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The winning design of the new euro coin!

Congratulations to our prizewinner! On 14 March, Joaquín Almunia, Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, met with the prize winner Michal Milewski.

The winner was drawn at random from the list of the participants who voted for the winning design. Mr Milewski, a 25 year old assistant engineer and former Socrates – Erasmus student from Ciechanów, Poland, was invited to Brussels to receive his prize from Mr Almunia. 

The prize, a set of euro collector coins, reflects both the aesthetic and practical aspects of the euro as the single currency of currently 15 Member States of the EU.

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"I'll probably bring back to Poland the first euro coin!", said Mr Milewski in thanking Mr Almunia.