12&2 Eur. - 50th Ann. Treaty of Rome

Introduction

On March 25, 1957 Italy's capital city was the venue for the signing of the Treaty which established the European Economic Community, the origin of the European Union.

We have marked this occasion with the release of a 12-Euro coin minted in silver together with a further 2-Euro commemorative coin. Both releases are offered together in a coin case.

Different issues of 12 Euro Coins: (2002 Spain´s presidency EU) (2003 Spanish Constitution) (2004 Royal Wedding) (Isabella I of Castile) (2005 Quixote) (2006 Columbus)

Further details 2 Euros: European Central Bank


Details

The two coins come in a de luxe coin case, numbered and limited to 20,000 units.

The front of the currency case features the Earth's globe on which the land mass is replaced by the 12 Euro coin, symbolizing this way the historical turning point that was brought about in 1957 with the signing of the Treaty of Rome.

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12&2 Eur. - 50th Ann. Treaty of Rome
Name Face Value Weight Diameter
Silver 12 euros 12 € 18g 33 mm
2 Euro Commemorative Coin 2? 8,50 g 25,75 mm

12 Euros silver

Minted in .925 pure silver, this coin features on its obverse the overlapping busts of Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia.

The rendering on the reverse is of a hand in the act of signing, set against a background silhouette of the Roman Coliseum, the emblematic building of the city in which the Treaty was signed.

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Commemorative 2-Euro coin

The obverse of the coin portrays the Treaty document signed by the six Founding States. The background replicates the paving designed by Michelangelo for the Piazza di Campidoglio in Rome, where the signing ceremony took place on March 25, 1957.

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Prices

Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:

12-Euro coin in silver and 2-Euro commemorative coin - 21,55 Euros