Commemorative coins on sale from 25 October
Banka Slovenije is issuing two series of commemorative coins, which will go on sale on 25 October: collector coins marking the 30th anniversary of Slovenia’s statehood, and commemorative coins marking the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Provincial Museum for Carniola, the first museum in Slovenia. We have also prepared sets of 2021 euro coins.
All the products will be on sale at the Banka Slovenije counters, at selected branches of Deželna banka Slovenije, and at Moro & Kunst.
Banka Slovenije should highlight that commemorative coins are legal tender in all countries of the euro area, at face value, while collector coins are legal tender only in Slovenia.
The main motif of the collector coins issued to mark the 30th anniversary of the statehood of Slovenia is a silhouette of Mt Triglav, a core symbol of the Slovenian state. The longitudinal engraving in levels over the entire face of the coin represents the lasting memory of the historical context of the events surrounding Slovenia’s independence. The design was created by Gregor Ivanušič. The following quantities of collector coins will be available:
- 750 gold coins priced at EUR 440,
- 1,250 silver coins priced at EUR 50,
- 50,000 bimetallic 3-euro coins of ordinary BU quality (in paper rolls) priced at face value of EUR 3,
- 1,000 bimetallic 3-euro coins of proof quality, packed separately in plastic capsules, priced at EUR 17.
Figure 1: Collector coin marking the 30th anniversary of Slovenia’s statehood
The main motif of the commemorative coin marking the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Provincial Museum for Carniola, the first museum in Slovenia, is the Vače situla, where the bands are a graphical symbol for the layers of history. The coin depicts the layers of the museum’s history in the form of the various names that the institution has borne in its 200-year history. The design was created by Lana Semečnik. The following quantities of commemorative coins will be available:
- 991,000 bimetallic 2-euro coins of ordinary BU quality (in paper rolls) priced at face value of EUR 2,
- 2,500 bimetallic 2-euro coins of proof quality, packed separately in plastic capsules, priced at EUR 16.
Figure 2: Commemorative coin marking the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Provincial Museum for Carniola, the first museum in Slovenia
Banka Slovenije has also prepared sets of 2021 euro coins including all denominations of general circulation coins (from 1-cent to 2-euro) dated 2021, the 2-euro commemorative coin dated 2021, and the 3-euro collector coin issued to mark the 300th anniversary of the Škofja Loka Passion in 2021. The following sets will be available:
- 6,000 sets of ordinary BU coins priced at EUR 25, and
- 500 sets of proof quality coins priced at EUR 70.
The sale of certain products to an individual buyer will be limited in the first days after issuance to one gold coin, one silver coin, one bimetallic 3-euro proof quality coin, one roll of bimetallic 3-euro ordinary BU coins, one 2-euro proof quality coin and one set of proof quality coins. There are no limits on the purchase of 2-euro ordinary BU coins or sets of ordinary BU coins.
These commemorative coins and sets will be available from 25 October at the Banka Slovenije counters, at selected branches of Deželna banka Slovenije and at Moro & Kunst, with protocols in place for the epidemiological situation and associated measures and recommendations.
More information on numismatic products can be found here.