Euro-Coin-Collector Blog

The Euro-Coin-Collector Blog is a mini-journal dealing with Euro Coins. It lets you know whenever new pages appear on the site or when there are updates to existing pages. Any interesting current Euro Coin news may also appear here before it appears on the main web site.

Nov 10, 2020

Euro-Coin-News-2020

New Issues and News for Euro coins - 2020

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Nov 10, 2020

Belgian Euro Coins

Details of Belgian Euro Coins.

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Nov 08, 2020

German Euro Coins

A Review of German Euro Coins

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Nov 06, 2020

German Commemorative of 2020

German Commemorative of 2020 Kneeling in Warsaw

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Nov 06, 2020

German Commemorative of 2020

German Commemorative of 2020

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Nov 05, 2020

Portuguese Euro Coins

A review of Portuguese Euro Coins

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Nov 04, 2020

Portuguese Commemorative of 2020

Portuguese Commemorative of 2020

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Nov 03, 2020

Lithuanian Euro Coins

A review of Lithuanian Euro Coins

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Nov 02, 2020

Lithuanian Commemorative of 2020

Lithuanian Commemorative of 2020

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Nov 02, 2020

Lithuanian Commemorative of 2019

Lithuanian Commemorative of 2019

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Nov 01, 2020

Portuguese Commemorative of 2020

Portuguese Commemorative of 2020 - University Coimbra

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Oct 31, 2020

San Marino Euro Coins

A review of San Marino Euro Coins

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Oct 31, 2020

San Marino Commemorative 2020

San Marino Commemorative 2020 - Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

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Oct 30, 2020

Finnish Euro Coins

A Review of Finnish Euro Coins

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Oct 29, 2020

Vatican Euro Coins

A Review of the Vatican Euro Coins

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Oct 26, 2020

Luxembourg Euro Coins

A review of Luxembourg Euro Coins

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Oct 25, 2020

Finish Commemorative of 2020

Finish Commemorative of 2020 - Univerysity of Tuuku

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Oct 25, 2020

Maltese Euro Coins

Review of Maltese Euro Coins

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Oct 25, 2020

Greek Euro Coins

A Review of Greek Euro Coins

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Oct 25, 2020

Maltese Commemorative of 2020

Maltese Commemorative of 2020

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Oct 22, 2020

Greek Commemorative of 2020

Greek Commemorative of 2020

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Oct 20, 2020

Vatican Commemorative - 2020

Vatican Commemorative - 2020

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Oct 19, 2020

Luxembourg Commemorative - 2020

Luxembourg Commemorative - 2020

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Oct 18, 2020

Italian Euro Coins

A review of Italian Euro Coins

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Oct 18, 2020

Italian Commemorative - 2020

Italian Commemorative - 2020

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Oct 17, 2020

Latvian Euro Coins

A review of Latvian Euro Coins

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Oct 17, 2020

Latvian Commemorative of 2020

Latvian Commemorative of 2020

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Jun 15, 2020

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The coin celebrates Portugal’s participation in the Olympic games of 2016 in Rio de Janiero.

In the inner ring a “Viana-Heart*” is shown. It was created by the artist Joana Vasconcelos (whose name is seen on the edge of the inner circle – eight to ten o’clock) and represents a spirit of determination and passion which are seen as typical of the Portugese people and particularly of their athletes who went to Rio.

On the right edge of the inner ring is the inscription “EQUIPA OLIMPICA DE PORTUGAL 2016” – Portugese Olympic Team 2016.

Around five o’clock the five Olympic rings can be seen. At the bottom is the mint mark “INCM”.

· * The Viana Heart is typical of traditional jewelry art in the North of Portugal.

650,000 Coins were minted.

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Jun 08, 2020

Commemorative Monday 85

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This is the fifth coin in the German series featuring the provinces of Germany.

This year is the town Bremen. Bremen together with Hamburg and Berlin enjoy the status of a province (Land) although they are in fact towns.

In the inner circle we see the city hall together with the statue of Roland. These have been part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Series since 2004.

The Bremen city hall is regarded as one of the most important Gothic buildings – originally built 1405-1410 and refurbished 1608-1612. Roland is, in fact, the Patron Saint of Bremen, the oldest “Citystate” in the world.

Germany is no longer identified as in the previous commemorative coins with “BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND” but instead simply with “D”. This year it is shown in the outer ring between twelve and one o’clock. The year of issue 2010 is shown at the bottom of the outer ring..

The mint mark appears between ten and eleven o’clock on the edge of the inner circle and finally the initials, ”BB”, of the artist are seen at the bottom of the inner circle.

As from 2013 onwards, the country designation and the year of issue appear within the inner circle as it was felt that the twelve stars of the EU should not be separated by anything as this detracts from the idea of unity!

30,900,000 Coins were minted.

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Jun 04, 2020

Lithuania

A very short summary of some basic facts about Lithuania.

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May 25, 2020

Commemorative Monday 84

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The coin commemorates the 25th anniversary of official state broadcasting in Andorra.

Until 1981 all broadcasting in Andorra was in private hands. Why a coin has been issued in 2016 to commemorate 25 years of state run broadcasting when in fact it is 35 years since the inauguration of state broadcasting, I simply do not know. Perhaps time runs differently in Andorra!

The motif in the inner circle shows a microphone and an antenna. Several semicircles (one within the other) represent the transmitted radio waves.

Around the edge of the inner circle is the inscription “ 25 è ANIVERSARI DE RADIO I TELEVISION D’ANDORRA” (25th Anniversary of radio and television in Andorra.

85,000 Coins were minted.

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May 18, 2020

Commemorative Monday 83

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This coin was issued to celebrate the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

The meeting took place under the motto “Love is our message - The family fully alive.”

