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Offline Bimat

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Malta: 10 Years of Euro
« on: May 08, 2018, 05:03:21 PM »
Malta adopted euro in 2008 and thus, this year marks 10th anniversary of adoption. :) Central Bank of Malta will issue a collector €5 (copper nickel) coin on this occasion tomorrow. Mintage of the issue is limited to 2000 only, BU only. Weight: 15.50g, Diameter: 33mm.

Issue Price: €20.

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Malta: 10 Years of Euro
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 05:05:53 PM »
The coin is available for purchase directly from bank (see here).

Interestingly, the bank calls it a medal at one place (This commemorative medal was struck at the Royal Dutch Mint. It is made of cupro-nickel...). Reminds me of a famous term called medal coin. ;D

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Re: Malta: 10 Years of Euro
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 05:56:14 PM »
It's rather a strange design. People didn't dress like that, ten years ago.

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Malta: 10 Years of Euro
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 05:58:49 PM »
It's rather a strange design. People didn't dress like that, ten years ago.

People don't dress like that even today, I believe. :D

Reverse design as described by the bank:

The reverse of the coins carries a stylized representation of ‘Malta’ and ‘Europa’ meant to symbolize Malta’s currency transition from the Maltese lira to euro in 2008.

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Re: Malta: 10 Years of Euro
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 06:01:57 PM »
I see.  :)

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Re: Malta: 10 Years of Euro
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2018, 05:12:03 PM »
It's rather a strange design. People didn't dress like that, ten years ago.

Maybe these are the dresses of money launderers and defrauders of taxes ?

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Re: Malta: 10 Years of Euro
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2018, 05:43:25 PM »
Maybe these are the dresses of money launderers and defrauders of taxes ?

 ;)

Once you insult the Maltese Mafia, you don't have long to live. It was nice knowing you, Arminius.  ;)

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Re: Malta: 10 Years of Euro
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2018, 05:51:26 PM »
I was about to comment that Malta looks like the grim reaper. Probably apt then

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Re: Malta: 10 Years of Euro
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2018, 07:52:14 PM »
Once you insult the Maltese Mafia, you don't have long to live. It was nice knowing you, Arminius.  ;)

Is there a Mafia too? Didn´t realize that so far.

I was just thinking about creative bankers and businessmen.

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Re: Malta: 10 Years of Euro
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2018, 07:53:07 PM »
You'll have read about the Maltese investigative journalist who was recently murdered.  :(

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Re: Malta: 10 Years of Euro
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2018, 11:35:11 AM »
Not that this has much to do with the coin or its design but ...
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphne_Caruana_Galizia
(in German for Arminius and me, all others may click the appropriate language link on that page :) )

I am not really fond of the design. Enlarged image from the link in Bimat's reply #1 above:
https://www.maltacoincentre.com/products/ten-years-of-the-euro-in-malta
That is, if anybody showed me that depiction of Europa and asked who that is supposed to be, would I guess Europa? Probably not. Of course there is not "the" one way of showing such a symbolic figure, but ... fortunately the text on the other side says what the piece is about. ;)

What I find interesting is the way those stars above the two women are arranged. There is the European circle of stars (see the small version between the two faces) and also groups of "double stars". The latter seem to refer to either the outer points of the Maltese cross, or to the (George) cross on Malta's flag ...

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