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Unveiling of the new €10 banknote from series EUROPA

At 11.00 a.m. Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, unveiled the new €10 banknote at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. The new €10 will start circulating on 23 September…

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Added by Marko Porenta on January 13, 2014 at 10:30 — 3 Comments

Italy €2 2013 "Giovanni Boccaccio" Just Out

The design shows the head of Giovanni BOCCACCIO in three quarter view facing right, drawn from the

fresco by Andrea del…

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Added by Marko Porenta on November 18, 2013 at 14:00 — 5 Comments

2012 Ireland Gold Proof €20 - Irish Monastic Art

This €20 Gold Proof coin will be launched on 9th May 2012. This gold coin is one of the smallest in the world and its design is the work of Irish artist Thomas Ryan. It depicts a monk working on The Book of Kells.

The issue limit for this gold proof coin is only 12,000 pieces. The diameter of the coin is 11 mm and the coins…

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Added by Marko Porenta on May 4, 2012 at 19:00 — No Comments

Ireland 2012 Annual Mint Set - Hound

The 2012 Annual Mint Set will be launched on 6 January 2012. This is the last set in a three-year series featuring the animals of Irish coinage. This year, the Hound is depicted on the packaging.

The issue limit for this coin set is 17,000 pieces.

The Irish 2012 Uncirculated Euro Coin Set is an attractive and informative…

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Added by Marko Porenta on December 7, 2011 at 17:30 — 3 Comments

Ireland 2011 Silver Proof €15 - Salmon

A Tribute in Silver to Percy Metcalfe's Classic Irish Coin Design



It was in 1928 when the first coins of the Irish Free State were released into circulation. The designs, by Percy Metcalfe, were chosen for their depiction of agriculture which was essential to the economy of Ireland at the time. These designs graced Irish coinage up until…

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Added by Marko Porenta on September 15, 2011 at 10:30 — 4 Comments

France Numismatic Programme 2012

As in 2010 and 2011, in 2012 France will issue 12 themes of coins - for the third year in a row it will also issue the euro coins of regions with next year theme being Great Regional Figures. France will also issue a coin in the Europa Star series programme - next year theme will be Sculptures. Like all the countries of the euro zone, France will issue a 2 euro…

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Added by Marko Porenta on July 8, 2011 at 19:30 — 6 Comments

Design Competition Winner - €2 Ten Years of Euro Banknotes and Coins

 

Euro-area citizens and residents have selected the winning design of a new euro coin that will be issued next January to commemorate 10 years of euro banknotes and coins. Close to 35 000 people voted in an online competition from a choice of five designs that had been pre-selected by a professional jury following a design competition among citizens…

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Added by Marko Porenta on June 30, 2011 at 16:00 — 12 Comments

Slovenia 2011: Collector Coins - 20th Anniversary of Slovenia's Independence





Based on the Slovenian nation's right to self determination, more than 88% of Slovenes voted for a sovereign and independent Slovenia at a referendum held in December 1990. This decision was followed by events that represented a breakthrough in the history of the Slovenian nation.

 

Slovenia became a sovereign and independent country on 25 June 1991, when the Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Basic Constitutional Charter on the Sovereignity…

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Added by Marko Porenta on June 20, 2011 at 11:30 — 5 Comments

Slovenia €3 Collectors' Coin 2011 - 20th Anniversary of Slovenia's Independence.



The Bank of Slovenia has prepared a special €3 proof bi-coloured collector coin issued to mark 20th anniversary of Slovenia's independence.…
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Added by Marko Porenta on June 15, 2011 at 22:00 — 3 Comments

Slovenia BU and Proof Folders 2011

Slovenia will issue its annual BU folder next Monday, 20th June. The folder will contain the 8 standard coins (1c - €2) dated 2011, this year 2 euro commemorative coin (Franc Rozman-Stane) and 3 euro collectors' coin ( 20thanniversary of Slovenia˙s independence). The folder will be available in two…

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Added by Marko Porenta on June 15, 2011 at 21:30 — 4 Comments

Vote now for the best commemorative coin design

 

Today the European Commission revealed the best 5 designs which were submitted for the competition entitled 10 Years of Euro Coins and Banknotes. Euro-area citizens can now vote online for the best design. The design that will win this competition will appear on a 2 euro commemorative coin that will be issued early next year in all the euro area countries.…

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Added by Marko Porenta on June 6, 2011 at 14:30 — 27 Comments

Monaco 2011 €2 CC: the wedding of Prince Albert and Charlene

Announced issue: the wedding of Prince Albert and Charlene



Description: The inner part of the coin shows, at the center, the effigies of

Prince Albert and Charlene. At the bottom, the name of the issuing country "MONACO" and the year of issuance "2011". The mint mark and the mint engravers mark appear before and after "MONACO 2011",… Continue

Added by Marko Porenta on May 17, 2011 at 17:00 — 9 Comments

Vatican 2011: €2 CC The 26th World Youth Day

Announced issue: the 26th World Youth Day



The inner part of the coin shows, at the centre, some young people and flags, and also the mintmark "R" and the year "2011". At the top, along the outer limit of the inner ring, from left to right, "XXVI" and "G.M.G" from Giornata Mondiale della Gioventù (World Youth Day). At the bottom, the name of the issuing… Continue

Added by Marko Porenta on May 17, 2011 at 17:00 — 7 Comments

Ireland 2011: €20 Gold Proof Coin

Celtic Cross 2011 €20 Gold Proof Coin

Date of Issue: 18 April 2011

Design: Thomas Ryan

Face Value: 20 Euro

Fineness: FIne Gold (.999 Au)

Diameter: 11.00 mm

Weight:…

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Added by Marko Porenta on April 8, 2011 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

Italy 2011 €2 Commemorative Coin: The 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy

 

The inner part of the coin shows, at the centre, three Italian flags in the wind, representing the three past 50th

anniversaires - 1911, 1961 and 2011 - which illustrate a perfect link between generations: this is the logo of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.

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Added by Marko Porenta on March 7, 2011 at 18:21 — 16 Comments

Austrian Issuing Programme 2011 from Austrian Mint

Here is the Austrian Issuing Programme 2011

source:

http://www.austrian-mint.at/cms/download.php?downloadId=1132&languageId=2

 

Added by Marko Porenta on February 12, 2011 at 18:00 — 6 Comments

Ireland Proof Collector Coins 2010


Added by Marko Porenta on February 11, 2011 at 12:49 — 1 Comment

IRELAND 2011: CELEBRATING EUROPEAN EXPLORERS

 

 

 

The Central Bank of Ireland celebrates the legendary voyage of St. Brendan with the issue…

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Added by Marko Porenta on February 11, 2011 at 12:41 — 2 Comments

Estonia Euro Changeover Day 15



Successful end of the dual circulation period

The dual circulation period ended on Friday 14 January and the euro is now the only official currency in Estonia.

 

Thanks to careful preparations, in close contact with the European Commission and the European Central Bank, the changeover has been very smooth and successful. No major problems…

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Added by Marko Porenta on January 17, 2011 at 17:23 — No Comments

Estonia Euro Changeover Day 13

 

Today, Friday 14 January, is the last day when shops in Estonia accept payments in Estonian kroons. As from Saturday 15 January, only the euro is legal tender in Estonia.

 

At the end of Thursday 13 January, 84 % of consumers were paying with euro only when using cash and Estonian retailers were providing change almost exclusively in euro…

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Added by Marko Porenta on January 14, 2011 at 14:26 — No Comments


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