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Malta 2 € -Constitutional hist. 1st elected representative

Post by melitikus » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:27 pm

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This coin is the first of a series of five coins to be issued over a period of five years to commemorate major milestones in Malta's constitutional history. This first coin commemorates the election in 1849 of the first Maltese representatives to the Council of Government advising the British Governor. Malta had been a British colony since the 1814 Treaty of Paris. The centre of the coin shows a hand putting a vote into a ballot box. The words "Malta – First elected representatives 1849" are shown above.

Issuing volume: 430,000 coins.


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Re: Malta 2 € -Constitutional hist. 1st elected representative

Post by tabbs » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:19 pm

Good to know that Malta will now issue commemorative €2 coins! And the theme of this series (Constitutional History) sounds interesting. This particular design, well, I would have to see the real coin, or an image of the piece, to know whether I like it or not. In my opinion, it will be hard or impossible to have such a "3D" hand on a €2 piece ...

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Re: Malta 2 € -Constitutional hist. 1st elected representative

Post by Jes » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:21 am

I also read something related to this, however: Is it official already?
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Post by tabbs » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:10 am

The European Commission's list should be pretty official methinks. :)
http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/eur ... 011_en.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Scroll down; currently the Maltese coin is at the bottom. The list on that page is not complete; two coins that are to be issued this month (the German piece, and the "secret" NL issue) are not listed there, but Malta does show up. Not as nicely colored as here though, hehe.

What I find a little peculiar is the use of English, and English only, on the coin. As far as I know, Malta is officially bilingual, with Maltese being the primary language. In another forum, someone already assumed that this €2 coin will thus primarily be for people in other euro countries, and for tourists maybe ...

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Re: Malta 2 € -Constitutional hist. 1st elected representative

Post by Jes » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:01 pm

tabbs wrote:The European Commission's list should be pretty official methinks. :)
http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/eur ... 011_en.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Scroll down; currently the Maltese coin is at the bottom. The list on that page is not complete; two coins that are to be issued this month (the German piece, and the "secret" NL issue) are not listed there, but Malta does show up. Not as nicely colored as here though, hehe.

What I find a little peculiar is the use of English, and English only, on the coin. As far as I know, Malta is officially bilingual, with Maltese being the primary language. In another forum, someone already assumed that this €2 coin will thus primarily be for people in other euro countries, and for tourists maybe ...

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Great! :mrgreen: I hope I will be able to get one of those!! :D
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Re: Malta 2 € -Constitutional hist. 1st elected representative

Post by melitikus » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:32 pm

my maltese version


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Re: Malta 2 € -Constitutional hist. 1st elected representative

Post by tabbs » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:34 pm

While the occasion of this issue is related to the British, of course (so that English makes some sense), your version would be more appropriate in my opinion. The font looks better too. :)

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