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…Continue
The design shows the head of Giovanni BOCCACCIO in three quarter view facing right, drawn from the
fresco by Andrea del…
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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.…Continue
Date of Issue: 18 April 2011
Design: Thomas Ryan
Face Value: 20 Euro
Fineness: FIne Gold (.999 Au)
Diameter: 11.00 mm
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.
Here is the Austrian Issuing Programme 2011
The Central Bank of Ireland celebrates the legendary voyage of St. Brendan with the issue…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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