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€2 commemorative coins - 2021

The descriptions on this page are based on the information in the Official Journal of the European Union and may therefore deviate slightly from other material published on this website.

Portugal

Feature: Portugal’s participation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Description: A stylised representation from the author of the symbol of the National Olympic Committee of Portugal, surrounded by the words ‘Portugal nos Jogos Olímpicos de Tóquio’20 2021’

Issuing volume: 500 000 coins

Issuing date: May 2021

Finland

Feature: Journalism and Open Communication Supporting the Finnish Democracy

Description: The figures depicted in the inner part of the coin can be interpreted as stylized human figures made up from and entwined in a ribbon-like net. The outer sides of the inner part of the coin bear the lettering ‘JOURNALISMI JOURNALISTIK’. The bottom of the inner part bears the lettering ‘2021 FI’ preceded by the Finnish mint mark. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 800 000 coins

Issuing date: Spring 2021

Lithuania

Feature: UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme - Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve

Description: The design depicts the characteristic surroundings of Žuvintas Biosphere Reserve, which belongs to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme: remote islands of a unique bird lake and Lithuania’s largest wetland as well as its distinctive animals. In the foreground there is a great bittern reaching for a fire-bellied toad floating in the water. In rushes depicted on the right there is an aquatic warbler, above – a flock of common cranes and a mute swan, symbolising the establishment of the Reserve. The design is surrounded by inscriptions LIETUVA (LITHUANIA), ŽUVINTAS, UNESCO, the year of issue (2021) and the mintmark of the Lithuanian Mint. The design is realised by Eglė Ratkutė and Ernestas Žemaitis. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 500 000 coins

Issuing date: Second quarter of 2021

Greece

Feature: 200 years since the Greek Revolution

Description: The design features the Greek flag at the centre, encircled by laurel branches. Inscribed along the inner edge are the wordings ‘1821 – 2021 200 YEARS SINCE THE GREEK REVOLUTION’ and ‘HELLENIC REPUBLIC’. Visible, at the bottom, between two laurel branches, are a palmette (the minmark of the Greek Mint) and the signature of the artist (George Stamatopoulos). The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 1 500 000 coins

Issuing date: April 2021

Latvia

Feature: The 100th anniversary of Latvia’s international recognition de iure

Description: It was on 26 January 1921 when Latvian diplomats had succeeded in accomplishing a momentous task – the world’s great powers recognized Latvia de iure. Although Latvia declared its independence on 18 November 1918, only after a confused period of fighting, the new nation was recognized in 1920. The design depicts an artistic inscription ‘100 Latvija de iure 2021’ thus also featuring the country name (LATVIJA) as well as the year of issue (2021). The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 412 000 coins

Issuing date: 1st quarter 2021

France

Feature: UNICEF

Description: The design shows an allegory of the work of ‘UNICEF’ where the hands are a key element. One after the other they support the globe and are the link between the different areas of the Earth. The mention of the 75th anniversary as well as the laurels crown the ensemble accompanied by the acronym RF. On the upper rim, the name ‘UNICEF’ is inserted along with the relevant dates as well as the UNICEF motto ‘For each child’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 7 500 000 coins

Issuing date: March 2021

Spain

Feature: UNESCO - Toledo

Description: The design depicts a view of the Puerta de Sol and a detail of the ‘La Sinagoga del Tránsito’, both buildings built in the fourteenth century in Mudejar style. On the left hand and in capital letters the word ‘ESPAÑA’ and the year of minting ‘2021’. At the top on the right hand the mintmark. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 4 000 000 coins

Issuing date: February 2021

Luxembourg

Feature: The 40th anniversary of the marriage of Grand Duke Henri

Description: The design depicts the effigies of the Grand Duke Henri and the Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. Below the effigies, two wedding rings are preceded by the wedding date ‘14. FEBRUAR 1981’ and followed by the year-date ‘2021’. The word ‘LETZEBUERG’ designating the issuing country is depicted below. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 500 000 coins

Issuing date: February 2021

Germany

Feature: Bundesländer series – Saxony-Anhalt

Description: The design shows the Magdeburg Cathedral, the first Gothic-style cathedral to be constructed on German soil. The inner part also features the name ‘SACHSEN-ANHALT’ and the issuing country’s country code ‘D’ at the bottom, the mint mark of the respective mint (‘A’, ‘D’, ‘F’, ‘G’ or ‘J’) as well as the the year ‘2021’ on the left and the engraver’s mark on the right. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 30 000 000 coins

Issuing date: 26 January 2021

Italia

Feature: 150th Anniversary of the institution of Rome Capital of Italy

Description: The design depicts a detail of the Dea Roma, a sculpture by Angelo Zanelli inserted in the center of the Altare della Patria, a large votive altar dedicated to the Italian nation set in the Vittoriano complex in Rome. Above, the legend ‘ROMA CAPITALE’; on the right, the dates ‘•1871•2021•’, the year of the proclamation of Rome as the Capital of Italy and that of the coin’s issue respectively; on the left, ‘RI’, acronym of the Italian Republic, and ‘R’, identifying the Mint of Rome; in exergue, ‘UP’, initials of the designer Uliana Pernazza. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 3 000 000 coins

Issuing date: January 2021

Italia

Feature: Healthcare professionals

Description: The design depicts in the centre, a man and a woman in medical clothing with masks, a stethoscope and a medical folder representing doctors and nurses working on the front line in the fight against COVID-19. Above, the word ‘GRAZIE’ followed, on the right, by a heart symbol; on the left, a reproduction of the medical cross; in the centre, ‘RI’, acronym of the Italian Republic; on the right, ‘R’, identifying the Mint of Rome; below, on the left, ‘CM’, initials of the designer Claudia Momoni; in exergue, the year of the coin’s issue ‘2021’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 3 000 000 coins

Issuing date: January 2021

Luxembourg

Feature: The 100th anniversary of the Grand Duke Jean

Description: The design depicts on the left hand side the effigy of the Grand Duke Jean and on the right hand side the effigy of the Grand Duke Henri. Close to each effigy, the respective name of the Grand Duke is specified, as well as the year of birth ‘1921’ of the Grand Duke Jean. Below the effigies, an outline of Luxembourg city is represented. At the left, the text ‘GROUSSHERZOGE VU LËTZEBUERG’ designating also the issuing country is depicted in circular form. The year-date ‘2021’ is shown at the bottom right. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 500 000 coins

Issuing date: January 2021

Portugal

Feature: Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Description: The design depicts the representation of the link between the capital of Portugal and the others European capitals and thereby draw a map, within the lettering ‘PRESIDÊNCIA DO CONSELHO DA UNIÃO EUROPEIA PORTUGAL 2021’ (English – PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION PORTUGAL 2021). The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 510 000 coins

Issuing date: January 2021