The official set PROOF 2019, including the 8 Euro coins and the two 2 euro commemorative coins issued in 2019, Manolis Andronikos and Andreas Kalvos, in proof quality. Mintage 1.500 sets. Packaging: wooden box with certificate of authenticity.
Paris city of lights. Tribute to the most beautiful buildings of the capital. In 2019, the Paris’ Treasures series highlights Paris, the City of lights, with the light beam of the Eiffel Tower. The obverse shows an aerial view by night of the Eiffel Tower. This plunging view alllows the light beam to spread out on Paris and keep an eye on its inhabitants. In 2019, it is the 130th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower. This date and the « RF » mention are highlighted in the Seine River.
The reverse is the common one of the Paris’ Treasures series. We see a contemporary view of the Paris map and also its districts represented by little pyramids. The gold deposit and the rhodium on coins allow to beautify the details on parisian monuments. Here, it is the famous Eiffel Tower headlight which is highlighted thanks to its benevolence for the city of Paris. Through the woman iron, Paris city of lights is magnified.
Paris ville lumière. Hommage aux plus beaux édifices de la capitale. En 2019, la sérieTrésors de Paris met enavant Paris ville lumière avec le faisceaulumineux de la Tour Eiffel. La face représenteunevueaérienne de nuit de la Tour Eiffel. Cettevueenplongeanteet de nuitpermet au faisceaulumineux de se répandre sur Paris et ainsi de veiller sur ses habitants. En 2019, la Tour Eiffel fête ses 130 ans. Cette date anniversaireainsi que le RF sontmisenavantdans la Seine.
Le revers est le revers commun à la sérieTrésors de Paris. Il propose unevuemoderne du plan de Paris et de ses arrondissements représentés par de petites pyramides. Le dépôtd’oret de rhodium sur les monnaiespermet de magnifier les détails des monuments parisiens. Ici, c’est le fameuxphare de la Tour Eiffel qui estmisen lumière tantilapporteunebienveillance à la ville de Paris. A traverssa dame de fer, c’est Paris ville lumière qui estmagnifiée.
On Tuesday, 17 September, Latvijas Banka is issuing a 2 euro commemorative coin “The Rising Sun” dedicated to the history of the Coat of Arms of Latvia. At the same time, by this coin we shall also pay tribute to AnsisCīrulis (1883–1942) artistic contribution that has been included in the Latvian Cultural Canon.
The motif of a rising sun was very popular at the time of the foundation of the Latvian state. The rising sun symbolised the new country. With the help of artist Ivars Drulle, the sun motif created by artist AnsisCīrulis and emerging as one of the basic elements of the Coat of Arms of Latvia has reborn into the commemorative coin “The Rising Sun”.
The graphic design and plaster model of the national side of the new commemorative coin has been created by artist Ivars Drulle, while the common side of the coin bearing the nominal value (artist Luc Luycx) is the same as that of other 2 euro circulation coins, including material and size.
The flora of Greece is among the richest and most interesting in Europe. According to the latest count (June 2018), it comprises 5,837 species and 1,985 subspecies of Vascular Plants, of which 1,103 species (18.4%) and 456 subspecies (23.1%) are endemic, i.e. restricted to Greece and occurring naturally nowhere else in the world. Goulimis’s tulip (Tulipa goulimyi) was discovered in 1954 by Constantine Goulimis and described in 1955 by British botanists J.R. Sealy and W.B. Turrill, who gave it his name. Its distribution is limited to the southeastern Peloponnese, the islands of Elafonissos, Kythera (where it is quite common) and Antikythera, as well as northwestern Crete (where it is very rare). It typically occurs at low elevations (0-600 m.), mainly among phrygana and on stony, gravelly or sandy ground. This tulip’s key characteristic is that its bulb tunics bear copious wool of brownish hairs inside. It flowers from late March until early May. Its flower is usually bright red, but in rare cases may even be yellow. The species has been classified as “Vulnerable” (VU) in the first Red Data Book of Rare and Threatened Plants of Greece according to the rules of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).