Tag Archive: 2010

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 –  50 Cents (0,50 Euros)
Country –  Vatican
Year –  2010
Head Of State – Pontificate Benedict XVI
Mint –  IPZS (Italy)
Obverse – Pope’s bust facint 3/4 left, Inscription”CITTA DEL VATICANO”
Reverse – Map of Western Europe, face value
Metal – Brass
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – Reverse: Luc Lyucx, Obverse: Sculptor: Daniela Longo Engraver: Maria Angela Cassol
Catalogue – KM#387
Edge – Coarse Reading
Mintage – 120.000 
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  24,23 mm
Weight – 7,81 gr
Interesting Facts –  For the very first time since the common European coin has been
introduced, the Philatelic and Numismatic Office of the Vatican City
presents the Vatican Coin Card, that is a blister containing a 50
euro cents coin of the year 2010 portraying the Holy Father. Issued at 11th May 2010
Krause Value – 32,50 $ (however http://www.coins4you.eu website offers this coin at 12,35$)

Picture Despicts a 2002 issue of the 1 cent variety that apart from the date is exactly the same with the 2010 coin.

Denomination –  1 Cent (0,01 Euro)
Country –  Greece
Year –  2010
Head Of State – Prime Minister George A. Papandreou
Mint – Athens
Obverse – Advanced Model of an Athenian Trireme of the 5th Century BC (The largest warship afloat for more than 200 years)- Anthemion Flower (Symbol Of the Bank Of Greece) – 12 Stars Of the EU – Denomination (1 Lepto)
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 – Obverse: A.Michelioudaki, Reverse: Luc Luycx
Catalogue –  KM #181
Edge – Smooth
Mintage – 26,975,000
Collection – Giannis Koromilas
Diameter  –  16.25 mm
Weight – 2.27 gr
Interesting Facts –  4th most rare greek 1 cent coin (from 2002-2011)
Fleur De Coin Value – 0,10$