Euro Coin  Issues/News in 2015


  • The year 2015 will again provide a new record in the number of commemorative coins planned. There will be 28 specific country commemorarives and a joint issue consisting of 19 coins.This will be the forth and to date largest of the joint issues.The occasion for this joint issue is the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Euro flag.


  • Lithuania entered the euro zone and also issued its first commemorative -the only country to issue a commemorative in the first year of its being in the Euro Zone.

  • Another issue much celebrated was 25 years of German unification. Both Germany and San Marino issued two euro commemorative coins to celebrate this event. In case there is any confusion as to why the Vatican issued a similar coin in 2014 - their coin celebrated the fall of the Berlin wall which occured towards the end of 1989, the unification then followed in 1990.

  • Luxembourg issued two coins and some interest attaches to both of them: the first issue celebrating the 25th anniversary of the accession to the throne of the Grand Duke is with a new printing procedure that supposedly gives true to life images.The second again relates to printing issues and concerns the Luxembourg version of the joint issue. Here viewing the coin from one angle shows the EU flag and from another angle the head of the Grand Duke.



Here are two images of the joint issue - apart from the Luxembourg issue, all the others differ only in the name of the issuing country.


Luxembourg joint issue viewed from the angle which shows the Duke's head rather than the EU flag.

This is what all the non-Luxembourg joint commemoratives look like. I choose the Slovenian one at random - the others will differ only in the name of the issuing country and the mint mark, if appliable.



Hereunder are the country commemoratives of 2015, arranged alphabetically by country rather than chronologically.


Andorra

2015 - Granting of majority to 18 year olds.



Date of issue    : 18.07.2016

Issuing Volume : 85,000


2015 - The second Andorran coin to be minted in 2015 but only issued in 2016.It commemorates the 25th anniversary of joining the EU customs union.

Date of issue    : 18.07.2016

Issuing Volume : 85,000



Belgium

2015 - European Year of Development.



Date of issue     : 15.09.2015

Issuing Volume : 250,000


Finland

2015 - 150 th Birthday of the great Finnish composer Sibelius.


Date of issue    : 18.02.2015

Issuing Volume : 1 Million


2014 - 100th Birthday of Ilmari Tapiovaara.To the left of the Inner Ring are the artists name plus birth and death dates. To the right is a furniture segment typical of the artist.

Date of issue    : 11.11.2014

Issuing Volume : 1 Million


France

2015 - 70 Years of Peace in Europe.



Date of issue     :02.02.2015

Issuing Volume : 4,000,000


2015 - 225th Anniversary of the Founding of the Republic.



Date of issue     :10.07.2015

Issuing Volume : 4,000,000


Germany

2015 - Pauls Church in Frankfurt am Main (Hessen).(The letter for the minting location appears between at 8 o'clock and 9 o'clock)

Date of issue     : 30.01.2015

Issuing Volume : 30 Million


2015 - Commemorating 25 years of German unity.


Date of issue     : 30.01.2015

Issuing Volume : 30 Million


Greece

2015 - 75th Anniversary of the death of Spyridon Louis.



Date of issue     : 23.12.2015

Issuing Volume : 750.000


Italy

2015 - Universal Exposition - EXPO 2015 in Milan.



Date of issue   : 27.04.2015

Issuing Volume : 3.5 Million


2015 - 750th Anniversary of the Dante's Birthday.



Date of issue   : 26.06.2015

Issuing Volume : 3.5 Million


Latvia

2015 - Latvia's Presidency of the Council of the EU.



Planned Date of issue  : 10.02.2015

Issuing Volume : 2,000,000


2015 -  10th Anniversary of the Black Stork Protection Programme.



Planned Date of issue  : 01.12.2015

Issuing Volume : 1,010,000


Lithuania

2015 - The Lithuanian Language.



Date of issue    : 12.12.2016

Issuing Volume : 1 Million


Luxembourg

2015 -  15th Anniversary of the Accession to the Throne of Grand Duke Henri.


Date of issue   : 08.06.2015

Issuing Volume : 1,400,000


2015 -  125th Anniversary of the Dynasty Nassau-Weilburg.


Date of issue   : 03.10.2015

Issuing Volume : 1,400.000


Malta

2015 - 100th Anniversary of the first Flight from Malta.



Date of issue   : 25.05.2015

Issuing Volume : 300.000


2015 - Establishment of the Republic of Malta in 1974.



Date of issue   : 05.10.2015

Issuing Volume : 400.000


Monaco

2015 - 800 years since the building of the Fortress on the rock of Monaco.


Date of issue   : 09.11.2015

Issuing Volume : 10.000


Portugal

2015 - 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Portugese Red Cross.


Date of issue   : 15.04.2015

Issuing Volume : 520.000


2015 - 500th Anniversary of Portugese landing in Timor.



Date of issue   : 15.07.2015

Issuing Volume : 520.000


San Marino

2015 - 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri.



Date of issue   : 08.04.2015

Issuing Volume : 104.000


2015 - 25th anniversary of German unification.



Date of issue   : 15.09.2015

Issuing Volume : 250.000


Slovakia

2015 - 200 Anniversary of the birthday of Ludovit Stur.



Date of issue   : 23.10.2015

Issuing Volume : 1 Million


Slovenia

2015 - The 2000th Anniversary of the founding of Emona.



Date of issue   :  January 2015.

Issuing Volume : 1 Million


Spain

2015 - Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain.


Date of issue   : February/March 2015

Issuing Volume : 8 Million


Vatican

2015 - VIII World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.



Date of issue   : 06.10.2015

Issuing Volume : 122.000






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