Silver coin, silver foil stamp & stamp commemorates Malta’s Presidency
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Today, the Central Bank of Malta and MaltaPost issued a joint numismatic product to commemorate Malta’s first Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The product will consist of a 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 2017 on the obverse and the official logo adopted for the Maltese Presidency of the Council for the European Union on the reverse.
The coin, which can be bought separately, 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 2,500 coins. The coin was designed and engraved by the Maltese artist, Noel Galea Bason.
The silver replica stamp was also produced for MaltaPost by the Royal Dutch Mint and depicts the €3.59 postage stamp from the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union postage stamp issue.
This joint product is available in a presentation case and is limited to 500 sets. Sets and coins may be purchased from the Malta Coin Centre (MCC) counter at the main building of the Central Bank of Malta, Castille Place, Valletta or the MCC e-shop on http://www.maltacoincentre.com/. The price of the set is €90, whereas the price for a coin is €60. Both prices are inclusive of VAT.
For further information, the public is kindly requested to contact the Malta Coin Centre by calling (+356) 2550 6006/7/8.
Also to commemorate this event, a miniature sheet bearing one stamp has been issued today by MaltaPost
The stamp bears a face value of €3.59 and will feature the logo chosen for Malta’s EU Presidency. This logo was chosen among a number of submissions made by students, and it shows a stylised and colourful interpretation of the Maltese Cross.
The stamp was designed by Sean Cini and measures 31mm x 44mm with a perforation of 13.9 x 14.0 (comb.) bearing the Maltese Cross mark. The sheet measures 84mm x 84mm. Printex Limited printed 20,000 miniature sheets.
This philatelic issue is available from any Post Office, online at www.maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c. 305, Qormi Road, Marsa, MTP 1001; Telephone: 2596 1740; email: email@example.com.