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Document C2021/482/02

New national side of euro coins intended for circulation 2021/C 482/02


OJ C 482, 30.11.2021, p. 2–2 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 482/2

New national side of euro coins intended for circulation

(2021/C 482/02)

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National side of the new commemorative 2-euro coin intended for circulation and issued by the Republic of San Marino

Euro coins intended for circulation have legal tender status throughout the euro area. For the purpose of informing the public and all parties who handle the coins, the Commission publishes a description of the designs of all new coins (1). In accordance with the Council conclusions of 10 February 2009 (2), euro-area Member States and countries that have concluded a monetary agreement with the European Union providing for the issuing of euro coins are allowed to issue commemorative euro coins intended for circulation, provided that certain conditions are met, particularly that only the 2-euro denomination is used. These coins have the same technical characteristics as other 2-euro coins, but their national face features a commemorative design that is highly symbolic in national or European terms.

Issuing country: The Republic of San Marino

Subject of commemoration: The 550th anniversary of the birth of Albrecht Dürer

Description of the design: The design depicts the Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus, detail of the painting ‘Madonna with Child’ by Albrecht Dürer, kept in the Uffizi Galleries (Florence). At the left is the inscription ‘SAN MARINO’ and the mintmark ‘R’. At the top right is the monogram ‘AD’ with the initials of Albrecht Dürer and at the right is the inscription ‘DÜRER’. At the bottom are the initials of the author Valerio De Seta, ‘VdS’, and the dates ‘1471-2021’.

The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Estimated number of coins to be issued: 54 000

Date of issue: August 2021

(1)  See OJ C 373, 28.12.2001, p. 1 for the national faces of all the coins issued in 2002.

(2)  See the conclusions of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of 10 February 2009 and the Commission Recommendation of 19 December 2008 on common guidelines for the national sides and the issuance of euro coins intended for circulation (OJ L 9, 14.1.2009, p. 52).