The year 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Euro. Euro coins and banknotes were released into circulation in 12 European countries on January 1, 2002. A further 5 countries were subsequently incorporated into the EuroZone.
About 330 millon people share the Euro, the single European currency.
The Spanish Royal Mint is commemorating this anniversary by releasing a coin of truly amazing features with a face value of 30 €.
This silver coin comes with a 2 € circulating coin that was issued with a common obverse by the 17 EU countries in which the Euro currently circulates.
Both coins come in a stylish coin case, numbered and limited to 12.000 units.
|30 Euros||30 €||18 g||33 mm|
|2 Euro commemorative||2 €||8,5 g||25,75 mm|
30 euro silver coin
This is the first coin in the world to have a QUADRUPLE LATENT IMAGE. The reverse depicts four circles arranged in the shape of a cross. Depending on the angle at which they are viewed, the circles will reveal eitther a crowned M, the Roman numeral X, the Euro symbol, or a star. In the center of the four circles is a rendering of the map of Europa.
The obverse reproduces the overlapping efiggies of Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía.
2 Euro commemorative
Citizens and residents of the Euro zone selected the award winning design for the new Euro coin that will conmemorate the tenth anniversary of banknotes and coins in the Euro currency. About 35.000 people took part in online voting to choose one of the five designs that had been pre-selected by a professional jury from among those submitted in a contest open to the pblic of the entire Euro zone.
Helmut Andexlinger's award winning design symbolizes the way in which the Euro currency has transitioned over the last ten years to acquire undeniable weight worldwide and the importance it has on the life of the man in the street (represented by the people shown in the design), on trade (the ship), industry (the factory) and the energy (the wind farms).
Official retail price in Spain, excluding any relevant taxes:
Set of 30 Euro silver coin and 2 Euro commemorative
Price: 44,07 Euros
Previous 12-Euro and 20-Euro coin issues
- 2011 - 20 Euro - Women's Day Centenary
- 2010 - Champions 2010
- 2010 - Spanish Presidency EU
- 2009 - 10th Anniversary European Monetary Union
- 2008 - International Year of Planet Earth
- 2007 - 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome
- 2006 - Christopher Columbus 5th Centenary
- 2005 - 4th Centenary of the publication of Cervantes' "Quixote"
- 2004 - 5th Centenary of Isabella I of Castile
- 2004 - Felipe and Letizia
- 2003 - 25th Anniversary of the Spanish Constitution Española
- 2002 - Spain's Presidency of the E.U.