April 2011 Blog Posts (28)

€2 2012 - 10 Years of Euro Banknotes and Coins Design Competition Launched

Today the European Commission launched a design competition. The competition is open to all the euro area citizens aged 12 years and over. Interested designers have to design the 2 euro commemorative coin that will be issued next year. The coin will commemorate the 10 years since euro coins and banknotes were put in circulation and will be issued in all the 17 members states…


Added by euroHOBBY on April 29, 2011 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

Monaco 2 Euro Commemorative Coin 2011

Fantasy Design


The website zwei-euro.com is confirming that Monaco this year will issue a 2 euro commemorative coin to celebrate the marriage of Prince…


Added by euroHOBBY on April 25, 2011 at 21:20 — 42 Comments

Ctirad Easter Competition Winner - Congratulations

Member Ctirad from Prague, Czech Republic is the winner of this year Easter Competition - Vatican 2010 Numismatic-Philatelic Folder that contains the €2 Commemorative Coin the Year for Priests. Ctirad is number 1 in our automatic…


Added by euroHOBBY on April 24, 2011 at 12:30 — 3 Comments

Happy Easter

The euroHOBBY team would like to wish its members and their families a Happy Easter. Tomorrow the Easter competition winner will be announced.

Added by euroHOBBY on April 23, 2011 at 19:40 — 7 Comments

New Facebook LIKE Button

Yesterday, on the euroHOBBY website we introduced a new facebook LIKE button. By clicking on this button the topic or photo would automatically be transferred to your facebook page. This function works for photos, blog, forum and groups post. Clicking on this button also count to your ranking. The new facebook like button appears on the bottom of each post as shown in the…


Added by euroHOBBY on April 23, 2011 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

Italy €2 2011 Now Available!



Added by favaretto massimo on April 22, 2011 at 12:00 — 11 Comments

Greece Numismatic Programme 2011

To mark the XIII Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011 (to be held from 25.06.2011 through 04.07.2011) and to highlight the importance and significance of the institution, the Ministry of Finance has dedicated the 2011 commemorative and collector coin programme to the event and, in cooperation with the Bank of Greece Printing Works, will issue a 2 € commemorative…


Added by Kyriakos on April 19, 2011 at 20:30 — No Comments

San Marino €2 Folder - Pope's Visit

San Marino on the 4th June will issue a standard 2 euro dated 2011 in a folder to commemorate the Pope's visit to San Marino

Added by euroHOBBY on April 19, 2011 at 20:18 — 6 Comments

Vatican Standard Coins Items 2011





BU Version

Number of coins: 8

Nominal values: 2 and 1 Euro, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, 1 Eurocent

Sculptor: Daniela Longo

Engravers: 1 and 2 Eurocent: Luciana De Simoni

20 and 50 Eurocent: Maria Angela Cassol

5 Eurocent and 1 Euro: Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini

10 Eurocent and 2 Euro: Maria…


Added by euroHOBBY on April 19, 2011 at 20:00 — 11 Comments

France Hercules €100 Silver and €1000 Gold Coins 2011

100 € Hercule Silver coin 2011 100 € Hercule Silver coin 2011

100 € Hercule Silver coin 2011


Added by putson on April 19, 2011 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Belgium 2 euro 2011 published in the official journal of Belgium

The Belgian 2 euro commemorative coin 2011 was due to be released in March however the issue was delayed due to no government in Belgium. However, now we should except this coin to come out soon as on the 14th April it was published in the official Journal of Belgium this cleared the way for the coin to be…


Added by euroHOBBY on April 18, 2011 at 20:59 — 11 Comments

Finland Mint - €2 CC coins for sale including 2004 EU Enlargment

Few days ago, the mint of Finland, added to its online shop almost all the 2 euro commemorative coins issued by Finland in proof version. The most interesting thing is that the 2 euro coin that was issued in 2004 and commemorates the enlargement of the EU was also for sale. This coin in UNC has…


Added by euroHOBBY on April 18, 2011 at 19:47 — 20 Comments

So Many Euros: Version 3.0.0 released

Today the new version (3.0.0) of the Euro coin collecting software So Many Euros was released.


New features:


1) New 2 euro commemorative coins 2011

This version includes this year's 2 € commemorative coin issues of Belgium, Greece, Italy, San Marino, Slovenia, and Spain.



Added by So Many Euros on April 17, 2011 at 18:10 — 1 Comment

Over 500 tonnes of kroon coins will remain in circulation!

According to the Estonian Banking Association, over 500 tonnes of kroon coins are still in circulation and most of them will never be returned to banks, LETA/National Broadcasting reports.

“Many people will certainly want to keep the sents, many sents have been lost and many have travelled abroad in the pockets of foreigners,” Banking Association…


Added by putson on April 15, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments

Germany terminates issue of 10€ BU silver coins

Due to the silver price ralley German Ministry of Finance announced that the issue of 10€ silver coins (Ag 625, Cu 375) in BU quality will be terminated.

In the future 10€ coins in BU quality will be issued in copper/nickel.


Only the 10€ coins in Proof quality will still be issued in silver (Ag 625, Cu 375). This change became necessary because the…


Added by So Many Euros on April 14, 2011 at 22:30 — 3 Comments

Vatican 2011 - 50c Coin Card plus a Stamp (new images)

Only six years after his death, John Paul II will be beatified on May 1st. The miraculous healing of French Sr. Marie Simon Pierre Normanda has been officially recognized and attributed to his intercession. The process which has led to the beatification…


Added by euroHOBBY on April 14, 2011 at 21:30 — 12 Comments

The Netherlands and the Art of Painting - Collectors Coins 2011

In May 2011 the Netherlands will issue new collector coin: Nederland en Schilderkunst (The Netherlands and the Art of Painting)

The coin will be issued in three different versions :

* base metal version (Cu, Ag-plated), Ø 29 mm, mintage 250,000 - face value and price €5

* silver version (Ag 925), Ø 33 mm, mintage 12,500 - face value €5, price about €40

* gold version (Au 900), Ø 22.5 mm, mintage 3,500 - face value €10, price about… Continue

Added by putson on April 14, 2011 at 20:30 — 3 Comments

Poland Launches Euro Changeover Website

Few weeks ago Poland launched a new website to inform its citizens about the future euro changeover. From the 10 new members states that join the EU in 2004 - five (SI, CY, MT, SK, EE) have adopted the euro, 2 (LT and LV) are in ERMII and have a website dedicated to the euro changeover and the other 3 countries (PL, CZ, HU) are not yet in ERMII. However only Hungary does not yet have a…


Added by euroHOBBY on April 12, 2011 at 22:00 — 6 Comments

San Marino €2 CC 2011 - the 500th anniversary of the birth of Giorgio Vasari

Vasari (30 July 1511 – 27 June 1574) was an painter, writer, and architect, famous for his biographies of Italian artists, and he is now considered the ideological founder of art-historical writing.

The central part of the coin shows a detail of…


Added by euroHOBBY on April 12, 2011 at 19:52 — 21 Comments

Italy €2 CC to be out this month

According to the forum numisforum.eu the Italian 2 euro commemorative coin 2011 will be issued on the 26th April




Added by euroHOBBY on April 11, 2011 at 17:07 — 7 Comments

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