cent coins for circulation

In 2015, Eesti Pank increased the stock of coins in circulation and minted additional one and two-cent coins. The new coins will enter circulation starting from 21 July.

Eesti Pank ordered 14 million one-cent coins and 17.1 million two-cent coins with the total value of 482,390 euros.

The design of Estonian euro coins has not changed compared to the coins already in circulation, with the exception of the year "2015" on the new coins.

The coins were minted at the Lithuanian Mint, who won the tender for the mints that produce euro coins and the cash-providing institutions of the Eurosystem.

The new coins will enter circulation starting from 21 July. They will be distributed by the banks based on demand. New uncirculated coins can be purchased from the Eesti Pank museum shop and the online shop.

In the last quarter of the year, Eesti Pank and the other euro-area member states will also jointly issue a new commemorative two-euro coin dedicated to 30 years of the EU flag. It is planned to issue 350,000 commemorative coins in Estonia.


I now have one each of the 1c and 2c Estonian coins - the 12th and 13th coins from that country: http://www.eurocollection.co.uk/Estonia.html - so far only the digits 0, 1, 2 and 5 have appeared on the coins.

The Royal Dutch Mint has announced the change of mintmaster from Maarten Brouwer to Kees Bruinsma in late 2015.  As is their standard practice there will be a temporary mintmaster mark of the old one plus a star for a year and then a new one for the new mintmaster.  This will affect Dutch and Luxembourg coins.

The interesting news for standard coin collectors is that the mint will reissue the 2015 Dutch coins with the sailboat plus star mintmaster mark this year, meaning there will be two versions of each 2015 coin.  They have not yet confirmed the date of issue or whether they will be circulation coins or sets.


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