Euro Coin  Issues/News in 2016


While 2016 promises to be another record year regarding the number of commemoratives issued - 32 are planed which is more than last year if one ignores the joint issue of 2015 - there are no specific points of interest that spring to mind. Well, perhaps one - Ireland has at long last issued its first non-joint Commemorative - keep it up Ireland!


Hereunder are the commemoratives of 2016, arranged alphabetically by country rather than chronologically.


Andorra

2016 - The first Andorran issued in the same year it was minted! It commemorates the 25th anniversary of the founding of Andorra's own televion and radio station.

Date of issue    : December 2016

Issuing Volume : 85,000


2016 - The coin commemorates the 150th anniversary of the reform of 1866 which among other things dealt with voting and elections.


Date of issue    : December 2016

Issuing Volume : 85,000


Austria


2016 - 200 years of the Austrian National Bank - the coin shows a portion of the stone relief over the National Bank. Two Roman Gods are shown - left Mercury and right Fortuna.

Date of issue    : 18.01.2016

Issuing Volume : 16 Million



Belgium

2016 - Olympic Games - 2016.


Date of issue     : 24.03.2016

Issuing Volume : 375,000


2016 - Day of missing Children.



Date of issue     : 25.05.2016

Issuing Volume : 1,020,000


Estonia

2016 - 100th Birthday of Paul Keres (Chess Champion)



Date of issue     : 07.01.2016

Issuing Volume : 500,000


Finland

2016 - 90th anniversary of the death of Eino Leino,a famous Finnish author.


Date of issue    : 25.04.2016

Issuing Volume : 1,000,000


2016 - 100th anniversary of the birth of Henrik von Wright, a Finnish philosopher and logician.


Date of issue    : 15.09.2016

Issuing Volume : 1,000,000


France

2016 - French hosting of the European football championship.



Date of issue     :05.02.2016

Issuing Volume : 10,000,000


2016 - 100 th Anniversary of the birth of Francois Mitterrand.



Date of issue     :12.09.2016

Issuing Volume : 10,000,000


Germany

2016 - Zwinger in Dresden in the province Sachsen.(The letter for the minting location appears at one o'clock)


Date of issue     : 05.02.2016

Issuing Volume : 30 Million


Greece

2016 - 150th Anniversary of destruction of the Arkadu Monastery.

Date of issue     : 16.12.2016

Issuing Volume : 750.000


2016 - 120th Anniversary of the birth of Dimitri Mitropoulos.



Date of issue     : 16.12.2016

Issuing Volume : 750.000

Ireland

2016 - 100th Anniversary of the Easter Uprising against British rule.


Date of issue    : 20.01.2016

Issuing Volume : 4,500,000


Italy

2016 - 550th Anniversary of the Death of Donatello.


Date of issue   : 02.05.2016

Issuing Volume : 10 Million


2016 - 2200th Anniversary of the Death of Titus Maccius Plautius.



Date of issue   : 21.05.2016

Issuing Volume : 1.5 Million


Latvia

2016 -  Dairy Farming in Latvia.



Planned Date of issue  : 19.07.2016

Issuing Volume : 1,010,000


2016 -  The Latvian Province - Vidzeme.



Planned Date of issue  : 15.11.2016

Issuing Volume : 1,030,000


Lithuania

2016 - Baltic Culture.



Date of issue    : 03.05.2016

Issuing Volume : 1 Million


Luxembourg

2016 -  50th Anniversary of the building of the Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge.


Date of issue   : 06.05.2016

Issuing Volume : 1,000.000


Malta

2016 - Prehistoric Temple of Ggantija.



Date of issue   : 29.08.2016

Issuing Volume : 350.000


2016 - Solidarity through Love.



Date of issue   : 05.12.2016

Issuing Volume : 380.000


Monaco

2016 - 150 years since the founding of Monte Carlo.




Date of issue   : 01.06.2016

Issuing Volume : 15.000


Portugal

2016 - 200 years of the Austrian National Bank - the coin shows a portion of the stone relief over the National Bank. Two Roman Gods are shown - left Mercury and right Fortuna.

Date of issue    : 18.01.2016

Issuing Volume : 16 Million


2016 - 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Bridge over the river Tejo.


Date of issue   : 19.07.2016

Issuing Volume : 500.000


San Marino

2016 - 550th anniversary of the death of Donatello.


Date of issue   : 05.04.2016

Issuing Volume : 85.000


2016 - 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare.



Date of issue   : 22.09.2016

Issuing Volume : 85.000


Slovakia

2016 - Presidency of the Council of the European Union.



Date of issue   : 07.03.2016

Issuing Volume : 1 Million


Slovenia

2016 - The 25th Anniversary of the Independence of Slovenia.



Date of issue   :  20.06.2016

Issuing Volume : 1 Million


Spain

2016 - Aqueduct of Segovia - now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Date of issue   : 29.02.2016

Issuing Volume : 8,000,000


Vatican

2016 - 200th anniversary of the founding of the Vatican Gendarmeria.


Date of issue   : 02.06.2016

Issuing Volume : 105.000


2016 - Holy year of Mercy.



Date of issue   : 13.10.2016

Issuing Volume : 105.000






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