Malta Euro Coins 2012 "Majority Representation 1887" €2 Commemorative Coin Design Changed

New Design

Old Design

As we had announced last year, the Central Bank of Malta changed the design of the national 2 euro commemorative coin that will be issued later this year. The bank had received lot of negative comments that the original design was showing the Nazi salut, since, this was not the intention of the bank it had decided to modify the design.

 

The Central Bank of Malta will issue this coin in September 2012. After 1849, there were occasionally situations when the elected members of the Governing Council could not push forward decisions they wished to implement as they were in a minority in the Council vis-à-vis the British Governor and his nominated members. In time, a general feeling developed in favour of an elected majority, which would be in a better position to enact legislation. This was not an easy objective as Britain considered Malta a strategic fortress where security had to be assured within strict parameters. Following the unification of Italy (1861) and Germany (1871), Maltese political parties were formed and mobilised, with the Partito Nazionale led by Dr Fortunato Mizzi in the ascendant. Its main demand – an elected majority – materialised in 1887 with the granting of Representative Government. Due mainly to staunchly resisted attempts at Anglicisation, coupled with a real or imagined fear of irredentism or proselytization, this constitution was however revoked in 1903. An impasse ensued until after the First World War when, in the wake of further unrest which saw a number of Maltese demonstrators killed by British troops – the Sette Giugno – internal self-government was granted in 1921.

 

The bank will be selling each roll for €70 and will mint only 400,000 coins.The designer is Gianni Bonnici and it will be minted at the Royal Dutch Mint. This year the bank will take direct orders from collectors and dealers alike by filling up the order form on the bank's website

 

The coin will also be available in proof version, 5000 coin will be minted and sold for €17 each

 

 

Updated 18.Mar.2012

In an email the central bank of Malta said that it will mint 455,000 copies of this coin and not 400,000. The latter number was referring to the number of coins that will be sold in rolls, in addition to that 50,000 coins will be sold as part of the BU set 2012 and 5,000 in proof version


  
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(C) Central Bank of Malta

(C) Central Bank of Malta - Order Forms

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Comment by euroHOBBY on March 19, 2012 at 16:55

In an email the central bank of Malta said that it will mint 455,000 copies of this coin and not 400,000. The latter number was referring to the number of coins that will be sold in rolls, in addition to that 50,000 coins will be sold as part of the BU set 2012 and 5,000 in proof version

Comment by Robi from Brussels on February 20, 2012 at 9:07

Nice and interesting pictures!

Comment by euroHOBBY on February 19, 2012 at 17:08

the building in the background is showing the Grandmaster Palace - the current Maltese Parliament

it is currently being restored like most of Valletta - from 2014 the parliament will move to a new location that it is currently being built

Comment by Fedone70 on February 13, 2012 at 20:31

He answered me, and that the order was taken.further details later on.I ordered the first day.

probably seen the short-run, not taking more orders right now.

Comment by Charles Zammit on February 13, 2012 at 17:06

No not yet.

 

Comment by Maria Victoria Bezzina on February 13, 2012 at 14:57

Did anyone apply to get the coins via the excel sheet on the bank's website? did you get a reply?

Comment by euroHOBBY on February 12, 2012 at 20:53

about the ugly faces dont forget the the coin will be more or less this small so you wont really see the details of faces :D

Comment by euroHOBBY on February 7, 2012 at 22:39
The rising up of hands was only to show a majority in parliament it's a common practice that those in favor rise hand but since some people seen this as a nazi salut the bank changed that
About women I don't think in that period there were any women in parliament

Btw the building in the background is showing the Maltese parliament
Comment by Robi from Brussels on February 7, 2012 at 22:27

Very wise decison to get rid of the standing up arms.... but indeed also the faces could be improved a little. And why there isn't any women???

Comment by Charles Zammit on February 6, 2012 at 12:33

The population of Malta is similar to the number of coins issued. In my opinion, 500,000 pieces will be purchased as follows-:

Maltese coin dealers 300,000

Maltese collectors       50,000

Maltese people          150,000

Others                     Nil

Do you think that the problem which arouse last time the Masltese people will be left without a coin?


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