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2 Euro Republic of Malta 1974

2 Euro (Republic of Malta 1974) -  obverse2 Euro (Republic of Malta 1974) -  reverse

Obverse © didi83 - Reverse © Cyrillius

Features

Country Malta
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2015
Value 2 Euro (2 EUR)
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 167
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Republic of Malta 1974

Obverse

The coin is the last in a series of five commemorating Maltese constitutional milestones. Malta was declared a republic on 13 December 1974 following constitutional changes which were agreed upon by a great majority in Malta’s Parliament. The design reproduces a marble tablet affixed to the façade of the Presidential Palace in Valletta to mark Malta’s change from a monarchy to a republic. At the top right, in semi-circle, the inscription ‘MALTA — Republic 1974’. At the bottom, the year ‘2015’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
MALTA - Republic 1974
2015

Engraver: Ganni Bonnici

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.

Lettering: 2 EURO LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Reeded with inscription: six times a "2" and two Maltese crosses, alternately upright and inverted

Lettering: 2 ✠✠ 2 ✠✠ 2 ✠✠ 2 ✠✠ 2 ✠✠ 2 ✠✠

2 Euro (Republic of Malta 1974) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

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2015  300,000 4.20 4.31 4.36 98%
2015  30,000 21.55 6% BU
2015  5,000 2% Proof

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