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2007
Image Country Date Feature Ref. Volume  
 
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Germany 02 Feb. 2007 Mecklenburg‐Western Pomerania (Schwerin Castle)
2nd coin in the Federal States series
20001
20002
20005
31,245,630  
 

 

Description : The House of Mecklenburg, a dynasty of dukes and grand dukes, which emerged from the Abodrites, ruled over Mecklenburg and later Mecklenburg‐Schwerin from 1131 to 1918. Schwerin Castle, a building that has evolved historically over a thousand years, is situated on an island in the town of Schwerin. In 1845‐1857 a major reconstruction in the neo‐renaissance style took place under the direction of Georg Adolf Demmler and the participation of Gottfried Semper and Friedrich August Stüler. The latter designed the dome, which is crowned by a statue of the Archangel Michael. Beneath the front facade is the equestrian statue of Prince Niklot (∼1100‐1160), the anscestor of the dukes and grand dukes of Mecklenburg. The coin shows the castle, also called Neuschwanstein of the North, which today is the seat of the state parliament. Below the motif is the name "MECKLENBURG‐VORPOMMERN" (Mecklenburg‐Western Pomerania) below this are the initials "HH" of the designer Heinz Hoyer. Above the motif 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). "BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND" (Federal States of Germany) is arranged in a semicircle in the lower part of the outer ring and at the top the year "2007" is flanked on both sides by six European stars.
 
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Luxembourg 02 Feb. 2007 Grand Ducal Palace
4th coin of the Grand-Ducal Dynasty series
20001
20002
20005
1,031,000  
 

 



Work in progress
 
 
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Common Issue 25 Mar. —
02 Apr. 2007
50th anniversary of the Signature of the Treaty of Rome 20001
20002
20005
87,687,666  
 

 

Description : The Treaty establishing the European Community, called the Treaty of Rome (originally called the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community and renamed the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union in December 2009) was signed on 25 March 1957 by Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands at the Conservatory Palace in Rome. It came into force on 1st of January 1958. At the same time two other treaties were concluded, the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community, which established EURATOM, and the Agreement on Institutions Common to the European Communities, which stipulated that the European Economic Community (EEC), the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) and the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) had a common parliamentary assembly (now the European Parliament), a common Court of Justice and a common Economic and Social Committee. On the 5th of May 2006, EU Commissioner Joaquín Almunia and Eurogroup President Jean‐Claude Juncker announced the first transnational 2‐Euro commemorative coin to mark the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. The directors of the Italian mint Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, the Spanish mint Real Casa de la Moneda and the Austrian Mint Münze Österreich AG met in Vienna to exchange ideas. The ideas were presented and amalgamated into a design by the commissioned engraver Helmut Andexlinger, after approval he produced a model of the coin. It shows the treaty with the signatures of the representatives from the six founding states, framed by the pavement pattern of the Capitol Square in Rome, designed by Michelangelo where the treaty was signed.
 
In a departure from this, Luxembourg coins also feature a latent image of Grand Duke Henri, as Luxembourg law does not allow a national coin to be issued without the image of the head of state.
 
Three non‐euro countries have also adopted the motif in their respective currencies: Romania, 10 Lei; Hungary, 50 Forints; Cyprus, 1 Lira.
 
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Portugal 02 Jul. 2007 Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union 20001
20002
20005
1,300,000  
 

 

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Monaco 12 Jul. 2007 25th anniversary of the death of Princess Grace 20001
20002
20005
20,001  
 

 

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San Marino 09 Oct. 2007 200th birthday of Giuseppe Garibaldi 20001
20002
20005
130,000  
 

 

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Vatican City 23 Oct. 2007 80th birthday of Pope Benedict XVI 20001
20002
20005
100,000  
 

 

Description : Pope Benedict XVI, bourgeois Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger (born 1927 in Marktl, Bavaria) was head of the Catholic Church from 2005 until his resignation in 2013. Since then he has lived in seclusion as Pope emeritus in the Vatican. His portrait is framed by the inscriptions "BENEDICTI XVI P.M. ÆTATIS ANNO LXXX" (80th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI) on the right and "CITTÀ DEL VATICANO" (Vatican City) on the left. The lower left‐hand side shows the "R" the mint mark of the Italian mint Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato in Rome and below it the year of issue "2007". The logos "LONGO" of the designer Daniela Longo and "MCC INC." (INC. = Incisore / Engraver) by engraver Maria Carmela Colaneri appear on the shoulder and lapel of the Pope respectively.
 
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Finland 03 Dec. 2007 90th anniversary of Finland's independence 20001
20002
20005
2,000,000  
 

 



Work in progress
 
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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