Navigation path

Commemorative coins 2012

The Grand-Duke Henri and the Grand-Duke Guillaume IV from the series "grand-ducal dynasty"

Click here to enlarge the image

Luxembourg

The coin depicts on the left hand of its inner part the effigy of His Royal Highness, the Grand-Duke Henri, looking to the right, and superimposed on the effigy of the Grand-Duke Guillaume IV, looking to the right. The text “GRANDS-DUCS DE LUXEMBOURG” and the year-date “2012”, flanked by the mintmark and the initials of the Mintmaster, appear above the effigies on the inner part of the coin. In front of the effigies, the outline of the city of Luxembourg appears as background. The names "HENRI" and "GUILLAUME IV" as well as the text" † 1912" are depicted below their respective effigies.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 1.4 million coins
Date of issue: January 2012
Official Journal: C 373 21.12.2011 

All euro-area countries

Click here to enlarge the image

All euro-area countries

The Euro-sign in the centre of the coin shows that the Euro has become an element of particular importance in Europe as well all over the world as the Euro evolved to a global player in the international monetary system in the last 10 years. The design elements around the Euro-symbol on the coin express the importance of the Euro to the people, to the financial world (ECB tower), to trading (ships), to industry (factories), to the energy sector and research and development (wind power stations). The initials AH of the artist appear under the image of the ECB tower. The name(s) of the issuing country in the national language(s) appear(s) at the top, while the indication 2002-2012 appears at the bottom.

Issuing volume: 96 million coins
Date of issue: January 2012 
Official Journal: C017 20.01.2012

 

Bayern from the "Lander"-series

Click here to enlarge the image

Germany

Description: The commemorative "Bavaria was designed by Erich Ott and shows the most famous view of Neuschwanstein Castle. The design shows the view from the east as visitors can see during their ascent to the castle, with the gatehouse in the foreground and the medieval-style towers and turrets. The panoramic mountain situated behind the castle is well captured, as the sitting of the castle on a cliff overlooking the romantic Pöllatschlucht. The name "BAVARIA" links the depicted construction "Neuschwanstein Castle" with the state. The mintmark of the respective mint (A, D, F, G or J) is located in the right central core area and the initials of the artist in the left central core area.

Issuing volume: 30 millions coins
Date of issue: January 2012
Official Journal: C 10 12.01.2012

 

10 years of the Euro

Click here to enlarge the image

San Marino

The Euro-sign in the centre of the coin shows that the Euro has become an element of particular importance in Europe as well as all over the world as the Euro evolved to a global player in the international monetary system in the last 10 years. The design elements around the Euro-symbol on the coin express the importance of the Euro to the people, to the financial world (ECB tower), to trading (ships), to industry (factories), to the energy sector and research and development (wind power stations). It was created by Helmut Andexlinger who is a professional designer at the Austrian Mint.

The artist's initials, AH, appear below the image of the ECB tower.

Issuing volume: 130 000 coins
Official Journal:
C017 20.01.2012

 

UNESCO's World Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites - The Burgos Cathedral

Click here to enlarge the image

Spain

The design is part of the series UNESCO's World Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites located in Spain

Issuing volume: 8 million coins
Date of issue: 01/03/2012
Official Journal: C057 25.02.2012

 

The 100th anniversary of the birth of the Abbé Pierre, famous in France as protector of the Poor.

Click here to enlarge the image

France

Description:The coin depicts a portrait of the Abbé Pierre, with its béret, and the logo of its foundation, with a microtext mentioning "Et les Autres?" which was its favorite motto to recall that one should never forget to help the others. The letters "RF" do appear for "République Française" together with the horn of plenty, mintmark of Monnaie de Paris on the left side, and the "fleurette", hallmark of the engraving workshop on the right side.
Issuing volume: 1 million coins
Date of issue: July 2012
Official Journal: C103 11.04.2012

 

