Maltese Euro Pattern Coins
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Malta Euro Pattern Coins
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Malta & The Euro
We believe that Malta will eventually join the Euro, probably in 2004, along with about a dozen other countries. It is not known whether any official plans have been made to produce pattern designs for a set of Maltese euro coins.
On Saturday 8th March 2003, Malta holds its referendum on joining the EU. Of the ten immediate candidate countries, Malta is one of two, the other being Latvia, with a marginal forecast of a positive vote. Malta is also the first of the ten to hold its referendum. If Malta were to vote against joining, it could prove to be an embarrassment both for the EU and for the Maltese government.
Great Britain formally acquired possession of Malta in 1814. The island staunchly supported the UK through both World Wars and remained in the Commonwealth when it became independent in 1964. A decade later Malta became a republic. Over the last 15 years, the island has become a freight transshipment point, financial center, and tourist destination. It is an official candidate for EU membership.
On a number of previous occasions, especially before major coinage changes, pattern coins have been produced as a design exercise or to test public opinion. Many of these have been privately produced. A privately produced pattern set of British euro coins has already been produced, and met with intense demand, despite almost negligible marketing. Original priced at around €40, these have changed hands for over €250 on e-bay.
We have not yet seen any suggested designs for Maltese euro coins, but...
As at March 2003, after the "Yes" referendum, we hear there are plans to make unofficial pattern Maltese euro coin sets. These would not be available before about September 2003.
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Maltese euro sets
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Postage & Packing, Per Shipment:
- UK: At buyer's Risk £3.50 or
Fully Insured £9 (Usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
- USA: Airmail at buyer's risk $10 or
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