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

Today the European Commission posted the following information about this issue. This time the European Union citiziens besides voting for the best design will also be allowed to submit designs!

 

January 2012 marks 10 years since the introduction of euro banknotes and coins.

 

To celebrate this, all euro area Member States will issue a commemorative circulation coin in 2012, bearing a common design on the national side.

Over 330 million people in 17 EU countries now use the euro. A common currency makes many things easier, such as comparing prices between countries, travelling and trade (no more charges for changing money or exchange rate fluctuations). It also reinforces the need for sound economic and financial policies.

Entering a design

If you are a citizen of an EU Member State whose currency is the euro and you are at least 12 years old by the end of 2011, you can submit your design proposal via the EU website. The design should illustrate the single currency itself, and its benefits.

Designs must be submitted in an electronic template that you can download from the website. You can submit one design only during the competition, which will run for about 3 weeks, starting in late April.

Apart from seeing his/her design on millions of circulating euro coins, the winner will be awarded a high-value collector's set of euro coins.

 

Choosing the best design

People who are citizens of an EU Member State whose currency is the euro or are living in the euro area will vote for the winner from a selection of entries chosen by a professional jury.

The web-vote will take place over about three weeks in June, with the winning design announced by 30 June.

The commemorative coin bearing the winning design will be issued by all 17 euro-area countries early in 2012.

 

Watch this page for more information when the competition is launched!

http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/articles/euro/2011-03-31-euro-c...



Timelines
January- Coin Announced
End of March - Coin Competition Announced
Late April - 3 weeks where can Submit Designs
June - 3 weeks Web Vote
30th June - Winner Design will be announced
January - the coin will be issued in the 17 euro area states

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Comment by putson on April 1, 2011 at 18:07
I hope that winn one of us colecktors-I will vote for!
Comment by euroHOBBY on April 1, 2011 at 16:18
well i think 10 years or 10th year
Comment by Chris Salomone on April 1, 2011 at 16:07
what is the exact text to be written on the coin??  10 years.... ???
Comment by Ctirad on March 31, 2011 at 22:10
it's true, but why should citizens which haven't € get possibility to choose €. I think, it's the same, the € zone will choose coins for czech republic. Do you understand me. Of course it's bad. but for other hand is logical.
Comment by euroHOBBY on March 31, 2011 at 22:05
i would have  been nicer if the competition was open  to all EU citizens
Comment by Ctirad on March 31, 2011 at 21:37
It's bad, because I didn't small detail - "People who are citizens of an EU Member State whose currency is the euro or are living in the euro area will vote....." and Czech republic hasn't € then I can't vote new €. Hmmmm so next time :-)
Comment by Ctirad on March 31, 2011 at 20:52
but I think that it'll be better than EMU
Comment by Ctirad on March 31, 2011 at 19:15
I prepare for vote the best proposal :-)
Comment by Kyriakos on March 31, 2011 at 19:14
Start designing people...!!!!
Comment by Marko Porenta on March 31, 2011 at 18:58
Let the competition begin! =)

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