Com­mem­o­ra­tive €2 coin Cul­tural Her­itage is­sued

The Malta Business Weekly - - NEWS -

On 7 Novem­ber the Cen­tral Bank of Malta is­sued the third €2 com­mem­o­ra­tive coin un­der the pro­gramme en­ti­tled From Chil­dren in Sol­i­dar­ity. The theme of this year’s coin is Cul­tural Her­itage. This fol­lows the coins en­ti­tled Sol­i­dar­ity through Love and Peace.

The From Chil­dren in Sol­i­dar­ity coin pro­gramme, which was of­fi­cially launched in 2015, is an ini­tia­tive un­der­taken by the Cen­tral Bank of Malta, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Min­istry for Ed­u­ca­tion and Em­ploy­ment and the Malta Com­mu­nity Chest Fund Foun­da­tion.

De­signed by Ni­cole Dimech, who at­tends St Ni­cholas Col­lege, Mid­dle School, Ra­bat, the coin de­picts a col­lage of items as­so­ci­ated with the Mal­tese is­lands: a stylised me­galithic tem­ple door­way, the sun, a church dome and spire, the sea and a rep­re­sen­ta­tion of a Mal­tese boat fly­ing the na­tional flag. The coin was en­graved by Noel Galea Ba­son.

These com­mem­o­ra­tive coins will be pro­duced in cir­cu­la­tion qual­ity and will be is­sued in rolls of 25 coins each as well as in coin cards. The num­ber of coins that will be sold in rolls is lim­ited to 300,000; whereas the num­ber of coins in cards is lim­ited to 20,000.

The coin cards will bear a mint-mark of the Mon­naie de Paris, where the coins were minted. The cost of a roll of 25 coins is €70, while that of a coin card is €7. Prof­its from the sale of the coin cards will be chan­nelled in aid of the Malta Com­mu­nity Chest Fund Foun­da­tion.

The coins may be pur­chased di­rectly from the Malta Coin Cen­tre’s on­line es­hop on www.mal­ta­co­in­cen­tre.com.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, the pub­lic is kindly in­vited to con­tact the Malta Coin Cen­tre via email on mcc@cen­tral­bankmalta.org or by call­ing (+356) 2550 6006/7/8.

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