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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Set of 5 coins: A, D, G, J, F mint mark

Feature: 35 years of the Erasmus programme

Description: The design is a mix of two major elements of the Erasmus programme: the original intellectual inspiration, Erasmus himself, and the allegory of its influence over Europe. The first one is symbolised by one of the most known depiction of Erasmus. The second one is symbolised by a beam of links going across the coin from a beacon to another, representing the numerous intellectual and human exchanges between the European students. As a reference to Europe, some of these links form other stars, born from the synergy between the countries. The figure 35, for 35th anniversary comes out from the stars in a contemporary graphical style. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 17 000 000

Issuing date: 1 July 2022



22,00 €
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
59,00 €
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.
39,00 €
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.
39,00 €
Feature: Our Lady of Meritxell

Description: The foreground of the design depicts the reproduction of the Romanesque carving of Our Lady of Meritxell (patron saint of the Principality of Andorra), which dates back from the 11th and 12th centuries. The background of the design shows a partial reproduction of the basilica sanctuary where it is located, a graphic element symbolizing a flower, the name of the issuing country ‘ANDORRA’ and the years ‘1921-2021’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 73 750 coins

Issuing date: Last quarter of 2021
45,00 €
Feature: Taking care of our seniors

Description: The subject of the coin ‘CUIDEM LA NOSTRA GENT GRAN’ (taking care of our seniors) is symbolized by the image of the hand of a young person holding another hand that shows all the signs of aging, with a stethoscope below them. The name of the issuing country ‘ANDORRA’ encircling several reproductions of the SARSCoV-2 virus represents the State’s commitment to preventing its spread and caring for its citizens. The design also shows the date of issue ‘2021’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 70 000 coins

Issuing date: Last quarter of 2021
45,00 €
Feature: 35 years of the Erasmus programme

Description: The design is a mix of two major elements of the Erasmus programme: the original intellectual inspiration, Erasmus himself, and the allegory of its influence over Europe. The first one is symbolised by one of the most known depiction of Erasmus. The second one is symbolised by a beam of links going across the coin from a beacon to another, representing the numerous intellectual and human exchanges between the European students. As a reference to Europe, some of these links form other stars, born from the synergy between the countries. The figure 35, for 35th anniversary comes out from the stars in a contemporary graphical style. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 1 060 000

Issuing date: 1 July 2022




7,00 €
Feature: The 100th anniversary of the constitution of the Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union (BLEU)

Description: The national side of the coin features the effigy of the Belgian King Philip I and that of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. In addition, both countries are depicted, with the mention of the Economic Union, and the years 1921 and 2021. 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. It also contains the initials LL, referring to the designer of the coin, Mr. Luc Luycx. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 155 000 coins

Issuing date: Summer 2021
17,00 €
Feature: The 500th anniversary of the appearance of the ordinance of the second period of coin issuance during the reign of Charles V

Description: The national side of the coin depicts in the inner part of the piece the portrait of the Charles V, together with the text Carolus V. At the left you can find the 500 year old golden Carolus guilder, issued after the ordinance of the second period of coin issuance during the reign of Charles V. 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. It also contains the initials LL, referring to the designer of the coin, Mr. Luc Luycx. The country code BE and the year mark 2021 are located on the left. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 155 000 coins

Issuing date: Autumn 2021
19,00 €
Feature: 35 years of the Erasmus programme

Description: The design is a mix of two major elements of the Erasmus programme: the original intellectual inspiration, Erasmus himself, and the allegory of its influence over Europe. The first one is symbolised by one of the most known depiction of Erasmus. The second one is symbolised by a beam of links going across the coin from a beacon to another, representing the numerous intellectual and human exchanges between the European students. As a reference to Europe, some of these links form other stars, born from the synergy between the countries. The figure 35, for 35th anniversary comes out from the stars in a contemporary graphical style. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 150 000 coin card

Issuing date: 1 July 2022






17,00 €
Feature:

Never in the history of Belgian numismatics a whole profession has been honored with a commemorative coin. The Royal Mint of Belgium will issue a unique 2 euro coin, in appreciation of the exceptional efforts of healthcare workers during the covid-pandemic. The BU-version in coincard is a true honor to all healthcare workers. This is illustrated on the packaging through a graphic display of caring hands and hearts. On the left side of the coin itself you can read the text ‘DANKE – MERCI – DANK U’. Also healthcare-elements are shown, like a stethoscope, a heart monitor, a syringe, the symbol of a wheelchair and a mortar with pestle. On the right there is a healthcare staff member pictured with a face mask and beside that two letters LL (the initials of designer Luc Luycx). On the bottom you can see the year date 2022, the country designation BE, the privy mark (the coat of arms of Herzele) and the mint mark of the Royal Dutch Mint (Mercury staff).

Issuing volume:

Issuing date: 2022
17,00 €
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
24,00 €
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 €
Description: The coin will mark the centenary of the University of Tartu as being established as the first Estonian language university. It was founded in 1632 by Swedish King Gustav II Adolf and is one of the oldest universities in northern and eastern Europe. In 1919 it became the first Estonian language university. The design depicts a motif of the main building of the university. It also bears the inscriptions ‘RAHVUSÜLIKOOL 100’ (National University 100) and ‘UNIVERSITAS TARTUENSIS’, the year ‘1632’, the issuing country ‘EESTI’ and the year of issuance ‘2019’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 1 000 000 coins

Issuing date: November 2019
5,00 €
Feature: 35 years of the Erasmus programme

Description: The design is a mix of two major elements of the Erasmus programme: the original intellectual inspiration, Erasmus himself, and the allegory of its influence over Europe. The first one is symbolised by one of the most known depiction of Erasmus. The second one is symbolised by a beam of links going across the coin from a beacon to another, representing the numerous intellectual and human exchanges between the European students. As a reference to Europe, some of these links form other stars, born from the synergy between the countries. The figure 35, for 35th anniversary comes out from the stars in a contemporary graphical style. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 1 000 000

Issuing date: 1 July 2022

5,00 €
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: Journalism and Open Communication Supporting the Finnish Democracy

Description: The figures depicted in the inner part of the coin can be interpreted as stylized human figures made up from and entwined in a ribbon-like net. The outer sides of the inner part of the coin bear the lettering ‘JOURNALISMI JOURNALISTIK’. The bottom of the inner part bears the lettering ‘2021 FI’ preceded by the Finnish mint mark. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 800 000 coins

Issuing date: Spring 2021
7,00 €
Mintage: 400 000

100 years Finnish National Ballet
9,00 €
Feature: 35 years of the Erasmus programme

Description: The design is a mix of two major elements of the Erasmus programme: the original intellectual inspiration, Erasmus himself, and the allegory of its influence over Europe. The first one is symbolised by one of the most known depiction of Erasmus. The second one is symbolised by a beam of links going across the coin from a beacon to another, representing the numerous intellectual and human exchanges between the European students. As a reference to Europe, some of these links form other stars, born from the synergy between the countries. The figure 35, for 35th anniversary comes out from the stars in a contemporary graphical style. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.

Issuing volume: 800 000

Issuing date: 1 July 2022

8,00 €
Mintage: 400 000
9,00 €