The Central Bank of Malta towards the end of June, beginning of July will issue the annual BU set with the Maltese standard coins dated 2012. The set will also contain the second €2 commemorative coin from the series the constitutional history. This coin commemorates a milestone in the Maltese history when the Maltese had a majority representation in the local assembly. This coin will also be unique in the sense that it will have the Dutch mint mark on it whereas those that will be issued in rolls later on this year will not have this mint mark, thus 2 versions of this coin were made. The set will also contain a coin from the Roman Period. The bank will issue 50,000 sets
13 August 2012 - The BU set dated 2012 will be available for sale from the Central Bank of Malta as from 20th August.
17 August 2012 - As we had announced earlier this week the BU set will be out on the 20th August. The central bank of Malta today issued the following statement;
The Central Bank of Malta on Monday 20 August 2012 will be issuing a new euro coin set dated 2012, which will incorporate the eight Maltese euro coins, designed by Noel Galea Bason. The set also includes a €2 commemorative coin, bearing the inscription ‘Majority Representation - 1887’. This coin was designed by Ġanni Bonnici and is the second in a series of five coins, commemorating Malta’s constitutional history. The commemorative coin also bears the mint mark of the Royal Dutch Mint, which was responsible for the minting of the coins in the set.
This set, which will be in a distinctive presentation box, will also include a replica coin of the Roman period, the original of which is currently held in the Bank’s Museum collection.
The Bank will be contacting all persons who have placed their orders to inform them of their allocation, the means of payment and the dates on which they can collect their coins. The sets will be available for collection from the Malta Coins Distribution Centre at the main building of the Central Bank of Malta. For further information, the public is kindly requested to contact the Malta Coins Distribution Centre through an e-mail addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (+356) 2550 6008.
20 August 2012 - We are the first on the internet to provide you images of the minted Malta BU set 2012 and €2 Commemorative Coin 2012 - thanks Austin!
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