Issue of Coin Commemorating the Ten Years of the Euro in Malta
On 9 May 2018 the Central Bank of Malta will issue a numismatic coin to commemorate ten years since Malta adopted the euro.
The coin, which will be struck in cupro-nickel, has a face value of €5 and is only legal tender in Malta. It has a weight of 15.50g and a diameter of 33mm. The minting limit is 2,000 pieces. The coins are produced to Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality and were designed and minted at the Royal Dutch Mint.
The reverse of the coins carries a stylized representation of 'Malta' and 'Europa' meant to symbolize Malta's currency transition from the Maltese lira to euro in 2008. The obverse of the coin features the coat of arms of Malta.
When Malta became an EU member state on 1 May 2004 the country was committed to join the EMU and adopt the single European currency. To be able to do this Malta had to fulfil a number of conditions concerning the stability of public finances, prices, interest rates and the exchange rate. Malta adopted the euro on 1 January 2008.
Selling at €20 each, coins may be purchased directly from the Malta Coin Centre or from the main building of the Central Bank of Malta.
News - Media Releases 2018 22/05/2018 Issue of Silver Coin and Silver Foil Stamp commemorating Valletta, European Capital of Culture 2018
On 22 May 2018 the Central Bank of Malta and MaltaPost will be issuing a joint numismatic product consisting of a silver coin and a silver foil stamp replica to mark Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018.
The European Capital of Culture programme is a European Union initiative that seeks to highlight the richness and diversity of European cultures and promote a sense of common identity between European citizens. As well as prestige this title is an excellent opportunity for regenerating cities, raising their international profile while, through culture, enhancing them for their own inhabitants and fostering tourism. A European Capital of Culture holds the title for one year. Valletta, the capital city of Malta, is sharing the 2018 title with Leeuwarden-Friesland in the Netherlands.
The coin, struck at the Royal Dutch Mint, shows the emblem of Malta and the year of issue 2018 on the obverse. On the reverse the coin carries a personification of Valletta, a fortress city, represented as a woman wearing armour.
The silver foil stamp replica and the coin will be available as a set in one presentation case.
The coin, which can also be purchased on its own, has a face value of €10. It is struck in proof quality in 0.925 silver, has a weight of 28.28 grams and a diameter of 38.61 mm. The mintage is limited to 2,000 coins. The coin was designed and engraved by Noel Galea Bason.
The silver replica stamp was also produced for MaltaPost by the Royal Dutch Mint and depicts the €0.26 postage stamp from the 'Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture' stamp issue.
This joint product is available in a presentation case and is limited to 500 sets. Sets and coins may be purchased from the Malta Coin Centre (MCC) counter at the main building of the Central Bank of Malta, Castille Place, Valletta or the MCC e-shop. The price of the set is €105, whilst the price of the coin on its own is €60. Both prices are inclusive of VAT.
News - Media Releases 2018 22/06/2018 Issue of new euro coin set dated 2018
On 21 June 2018 the Central Bank of Malta issued a new euro coin set dated 2018 in a brilliant uncirculated version. The set consists of the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin depicting the prehistoric temples of Mnajdra. The latter is the third in a series of seven coins dedicated to Maltese prehistoric monuments.
The set was officially launched by the Governor of the Central Bank of Malta, Dr Mario Vella, at the Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Visitor Centre in Qrendi. In the course of this event, which was held in collaboration with Heritage Malta, the invitees were given a guided tour of the Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra temples and were given the opportunity to view an audio-visual experience intended to help them understand better the significance behind the Neolithic temples.
Mnajdra Temples in Qrendi, Malta, lie in very close proximity to the Ħaġar Qim temples. Mnajdra dates to 3,600-3,200 B.C. and is one of the oldest free-standing monuments in the world. The site was first excavated in 1840 and is best known for its astronomical alignments. Mnajdra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
All the coins in the set are in brilliant uncirculated quality and were struck at the Monnaie de Paris in France. The national sides of the euro coins and the commemorative €2 coin were designed by Noel Galea Bason. The sets, which will be limited to 15,000, will be presented in an attractive and illustrated blister-pack.
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News - Media Releases 2018 03/10/2018 Central Bank of Malta open during Notte Bianca
The Central Bank of Malta will once again be open during this year's Notte Bianca on Saturday, 6 October 2018. The Bank's main premises at Castille Place will be open to the public between 18:00 and 23:00.
Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the Bank's currency museum with its splendid selection of coins and banknotes in circulation in Malta over the ages, including a special exhibition of coins of the Order of St John. They will be able to purchase a variety of numismatic and collector coins, and preview the €100 and €200 banknotes to be issued in 2019. The public may also view an exhibition of works from the Bank's art collection including works of Gabriel Caruana, visit the Victor Pasmore Gallery and view a bonsai exhibition. Young musicians will also offer entertainment during the evening.
Further information is available from the Bank's website or by contacting the Malta Coin Centre on (+356) 2550 6006/7.
Philatelic numismatic cover to commemorate the end of the First World War
On 11 November 2018 MaltaPost, in collaboration with the Central Bank of Malta, will be issuing a philatelic numismatic cover consisting of a brass coin and a postage stamp to mark the centenary of the Armistice which brought the First World War to an end. On 11 November 1918 the allies and Germany signed an armistice which brought an end to the First World War. The war claimed the lives of more than 16 million persons and had a profound impact on the course of world history.
The brass coins which were designed by Noel Galea Bason were struck in circulation quality at the Royal Belgian Mint. The coin reverse features a nurse administering medication to a wounded soldier. This recalls the major humanitarian role played by Malta, called the 'Nurse of the Mediterranean', during the First World War. The figure of a soldier and a poppy, are evocative symbols of remembrance and pay tribute to the many servicemen, including some 600 Maltese, who fell during the conflict. During the war Malta had 27 hospitals and convalescent camps and more than 130,000 casualties were treated in Malta. The obverse shows the emblem of Malta.
The postage stamp depicts the hospital ship 'Rewa' in the Grand Harbour. This ship was sunk by a German submarine on 4 January 1918, whilst on transit from Malta to Britain. The coin and the stamp will be presented together in a purposely designed postal cover which will bear a special cancellation of the first day of issue.
This product is limited to 2,500 covers. It may be purchased on the first day of issue from the MaltaPost branch at Castille Place, Valletta. Covers may also be purchased online from the Malta Coin Centre (MCC) e-shop and the MaltaPost website. The price of each cover is €10 inclusive of VAT.
im eShop von Malta gefunden, kuckst Du hier: Circulation Coin Roll EUR1 (2016) . Sind das Umlaufmünzen oder nur neue Münzen aus 2016 ?
Falls es sich um gebrauchte Umlaufmünzen handelt, wäre das für mich als Umlaufmünzen Sammler eine Option, da ja heute dort auch Black Friday ist und ab 70 Euro kein Porto zu bezahlen ist, wenn ich das richtig gelesen habe