July 2012 Blog Posts (11)

Ireland Euro Coins "Proof Set 2012 includes €2 Commemorative Coin"

The Ireland 2012 Proof Set was launched on 30 July 2012. This proof set includes the 2012 commemorative €2 coin celebrating the 10th anniversary of Euro Coin and Banknotes in addition to the standard eight circulating coins also in proof quality, all dated 2012. This exclusive proof set is strictly limited to 5,000 sets. Price : € 70.0 - to order this set from the…


Added by euroHOBBY on July 30, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

Latvia Euro Adoption 2014

Latvia is still willing to join the eurozone on 1st January 2014, however, before joining, it must comply with the strict Maastricht criteria, namely;


  1. Inflation rate should be no more than 1.5 percentage points above the rate for the three EU countries with the lowest inflation over the previous year;
  2. Budget deficit must generally be below 3% of…

Added by euroHOBBY on July 29, 2012 at 17:30 — 4 Comments

Vatican Euro Coins 2012 "Centenary of the Birth of Pope John Paul I" Stamp and Coin Card

On the 13th September 2012 the Vatican will issue the second Stamp and Coin card. This card like last year will contain a 50c, however, dated 2012 and a stamp dedicated to the 100 years since the Birth of Pope John Paul I. Each card will be selling for €3.90 with a mintage of…

Added by euroHOBBY on July 28, 2012 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

Estonia Euro Coins 2012 "€12 London Olympic Games"

Today, Eesti Pank issued a silver €12 collector coin dedicated to the XXX Summer Olympic Games in London. One coin costs 40 euros and the coins are sold at the Museum of Eesti Pank, at the e-store of Eesti Post and at SEB bank offices across…


Added by euroHOBBY on July 24, 2012 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

Bulgaria against joining euro for now

Bulgarian finance minister Simeon Djankow has told FT Deutschland that although his country meets the criteria for joining the euro it does not want to join until it is clear how the final eurozone rules look. "We have decided to wait," said Djankow.




Added by euroHOBBY on July 24, 2012 at 15:18 — 5 Comments

Greece Euro Coins "Proof Set 2012 includes €2 Commemorative Coin"

As announced earlier this year, Greece will issue (for the second time) a proof set of the standard coins but this time dated 2012. This year set will also contain the €2 commemorative coin "10 years of euro cash" in proof version




Added by euroHOBBY on July 21, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

France Euro Coins 2012 "100th Anniversary of Abbé Pierre Birth" €2 Commemorative Coin Just Out

Today, France issued its second 2 euro commemorative coin for this year. The coin is dedicated to the 100th anniversary since the birth of Abbe Pierre. One million coins were minted, this might sounds a lot but usually France mints more than 10 times…


Added by euroHOBBY on July 13, 2012 at 17:30 — 16 Comments

France Euro Coins 2013 "150th Anniversary of Pierre de Coubertin Birth" €2 Commemorative Coin

Fantasy Design


According to some euro blogs, France next year will issue a 2 euro commemorative dedicated to the 150th Anniversary since the birth of Pierre de Coubertin. This coin will be in the addition to the one that will be jointly issued with Germany.


Pierre de…


Added by euroHOBBY on July 12, 2012 at 0:00 — 9 Comments

Italy Euro Coins "Europa Star Collectors Coin 2012"

10 Euro “Michelangelo Buonarroti - European Painters and Sculptors series - Europe Star Programme” (proof coin)


• Denomination: 10.00 euro

• Metal: silver

• Fineness: legal 925 - tolerance ± 3 ‰

• Weight: 22 g - tolerance ± 5 ‰

• Diameter: 34 mm

Obverse: In the foreground, representation of the portrait of…


Added by euroHOBBY on July 8, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Italy Euro Coins 2012 "Giovanni Pascoli Coin Card" €2 Commemorative Coin

The IPZS website, from today is selling a coin card dedicated and containing the Pascoli 2 euro commemorative coin. According to the website 12,000 cards were made and each is selling for €12.50. Rolls of this coins will be available later on this…


Added by euroHOBBY on July 2, 2012 at 18:30 — 3 Comments

Germany Euro Coins 2013 "Baden-Württemberg" €2 Commemorative Coin


02 January 2013 - first image of the minted coin



Added by euroHOBBY on July 2, 2012 at 0:30 — 9 Comments

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