Malta, Commemorative 2 euro coin, 200 Years Malta Police Force, 2014.
Malta celebrates 50 years of Independence. A former British colony and naval base for the British army, Malta sought independence from the Queen following a democratic vote in the Maltese Parliament in 1962. This process led to the British Empire releasing it’s Mediterranean stronghold and granting the Maltese islands their state of independence on the 21st September, 1964. This year (2014) the islands celebrate 50 years of Independence with a string of events organised by the National Festivities Committee.
The Central Bank of Malta has issued a new euro coin set dated 2013, incorporating the eight Maltese euro coins, designed by Noel Galea Bason. The set also includes a 2 Euro commemorative coin, commemorating the 1921 constitution granting self-government to Malta. This coin was designed by Ganni Bonnici and is the third in a series of five coins, commemorating Malta’s constitutional history. All the coins were struck at the Royal Dutch Mint.
The set also includes a replica coin from the Byzantine period and is packed in a distinctive presentation box. The minting is limited to 35,000 sets.