Least Liked €2 Commemorative Coins

In your opinion which designs of the €2 Commemorative coins are the least nice?

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Comment by Ar1us on March 25, 2011 at 18:58

Thank you Illioplius. Personally I was not aware of  the Bundeslander series commemoration thematic. I had never noticed the relevant piece of info, although it is clearly stated, even in wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E2%82%AC2_commemorative_coins#German_...


On the other hand, I need obliged to defend Ctirad's option to discuss the subject in this Blog Spot: Least Liked CC coins may be Least Liked for several reasons; not only for their appearance. 


For example, one is quite justified to hate low mintage coins, like the Monaco ''Grace kelly'', even though it is probably the coin with the most elegant look.

Comment by euroHOBBY on March 24, 2011 at 5:58
Illiopius - thanks, now it is clear why shifts were not possible
Comment by Illioplius on March 24, 2011 at 1:41

"German coins commemorate nothing."

"they could have shifted the current 2 euro programme by a year"

For your information, the year in which particular coin is issued is related to that state's presidency of the Bundesrat. So it is neither true that they commemorate nothing, nor that some shifts are possible.


"On the other hand, ECB must surely adopt a rule that when the Euro zone countries issue a common CC, no other CC are issued and not even the normal €2."

I don't find it a good idea. You all should understand that nobody forces you to collect all the commemorative coins issued. You do not have to collect expensive coins from Monaco, San Marino and Vatican; you do not have to collect common issues and so on. So be tolerant of other collectors who may want to collect also expensive coins and common issues. Once again: nobody forces you to collect all the coins issued. Collect only those you want to and do not appeal to some bans or prohibitions.

Only rule they should adopt in connection with common issues is, in my opinion, that common would be only theme whereas design will be special for each country.


And for Ctirad: you probably do not understand what is this blog post about – we talk about LEAST liked commemorative coins/pravdepodobne nerozumieš, o čom je tento blogový článok – hovoríme o NAJMENEJ obľúbených pamätných minciach.

Comment by Ctirad on March 23, 2011 at 7:16
many 2€ CC Finland are nice, Belgien - Atomics or Greece-Discobolos
Comment by Chris Salomone on March 23, 2011 at 0:31
I know people who gave up their collection for this reason. I also bought coins from them and it was worth it lol.... but thinking about it, i can understand their disappointment regarding this issue. On the other hand, ECB must surely adopt a rule that when the Euro zone countries issue a common CC, no other CC are issued and not even the normal €2. This way it will further enhance the commemoration. We risk to end up with with 30+ CC in a year which is rediculous. To be funny, a country can also issue the normal €2 as well in the same year. Which means 3 different €2 for one country in one year.... does not make sense.
Comment by Ar1us on March 22, 2011 at 17:17

You are absolutely right on that euroHobby... ECB should urgently issue rules on the matter.

I believe that collector coins should be in bullion metal (gold, silver) and intended as a merchandise produced by the mints. A mint (or a Central bank) can sell these items for a price multiple of their face value and even their actual metal value.

On the other hand, commemorative coins should commemorate an actual important event. These coins should be placed into circulation, 100% of them, as actual numisma, at face value! I'm sad to notice that the trend initiated by the microstates (Vaticano, San Marino) to produce non-bullion ''commemoratives'' annually and sell them to collectors at outrageous prices has been adopted by so many other countries nowadays.

On the other hand, it's a pity to see countries that have actual events to commemorate to ignore them, or issue bullion coins instead. I will give you another example (extra to Germany and the World Cup): 2010 was the 50th anniversary of the independence of Cyprus and they only issued a silver and a gold coin to commemorate the event. 

Comment by euroHOBBY on March 22, 2011 at 16:55

Chris i agree with you - in fact i was very surprised that Germany didn't issue a 2 euro for world cup - they could have shifted the current 2 euro programme by a year


i think some countries are confusing the topics of 2 euro commemorative coins with that of collectors coins (gold and silver)

while on collectors coin you can put whatever you wish - i believe on 2 euro commemorative coins - only commemorative events/personalities/history should be minted


Comment by Chris Salomone on March 22, 2011 at 16:35
I agree that the luxembourg coins are the most boring. However, as i already stated in other forums, i really find frustrating the idea of issuing a coin just for the fun of it!! A commemorative is suppose to commemorate an event. German coins commemorate nothing. then they organised the World Cup in 2006 and did not issue CC for the €2. This does not make sense for me....... but that only my opinion.
Comment by Ar1us on March 20, 2011 at 9:43

Germany 2006 (Bundeslander series) is a very coarse design. 

I agree with most of you here, that the Luxembourg cc coins are frustratingly similar to each other.

Comment by Robi from Brussels on March 20, 2011 at 2:14

All the LU CC are practically the same !

But indeed the worst ever is IT 2008....it's an unreadable magma !

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