€2 commemorative coins - 2007

Finland

€2 commemorative side

Feature: 90th anniversary of Finland’s independence

Description: The coin shows a nine-oar boat with rowers, symbolising collaboration. The year of issue, 2007, and the year of independence, 1917, appear above and below the image, respectively. The mint mark appears to the left of the oars and ‘FI’ for Finland to the right. The outer ring of the coin features the 12 stars of the European Union.

Issuing volume: 2 million coins

Issuing date: December 2007


San Marino

€2 commemorative side

Feature: Bicentenary of the birth of Giuseppe Garibaldi

Description: The inner part of the coin features the engraving of a portrait of Giuseppe Garibaldi. The words ‘SAN MARINO’ and the year of issue (2007) are inscribed along the outer edge of the inner part on the left and right of the portrait respectively. The mint mark (R) is inscribed to the left of the portrait, while the initials of the artist Ettore Lorenzo Frapiccini (E.L.F.) appear on the lower left-hand edge of the inner part. The 12 stars of the European Union are depicted on the outer ring.

Issuing volume: 130,000 coins

Issuing date: October 2007


Vatican City

€2 commemorative side

Feature: 80th birthday of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

Description: The inner part of the coin features the profile of His Holiness Benedict XVI facing the left. The legend ‘BENEDICTI XVI P.M. AETATIS ANNO LXXX CITTA' DEL VATICANO’ is engraved along the outer edge of the inner part of the coin. To the left of the effigy are the mintmark, ‘R’, the year of issue, ‘2007’, and the initials of the engraver, ‘M.C.C. INC.’, while the artist’s name, ‘LONGO’, is inscribed on the right. The outer ring of the coin bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Issuing volume: 100,000 coins

Issuing date: October 2007


Monaco

€2 commemorative side

Feature: 25th anniversary of the death of Princess Grace

Description: The coin features an effigy of Princess Grace, to the right of which appear the word ‘MONACO’, the mint mark, the year ‘2007’ and the engraver’s mark. The name of the artist, ‘R.B.BARON’, is shown under the Princess’s hair. The 12 stars of the European Union are depicted on the outer ring of the coin.

Issuing volume: 20,000 coins

Issuing date: July 2007


Portugal

€2 commemorative side

Feature: Portuguese Presidency of the European Union

Description: The inner part of the coin features a cork oak (quercus suber). The Coat of Arms of Portugal is depicted beneath the lower branches to the left of the trunk, while the word “PORTUGAL”, written over three lines, appears on the right. Inscribed in the form of an arc along the edge of the inner part of the coin below the tree are the artist’s signature (I. Vilar), the year of issue (2007), the mintmark (INCM) and the legend “PRESIDÊNCIA DO CONSELHO DA UE”. The outer ring of the coin bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Issuing volume: 2 million coins

Issuing date: July 2007


Euro area countries

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Feature: 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

Description: The coin shows the Treaty document signed by the six founding countries on a background evoking the paving (designed by Michelangelo) of the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, where the signing took place on 25 March 1957. ‘Treaty of Rome 50 years’, ‘EUROPE’ and the name of the issuing country appear in the respective languages of the euro area or in Latin. Thus, the legend differs from country to country, but the image is the same. The Treaty of Rome established the European Economic Community and ultimately led to the introduction of the euro in 1999 and the euro banknotes and coins in 2002. The anniversary was celebrated on 25 March 2007. The euro area countries have marked the occasion by jointly issuing this commemorative coin. Its design was selected following a competition organised by the European mints. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Issuing volume: varies from country to country

Issuing date: March 2007


Germany

€2 commemorative side

Feature: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Description: The coin shows Schwerin Castle and bears the inscription ‘Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’ - the federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania where the castle is located. The mintmark, ‘A’, ‘D’, ‘F’, ‘G’ or ‘J’, appears above the image, and the engraver’s initials ‘HH’ below it. The year of mintage, 2007, the 12 stars of the European Union and the words ‘Bundesrepublik Deutschland’ appear in the outer ring.

Issuing volume: 30 million coins

Issuing date: February 2007


Luxembourg

€2 commemorative side

Feature: Grand Ducal Palace

Description: The coin features an effigy of Grand-Duke Henri superimposed on an image of the Grand Ducal Palace. The year of issue, 2007, appears to the left, with the engraver's mark above and the mint mark below. The word ‘LËTZEBUERG’ appears at the base of the design. The 12 stars of the European Union are shown on the outer ring of the coin.

Issuing volume: 1.1 million coins

Issuing date: February 2007


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