2 Euro overview


Commemorative coin


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 name of the issuing country ‘ΚΥΠΡΟΣ KIBRIS’ 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, 1998-2019, Official Journal of the European Union, 2015/C 257/06

Edge lettering

« 2 EYPΩ 2 EURO » repeated two times.


George Stamatopoulos

Volume of issue

National Mint ( Halandri (Athen) )
Circulation coins 30.11.2015Rolls of 25 coins336.0002,00
Capsule BU30.11.20156.0003,00
Box Proof30.11.2015In box8.00010,00