Friday, July 8, 2011

Europe 2 euro 2012 - 10 Years of the Euro final design

Almost 35,000 people voted in the online competition from a choice of five designs that had been pre-selected by a professional jury following a design competition among citizens from the whole euro area. The new commemorative 2 euro coin will be issued by all euro area Member States. It is estimated that some 90 million of these coins will be put into circulation.

This is the winning design:

This design symbolises the way in which the euro has become a true global player in the last ten years and its importance in ordinary people's lives (represented by the people in the design), trade (the ship), industry (the factory) and energy (wind power stations).
It received 34% of the votes. It was created by Mr Helmut Andexlinger, who is a professional designer at the Austrian Mint:


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