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Austria

Commemorative coin

2015

The 30th anniversary of the EU flag

(Part of the joint issue " The 30th anniversary of the EU flag ")

Official Journal of the European Union

To celebrate thirty years of the EU flag, euro-area Finance Ministers decided that euro-area Member States would strike a 2-euro commemorative coin using a common design on the national side. Euro-area citizens and residents have selected by public web-voting the winning design. Voters had a choice of five designs, which had been pre-selected by a professional jury following a design competition among European Mints, and they choose the design created by Mr Georgios Stamatopoulos, professional designer at the Bank of Greece. The designs shows the EU flag as a symbol that unites people and cultures with shared visions and ideals for a better common future. Twelve stars that morph into human figures are embracing the birth of a new Europe. At the top right, in semi-circle, are the issuing country ‘REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH’ and the years ‘1985-2015’. At the bottom right are the initials of the artist (Georgios Stamatopoulos). The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2017, Official Journal of the European Union, 2015/C 327/05

Edge lettering

« 2 EURO ★ ★ ★ » repeated four times, alternately upright and inverted

Designer

George Stamatopoulos

Volume of issue

2015
Münze Österreich ( Wien )
DateVolumePrice
Circulation coins 30.10.2015Rolls of 25 coins2.500.0002,00