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Malta

Commemorative coin

2016

Ġgantija Temples

(Part of the National series " Maltese prehistoric sites ")

Official Journal of the European Union

The coin depicts the Ġgantija Temples situated on the Island of Gozo. Ġgantija is a megalithic temple complex dating to the Neolithic ages. It is one of the world's oldest free-standing structures, as well as one of the oldest religious structures. Built approximately in the 36th century BC, Ġgantija pre-dates Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids. At the top right the inscription ‘ĠGANTIJA TEMPLES’ and underneath the years ‘3800-3200 BC’. At the bottom left the name of the country of issuance ‘MALTA’ and underneath the year of issuance ‘2016’, flanked by the mint master mark and the mint mark. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2019, Official Journal of the European Union, 2016/C 281/10

Edge lettering

« 2 ✠✠ » repeated six times, alternately upright and inverted.

Designer

Noel Galea Bason

Volume of issue

2016
Monnaie de Paris ( Pessac ) Yves Sampo
DateVolumePrice
Coincard BU22.09.2016Official coincard30.0007,00
Monnaie de Paris ( Pessac ) Yves Sampo
DateVolumePrice
Divisional coin set BU22.08.2016also contains 2€ CC «Ġgantija Temples»30.00026,00
Monnaie de Paris ( Pessac ) Yves Sampo
DateVolumePrice
Circulation coins 22.09.2016Rolls of 25 coins350.0002,00