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Document C2018/133/05

New national side of euro coins intended for circulation

OJ C 133, 16.4.2018, p. 21–21 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

16.4.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 133/21


New national side of euro coins intended for circulation

(2018/C 133/05)

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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 issuance of euro coins are authorised to issue commemorative euro coins intended for circulation, provided that certain conditions are met, one of these being that only the 2-euro denomination is used. These coins have the same technical characteristics as other 2-euro coins, but their national side features a commemorative design that is highly symbolic in national or European terms.

Issuing country : Finland

Subject of commemoration : Finnish sauna culture

Description of the design : The design shows a Finnish landscape with a typical Finnish lakeside sauna placed in the centre. The year of issuance ‘2018’ is placed at the centre bottom. The indication of the issuing country ‘FI’ is at the centre left and the mint mark at the centre right.

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

Number of coins to be issued :

Date of issue : October 2018


(1)  See OJ C 373, 28.12.2001, p. 1 for the national sides 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).


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