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05/08/2016

Launch of silver coin and silver foil stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dom Mintoff

The Central Bank of Malta and MaltaPost are launching on the 6 August 2016 a joint numismatic product to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of former Prime Minister of Malta, Dom Mintoff, consisting of silver coin and a silver foil stamp replica.

The coin, struck at the Royal Dutch Mint, shows the emblem of Malta and the year of issue 2016 on the obverse and Dom Mintoff's portrait on the reverse. The silver foil replica stamp was also produced for MaltaPost by the Royal Dutch Mint and depicts the €3.00 postage stamp featuring a portrait of Dom Mintoff.

The coin, also available on its own, has a face value of €10. It is struck in 0.925 silver, has a weight of 28.28 grams and a diameter of 38.61 mm. It is struck in proof quality and the mintage is limited to 2,000 coins. The coin was designed and engraved by the Maltese artist, Noel Galea Bason.

This joint product is available in a presentation case and is limited to 500 sets. Sets may be purchased from the Malta Coins Distribution Centre (MCDC) counter at the main building of the Central Bank of Malta, Castille Place, Valletta or the MCDC e-shop, and from MaltaPost branches or online on http://www.maltaphilately.com/.

For further information, the public is kindly requested to contact the Malta Coins Distribution Centre via email or by calling (+356) 2550 6006/7.

 100th anniversary of the birth of Dom Mintoff - silver coin                               100th anniversary of the birth of Dom Mintoff - joint product

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