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Offline JeanPar

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Commemorative coin on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

The 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome will be celebrated on 25 March 2007. The Treaty of Rome established the European Economic Community and notably paved the way for the introduction of the euro in 1999 and euro banknotes and coins in 2002.

The euro-area Member States have decided to issue a common commemorative 2-euro circulation coin on this occasion. It has been agreed that the design presented on the national face will be the same in all countries. The European Mints have organised a competition to select the most attractive design. A jury composed of Ms Ber?s, representing the European Parliament, Mr Junker as President of the Eurogroup, and Commissioner Almunia, selected on 5 May 2006, the design of this commemorative coin which will be issued in 2007.

The winning design shows the Treaty signed by the six founding countries on a background evocating the paving (designed by Michelangelo) of the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, where the Treaty was signed on 25 March 1957.

The picture is the cc 2 euro coin from The Netherlands  ;D but from all european-euro countries there will be a special coin.

and here you can see them all.

Picture: source Dutch Ministry of finance
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Offline Figleaf

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Here's the comment on the Irrish version from the Irish Examiner. Note the Gaelic textx at the end. It's a fun little sign on how the US melting pot model wouldn't work in the EU and how the Indian model deserves further study.


New ?2 coin to mark treaty 

The Central Bank has issued a special ?2 coin to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.

Nearly five million of the Irish coins will be put into circulation here, and the other euro area countries will issue similar commemorative coins.

All of the coins will have legal tender status throughout the eurozone area. This is the first circulating commemorative coin to be issued by the Central Bank since the millennium ?1 coin.

The ?2 coin features a design on the national side which represents the Treaty document and features the words ?Treaty of Rome?, ?50 years?, ?Europe?, ?2007? and the name of the issuing country in its own language.

The Irish coin will have the words ?conradh na r?imhe?, ?50 bliain?, ?an eoraip?, and ??ire 2007? on it.
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