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 is the issuing country ‘NEDERLAND’. At the right are the years ‘1985-2015’. In between the flag and the years is the mint master mark and the mint mark. 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 257/05

Edge lettering

« GOD ★ ZIJ ★ MET ★ ONS ★ » God be with us


George Stamatopoulos

Volume of issue

De Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt ( Utrecht ) Maarten Brouwer
Circulation coins 13.10.2015Rolls of 25 coins973.0002,00
Coincard BU13.10.2015Official coincard15.00010,00
Divisional coin set Proof13.10.2015In box, also contains 2€ CC «The 30th anniversary of the EU flag»5.00062,50
Box Proof13.10.20151000 x four coins in proof quality. Three coins are colored. Contains two silver medals4.00099,00
Box Proof13.10.2015In box3.00027,50