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Commemorative coins 2006

Atomium

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Belgium

The coin shows an image of the Atomium and commemorates its reopening to the public after restoration was completed in 2006.

Issuing volume: 5 million coins
Official Journal: C053 03.03.2006, p.3

 

Schleswig-Holstein

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Germany

The Holstentor, the symbol of the town of Lübeck, appears on this coin commemorating the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Issuing volume: 30 million coins
Official Journal: C033 09.02.2006, p.5

 

XX Winter Olympic Games of Turin 2006

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Italy

A skier is featured together with Turin’s landmark, the Mole Antonelliana tower, and the words ‘Giochi Invernali’ (Winter Games).

Issuing volume: 40 million coins
Official Journal: C033 09.02.2006, p.6

 

25th birthday of Grand Duke Guillaume, heir to the throne

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Luxembourg

The effigies of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duke Guillaume, heir to the throne, are featured on the occasion of the 25th birthday of Grand Duke Guillaume.

Issuing volume: 1.1 million coins
Official Journal: C020 27.01.2006, p.30

 

100 years of universal and equal suffrage in Finland

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Finland

The central part of the coin shows two faces – one male, one female; one upright, one inverted – to commemorate the granting of equal suffrage to women in Finland in 1906, which at the same time became the first country to allow women to also stand for election.

Issuing volume: 2.5 million coins
Official Journal: C248 14.10.2006, p.2

 

5th centenary of Christopher Columbus’s death

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San Marino

This coin features a portrait of Christopher Columbus against a backdrop showing his three caravels – the Niña, Pinta and Santa María – and a wind rose. It commemorates the 500-year anniversary of his death.

Issuing volume: 120 000 coins
Official Journal: C248 14.10.2006, p.3

 

5th centenary of the Pontifical Swiss Guard

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Vatican City

This coin features a Swiss Guard taking the solemn oath to the Pope on the Swiss Guard flag, and commemorates the 5th centenary of the founding of the Pontifical Swiss Guard.

Issuing volume: 100 000 coins
Official Journal: C260 28.10.2006, p.11

 

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