Thrace is a historical and geographical region in south-eastern Europe. The region is divided into three. Northern Thrace belongs to Bulgaria, Western Thrace to Greece and Eastern Thrace to Turkey.
Mintage: 743 000
The Battle of Thermopylae was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states, led by King Leonidas I of Sparta, and the Achaemenid Empire of Xerxes I over the course of three days, during the second Persian invasion of Greece.
Mintage: 735,000 pcs UNC; 10,000 pcs BU
Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori (August 31, 1870 in Chiaravalle, Italy – May 6, 1952 in Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands) was an Italian physician and educator known primarily as a developer of Montessori pedagogy. Montessori pedagogy – to stimulate a child’s self-education, self-learning, self-development. However, the task of the educator is to help the child in organizing activities, to support him in finding an individual path, in realizing his nature.
Mintage: 100 000 coins
The Vigili del Fuoco is Italy’s institutional agency for fire and rescue service. It is part of the Ministry of Interior’s Dipartimento dei Vigili del Fuoco, del Soccorso Pubblico e della Difesa Civile (Department of Firefighters, Public Rescue and Civil(ian) Protection). The Corps’ task is to provide safety for people, animals and property, and to give technical assistance to industries, and provide fire prevention advice. It also ensures public safety in terrorist emergencies such as chemical, bacteriological, radiological and nuclear attacks.
Mintage: 1 500 000
The design features a coat of arms with an armour-clad knight holding a sword in his right hand. The coat of arms is held by two angels, simbolically exalting and protecting Aukštaitija – one of the most important regions of Lithuania and the cradle of its statehood.
Mintage: 500 000 coins
Prince William Frederick Henry of the Netherlands (13 June 1820 – 14 January 1879) was the third son of King William II of the Netherlands and his wife, Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna of Russia. Prince Henry became Governor of Luxembourg in 1850, in which capacity he served until his death in 1879.
Mintage: 300 000
Description: The University of Coimbra is a Portuguese public university in Coimbra, Portugal. Established in 1290 in Lisbon, it went through a number of relocations until it was moved permanently to its current city in 1537, being one of the oldest universities in continuous operation in the world, the oldest university of Portugal, and one of the country’s largest museums of higher education and research institutions. On 22 June 2013, UNESCO added the university to its World Heritage List.
Issuing volume: 350 000 UNC; 5000 BU; 5000 proof
Issuing date: May 2020
Description: The design depicts the UN logo. At the top is the year of issuance ‘2020’, the name of the issuing country ‘PORTUGAL’ and the inscription ‘UN 75 YEARS’. Under the words ‘UN’ and ‘YEARS’ is their translation in Portuguese ‘ONU’ and ‘ANOS’. At the left side is the name of the mint ‘CASA DA MOEDA’ and at the right side is the engraver’s name ‘ANDRÉ LETRIA’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 510 000 coins
Issuing date: May 2020
Raphael was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition, and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.
Mintage: 53 000 coins
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (March 5, 1696 – March 27, 1770), was an Italian painter and printmaker from the Republic of Venice who painted in the Rococo style, considered important member of the 18th-century Venetian school. He was prolific, and worked not only in Italy, but also in Germany and Spain. The obverse of the 2-euro coin, depicts the moment when the angel sent by God rescues Hagar and Ishmael who had lost their way in the desert, pointing to a spring of water.
The detail is taken from the painting “Hagar and Ishmael”, one of Tiepolo’s absolute masterpieces and is kept at the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, an important Venetian brotherhood.
Mintage: 54 000
Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon is an aesthetic trend in the Mudéjar style, which is centered in Aragon (Spain) and has been recognized in some representative buildings as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The chronology of the Aragonese Mudejar occupies 12th to the 17th century and includes more than a hundred architectural monuments located predominantly in the valleys of the Ebro, Jalón and Jiloca.
Mintage: 4 mil. coins
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