The Central Bank of Malta will issue €2 commemorative coin marking the 200th anniversary of the creation of the Malta Police Force on Wednesday July 16th. The Governor of the Central Bank of Malta, Professor Josef Bonnici, presented the coin to the Acting Commissioner of Police, Raymond Zammit.
At the Central Bank of Malta there is an exhibition of memorabilia from the Malta Police Museum which will be open until the end of July. The Malta Police Force is actually one of the oldest in Europe and was established at the beginning of the British colonial period in 1814 by Sir Thomas Maitland, who was the first Governor of Malta.
As explained by the Malta Independent, “On its reverse side the commemorative coin features the common €2 symbol while on the obverse side it depicts the emblem of the Malta Police Force. The obverse side of the coin was designed and engraved by Noel Galea Bason and was minted at the Royal Dutch Mint. The coin will be issued in circulation quality in rolls of 25 coins each.
The Bank will be contacting all those who have placed their orders to inform them of their allocation, the means of payment and the dates on which they can collect their coins. The coins will be available for collection from the Malta Coins Distribution Centre at the main building of the Central Bank of Malta.”