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Luxembourg

Commemorative coin

2009

10 years of economic and monetary union (EMU)

(Part of the joint issue " 10 years of economic and monetary union (EMU) ")

Official Journal of the European Union

To celebrate ten years of economic and monetary union and the creation of the euro on 1 January 1999, Eurogroup Ministers decided that euro-area Member States would strike a 2-euro commemorative coin using a common design on the national side. Citizens and residents of the European Union were invited to vote on-line to select this common national design. They choose the design created by Mr G. Stamatopoulos, sculptor at the Minting Department of the Greek Central Bank. Issuing countries: Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Finland. The centre of the coin shows a stylised human figure whose left arm is prolonged by the euro symbol. The initials ΓΣ of the artist appear below the euro symbol. The name(s) of the issuing country in the national language(s) appear(s) at the top, while the indication 1999-2009 and the acronym EMU translated into the national language(s) appear at the bottom. The outer ring depicts the twelve stars of the European flag. LËTZEBUERG/UEM 1999-2009 Mintmark: The Mint Master mark and the mintmark appear respectively on the left and the right hand sides of the bottom star In accordance with the national law, the coin shows an effigy of the Grand Duke as a latent image

© European Union, 1998-2017, Official Journal of the European Union, 2008/C 315/04

Edge lettering

« 2 ★ ★ » repeated six times, alternately upright and inverted

Designer

George Stamatopoulos

Volume of issue

2009
De Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt ( Utrecht ) Maarten Brouwer
DateVolumePrice
Circulation coins 01.01.2009Rolls of 25 coins800.0002,00
Divisional coin set BU16.04.2009«Baroque architecture» also contains 2€ CC «The Grand-Duke Henri and the Grand-Duchess Charlotte» and 2€ CC «10 years of economic and monetary union (EMU)»10.00027,00
Coincard BU15.01.2009Official coincard10.0009,00
Divisional coin set Proof03.12.2009In wooden box, also contains 2€ CC «The Grand-Duke Henri and the Grand-Duchess Charlotte» and 2€ CC «10 years of economic and monetary union (EMU)»2.00090,00
Box Proof20.09.2012PP Set 2009 - 2012 in wooden box3.00085,00