Category: 21st Century Slovenian Coins


Denomination –  2 Euros
Country –  Slovenia
Year –  2010
Head Of State – Prime Minister Borut Pahor
Mint – Rahapaja Oy, in Helsinki-Vantaa, Finland
Obverse – The inner part of the coin depicts the Rebrinčevolistna Hladnikija plant.
On the left under the plant, its name ‘HLADNIKIA PASTINACIFOLIA’ is written in an arc.
Around the image in a circle is the legend ‘SLOVENIJA 2010. 200 LET. BOTANIČNI VRT. LJUBLJANA.’
The outer ring of the coin depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Reverse – The reverse (used from 2007 onwards) was designed by Luc Luycx and displays a map of Europe, not including Iceland and cutting off, in a semi-circle, at the Bosporus, north through the middle of Ukraine and Belarus and through northern Scandinavia. Cyprus is located further west than it should be and Malta is shown disproportionally large so it appears on the map. The map has numerous indentations giving an appearance of geography rather than a flat design. Six fine lines cut across the map except where there is landmass and have a star at each end – reflecting the twelve stars on the flags of Europe. Across the map is the word EURO, and a large number 2 appears to the left hand side of the coin. The designer’s initials, LL, appear next to Cyprus. Luc Luycx designed the original coin, which was much the same except the design was only of the then 15 members in their entirety and showing border and no geographic features. The map was less detailed and the lines the stars were upon cut through where there would be landmass in eastern Europe if it were shown.
Metal – BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper – 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – Luc Luycx (Reverse)
Edge – The €2 coin edge inscription is ‘S L O V E N I J A’, followed by an engraved dot
Mintage – 1,000,000
Diameter  –  25,70 mm
Weight – 8,52 gr
Interesting Facts – The coin commemorates the 200th anniversary of the opening of Ljubljana’s Botanical Garden, the oldest scientific and cultural institution in Slovenia.

