Silver and Gold Maltese Euro Coins Issued

by on August 29, 2008 · 3 comments

Silver and Gold Maltese euro Auberge de Castille CoinsThe Central Bank of Malta has issued limited minted €10 silver and €50 gold proof coins that portray the theme of "Auberge de Castille," and are the first coins for collectors to be denominated in euro.

The reverse or tails side of the coins portrays the porch of the Auberge de Castille, a 1574 landmark building that currently houses the Office of the Prime Minister of Malta.

The reverse also bears the "Europa Star," the official logo of the Europa Programme 2008 for which the coins are issued under, and within the program’s "Cultural Heritage" theme.

The obverse or heads side shows the year 2008, and the Coat of Arms of the Maltese Republic.

The gold version is priced at €185 with a limited mintage of 3,000 coins while the silver version is priced at €38 with a mintage of 18,000 coins. (Both prices are inclusive of VAT.)

The coins were minted at the Royal Dutch Mint with the following specifications:

  Gold Coin Silver Coin
Face Value: €50 €10
Metal Finesse: 0.916 0.925
Weight: 6.5g 28.28g
Diameter: 21mm 38.61mm

According to the Central Bank, the coins may be purchased from the Malta Coins Distribution Centre, Central Bank of Malta, Pjazza Kastilja, Valletta, or via the Bank’s website: under the Currency section.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Koichi Ito August 30, 2008 at 3:28 am

I already made my reservation for 10 Euro Silver and 50 Euro Gold Maltese Commemorative Coins at Royal Scandinavian Mint in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Charlie May 11, 2009 at 2:18 pm

when the sets of malta euro coins 2009 is going out or another commemorative coins

Patty March 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I have several Maltese coins and I am trying to find the value of them.
I have a gold LM50 1975 coin with a boat on one side and some sort of an arch on the other side. I also have 2 silver coins. One is a LM2 from 1972 with a shield on one side and a building on the other. The other smaller silver coin is also from 1972 with a boat on one side and Alfonso Maria Galea on the other side. It also says it is a LM2. Can you tell me their worth in US dollars.
Where is the best place to sell these types of things?
Thank you!

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