Malta 2 ½ Euro 2024 ‘Karnival ta’ Malta’ in Coincard

€15.00
Malta 2 ½ Euro 2024 ‘Karnival ta’ Malta’ in Coincard

malta 2 ½ euro 2024 karnival ta malta in coincard - Royal Dutch mint

€15.00
  • Official commemorative coin for Malta Carnival
  • A cheerful tribute to a century-old tradition
  • Commissioned by the Central Bank of Malta
  • Designed and minted by the Royal Dutch Mint
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The Maltese Carnival is all about color, masks, costumes, music and cheer. Especially for these celebrations, the Royal Dutch Mint launches a colorful issue, commissioned by the Central Bank of Malta. The happy Malta 2½ Euro 2024 ‘Karnival ta’ Malta’ in Coincard is available now!

Malta Carnival
Carnival Week in Malta is a period of joy and merriment. Allthoug the main celebrations take place in the capital Valletta, other towns and villages have their own typical festivities. Carnival on the island of Gozo, for example, has a more macabre and funny vibe. The Malta Carnival is an important cultural event. Did you know the carnival had its origin in the city Birgu? Knights began parades and tournaments here to show their skills and have fun. Centuries later, the carnival has become a true tradition. The celebration of carnival on the Maltese islands probably goes back to the 15th century. During the 16th century, the Knights of St. John used to hold tournaments in the town of Birgu during the Carnival period. It became a popular festivity ever since.
 
Design
Malta 2½ Euro 2024 ‘Karnival ta’ Malta’ in Coincard is a real eyecatcher, thanks to the cheerful design: a perfect match with the festive event. The obverse of the coincard has the image of dancing Maltese inhabitants in colorful clothing. Color, music and dance are important parts of the Malta Carnaval. In the bottom is the text ‘Karnival Ta’ Malta’, which means Malta Carnival. On the right side of the coincard, several shapes can be discovered. The use of these shapes can also be seen on the reverse.
 
On the obverse of the coin, an animated figure looks up, arms spread out. On the head is a mask, that is a referral to the use of masks during the Malta Carnival. On the bottom of the coin is the text ’2,5 Euro Karnival Ta’ Malta’. On the reverse is the logo of the Central Bank of Malta.
More Information
Article number 0118110
Metal Cu/Ni
Weight 15,5 g
Diameter 33 mm
Edge Smooth
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Nominal value 2.88 euro
Mintage 5.000