The 75th anniversary of Queen Elisabeth Competition

Click here to enlarge the image

Belgium

Description: The inner part of the coin features the emblem of Queen Elisabeth Competition on the effigy of Queen Elizabeth, in left profile, flanked by the Mintmaster mark at the left and the mint mark at the right, the latter representing a helmeted head of the Archangel Michael. On top of the effigy the years 1937-2012 and below the inscription "QUEEN ELISABETH COMPETITION." At the right hand side of the effigy the indication of the issuing country "BE". The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 5 million coins
Date of issue: May 2012
Official Journal: C231 02.08.2012

 

European Capital of Culture 2012, the city of Guimarães in the North of Portugal

Click here to enlarge the image

Portugal

Description: The coin depicts the first Portuguese King and its sword and the Castle of Guimarães, which is considered the place where Portugal, as an independent nation, started in the XII century.
Issuing volume: 520 000 coins
Date of issue: June 2012
Official Journal: C160 06.06.2012

 

The 500th anniversary of the foundation of Monaco's Sovereignty, by founder Lucien 1er Grimaldi

Click here to enlarge the image

Monaco

Description: The The inner part of the coin shows a portrait of LUCIEN 1er Grimaldi in profile facing to the left. The words “SOUVERAINETE DE MONACO” appear above the portrait in an arc along the upper edge of the inner part of the coin, flanked by the years "1512" and "2012". Two ornamental details are engraved at the beginning and at the end of the text. At the bottom, the horn of plenty, mintmark of the "Monnaie de Paris" and the "fleurette", hallmark of the engraving workshop, flank the portrait on the left hand side and the right hand side, respectively. Above the mintmark is engraved the inscription "LUCIEN Ier".

Issuing volume: 100 000 coins
Date of issue: 1 July 2012
Official Journal: C 223 27.07.2012

 

The 150th anniversary of the birth of the artist Helene SCHJERFBECK

Click here to enlarge the image

Finland

Description: The design shows a stylised self portrait of the artist with the text Helene SCHJERFBECK on the left and the yearmarks 1862-1946 on the right. Left on the lower side of the coin are the yearmark 2012 and the country's reference FI. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 2 million coins
Date of issue: September
Official Journal: C231 02.08.2012.

 

The 7th World Meeting of the Families

Click here to enlarge the image

The Vatican City

Description: The coin features a family with the Cathedral of Milan in the background. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 115 000 coins
Date of issue: October 2012
Official Journal: C313/8 17.10.2012

 

Majority Representation - 1887

Click here to enlarge the image

Malta

The design was created by the Maltese artist Gianni Bonnici and it shows a jubilant crowd with the Governor’s Palace, in Valletta, depicted in the background. At the top of the inner ring, in a semicircle, the inscription "MALTA – Majority representation 1887". At the bottom the year "2012".
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 430 000 coins
Date of issue: September
Official Journal: C375/12 5.12.2012

 

The wedding of the Heir Grand-Duke Guillaume with the Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy

Click here to enlarge the image

Luxembourg

The coin depicts on the left hand of its inner part the effigy of His Royal Highness, the Grand-Duke Henri, and the right hand of its inner part the effigy of the Heir Grand-Duke Guillaume superimposed on the effigy of the Countess Stéphanie. The texts “PRËNZENHOCHZAÏT" and "LËTZEBUERG” and the year-date “2012”, flanked by the mintmark and the initials of the Mint master, appear at the bottom of the inner part of the coin. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag .
Issuing volume: 1.4 million coins 
Date of issue: December 2012
Official Journal: C 21 24.01.2013

 

100th anniversary of the death of Giovanni PASCOLI

Click here to enlarge the image

Italy

Description: obverse: In the foreground a portrait of the poet from Romagna, Giovanni Pascoli, a representative figure of the Italian literature of the late 19th century. On the right the year of issue “2012” and the monogram of the Italian Republic “RI”; on the left the year of the death “1912”; the mintmark “R” and the initials of the author Maria Carmela Colaneri ”MCC”. At the bottom, the arch-shaped inscription “G. PASCOLI”.

Issuing volume:  15 million coins
Official Journal: C102 09.04.2013

 

Additional tools

  • Print version 
  • Decrease text 
  • Increase text