In February 2012 the Bank of Slovenia held a public competition to design €2 commemorative coin to be issued in 2013, with anonymous entries. By the competition closing date of 17 March 2012, it had received 52 designs for the commemorative coin - 800th anniversary of the first visit to the Postojna cave.
Based on the recommendations of the Commemorative Coins Commission appointed by the Bank of Slovenia and the Ministry of Finance, the Slovenian government decided that the winning design is that by Matevž Zalar. Mohor Kordež and Studiobotas designs came second and third, respectively.
15 October 2012 - The European Commission website for the euro today published a fresh image of the coin and also added the following information; The central image of the coin is a stylized spiral which at the left side of the coin begins with the inscription “POSTOJNSKA JAMA • 1213 – 2013 • SLOVENIJA” and ends with two stylized stalactites.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 1 million coins
Date of issue: February 2013
Central Bank of Slovenia
(C) European Commission