In October 2011 The Central Bank of Malta will issue the first in a series of €2 Commemorative coins bearing the inscription ‘First Elected Representatives – 1849’. In 1849 the Maltese people had their first experience of limited representation by a process of democratic elections in the administration of their country. In May that year, Great Britain granted Malta a Constitution creating a Council of Government empowered to promulgate “laws for the peace, order and good government” of the country.
In connection with the issuance of this €2 Commemorative Coin, the Central Bank of Malta will be holding a Symposium in mid-June 2011 to launch a programme spread over five years, with a yearly issue of a €2 Commemorative Coin highlighting milestones in Malta’s constitutional history namely:
1849 First Elected Representatives
1887 Majority Representation
1921 Self Government
The same coin will also be available in Proof Quality and in a distinctive presentation box. Planned issued price - €8
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