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20/02/2020

Six coin themes included in Central Bank of Malta 2020 programme

Six coin themes are being offered by the Central Bank of Malta through its Numismatic Coin Programme for the year, which offers a range of products for all collectors. Two novel features this year include a limited edition high-value gold coin weighing one ounce, and a colour-printed silver and gold coin issue.

 The 2020 coin programme includes the following products:

  • A gold and silver numismatic coin issue under the Europa Star Programme with the theme ‘Gothic’. These coins will feature an illuminated letter found in a set of manuscript choir books, known as the L’Isle Adam Graduals, today housed in the museum of St John’s Co-Cathedral. The coins, which will feature colour printing, are expected to be issued in March 2020.
  • A silver coin to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. This important historic milestone will also be marked with a special limited-edition gold coin weighing one ounce. This coin, which is limited to a hundred pieces, was exclusively available to platinum package holders. Both coins are expected to be issued in April 2020.
  • A silver numismatic coin, commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, a German composer whose music left an indelible mark on European and world cultural heritage. This coin is expected to be issued in November 2020.
  • A euro coin set, dated 2020, consisting of the eight Maltese euro circulation coins together with a €2 commemorative coin featuring the temple of Skorba, which is located in Żebbiegħ, in the limits of Mġarr. This set is expected to be issued in May 2020.
  • A €2 commemorative coin featuring the temple of Skorba. This will be the fifth in a series of seven coins featuring Maltese prehistoric structures that are on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The coin will be issued in rolls, containing 25 coins each, as well as individually in coin cards. The coins are expected to be available in June 2020.
  • A €2 commemorative coin with the theme ‘Games’. The designer of this coin, Ymen Riahi, was the winner of a competition held for secondary school students. The coin will be issued in rolls, containing 25 coins each, as well as individually in coin cards. The coins are expected to be issued in October 2020.

More information may be obtained from the Malta Coin Centre, which may be contacted by e-mail, or by phone on (+356) 2550 6006/7. A digital version of the coin programme can also be found here.

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