Silver coin and silver foil stamp issue marks centenary of Sette Giugno riots
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A silver coin to mark the centenary of the Sette Giugno riots has been issued today by the Central Bank of Malta.
The events of 7 June 1919 took place in a colonial setting against the background of economic hardship, massive unemployment and popular demand for self- government. Four demonstrators lost their lives and many were wounded.
The coin has a face value of €10. It is struck in proof quality in 0.925 silver, has a weight of 28.28 grams and a diameter of 38.61 mm. It was designed and engraved by Noel Galea Bason, and the mintage is limited to 1,500, including the coins in the joint product.
The Bank said that the coin, struck at the Royal Dutch Mint, shows the emblem of Malta and the year of issue, 2019, on the obverse. On the reverse the coin carries a representation of a standoff between a crowd and a party of armed soldiers.
The Central Bank of Malta and MaltaPost will also in the coming weeks be issuing a joint numismatic product including the silver coin and a silver foil stamp replica to commemorate this event.
The silver foil stamp replica and the coin will be available as a set in one presentation case. This joint product will be limited to 500 sets.The silver replica stamp was also produced for MaltaPost by the Royal Dutch Mint and depicts the €5.59 Sette Giugno centenary postage stamp miniature sheet to be issued by MaltaPost on the 6th of June.
The coins may be purchased from the Malta Coin Centre (MCC) counter at the main building of the Central Bank of Malta, Castille Place, Valletta or the MCC e-shop
Pre-orders for the joint product can also be made. The price of the set is €105, whilst the price of the coin on its own is €60. Both prices are inclusive of VAT.
For further information, the public is kindly requested to contact the Malta Coin Centre via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (+356) 2550 6006/7/8.