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08/10/2019

Coin launched to mark 250th anniversary of University of Malta

To mark the 250th anniversary of its founding in 1769, the University of Malta teamed up with the Central Bank of Malta to issue two commemorative coins.

The limited edition of a silver coin (face value of €10), made out of 925 silver, is being sold for €60, while the limited edition copper-nickel coin (face value of €5), made out of 75 per cent copper and 25 per cent nickel, is being sold for €25.

The coins show the ceremonial crest of the University of Malta including the Latin inscription "Ut Fructificemus Deo", as well as the period being commemorated while the reverse side depicts the Republic of Malta's coat of arms.

Addressing the media during the official launch of the coin, the Rector of the University of Malta, Professor Alfred J. Vella, spoke about the institution's prestigious history and highlighted the role that Pope Clement XIV and Grand Master Pinto had in re-establishing the university as a public institution in 1769 as part of their vision for higher education.

The University of Malta, he said, is proud to have been serving the nation for the last 250 years and currently caters for over 11,000 students, including more than a 1,000 international students.

The Governor of the Central Bank of Malta, Dr Mario Vella, said that the Bank was honoured to collaborate with the University of Malta, which it considered to be an important strategic partner.

The issue of this commemorative coin represents merely one facet of the synergy between these institutions, which also covers various educational initiatives. Dr Vella pointed out that he was looking forward to even more ambitious cooperation between the two institutions.

A number of University and Central Bank of Malta officials were present at the launch, along with other distinguished guests.

Information on the coins is available online here.

Coin launched to mark 250th anniversary of University of Malta

Coin launched to mark 250th anniversary of University of Malta

Coin launched to mark 250th anniversary of University of Malta

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