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Slovakia. 2 euros. 2015. 30 years of the EU flag

Data sheet

Depth 2,2
Weight 8,5
Diameter (mm) 25,75
Mintage 1000
Material bimetal
Edge of the coin (milling) combined
Series 30 years of the EU flag
Country Slovakia
Release date 2015
Quality UNC

330 руб

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Slovakia. 2 euros. 2015 30 years of the EU Flag.

On May 28, 2016, the European Commission announced the winner of the competition for the best coin design in honor of the 30th anniversary of the European flag. They became the project of the artist of the Bank of Greece Georgios Stamatopoulos (Georgios Stamatopoulos). During the online voting, 30% of the votes were cast for him.

Initially, a professional jury selected 5 coin projects out of 62 submitted by European mints.

The European flag symbolizes both the European Union and, more broadly, the identity and unity of Europe. It has a rectangular shape with proportions of 2:3. On a blue background, there are 12 five-pointed gold stars on a blue background, similar to the numbers on the watch dial. The number of stars has nothing to do with the number of member countries, the circle is a symbol of unity. The number 12 is traditionally a symbol of perfection, completeness and unity. Their number remains unchanged regardless of EU enlargement. The radius of each star is equal to 1/18 of the height of the flag.

The flag was adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Council of Europe on December 8, 1955, designed by Arsene Heitz.

The Council of Europe supported the idea that the flag it adopted represented Europe as a whole, and therefore encouraged other European organizations to adopt this flag as their own symbol. In 1983, the European Parliament recognized the flag of the Council of Europe as the symbol of the European Communities during the meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the European Communities in Milan at the meeting of the Council of Europe. After the formal consent of the Council of Europe, the European flag was solemnly raised for the first time on May 29, 1986 in front of the seat of the European Commission to the sound of the European anthem. With the formation of the European Union, the flag simultaneously became its flag.

After the flag with twelve stars became the symbol of a united Europe, the Council of Europe began to use a modified version of it with the letter "e" in the center as its own symbols.

Obverse: in the center is the flag of Europe against the background of a stylized globe, as a symbol that unites people and cultures with common views and ideals for a better future. In a circle - 12 human figures representing the birth of a new Europe. The name of the issuing state and the years "SLOVENSKO 1985-2015" are engraved along the edge of the disk on the right. Also on the right there is a mint designation and the artist's initials "ΓΣ".
The 12 stars of the European Union are located around the outer ring.

Reverse: the map of Europe is located on the right side. There are six vertical lines on the background of the map. At the ends of these lines there are 12 stars. To the left of the card there is a numerical designation of the face value. On the card itself there is a horizontal inscription "EURO".
Release date: 09/24/2015