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Malta's Independence 1964

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Description: The coin commemorating the Malta Independence constitution of 1964 is the fourth in the series of five coins that commemorate constitutional milestones in Maltese history. By means of the 1964 constitution Malta became an independent nation for the first time after hundreds of years of foreign domination. The national side of the coin shows a detail of the bronze monument commemorating Independence which was designed by the artist Gianni Bonnici in 1989. It shows a young woman, representing Malta, carrying the Maltese flag. At the right, in semi-circle, the inscription "MALTA – Independence 1964" and at the bottom the year of issuance "2014".
Issuing volume:  400 000 coins
Date of issue: October 2014
Official Journal: C 383 29.10.2014

 

200 years of Malta Police Force

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Description: The coin commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Malta Police Force which was set up by means of proclamation XXII of 1814. Thus the Malta Polices Force is one of the oldest in Europe. The national side of the coin depicts the badge of the Malta Police Force with the legend ‘200 Years Malta Police Force’ and the dates 1814-2014.
Issuing volume: 300 000 coins
Date of issue: July 2014
Official Journal: C225 16.07.2014

 

The Self-Government Constitution of 1921

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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

 

Majority Representation - 1887

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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

 

All euro-area countries

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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

 

Constitutional history. First elected representatives of 1849

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This coin is the first of a series of five coins to be issued over a period of five years to commemorate major milestones in Malta's constitutional history. This first coin commemorates the election in 1849 of the first Maltese representatives to the Council of Government advising the British Governor. Malta had been a British colony since the 1814 Treaty of Paris. The centre of the coin shows a hand putting a vote into a ballot box. The words "Malta – First elected representatives 1849" are shown above.

Issuing volume: 430,000 coins.
Official Journal: C 299 11.10.2011, p.8

 

Ten years of economic and monetary union (EMU) and the birth of the euro

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The centre of the coin shows a stylised human figure whose left arm is prolonged by the euro symbol. The initials ΓΣ of the artist appear below the euro symbol. The name(s) of the issuing country in the national language(s) appear(s) at the top, while the indication 1999-2009 and the acronym EMU translated into the national language(s) appear at the bottom.

Issuing volume: 84 085 000 million coins
Official Journal: C315 10.12.2008, p.8

 

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