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Commemorative coins 2013

The 50th anniversary of the signing of the German-French Friendship Treaty

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France

Description: The coin, which was designed by Yves Sampo of the Monnaie de Paris, Stefanie Lindner of the Berlin State Mint, Alina Hoyer (Berlin) and Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer (Berlin), depicts stylised portraits of the Élysée Treaty’s signatories (the then-Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Konrad Adenauer and the former President of the French Republic Charles de Gaulle), their signatures and the words “50 ANS JAHRE” with the year “2013” in the centre, the words “TRAITÉ DE L’ÉLYSÉE” at the top and the words “ÉLYSÉE-VERTRAG” at the bottom.

Issuing volume: 10 millions coins
Official Journal: C 18 22.01.2013

 

The 800th anniversary of visits to Postojna Cave

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Slovenia

Description: The central image of the coin is a stylised spiral, which at the left side of the coin begins with inscription ‘POSTOJNSKA JAMA • 1213–2013 • SLOVENIJA’ and ends with two stylised speleothems..
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 1 million coins
Date of issue: February 2013
Official Journal: C23 25.01.2013

 

The 50th anniversary of the signing of the German-French Friendship Treaty

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Germany

Description: The coin, which was designed by Yves Sampo of the Monnaie de Paris, Stefanie Lindner of the Berlin State Mint, Alina Hoyer (Berlin) and Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer (Berlin), depicts stylised portraits of the Élysée Treaty’s signatories (the then-Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Konrad Adenauer and the former President of the French Republic Charles de Gaulle), their signatures and the words “50 ANS JAHRE” with the year “2013” in the centre, the words “TRAITÉ DE L’ÉLYSÉE” at the top and the words “ÉLYSÉE-VERTRAG” at the bottom. The right side of the inner part also features the mint mark of the respective mint (“A”, “D”, “F”, “G” or “J”) as well as the issuing country’s code “D”.

Issuing volume: 11 millions coins
Official Journal: C 24 24.01.2013

 

200th Anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe VERDI

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Italy

Description: The design shows the bust of Giuseppe VERDI in three quarter view facing left; on the left, superimposed letters of the Italian Republic monogram ‘RI’/1813; on the right, R (monogram of the Mint of Rome)/2013; in exergue, MCC (monogram of the Author Maria Carmela COLANERI)/G. VERDI.
Issuing volume: 10 million
Date of issue: March 2013
Official Journal: C266 17.09.2013

 

700th Anniversary of the birth of Giovanni BOCCACCIO

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Italy

Description: obverse: head of Giovanni Boccaccio in three quarter view facing right, drawn from the fresco by Andrea del Castagno, around 1450 ca. (Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi); around, on the bottom, BOCCACCIO 1313 2013; on the right, superimposed letters R (monogram of the Mint of Rome)/ RI (monogram of Italian Republic) / m (monogram of the Author Mauri).

Issuing volume: 10 million
Date of issue: July 2013
Official Journal: C266 17.09.2013

 

The announcement of the abdication of the throne by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix

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The Nederlands

Description: The design depicts on the foreground the effigy of Queen Beatrix and on the background partly covered by the effigy of the Queen, the effigy of the Prince of Orange. The circumscription around both effigies reads: WILLEM-ALEXANDER PRINS VAN ORANJE (crown symbol) BEATRIX KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN (Mint mark) 28 januari 2013 (mint master mark). The design is enclosed by a beaded circle located on the perimeter of the core
Issuing volume: 20 million coins
Date of issue: February 2013
Official Journal: C214 27.07.2013

 

Announced issue: UNESCO's World Heritage List - San Lorenzo del Escorial Monastery

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Spain

Description: The coin 2013 issue will portray a view of San Lorenzo del Escorial Monastery. In the coin obverse, in the center, there is a San Lorenzo del Escorial view; in the upper side of the image, in circular sense and with capital letters the word ESPAÑA and at the right two lines with the mint year 2013 and the text CECA. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 8 million
Date of issue: February 2013
Official Journal: C50 21.02.2013

 

Announced issue: The 150th anniversary of the birth of Pierre de Coubertin, initiator of the revival of the Olympic Games, founder and first president of the International Olympic Committee.

