Melita bullion coins 2018


Melita bullion coins

Melita bullion coins 2018

On 30 November 2018 the Central Bank of Malta, in collaboration with Lombard Bank plc, issued three gold bullion coins. The coins, which are legal tender in Malta, were issued in three different weights and denominations. 

The coins feature the figure of Melita on the reverse and the emblem of Malta on the obverse. They are struck in 0.999 gold (24 carats) by PAMP S.A. Mint in Switzerland and rank among the purest official bullion coins available worldwide.  

The figure of Melita featured on the coins is inspired by that created by the artist Edward Caruana Dingli for a set of postage stamps, which were issued shortly after Malta attained self-government in 1921. Melita is an allegorical female figure, representing Malta, shown wearing a classical helmet and armour and holding a rudder - an allusion to the fact that in 1921, with the new self-government constitution, Malta was perceived as taking control of her destiny.

The coins will be minted according to demand. Thus the total number of pieces struck may vary from year to year. Nevertheless, with the exception of the year of issue shown on the coin obverse, the design is intended to remain the same each year.

The coins are certified and housed individually in a sealed card. Each coin will have a unique profile that can be verified using PAMP's innovative VERISCAN bullion security system. Scanning, using a smartphone app, will authenticate the coin.



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Gold bullion coin €50 27 15.55 0.999 1.40 PAMP S.A. -
Gold bullion coin €25 22 7.77 0.999 1.06 PAMP S.A. -