2 € commemorative coins

2 € commemorative coins

Each country may issue two commemorative coins per year. These coins have the same features and properties and the same common side as normal €2 coins. What makes them different is their commemorative design on the national side. Only the €2 denomination can be used for commemorative coins.

They are legal tender throughout the euro area. That means they can be used – and must be accepted – just like any other euro coin.

Most of these coins commemorate the anniversaries of historical events or draw attention to current events of historic importance. The very first €2 commemorative coin was issued by Greece to commemorate the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004.

Designing and issuing the coins is the competence of the individual euro countries. The ECB’s role regarding the commemorative but also all other coins is to approve the maximum volumes of coins that the individual countries may issue.

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Feature: 30th anniversary of the Coming of Age and Political Rights to the Men and Women turning 18 years old

Description: The design shows a partial reproduction of a young person casting a vote. The ballot that the figure is holding reproduces the inscription ‘ANDORRA’. To the left of the figure there are the years that are being commemorated ‘1985’ and ‘2015’ (the latter is the year of issue of the coin as well). A shorter inscription of the commemoration surrounds the whole design ‘30è ANIVERSARI MAJORIA D’EDAT ALS 18 ANYS’ (30th anniversary Coming of Age at 18 years old). The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Issuing volume: 85 000 coins

Issuing date: December 2015
45,00 €
Feature: 600 years of the Council of the Land

Description: The design commemorates the 600th anniversary of the creation of the Consell de la Terra (Council of the Land). It was a representative body created in 1419, predecessor of the Consell General (General Council), the parliament of Andorra. The design depicts the upper part of the entry portal of Casa de la Vall (the parliament’s old seat), with the coat of arms of the country and a fragment of a window above it. Two compact groups of human faces on both sides of the design, as if they were stones of the building, mean the cohesion of Andorrans as a social community united in history, institutions and values.
The inscription ‘600 ANYS DEL CONSELL DE LA TERRA’ (600 years of the Council of the Land) at the top, and the name of the issuing country ‘ANDORRA’ and both year dates ‘1419’ and ‘2019’ in the middle of the number ‘600’ below complete the design. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 60 000 coins

Issuing date: 4th quarter 2019
55,00 €
Motiiv: 50 aastat naiste üldise valimisõiguse kehtestamisest

Kirjeldus: mündil on kujutatud lõputute liikuvate lintidega ümbritsetud naise nägu. Need lindid moodustuvad katalaanikeelsetest naisenimedest, mis on niivõrd üksteise lähedal, et see raskendab nende eraldi lugemist. See sümboliseerib naiste solidaarsust enda õiguste eest võitlemisel. Kujundust täiendavad kirjad „50 ANYS DEL SUFRAGI UNIVERSAL FEMENÍ” (50 aastat naiste üldise valimisõiguse kehtestamisest) ja „ANDORRA 1970 - 2020”. Ka need kirjad on kaasatud lintide liikumisse, et rõhutada tähistatava aastapäeva olulisust. Mündi välisringil on kujutatud Euroopa Liidu lipu 12 tähte.

Emissiooni maht: 60 000 münti.
59,00 €
Motiiv: 27. Ibero-Ameerika tippkohtumine Andorras

Kirjeldus: 27. Ibero-Ameerika riigipeade ja valitsusjuhtide tippkohtumine peetakse 2020. aastal Andorra Vürstiriigis. Andorra, mis on Ibero-Ameerika konverentsi uusim ja kõige väikseim liige, on selle kõrgetasemelise poliitilise kohtumise korraldaja. Kohtumisel osalevad 19 Ladina-Ameerika riiki ning Hispaania, Portugal ja Andorra. Kohtimisel arutatakse ühiste eesmärkide (nt kestlik areng) saavutamist. Mündil on kujutatud puu, mis koosneb inimsiluettidest ja tillukestest hammasratastest. Inimsiluetid sümboliseerivad ühiskonna lõimumist, kultuuri ja haridust kestliku tuleviku saavutamiseks. Tillukesed hammasrattad sümboliseerivad tippkohtumisel osalejate ideede ja ettepanekute vahetamisest tekkivat sünergiat. Puu kõrval on kujutatud 27. tippkohtumise logo. Logo ülemisel poolel kujutatud kolm kolmnurka sümboliseerivad Andorra lipu värve. Logo alumisel poolel kujutatud kuus kolmnurka sümboliseerivad Andorra avatust kestliku arengu eesmärkidele. Kujutise ümber on kiri „XXVII CIMERA IBEROAMERICANA ANDORRA 2020” (27. Ibero-Ameerika tippkohtumine, Andorra 2020). Mündi välisringil on kujutatud Euroopa Liidu lipu 12 tähte.

