Malta Euro Coins

Malta Euro Coins Collection was born in 2008 when Malta finally adopts the monetary system of the Euro. In reality, Malta became a member of the European Union much earlier, but in 2004 and specifically on 2 May 2004. On this page we will see which Malta Euro Coins we can look for and add to our collection of euro coins.

Malta Euro Coins
Malta Euro Coins

For the “historical” event all the Maltese citizens have been called to give their contribution by choosing with a public consultation the three designs then engraved on the new circulating coins.

The euro coin and the euro cents were then put into circulation on January 1, 2008.

Euro Malta Coins

The Euro Malta coins replaced the former Maltese lira coin. The minting of the new coin was entrusted to the Monnaie de Paris, seat of the French Mint.

An open competition has decreed the 3 winning designs to be engraved for Malta’s euro coins.

  • The Maltese cross was chosen to be engraved on the 1 and 2 Euro coins.
  • The 10/20/50 eurocent coins are engraved with the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Malta.
  • For the coins of 1/2/5 euro cents was chosen the prehistoric altar of the Temple Menaidra

The 4th classified was the “Baptism of Christ“.

Now let’s see the national faces chosen for the euro coins of Malta, coin by coin.



1 Euro Cent Coin Malta

1 cent Malta Euro Coins
1 cent Malta Euro Coins
  • Materials: Copper Plated Steel
  • Thickness: 1.67mm
  • Weight: 2.3 grams
  • Diameter: 16.25mm
  • Outline: Smooth Edge

The euro cent of Malta is represented by the image of the prehistoric altar of the Temple of Imnajdra placed in the center of the coin on an ornamental strip. Under the altar of the Temple, on two lines, is engraved the inscription “MALTA” and the year of minting. At the bottom right between the altar and the decorative strip are the initials of Noel Galea Bason, the engraver: NGB

The 12 five-pointed stars, the symbol of the European Union, are distributed all along the coin’s edge.

  • The hundredth minted in 2008 features the symbol of the Paris F mint inside the star at the bottom.
  • In the 2011 cent there is neither the mint symbol nor the engraver’s initials.
  • In the 2012 version, the engraver’s signature reappears.
  • The engraving F reappears on the 1-cent coin of Malta minted in 2016/2017/2018.

Tiratura Moneta 1 Centesimo di Malta

Rare 1 Cent Euro Coin of Malta

Malta’s 1-cent rare euro coins are coins classified as R, minted only in the FDC divisional version in the years indicated in the table with the circulations.


2 Euro Cents Coin Malta

2 cents Malta Euro Coins
2 cents Malta Euro Coins
  • Materials: Copper Plated Steel
  • Thickness:1.67mm
  • Weight: 3.06 grams
  • Diameter: 18.75 mm
  • Outline: Horizontal threaded groove

The 2 euro cent coin from Malta has the same representation of the cent, with the altar of the Temple of Imnajdra placed centrally on the band decorated with washers.
Similar to the cent, under the altar, there is the inscription “MALTA” and the thousandth of minting placed on two lines with a central flag. The signature of the engraver Noel Galea Bason is placed on the right of the altar along the line of the ground. The 12 Stars representing the European Union are placed all around.

  • 2 cents coins minted in 2008 engraved the F symbol of the Paris Mint inside the star at the bottom at 6 o’clock.
  • In the 2 centesimi minted in 2011, however, there is neither the mint symbol nor the signature with the initials of the engraver.
  • However, in the two eurocents of Malta in 2012, the initials of Noel Galea Bason return next to the prehistoric altar.
  • In 2016/2017/2018, however, the 2-cent coins were again engraved with the F symbol of the Parisian mint.

Tiratura Moneta 2 Centesimi di Malta

Rare 2 Euro Cent Coin of Malta

The rare 2-cent coins are those in FDC indicated as R in the table with the circulation year by year. The value indicated is relative to the divisional coins kept in FDC.


