The Central Bank of Malta has marked the EuroPride celebrations in the nation's capital with a distinctive commemorative coin, produced in a limited quantity of just 2,000 pieces. Crafted in partnership with the renowned Royal Dutch Mint, this unique EuroPride coin holds a face value of €10 and is struck in 0.925 silver. With a weight of 28.2g and a diameter of 38.61mm, the coin boasts a proof-quality finish, making it a prized collector's item.
The coin's observe, or its front face, features the letters ‘PRIDE’ in rainbow colours. The elements on the letters also re-appear in the logo of EuroPride Valletta 2023. The reverse of the coin has the logo of the Central Bank of Malta and the year 2023.
The Governor of the Central Bank of Malta Prof. Edward Scicluna presented the ‘one of a kind’ coin to the Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms and Equality Rebecca Buttigieg, on Tuesday. Earlier this week, Bert van Ravenswaaij and Danielle Ranzijn from the Royal Dutch Mint presented the coin to Benoit Waelkens, Chief Officer Banking Operations. The Royal Dutch Mint is the only producer of Dutch euro coins and is renowned to produce high value coins, commemorative medals, tokens and collector’s items.
EuroPride was hosted for the first time in Malta, from the 7th till 17th September. During the 10 day period NGOs, activists, members of the community and allies alike joined forces to celebrate the milestones achieved in the past and what measures need to be taken for a better future. The celebrations where also marked with a massive pride march and concert in Valletta and Floriana.
Taken by Veronica Sant