Emissiooni maht: 73 500 münti

Emissiooni aeg: 2020.
55,00 €
Feature: Jan van Eyck

Description: The inner part of the piece depicts the portrait of the famous Flemish artist Jan van Eyck, together with his signature and a painter’s palette that also contains the initials LL, referring to the designer of the coin, Mr Luc Luycx and two paintbrushes. Above this, you can find the name J. van Eyck. As the Royal Dutch Mint will strike the coins, the mintmark of Utrecht, a mercury staff is located on the bottom together with the Belgian mint director mintmark, the coat of arms of the municipality Herzele. The country code BE and the year mark 2020 is located on the right. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 155 000 coins

Issuing date: May 2020
17,00 €
Feature: 2015 – European Year for Development

Description: The inner part of the coin depicts a hand holding a globe of the Earth with a plant in the foreground. The inscription ‘2015 EUROPEAN YEAR FOR DEVELOPMENT’ features in an arc above the globe. The country code ‘BE’ appears beneath the hand while the signature mark of the Master of the Mint and the mark of the Brussels mint, a helmeted profile of the archangel Michael, are to its left. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Issuing volume: 250 000 coins

Issuing date: September 2015
19,00 €
Feature: 25th anniversary of the European Monetary Institute (EMI)

Description: The inner part of the piece bears the portrait Alexandre Lamfalussy, the first president of the EMI, on the right with his name below. On the left-hand side, the abbreviation EMI stands central with the year 1994 above, referring to date of the establishment of the Institute and the designation of Lamfalussy as its first president. Below ‘EMI’, several coins are depicted falling on each other with the inscription €, ‘ECU’ and ‘BEF’ from top to bottom. Given the fact that this is a Belgian issuance, we have chosen for ‘BEF’, the abbreviation of our former national currency. The purpose of this representation is to symbolise the transition of the national currencies to an European single currency, the euro as the EMI’s main focus was on establishing the European System of Central Banks, including the ECB and the new currency On the upper part of the left side of the coin is an inscription ‘European Monetary Institute’. As the Royal Dutch Mint will strike the coins, the mintmark of Utrecht, a mercury staff is located on the left with the Belgian mint director mintmark, the coat of arms of the municipality Herzele. The country code BE and the year mark 2019 are located on the bottom. The initials LL referring to the designer of the coin, Mr Luc Luycx, are inscribed on the right. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Issuing volume: 155 000 coins

Issuing date: January 2019
19,00 €
Feature: The 30th anniversary of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and genetics

Description: The design depicts a ‘neuron with its synapses’ in reference to the activities performed by the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, which celebrates 30 years of existence. The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics receives international recognition and plays an active and essential role as a national, regional and international centre of excellence for the provision opf high quality services, innovative reasearch and postgraduate education. The iossuing country’s name ‘KYΠΡΟΣ - KIBRIS’ and the phrase ‘ΙΝΣΤΙTOYΤΟ ΝΕΥΡΟΛΟΓΊΑΣ & ΓΕΝΕΤΙKHΣ KYΠΡΟY 1990-2020’ (i.e. Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics 1990-2020) are inscribed in circle around the design. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 412 000 coins

Issuing date: 4th quarter 2020
7,00 €
Feature: Song Festival’s 150-year anniversary

Description: The design is inspired by the Song Celebration procession, which moves like the waves on the sea with cheers of pride and joy and a panoply of national dress. The design unites music, national costumes, and the various sites of the great and powerful Song Celebration of the nation by the sea. The design also features the first notes of the Estonian national anthem and, at the bottom, the words ‘Laulupidu 150’ (Song Celebration 150). At the top is the year of issuance ‘2019’ and underneath the name of the issuing country ‘EESTI’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Issuing volume: 1 million coins

Issuing date: June 2019
5,00 €
Feature: The centenary of the Tartu Peace Treaty

Description: The treaty was signed between Estonia and Soviet Russia on 2 February 1920, and it fixed the Eastern border of Estonia, bringing an end to the War of Independence. The design depicts a tree with branches disguising the words TARTU RAHU (Tartu Peace Treaty). It also bears the country name ‘EESTI’ and the date of issue ‘2 February 2020’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 1 000 000 coins

