€2 commemorative coins 2009

finland 2 euro 2009

Finland 

Feature:200 years of Finnish autonomy

Description:200th anniversary of Finnish autonomy and the founding of Central Governmental Institutions in Finland.

Issuing volume:1.6 million coins
Issuing date:October, 2009


luxemburg 2 euro 2009

Luxemburg 

Feature: Grand-Duchess Charlotte, 2009

Description: Charlotte of Luxembourg (1896-1985) was duchess of Luxembourg from 1919 to 1964. She was the daughter of Wilhelm IV and duchess Anna-Marie. After resignation of her sister Marie-Adelheid she ascended the throne on 15th January 1919. On 28th September 1919 the referendum confirmed the constitutional hereditary monarchy under duchess Charlotte. On 6th November 1919 she married prince Felix from Bourbon-Parma with whom she had six children.

Issuing volume:1.4 million coins
Issuing date: January 2009


san marino 2 euro 2009

San Marino 

Feature: European Year of Creativity and Innovation, 2009

Description: The European Year of Creativity and Innovation aims to raise awareness of the importance of creativity and innovation for personal, social and economic development; to disseminate good practices; to stimulate education and research, and to promote policy debate on related issues.

Issuing volume:130000 coins
Issuing date: 15 September 2009


portugal 2 euro 2009

Portugal 

Feature: Lusophony Games, 2009

Description: The 2009 Lusophony Games will be the 2nd edition of the Lusophony Games (Portuguese: 2.os Jogos da Lusofonia), a multi-sport event for delegations representing every Portuguese-speaking national Olympic committees. It will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from July 11 to July 19, 2009. The Pavilhao Atlantico will be the main venue, staging the ceremonies and most of the sport competitions.

Issuing volume: 1.250 million coins
Issuing date: June 2009


belgium 2 euro 2009

Belgium 

Feature: Louis Braille, 2009

Description: Louis Braille (1809 – 1852) was the inventor of braille system, a world-wide system used by blind and visually impaired people for reading and writing. Braille is read by passing the fingers over characters made up of an arrangement of one to six embossed points. It has been adapted to almost every known language.

Issuing volume: To be determined.
Issuing date: September 2009


italy 2 euro 2009

Italy 

Feature: Louis Braille, 2009

Description: Louis Braille (1809 – 1852) was the inventor of braille system, a world-wide system used by blind and visually impaired people for reading and writing. Braille is read by passing the fingers over characters made up of an arrangement of one to six embossed points. It has been adapted to almost every known language.

Issuing volume: To be determined.
Issuing date: 2009


slovakia 2 euro 2009

Slovakia 

Feature: 20th anniversary of 17 November 1989, 2009

Description: Commemorative coin 2 Euro, Day of the fight for freedom and democracy, 20th Anniversary of the Start of the Velvet Revolution.

Issuing volume: To be determined.
Issuing date: 2009


vatican 2 euro 2009

Vatican City 

Feature: International Year of Astronomy, 2009

Description: Vatican City, 2 Euro Commemorative Bimetallic Coin - International Year of Astronomy.

Issuing volume: To be determined.
Issuing date: 2009


germany 2 euro 2009

Germany 

Feature: Federal state of Saarland, 2009

Description: The coin features the Ludwigskirche, a symbol of Saarbrücken, the capital of the Saarland. It shows the distinctive east facade and bell tower of the church, with the word 'SAARLAND' and 'G', a mint mark, underneath. It was designed by Friedrich Brenner, whose initials appear to the right of the image. The year of mintage, 2009, the 12 stars of the European Union and the words 'BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND' are depicted on the outer ring.

Issuing volume: 30 million coins
Issuing date: February 2009


2 Euro 10th anniversary of Economic and Monetary Union 2009

Euro area countries 

Feature: 10th anniversary of Economic and Monetary Union, 2009

Description: Euro area countries - 2 Euro, 10th anniversary of Economic and Monetary Union, 2009

The coin shows a stick figure which merges into the € symbol. It seeks to convey the idea of the single currency and, by extension, Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) being the latest step in Europe’s long history of trade and economic integration.
The coin is issued by each euro area country and shows the name of the country as well as the legend ‘EMU 1999-2009’ in the respective language(s).
The design was chosen out of a shortlist of five by members of the public across the European Union voting online. It was created by George Stamatopoulos, a sculptor from the Minting department at the Bank of Greece.

Issuing volume: varies from country to country
Issuing date: January 2009



Belgium: 5 million coins

Germany: 30 million coins

Finland: 1.4 million coins

France: 10 million coins

Greece: 4 million coins

Ireland: 5 million coins

Italy: 2.5 million coins

Luxembourg: 1.4 million coins

Malta: 700.000 coins

Netherlands: 5.3 million coins

Austria: 5 million coins

Portugal: 1285 million coins

Slovakia: 2.5 million coins

Slovenia: 1 million coins

Spain: 8 million coins

Cyprus: 1 million coins


The final design of the coin was chosen by electronic voting from 31 January 2008 to 22 February 2008, with the result announced on 25 February 2008. The designs were pre-selected by the national mint directors of the eurozone.
For the common issue five design were made and the winner was George Stamatopoulos, a sculptor from the Bank of Greece Mint.

1st position (41.48%)

2nd position (32.67%)

3rd position (11.15%)

4th position (7.71%)

5th position (7.01%)