Botanical Garden Slovenia

Established in 1810, the Ljubljana Botanical Gardens are Slovenia’s oldest cultural, scientific and educational institution operating uninterruptedly since its foundation. The Gardens contain more than 4,500 different species and subspecies. One third of them are endemic to Slovenia, while the rest originate from other parts of Europe and other continents. The Gardens, collaborating with more than 270 botanical gardens worldwide, are involved in scientific research and educational activities. They play an important role in the growing and protection of Slovenia’s endemic, endangered, vulnerable and rare species. Schedule 1 April – 31 October: 7:00-19:00 daily 1 November – 31 March: 7:00-17:00 daily June till August: 7:00-20:00 daily Location Ljubljana Botanical Gardens’ sections Arboretum: A part of the Gardens dominated by trees. Plant System: A section where plants are arranged in the form of the tree of life according to their evolutionary relationships. Ecological Groups: An area planted mainly with marsh and water species requiring special conditions for growth outside their natural habitat. Ecological and Geographical Groups: A section where mainly plant species from mountain and karst areas are sorted according to their geographical origin. Glasshouse: A section housing mainly tropical plant species, which require high air moisture levels and more or less even temperatures throughout the year. Cultivation Section: A plant bed section used for the research, cultivation and propagation of plants to be transplanted to other parts of the Gardens. 
Value – 3,40 euros http://www.fleur-de-coin.com/eurocoins/slovenia-2-euro-coins.asp
Denomination –  2 Euros
Country –  Slovenia
Year –  2011
Head Of State – Prime Minister Borut Pahor
Mint – Rahapaja Oy, in Helsinki-Vantaa, Finland
Obverse – The center of the coin shows at the left side (Franc Rozman) his effigy with a fivepointed star and at the right side his name, the name of the country, his year of birth and death and the year of emission, 2011. The rim contains the twelve European stars.
Reverse – The reverse (used from 2007 onwards) was designed by Luc Luycx and displays a map of Europe, not including Iceland and cutting off, in a semi-circle, at the Bosporus, north through the middle of Ukraine and Belarus and through northern Scandinavia. Cyprus is located further west than it should be and Malta is shown disproportionally large so it appears on the map. The map has numerous indentations giving an appearance of geography rather than a flat design. Six fine lines cut across the map except where there is landmass and have a star at each end – reflecting the twelve stars on the flags of Europe. Across the map is the word EURO, and a large number 2 appears to the left hand side of the coin. The designer’s initials, LL, appear next to Cyprus. Luc Luycx designed the original coin, which was much the same except the design was only of the then 15 members in their entirety and showing border and no geographic features. The map was less detailed and the lines the stars were upon cut through where there would be landmass in eastern Europe if it were shown.
Metal – BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper – 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – Edi Berk (Obverse) – Luc Luycx (Reverse)
Edge – The €2 coin edge inscription is ‘S L O V E N I J A’, followed by an engraved dot
Mintage – 971,000 – 15,000 in coincards – 14,000 proof
Diameter  –  25,70 mm
Weight – 8,52 gr
Interesting Facts – Franc Rozman,nicknamed Stane (1911–1944), was a Slovenian Yugoslav partisan commander in World War II. In Slovenia he is considered a national hero. In the spring of 1942 Rozman became the commander of a Slovene partisan brigade established on April 5 1942 at Kremenik in Lower Carniola, and numbering more than 300 fighters. Measured by composition, organization, training, and fighting power, this was the most powerful Slovene partisan unit at that time. On 13 July 1943, he became a commander of the High Command of the Slovene partisan army with the rank of lieutenant general, which he held up to his death. Rozman died in White Carniola as a consequence of a serious wound received while testing new mortar weapons sent to the partisans by their British Allies.
Denomination –   1 Cent (0,01 Euro)
Country –  Slovenia
Year –  2007
Head Of State – Prime Minister Anton Rop
Mint – Rahapaja Oy, in Helsinki-Vantaa, Finland
Obverse – White Stork, a motif taken from the former 20 Slovenien Tolar coin by Janez Boljka. Between each star round the right hand edge are the letters SLOVENIJA (Slovenia) with the date after it to the upper left. The design came into use in 2007 when Slovenia adopted the euro. SLOVENIJA, star between each letter. Mint Mark “Fi” located to the right of the 6 o’clock star
Reverse – Globe in the bottom left. The (initial design:2002) then-fifteen members of the EU are lightly highlighted . Six fine lines cut diagonally behind the globe from each side of the coin and have twelve stars at their ends (reflective of the flags of Europe). To the top left is a large number 1 followed, in smaller text, by the words “Euro Cent”. The designers initials, LL, appear to the right of the globe.
Metal – 94,35% Steel – 5,65% Copper
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – Janez Boljka
Catalogue – KM#68
Edge – Plain
Mintage – 44,700,000
Diameter  –  16,20 mm
Weight – 2,27 gr
Interesting Facts –  The first stage of the selection process started in April 2004, involving preliminary discussions with numismatists, designers and experts. The general public was also invited through the mass media to participate in a public tender concerning proposals of motifs (132 tenderers proposed 699 motifs). A special expert commission (9 different individual experts and members of different institutions, including the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Slovenia) dealt with the proposals and the process. The second stage of selection started when the Government of the Republic of Slovenia confirmed the commission’s decision that invitations would be addressed to some prominent designers for the production of designs.The commission invited five well-known Slovene designers. A special jury of reputable Slovene artists, designers, professors and connoisseurs of Slovene cultural heritage was appointed to review and assess the designs submitted for the Slovene euro coins. The commission of the Bank of Slovenia and Ministry of Finance unanimously agreed with the proposed selected designs prepared by Mr Miljenko Licul, along with Ms Maja Licul and Mr Janez Boljka. The Government of the Republic of Slovenia gave their consent and adopted the decision on 28 July 2005 to submit the selected design proposals for the national side of the Slovene euro coins to ECOFIN (Economic and Financial Committee) – Coins Sub-Committee, which acknowledged the compliance of the Slovene design proposals with European legislation on 5 October 2005.

  • Slovenia became the first country in the Euro Zone expansion area to adopt the Euro, and the first new addition since the initial changeover to the Euro in 2002.
  • Slovenia is the second member of the Eurozone to have all of their standard issue circulation coins minted in more than one location.
Krause Value –0,25 $(Unc)