|The Official Blister 2016 contains a full set of circulating euros (1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents and 1, 2 euros), along will a commemorative 2 euro coin dedicated to the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU.
The Presidency of the Council of the European Union is responsible for the functioning of the Council of the European Union, the upper house of the EU legislature. It rotates among the member states of the EU every six months. The presidency is not an individual, but rather the position is held by a national government. It is sometimes incorrectly referred to as the President of the European Union. The presidency's function is to chair meetings of the Council, determine its agendas, set a work programme and facilitate dialogue both at Council meetings and with other EU institutions.
The design of the Slovak coins was selected by public vote, where more than 140,000 people participated. The most popular design was the Coat of arms of Slovakia (33,068 votes), followed by the Krivan peak (24,589 votes) and the Bratislava Castle (21,792 votes).
Issue date: March 2016