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France

Description: The inner part of the coin depicts the face of Pierre de Coubertin still young. Stylized Olympic rings form the background. They provide the framework for silhouettes symbolizing the Olympic sports. At the left, the indication of the issuing country "RF" and the year "2013". At the top, the inscription "PIERRE DE COUBERTIN" in semi-circle.
Issuing volume: 1 million coins 
Date of issue: June 2013
Official Journal: C165 11.06.2013

 

The 1150th anniversary of the advent of the Mission of Constantine and Methodius to the Great Moravia

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Slovakia

Description: The design depicts the Thessalonian brothers Constantine and Methodius along with the symbolic double cross stood on three hills. The cross is at the same time held as a Bishop's crozier, thereby linking together symbols of statehood and Christianity and emphasising the significance of the brothers' mission, which helped ensure the full sovereignty and legitimacy of Great Moravia — the first Slav state in central Europe.
Issuing volume: 1 million coins
Date of issue: May 2013
Official Journal: C200 12.7.2013

 

2400th Anniversary of the founding of Plato’s Academy

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Greece

Description: The coin depicts a portrait of Plato (in profile). On the left: the words “2400 years since the founding of Plato’s Academy” and “Hellenic Republic” in ancient Greek lettering. On the right: “2013” and the monogram of the Greek Mint. In exergue, “ΣΤΑΜ” (monogram of the author G. Stamatopoulos).
Issuing volume: up to 750 000 coins
Date of issue: Autumn 2013
Official Journal: C272 20.09.2013 p6

 

The 20th anniversary of the entry in the Principality of Monaco UN.

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Monaco

Description: The coin depicts a dove with an olive branch, with in the middle of the arc, on the left side the cornucopia, and on the right side the punch, as the workshop Paris Mint mark. At the top, in semi-circle, the indication of the issuing country ‘MONACO’ and at the bottom, in semi-circle, the inscription ‘1993 ADMISSION À L'ONU 2013’.
Issuing volume: 1 249 131 coins
Date of issue: July 2013
Official Journal: C 266 17.09.2013 p4

 

The Self-Government Constitution of 1921

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Malta

Description: The designs shows a map of the Maltese islands and a representation of the population. At the bottom of the design, the year ‘2013’. At the top, in semi-circle, the words ‘MALTA — Self-government 1921’.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 500 000
Date of issue: October 2013
Official Journal: C 379/7 28.12.2013

 

The 250th anniversary of the construction of "Torre dos Clérigos"

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Portugal

Description:The tower is depicted as it can be seen by the people on the street when standing close to it, side by side with the typical Oporto skyline as seen from Douro River south bank.
Issuing volume: 525 000 coins
Date of issue: June 2013
Official Journal: C 219 31.07.2013

 

100th anniversary of the creation of the Royal Meteorological Institute

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Belgium

Description: The obverse of the coin displays in its centre the number 100 with the first zero encircling the abbreviations ‘KMI’ and ‘IRM’ and the second zero representing a sun. Isobars, raindrops and snowflakes are depicted to the left of the sun. The year ‘2013’ is displayed in the upper rays of the sun and the nationality ‘BE’ is indicated in the lower rays. The mark of the mint master and the mark of the Brussels mint, a helmeted profile of the Archangel Michael, are displayed under the ‘1’ of the number ‘100’.
Issuing volume:  2 million coins
Date of issue: September 2013
Official Journal: C219 31.07.2013 p8

 

500th anniversary of the death of the Italian painter Pinturicchio

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San Marino

Description: In the foreground, the fresco ‘Christ among the doctors’; in the lower part, the inscription ‘SAN MARINO’ in semi-circle; to the left, the letter ‘R’, which is the Italian mint mark; below the fresco, the name of the author ‘MOMONI’; above the fresco, the inscription ‘PINTURICCHIO’ in semi-circle with the years ‘1513’ and ‘2013’ below it.