5 Euro Cents Coin Malta

5 cents Malta Euro Coins
5 cents Malta Euro Coins
  • Materials: Copper Plated Steel
  • Thickness: 1.67mm
  • Weight: 3.9 grams
  • Diameter: 21.25 mm
  • Outline: Smooth

As with the euro cent and the 2 euro cents, the image of the 5 cents is always the same. Then we find the altar of the prehistoric temple of Imnajdra central. In the background is decorated an ornamental strip. Also in this case the thousandth of minting and the inscription “MALTA” are placed on two lines under the representation of the altar and the initials of Noel Galea Bason are engraved next to the base of the altar.

The twelve five-pointed stars are engraved as a symbol of the European Union, forming a circle around the Temple. When the mint symbol is present, it is engraved inside the star in the lower centre.

  • In the 5 cents minted in 2008, the F symbol of the Paris Mint is engraved inside the star at the bottom.
  • On the other hand, in the 5 centesimi produced in 2011, both the mint symbol F and the initials of engraver Noel Galea Bason disappeared.
  • The 5 eurocents of Malta in 2012 instead see the reappearance of the engraver’s initials next to the altar of the Temple.
  • However, in 2016/2017/2018 the F symbol of the Paris Mint reappears on the 5-cent coins of Malta.

Tiratura Moneta 5 Centesimi di Malta

Rare 5 Cent Euro Coin of Malta

The 5 cents Rare coins are those divisional coins in FDC marked with the initials R in the table with the circulations of the various years.


10 Euro Cent Coin Malta

10 cents Malta Euro Coins
10 cents Malta Euro Coins
  • Materials: Nordic Gold
  • Thickness: 1.93mm
  • Weight: 4.1 grams
  • Diameter: 19.75 mm
  • Outline: Striped
  • Engraver: Noel Galea Bason

The center of the 10 centesimi coin of Malta is occupied by the coat of arms of Malta with the inscription “MALTA” + the thousandth of minting placed above a semicircle.

A 12 five-pointed stars symbolise the European Union and, like the other euro cents, are distributed in a circle on the outside of the coin over a concentric pattern of decreasing circles.

  • The 10-cent coins minted in 2008 feature the F symbol of the Paris Mint engraved in a 5-pointed star at the bottom centre.
  • In contrast, the 10 centimes produced since 2011 no longer bear the symbol of the French Mint.
  • The 10 centesimi minted from 2016 onwards see the reappearance of the F of the Parisian mint.

Tiratura Moneta 10 Centesimi di Malta

Rare 10 euro cents coin of Malta

Rare 10 euro cents coins are indicated with the initials R in the table with the runs of the various years, and the value refers to the divisional coins in FDC.


20 Euro Cent Coin Malta

20 cents Malta Euro Coins
20 cents Malta Euro Coins
  • Materials: Nordic Gold
  • Thickness: 2.14mm
  • Weight: 5.74 grams
  • Diameter: 22.25 mm
  • Outline: Wide ridging
  • Engraver: Noel Galea Bason

Similar to the 10-cent coin, the 20-cent Malta coins also feature Malta’s emblem in the centre. A inscription “Malta” is inserted in the upper left side semicircle and the thousandth of a coin in the opposite semicircle. The coin’s outline is represented by the concentric pattern with the twelve stars of the European Union above. The symbol of the Mint of Paris is engraved inside the star at the bottom.

  • 20-cent Maltese coins issued in 2008 are engraved with the F symbol of the Paris Mint.
  • On the other hand, the 20-cent coin minted in 2011 no longer has the symbol of the Parisian mint.
  • Since 2016, however, the symbol of the French mint F has also been returning on the 20-cent coins.

Tiratura Moneta 20 Centesimi di Malta

20 Euro Cent Malta Rare Coin

The 20 Rare cents of Malta are the coins with the initials R indicated in the table with the circulations year by year. In addition, the value refers only to the divisional FDC.


