C o m m e m o r a t i v e   C o i n s 
 
 
⇑ 2005 ⇑
2006
Image Country Date Feature Ref. Volume  
 
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Luxembourg 01 Feb. 2006 25th birthday of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
3rd coin of the Grand-Ducal Dynasty series
20001
20002
20005
1,047,500  
 

 



Work in progress
 
 
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Germany 03 Feb. 2006 Schleswig‐Holstein (Holstentor in Lübeck)
1st coin in the Federal States series
20001
20002
20005
31,500,630  
 

 

Description : The late Gothic Holstentor, built between 1464 and 1478 and completely restored around 1871, is depicted with its facade facing Holstenplatz (Holsten square), looking towards the city. As one of the two remaining gates of the medieval town fortifications, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the Old Town of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck since 1987 and represents the federal state of "SCHLESWIG‐HOLSTEIN" inscribed below the depiction on the commemorative coin. Midway on the left is the German mint mark (A = Staatliche Münze Berlin in Berlin, D = Bayerisches Hauptmünzamt in Munich, F = Staatliche Münzen Baden‐Württemberg in Stuttgart, G = Staatliche Münzen Baden‐Württemberg in Karlsruhe or J = Landesbetrieb Hamburgische Münze in Hamburg) and midway on the right the initials "HH" of the designer Heinz Hoyer. The name "BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND" (Federal States of Germany) is arranged in a semicircle at the bottom of the ring, while at the top the year "2006" is flanked on both sides by six European stars.
 
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Italy 10 Feb. 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin 2006 20001
20002
20005
40,000,000  
 

 

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Belgium 10 Apr. 2006 Renovation of the Atomium in Brussels 20001
20002
20005
5,023,000  
 

 

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Finland 04 Oct. 2006 1st Centenary of the Introduction of Universal and Equal Suffrage 20001
20002
20005
2,500,000  
 

 

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San Marino 17 Oct. 2006 500th anniversary of the death of Christopher Columbus 20001
20002
20005
120,000  
 

 

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Vatican City 09 Nov. 2006 500th anniversary of the Swiss Guard 20001
20002
20005
100,000  
 

 

Description : The coin, designed by Orietta Rossi, depicts a Swiss Guardsman taking an oath of allegiance to the Pope. The flag of the Guard is grasped with the left hand to move it above the horizontal flagpole, while the oath is taken with the right hand raised and three fingers spread (which, among other things, symbolises the Trinity). The swearing‐in of the new recruits takes place on May 6th (the anniversary of the sacking of Rome in 1527) and for the first time in 2006 in St Peter's Square. The inscription "GUARDIA SVIZZERA PONTIFICIA" (Pontifical Swiss Guard) forms a semicircle around the Guard, under the flag is "CITTÀ DEL VATICANO" (Vatican City). On the left is "1506", the year the Guard was founded, on the right the year of issue "2006" and below is the letter "R" the mint mark of the Italian mint Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato in Rome. The logos "O. ROSSI" of the designer and "M.C.C.INC." (INC. = Incisore / Engraver) of the engraver Maria Carmela Colaneri can be found on the left and right above the flag.
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References :
20001 Images taken with authorisation by the ECB ‐ Mail dated 20.Feb.2020
© "European Central Bank"
20002 Data mirrored from Wikipedia Page "2_euro_commemorative_coins"
with friendly support of the guardians of that page.
20003 Not Applicable   20004 Coloured version of this Commemorative Coin in circulation
EU‐legal‐technical specifications do not recongnise colour prints, but the EU is tolerate them, due to the facts that their numbers are very small and that they are sold in special packs and therefor are very unlikely to be used as currency.
20005 enlarged Images taken with authorisation by Gerd Seyffert
© "Gerd Seyffert 2021"
20006 Not Applicable