Malta 2 euros 2011 - First elected representatives (Colored)

Obverse of Malta 2 euros 2011 - First elected representatives
Krause - Mishler KM# 144
Details Malta started a series of five 2 euro commemorative coins, all related to the Maltese constitutional history, which includes the following coins: 2011 - First Election of Representatives in 1849, 2012 - 1887 Majority Representation, 2013 - Establishment of Self-Government in 1921, 2014 - Independence from Britain in 1964 and 2015 - Proclamation of the Republic of Malta in 1974

The theme for this first coin is "First Elected Representatives – 1849". In that year the Maltese Islands had their first effective experience of political representation, through a process of democratic elections. On the 11 May 1849, Great Britain, by Letters of Patent, granted Malta a Constitution creating a Council of Government empowered to promulgate “laws for the peace, order and good government” of the country.

The centre of the coin shows a hand putting a vote into a ballot box, symbolising the process of democratic elections. Issue date: October 2011
Specifications Diameter - 25.75mm Thickness - 2.2mm Weight - 8.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass (75% copper - 20% zinc - 5% nickel)
Edge Combination of the number 2 and two Maltese Crosses, repeated six times
Comments Designer: Ganni Bonnici

Legend: Malta - First elected representatives 1849

This coin has been artificially colorized

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