These meetings take place every three years. The aim is that that families from around the world get together to pray, communicate and learn from one another. The tradition was inaugurated by Pope Paul II in 1994. The family is seen as a divine gift.

The motif of the coin shows two families embracing the whole earth, hence showing the “togetherness” of all people. We are all part of one big family.

Running around the edge of the inner circle are two inscriptions – the upper one “VIII INCONTRO MONDIALE DELLE FASMIGLIE”; and the bottom one “CITTA’ DEL VATICANO”.

The year of issue appears at the top and the mint sign a little in from three o’clock.

122,000 Coins were minted.

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May 11, 2020

Commemorative Monday 82

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This coin honours Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin.

It was de Coubertin, who in 1880 set in motion a movement to reinstate the Olympic Games. In 1894 he founded the International Olympic Committee.

Finally, on 6th April 1896, the first of the modern Olympic Games took place in Athens.

The motif of the coin shows a portrait of a young de Coubertin looking out boldly from the coin. In the background are a series of stylized Olympic Rings. In four of the rings different athletes are shown representing different athletic discplines.

Around the edge of the inner circle from ten o’clock to one o’clock is the inscription “PIERRE DE COUVERTIN”. The name of the issuing country and the year of issue –“RF 2013” are seen in a ring between eight and nine o’clock.

Finally, at the bottom at seven and four o’clock, are the mint mark and the mark of the engraver.

1,014,000 Coins were minted.

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May 04, 2020

Commemorative Monday 81

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This coin commemorates the 60th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.

Finland became a member of the United Nations ten years after its founding, so this coin can also be seen as commemorating the 50th anniversary of Finnish membership of the United Nations.

One of the main tasks of the United Nations is the maintenance of world peace and this is reflected in the choice of the motif – a dove of peace with an olive branch in its beak.

This is shown as part of a jigsaw puzzle – if this has any symbolic meaning, I am unaware of it.

Around the edge of the inner circle is the inscription: ”FINLAND – UN 2005”. The mint mark is a short distance in from six o’clock and the mark of the designer “K” is just after two o’clock.

2,000,000 Coins were minted.

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Apr 27, 2020

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This coin was issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the fire in the Arkadi Monastery.

At the time of the Turkish occupation 1,000 Cretian insurgents entrenched themselves in the Arkadi monastery. In order not to be taken captive when the Turks stormed the monastery the insurgents tourched the monastery which contained a large quantity of gunpowder.

The motif of the coin is a frontal view of the famous monastery.

Around the edge of the inner circle from eight to eleven o'clock is the inscription Greek Democracy in the Hellenic Script. Under the image of the monastery is the inscription Arkadi Monastery in the Hellenic Script. At one o'clock is the date of issue - 2016 and at six o'clock we see the mint mark.

750,000 Coins were minted.

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Apr 21, 2020

Latvia

A very short summary of some basic facts about Latvia

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Apr 20, 2020

Italy

A very short summary of some basic facts about Italy.

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Apr 20, 2020

Commemorative Monday 79

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Štúr was a Slovakian linguist, writer and politician. As a respected linguist he did much to raise the “middle-slovakian” dialect to what is now acknowledged the Slovakian literary language. He was elected to the Slovakian parliament where he championed Slovakian interests.

The motif for the coin is simply a portrait of Štúr placed centrally within the inner circle. Around the edge of the inner circle on the left side are the name “ ĹUDOVÍK ŠTÚR” and his birth and death years 1815-1856.

On the right side we see the name of the issuing country and the year of issue – SLOVENSKO 2015.

Preceding and following the country name are the initials of the designer and the mint mark.

1,000,000 Coins were minted.

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Apr 18, 2020

Irish Euro Coins

A review of Irish Euro Coins

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Apr 18, 2020

Ireland

A very short summary of some basic facts about Éire (Repiblic of Ireland)

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Apr 13, 2020

Greece

A very short summary of some basic facts about Greece.

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Apr 13, 2020

Commemorative Monday 78

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This is the 14th coin in the German series of the different provinces in the country.

The honoured province this year is Brandenburg and Sanssouci Palace has been chosen to represent Brandenburg.

The name of the palace - Sanssouci - is from the French sans souci which means without worry.

Sanssouci Palace is one of the most famous Hohenzollern castles in the Brandenburg capital of Potsdam.

The Prussian King Friedrich II had the place built in the years 1745 to 1747. In 1990 the palaces and parks of Potsdam and Berlin were declared a World Heritage Site.

The motif of the coin shows the south side of the palace. In front of the palace we see a terraced vineyard.

Frederick the Great wanted to be buried on the top vineyard terrace and this finally took place in 1991.

Near the edge of the inner circle at eight and four o'clock are two fountain statues. On the left (eight o'clock) is Venus representing love and on the right (four o'clock) is Mercury representing death.

At the top of the inner circle (twelve o'clock) is the year of issue - 2020 and to the left (eleven o'clock) is the mint mark. At one o'clock are the initials ("JT") designer Jordi Truxa.

Finally at the bottom is the name of the province BRANDENBURG and the mark of the issuing country "D".

30,000,000 Coins were minted.

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Apr 12, 2020

Germany

A very short summary of some basic facts about Germany.

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Apr 11, 2020

French Euro Coins

A review of French Euro Coins

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Apr 11, 2020

France

A very short summary of some basic facts about France.

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Apr 10, 2020

Finland

A very short summary of some basic facts about Finland.

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Apr 09, 2020

Estonia

A very short summary of some basic facts about Estonia.

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Apr 08, 2020

Cyprus Euro Coins

A review of Cyprus Euro Coins

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Apr 08, 2020

Cyprus

A very short summary of some basic facts about Cyprus.

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