Sunday, May 4, 2008


On 10 July 2007, the Council of the European Union approved Malta’s application to join the euro area on 1 January 2008. On 1 January 2008, the euro became legal tender in Malta replacing the Maltese lira. From 1 February 2008, only euro banknotes and coins can be used for cash payments in Malta.
A certain Rita from Malta, who needed the 2002 eight portuguese coins sent me this new, shining and wonderful 2008 UNC set in exchange for a trade. Thanks to her, now I only need someone from Cyprus for a similar swap.
The 1 and 2 € depicts the eight-pointed Maltese cross. The 10, 20 and 50 cent coins depicts the Maltese coat of arms, a shield with a heraldic representation of the Maltese flag, topped by a mural crown and bounded by two branches, an olive branch symbolizing peace and a palm frond representing the Maltese identity. The 1, 2 and 5 cent shows at the centre the altar at the prehistoric temple of Imnajdra (a Neolithic complex dating back to 3600 BC which is considered to be one of the oldest free-standing temple groupings in the world).
Click here to see the image of the eight Malta coins.


Anonymous said...

Ola ,
I have some problems with my e-mail, can't mail you back !
Newsflash ; the new Portuguese commemorative coins is ( according to internet ) not due until September the 15th.....


Lazy man working said...

Maybe, but I also read that it would happen in June 15 - one million Portuguese coins.
Let's wait and see.
Anyway, thanks for the newsflash.