Issuing date: February 2020
5,00 €
Feature: The Finnish nature

Description: The inner part of the coin has a design forming a cartographic likeness of the moon seen from Harmaja, Finland. On the top of the moon there is a crow sitting on a branch. The year of issuance ‘2017’ is placed at the center bottom. At the center left is the indication of the issuing country ‘FI’. The mint mark is placed center right. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Issuing volume: 500 000 coins

Issuing date: October 2017
7,00 €
Feature: 100th Anniversary of the birth of author and artist Tove Jansson

Description: The inner part of the coin depicts Tove Jansson’s portrait. Under the portrait the signature ‘Tove Jansson’ and the years ‘1914-2001’. At the left the indication of the issuing country ‘FI’. At the right the year of issuance ‘2014’ and the mint mark. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Issuing volume: 1.5 million coins

Issuing date: June 2014
7,00 €
Feature: Independent Finland 100 years

Description: The inner part of the coin has a mosaic design, with the more sparsely set pieces on the right forming a cartographic likeness of Finland. The text ‘SUOMI FINLAND’, the year of independence ‘1917’ and the year of issuance ‘2017’ are placed vertically one below another at the left. In the middle right is the indication of the issuing country ‘FI’ and the mint mark. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Issuing volume: 2.5 million coins

Issuing date: April 2017
7,00 €
Feature: Finnish sauna culture

Description: The design shows a Finnish landscape with a typical Finnish lakeside sauna placed in the centre. The year of issuance ‘2018’ is placed at the centre bottom. The indication of the issuing country ‘FI’ is at the centre left and the mint mark at the centre right. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Issuing volume: 1 million coins

Issuing date: October 2018

7,00 €
Feature: The Constitution Act of Finland

Description: The design shows three circular fields that are joined together at the centre. The three fields represent the trias politica, separation of powers into three different branches: a legislative, an executive, and a judiciary power. The year of issuance ‘2019’ is placed centre left. The indication of the issuing country ‘FI’ and the mint mark are placed bottom right. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 500 000 coins

Issuing date: September / October 2019
9,00 €
Feature: Universities and society – University of Turku 100 years

Description: The grid-like design represents the interaction between universities and the society. At the top of the design, there is the year of issuance ‘2020’, at the right side the mintmark and underneath the mintmark is the indication of the issuing country ‘FI’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 800 000 coins

Issuing date: Spring/Summer 2020
10,00 €
Feature: Charles de Gaulle

Description: The design represents two profiles of Charles de Gaulle at two different times. The profile in the background shows Charles de Gaulle in army general is uniform during the call to arms of the 18th June 1940 or during the liberation of Paris. The profile in the foreground represents Charles de Gaulle during his second presidential term of office. Finally, the mention RF is semi-integrated in a Lorraine cross, symbol of free France chosen by General de Gaulle in 1940. His dates of birth and death as well as the year date are also inscribed in the Lorraine cross. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 18 061 940 coins

Issuing date: June 2020
7,00 €
Feature: Medical Research

Description: The design shows the figuration of the human in union, represented by a face inscribed in a sphere. It faces the infinitely small, represented by fragments of DNA inscribed in a circle. By its oblique axis, this allegory represents the research and its intelligence dominating the infinitely small, studying it and triumphing over the diseases. The indication of the issuing country ‘RF’ is located at the top right while the mintmark and the year of issuance ‘2020’ are located at the bottom left. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 300 000 coins

Issuing date: October 2020
17,00 €
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the creation of UNICEF, MdP has decided to create a €2 Commemorative coin to support it. For every 2€ BE or BU collector coin purchased, MdP will donate 2€ to UNICEF. The obverse of the coin presents the earth in the form of a puzzle, a metaphor that represents the link that binds us together. Two children's hands surround the globe and remind us of UNICEF's commitment to children around the world. An olive branch, a symbol of peace, is present on the left side, a nod to the UNICEF logo.

Mintage: 7 500 000


7,00 €
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the creation of UNICEF, MdP has decided to create a €2 Commemorative coin to support it. For every 2€ BE or BU collector coin purchased, MdP will donate 2€ to UNICEF. The obverse of the coin presents the earth in the form of a puzzle, a metaphor that represents the link that binds us together. Two children's hands surround the globe and remind us of UNICEF's commitment to children around the world. An olive branch, a symbol of peace, is present on the left side, a nod to the UNICEF logo.

Mintage: 7 500 000 coins, 10 000 coin cards


17,00 €