Roman city called Emona (or Aemona) once stood where Ljubljana, the
capital of Slovenia, now is found.
first circulating commemorative €2 coin for 2015 marks the 2,000th
anniversary of the historical city of the Roman Empire.
obverse of the coin features a composition of letters to form the word
EMONA (or the A could serve doubly, to form another version of the
name, Aemona), and a stylized design representing the city.
Inscriptions connect the ancient town with the present-day city and
the current nation.
coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
total,1 million coins are due to be released into circulation,
beginning in January.
eurozone nation may issue up to two circulating commemorative €2 coins
annually, with designs of their choosing. Any joint program, like the
2009 series marking the tenth anniversary of the euro currency, does
not count toward that limit.
every nation issues circulating commemorative €2 coins annually, and
some chose to issue only one special design annually.
reverse of euro coins carries one of three common designs, all showing
various maps of Europe and the earth.
issued by specific countries, euro coins are valid for payments
throughout the eurozone.
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