50 Euro Cent Coin Malta

50 cents Malta Euro Coins
50 cents Malta Euro Coins
  • Materials: Nordic Gold
  • Thickness: 2.38mm
  • Weight: 7.80 grams
  • Diameter: 24.25 mm
  • Outline: Thickly zygrinated
  • Engraver: Noel Galea Bason

Here is the 50 cent euro coin of Malta with the coat of arms, emblem of Malta, placed at the center of the national side.
Similar to the 10 and 20 cent coins, the 50 cent coin has engraved the inscription of the thousandth of minting and “MALTA”, in an upper semicircle separated by the Maltese tiara.

And, also in this case the 12 stars of the European Union are engraved on the edge constituted by thick concentric circles.

  • The 50 cents issued in 2008 bear the F symbol of the Paris Mint engraved inside the star at the bottom.
  • On the other hand, the 50 cents minted after 2011 no longer have the symbol of the French Mint.
  • In 2016, the 50-cent coin from Malta reappears with the F symbol of the Parisian mint.

Tiratura Moneta 50 Centesimi di Malta

50 Euro Cent Malta Rare Coin

The 50 Rare Euro cents of Malta are indicated in the table of circulations with the initials R. Their value refers to the divisionals in FDC.


1 Euro Coin Malta

1 Euro Malta Euro Coins
1 Euro Malta Euro Coins
  • Materials: Bimetallic – Cupronickel Plated Nickel with Nickel Plated Brass Outer Ring
  • Thickness: 2.33mm
  • Weight: 7.5 grams
  • Diameter: 23.25 mm
  • Outline: Non-continuous striped
  • Engraver: Noel Galea Bason

For the 1 Euro Malta coin the 8-pointed Maltese Cross was chosen against a background of vertical stripes.
On the upper part of the coin there is the inscription “M A L T A” with the letters separated by the tips of the Maltese Cross.
The thousandth of a coin is engraved in the lower part of the cross between the two points at the bottom. The contour on the brass part contains the circle composed of the 12 Stars of the EU.

  • 1 euro coin of Malta issued in 2008 has the F symbol of the Parisian mint engraved inside the star at the bottom.
  • In contrast, in the 1 euro coin versions minted from 2011 to the present day, there is no trace of the symbol of the French mint F.
  • In 2016, 2017 and 2018, the F symbol of the French Mint reappears inside the star.

Tiratura Moneta 1 Euro Malta

1 Euro Malta Rare Coin

The 1 Euro Rare Malta coins are those indicated in the circulation table with the degree of rarity R. The value of the coins refers only to the divisional coins in FDC.


2 Euro Coin Malta

2 Euro Malta Euro Coins
2 Euro Malta Euro Coins
  • Materials: Bimetallic – Nickel-plated nickel-plated brass and cupronickel outer ring
  • Thickness: 2.20mm
  • Weight: 8.5 grams
  • Diameter: 25.75 mm
  • Outline: Zigrinated with a 6-times repetition of the double symbol of the Maltese cross. (2✠✠ 2✠✠ 2✠✠ 2✠✠ 2✠✠ 2✠✠)
  • Engraver: Noel Galea Bason

As with the 1 euro coin, the 2 euro coin from Malta depicts the Maltese Cross with the inscription ‘M A L T A’ engraved at the top in the spaces between one point and another. The year of issue is inserted between the two lower central points.

On the coin, the twelve stars of the European Union are distributed along the outside in cupronickel to form a circle.

  • The 2 euro Malta coins minted in 2008 feature the F symbol of the French Mint, and are engraved inside the bottom star.
  • However, in the versions of the 2-euro coin minted from 2010 onwards there is no trace of the symbol of the French mint F.
  • Symbol (F) reappearing in the 2-euro coins of 2016/2017/2018

Tiratura Moneta 2 Euro Malta

2 Euro Coin of Malta Rare

The 2 Euro Rare Malta coins are marked in the circulation table as rare: R. The value of the coins is referred specifically to the divisional coins in FDC quality (mint).

Circulation of Malta Euro Coins



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Autore dell'articolo

Alice Costa
Alice Costa

I am passionate about numismatics and coins (especially the 2 euro commemorative coins and the italian lire), I am always looking for the most particular curiosities. I like to introduce the beauty and value that coins can hide.

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