Issue of numismatic coin, Explorers The Phoenicians in Malta

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Issue of numismatic coin, Explorers The Phoenicians in MaltaThe Central Bank of Malta has issued a numismatic coin as part of the Europa Programme ‘Explorers.’ This coin will be available in gold and silver versions with a face value of €50 and €10 respectively.

Although the exact date of the Phoenicians’ arrival in Malta is not known, it is historically accepted that they occupied the Maltese Islands about the 8th century B.C. A Phoenician oar-driven vessel and the ‘Europa Star,’ which is the official logo of the programme, are depicted on the reverse side of the coin.

Silver version:

Face value: €10

Diameter: 38.61 mm

Weight: 28.28 grms

Alloy: 0.925

Quality: Proof

Minting Limit: 10,000 coins

Selling Price including VAT: €49.95

Gold version:

Face Value: €50

Diameter: 21 mm

Weight: 6.5 grms

Alloy: 0.916

Quality: Proof

Minting Limit: 2,000 coins

Selling Price including VAT: €270

The coins are available for sale from the Malta Coins Distribution Centre at the main building of the Central Bank of Malta or by completing the order forms available on the Bank’s website: www.centralbankmalta.org under the Currency section.

For more information regarding these gold and silver coins, please e-mail us at mcdc@centralbankmalta.org or call on (+356) 2550 6005.

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