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Offline chrisild

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Commemorative €2 Coins 2008
« on: January 15, 2008, 01:23:49 PM »
This year there will be at least eight commemorative €2 coins. The currently planned issues are ...

BE: Universal Declaration of Human Rights - 60th anniversary (April?)
DE: German States: Hamburg (February - already issued)
FI: Veterans of War 1808-2008 (October)
FR: Fifth Republic - 50th anniversary (March/April)
IT: Universal Declaration of Human Rights - 60th anniversary (June?)
LU: Chβteau de Berg (February - already issued)
PT: Universal Declaration of Human Rights - 60th anniversary (June)
SI: Primoz Trubar - born 500 years ago (May/June)
SM: European Year of Intercultural Dialog (May?)
VA: Year Dedicated to Saint Paul (October?)

There may be more; Austria and the Netherlands currently do not have any plans to issue a €2 commem this year. Other countries ... ah, 2008 is still young. :)

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Re: Commemorative €2 Coins 2008
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008, 01:55:00 PM »
This year there will be at least eight commemorative ?2 coins. The currently planned issues are ...

BE: Universal Declaration of Human Rights - 60th anniversary (February)

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Re: Commemorative €2 Coins 2008
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008, 10:41:59 PM »
This year there will be at least eight commemorative ?2 coins. The currently planned issues are ...
@ Christian,
This message was posted in the category "circulating 2 euro coins" but only seven of these coins will be actually circulating. Vatican (and San Marino) commemorative ?2 coins all are sold individually packed and way above their facial value.
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Re: Commemorative €2 Coins 2008
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008, 11:08:06 PM »
Right, but I thought it would not make much sense to split the list up. ;)  Will be interesting to see whether Cyprus and Malta already issue such pieces this year ...

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Re: Commemorative €2 Coins 2008
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2008, 09:12:12 AM »

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Re: Commemorative €2 Coins 2008
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2008, 10:43:49 AM »
It's a pity that there are no commemorative 2 Euro coins planned for Cyprus,Ireland,& Malta this year.

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Re: Commemorative €2 Coins 2008
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2008, 11:00:47 AM »
That may still come, unfortunately. I don't see what the German and Luxembourg pieces are commemorating, especially when the declaration of human rights is at last a worthy occasion for a commemorative.

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Re: Commemorative €2 Coins 2008
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2008, 11:29:57 AM »
The DE and LU pieces commemorate the German states and the grand-ducal family or residences respectively. Maybe not that thrilling for people elsewhere, but the renewal of the economic cooperation with Luxembourg, for example (BE 2005), was not terribly interesting either. (The occasion, that is - the design was OK.)

Whether any member states beyond the listed countries will issue ?2 commems this year ... we'll see. Keep in mind that last year the Finnish decision to issue such a piece was apparently not planned far ahead. Then again, so far Ireland (and also France and the Netherlands) have not issued a single ?2 commem apart from the common ToR coin.

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Re: Commemorative €2 Coins 2008
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2008, 11:38:28 AM »
Geert, thank you for the image! Well, the core element is just the official logo, but then the Portuguese design (same theme) is not really better in my opinion ...

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Re: Commemorative €2 Coins 2008
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2008, 04:45:13 AM »
Does anyone know where the original image of this coin came from? Is it supposed to be the official design of the Belgian 2008 commemorative issue?

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Re: Commemorative €2 Coins 2008
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2008, 08:06:57 PM »
As Geert wrote, it is an official picture, ie. from the Belgian Mint ...

(Edit: Here is an idea of what the actual coin could look like, done by Lolo.)
http://www.zitrone.com/muenzen/2euro_belgien_gedenk_2008.jpg

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Re: Commemorative €2 Coins 2008
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2008, 10:24:49 PM »
Update - Finland plans to issue a new commemorative €2 coin this year. According to the Finnish Mint's presentation at the World Money Fair in Berlin, the theme will be "Veterans of War 1808-2008". This coin will probably be issued in early October.

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Re: Commemorative €2 Coins 2008
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2008, 11:47:48 PM »
the theme will be "Veterans of War 1808-2008". This coin will probably be issued in early October.
@ Christian,
Makes me wonder how many veterans of the 1808 war are still alive today ;) ;D
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Re: Commemorative €2 Coins 2008
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2008, 07:18:21 PM »
This is the design for the Italian 2008 issue. Looks nice IMO ...


(Image from ECB website)

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Re: Commemorative €2 Coins 2008
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2008, 09:43:35 AM »
The date of issue for the Portuguese 2 € commemorative 2008 has been postponed to September 15.
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