Submit your idea!
In January 2012 it will be 10 years since euro banknotes and coins were introduced
and the euro became a physical reality for citizens. To celebrate this, all 17 euro-
If you are a citizen of an EU Member State whose currency is the euro and you are or will be at least 12 years old by the end of 2011, you can submit your design proposal via this website between 29 April and 20 May (for more information go to ).
People who are citizens of, or who live in, an EU Member State whose currency is the euro will be able to vote for the winner from a selection of entries chosen by a professional jury (for more information go to ).
If your design proposal wins, you will see the design you created, and your initials,
on millions of euro coins that will circulate in all euro-
Over 330 million people in 17 EU countries now use the euro. A common currency makes many things easier, such as comparing prices between countries, travelling and trade (charges for changing money and exchange rate fluctuations having been eliminated). It also reinforces the need for sound economic and financial policies.
Euro coins intended for circulation have one side common to all countries and a national
side that depicts subjects such as historical figures, symbols or reigning monarchs.
Individual Member States may also issue commemorative coins intended for circulation
with a specific design to celebrate events of major national or European relevance.
This is the third time that all euro-
Commemorative euro coins always have a value of 2 euro and are intended for circulation in the whole euro area, and they are often the subject of keen interest from coin collectors.
For more information on euro coins, including commemorative coins – common or national
– go to:
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