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Document C2013/021/05

New national side of euro coins intended for circulation

OJ C 21, 24.1.2013, p. 11–11 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 21/11

New national side of euro coins intended for circulation

2013/C 21/05


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

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 Community 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: Luxembourg

Subject of commemoration: the wedding of the Heir Grand-Duke Guillaume with the Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy

Description of the design: The coin depicts, on the left of its inner part, the effigy of His Royal Highness, the Grand-Duke Henri, and on the right of its inner part, the effigy of the Heir Grand-Duke Guillaume superimposed on the effigy of the Countess Stéphanie. The texts ‘PRËNZENHOCHZAÏT’ and ‘LËTZEBUERG’ and the year ‘2012’, flanked by the mint mark and the initials of the mint master, appear at the bottom of the inner part of the coin.

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

Number of coins to be issued: 1,4 million

Date of issue: December 2012

(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).