This year the Europa coin programme will be dedicated to European Explorers. Every year, several countries in Europe (in the eurozone or not) participate in this programme and issue collectors' coins related to the themes established by the Eurostar programme.
“European Explorers” was chosen as the theme for 2011. The subject of each coin must have been himself a European or to have conducted his exploration on behalf of a European nation. The area of exploration or the nature of his discoveries were left for each mint or issuing authority to determine.
So far seven countries have committed to the European Silver Programme for 2011 and we are expecting a lively interest to be shown in Europe itself as well as overseas.
|Country||Person||Face Value||Issue Date|
|Austria||Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin||€20||23 February 2011|
|Ireland||St. Brendan, the Navigator||€10||15 February 2011|
|Portugal||Hermenegildo Capelo, Roberto Ivens||€2.50||20 April 2011|
|Finland||Pehr Kalm||€10||28 January 2011|
|Spain||Francisco de Orellana||€10||(Unknown)|
|Belgium||Adrien de Gerlache?||€(Unknown)||(Unknown)|
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