The Malta Independent 26 June 2019, Wednesday

Issue of new euro coin set dated 2019

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 10:34 Last update: about 2 months ago

On 13 May the Central Bank of Malta issued a new euro coin set dated 2019 in a brilliant uncirculated version. The set consists of the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin, depicting the prehistoric temples of Ta' Ħaġrat. The latter is the fourth in a series of seven coins dedicated to Maltese prehistoric monuments.

Ta' Ħaġrat Temple in Mġarr has two main structures. The larger of the two dates to circa 3,600-3,200BC, while the other was built at a later stage circa 3,300-3,000BC. The site started being excavated in 1923 by Sir Temi Zammit and G. G. Sinclair. The temple's imposing portal surmounted by a massive lintel and the three large steps leading from the forecourt to the gateway's threshold are unique features of this temple. Ta' Ħaġrat is a Unesco World Heritage Site.

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All the coins in the set are in brilliant uncirculated quality and were struck at the Monnaie de Paris in France. The national sides of the euro coins and the commemorative €2 coin were designed by Noel Galea Bason. The sets, which will be limited to 15,000, will be presented in an attractive and illustrated blister-pack.

Sets may be purchased directly from the Malta Coin Centre e-shop, which can be accessed through the bank's website www.centralbankmalta.org. Alternatively, one may visit the Malta Coin Centre counter at the main building of the Central Bank of Malta, Castille Place, Valletta. The dated set will be sold for €26.

For further information the public is kindly requested to contact the Malta Coin Centre via email on [email protected] or by calling on (+356) 2550 6006/7.


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