Issuing volume: 115.000 coins
Date of issue : September 2013
Official Journal: C222 02.08.2013 

The 150th Anniversary of Parliament of 1863 when regular Parliament sessions started in Finland

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Finland

Description: The 2-euro commemorative coin is depicted with the year 1863 and a shoot growing out of it symbolising the start of democracy and Finland’s development. In semicircle, at the bottom, the name of the issuing country ‘SUOMI FINLAND’ with the two words separated by the mint mark, and the year ‘2013’.
Issuing volume: 1 million coins 
Date of issue: September 2013
Official Journal: C 363/7 13.12.2013

 

Sede Vacante 2013

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Vatican city

Description: The design features the coat of arms of the Cardinal Camerlengo and above it the symbol of the Apostolic Camera, two small crosses, the words ‘CITTÀ DEL VATICANO’ at the left and ‘SEDE VACANTE MMXIII’ at the right.
Issuing volume: 125 000 coins
Date of issue: May 2013
Official Journal: C 265 14.9.2013 p11

 

The National Anthem of the Grad-Duchy of Luxembourg

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Luxembourg

Description: The coin depicts on the right hand of its inner part the effigy of His Royal Highness, the Grand-Duke Henri, looking to the left, and on the left hand of its inner part the musical notation as well as the text of the national anthem. The text “Ons Heemecht" appears at the top of the inner part and the name of the issuing country "LËTZEBUERG” as well as the year-date “2013”, flanked by the mintmark and the initials of the Mintmaster, appear at the bottom of the inner part of the coin.
Issuing volume: 1.4 million coins
Date of issue: September 2013
Official Journal: C219 14.09.2013 p9

 

The 28th World Youth Day to be celebrated in Rio de Janeiro in July 2013

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Vatican city

Description: The design features the most known monument of the city, the “Christ of Corcovado”, and some young people around the statue.
Issuing volume: 115 000 coins
Date of issue: October 2013
Official Journal: C265 14.09.2013 p10

 

100th Anniversary of the union of Crete with Greece

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Greece

Description: The inner part of the coin depicts Cretan rebels raising the Greek flag, a symbolic representation of Crete’s struggle for Union with Greece. On the upper side, in circular sense and with capital letters the name of the issuing country “Hellenic Republic” in Greek. Underneath the words: “100 years of the union of Crete with Greece” in Greek. On the right: “1913- 2013” and the monogram of the Greek Mint. In exergue, “ΣΤΑΜ” (monogram of the author G. Stamatopoulos).
Issuing volume: up to 750 000 coins
Date of issue: Autumn 2013
Official Journal: C272 20.09.2013 p7

 

The 125th anniversary of the birth of Nobel Prize winning author F. E. SILLANPÄÄ

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Finland

Description: The inner part of the coin depicts Sillanpää's portrait. At the top, in semi-circle, the words ‘F. E. SILLANPÄÄ’. At the left, the year ‘1888’ and the mint mark. At the right, the year ‘1964’, the indication of the issuing country ‘FI’ and the year of issuance ‘2013’.
Issuing volume: 1.5 million coins
Date of issue: November 2013
Official Journal: C 366/10 14.12.2013

 

Announced issue: Baden-Württemberg from the "Lander"-series

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Germany

Description: The inner part of the coin depicts the Maulbronn Monastery which is home to the most perfectly preserved medieval monastery complex north of the Alps. Founded in 1147, this complex has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. On the top, the year of issuance "2013". At the bottom, the inscription BADEN-WURTTEMBERG and underneath the indication of the issuing country "D". The mint mark, represented by the letter A, D, F, G or J, is located at the right hand side. At the bottom left the initials of the artist.

The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 30 million coins

Date of issue: February 2013

Official Journal: The official information notice has not yet been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

 

200 years Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Netherlands

Description: The inner part of the design shows a continuing ribbon that starts from the outside depicting the effigy of King Willem-Alexander and continues to depict the effigies of his six predecessors: Queen Beatrix, Queen Juliana, Queen Wilhelmina, King Willem III, King Willem II and King Willem I. The effigies are surrounded by the inscription ‘Willem-Alexander Koning der Nederlanden’ followed by the Royal Dutch mintmark, the mint master mark, the year 2013, the initials of the designer and at the left side of the effigies the inscription ‘200 jaar Koninkrijk der Nederlanden’.

Issuing volume: 3.5 million coins
Date of issue: November 2013
Official Journal: C 379/8 28.12.2013

 

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