Silver and Gold Maltese Euro
The Central Bank of Malta has issued limited
minted €10 silver and €50 gold proof coins that
portray the theme of "Auberge de Castille," and
are the first coins for collectors to be
denominated in euro.
The reverse or tails side of the coins portrays
the porch of the Auberge de Castille, a 1574
landmark building that currently houses the
Office of the Prime Minister of Malta.
The reverse also bears the "Europa Star," the
official logo of the Europa Programme 2008 for
which the coins are issued under, and within the
program’s "Cultural Heritage" theme.
The obverse or heads side shows the year 2008,
and the Coat of Arms of the Maltese Republic.
The gold version is priced at €185 with a
limited mintage of 3,000 coins while the silver
version is priced at €38 with a mintage of
18,000 coins. (Both prices are inclusive of
The coins were minted at the Royal Dutch Mint
with the following specifications:
Face Value: €50
Metal Finesse: 0.916
Face Value: €10
Metal Finesse: 0.925
According to the Central Bank, the coins may be
purchased from the Malta Coins Distribution
Centre, Central Bank of Malta, Pjazza Kastilja,
Valletta, or via the Bank’s website:
www.centralbankmalta.org under the Currency