|The second in a series of five €2 commemorative coins, bearing the inscription "Majority Representation - 1887". After 1849, there were occasionally situations when the elected members of the Governing Council could not push forward decisions they wished to implement as they were in a minority in the Council vis-a-vis the British Governor and his nominated members. In time, a general feeling developed in favour of an elected majority, which would be in a better position to enact legislation. Following the unification of Italy (1861) and Germany (1871), th demand for an elected majority was materialised in 1887, with the granting of Representative Government.
The inner part of the commemorative coin depicts eight men in front of the Maltese Parliament, in Valleta. On the upper part of the coin the legend MALTA - Majority Representation 1987 is inscripted.On the lower part of the coins the year of the coinage(2012) is minted. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.
Issue date: September 2012
Diameter - 25.75mm
Thickness - 2.2mm
Weight - 8.5gr
|Combination of the number 2 and two Maltese Crosses, repeated six times