Commemorative coins

Each euro area country may issue two commemorative coins per year. These coins have the same features and properties and the same common side as normal €2 coin. What makes them different is their commemorative design on the national side. Only the €2 denomination can be used for commemorative coins.

They are legal tender throughout the euro area. That means they can be used – and must be accepted – just like any other euro coin. By contrast, euro collector coins are legal tender only in their country of issuance. (Source: European Central Bank.)

25th anniversary of the establishment of the Slovak Republic

25th anniversary of the establishment of the Slovak Republic

€2 commemorative coin

Designer: Pavel Károly

Issuing date: 3 January 2018

550th anniversary of the opening of Universitas Istropolitana

550th anniversary of the opening of Universitas Istropolitana

€2 commemorative coin

Designer: Mária Poldaufová

Issuing date: 4 January 2017

The first Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union

The first Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union

€2 commemorative coin

Designer: Vladimír Pavlica

Issuing date: 7 March 2016

200th anniversary of the birth of Ľudovít Štúr

Ľudovít Štúr – the 200th Anniversary of the birth

€2 commemorative coin

Designer: academic sculptor Ivan Řehák

Issuing date: 23 October 2015

30th anniversary of the EU flag

30th anniversary of the European Union flag

€2 commemorative coin

Designer: George Stamatopoulos

Issuing date: 24 September 2015

10th anniversary of the accession of the Slovak Republic to the European Union

10th anniversary of the accession of the Slovak Republic to the European Union

€2 commemorative coin

Designer: Mária Poldaufová

Issuing date: 1 April 2014

1150th anniversary of the advent of the mission of Cyril and Methodius to Great Moravia

1150th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Mission of Constantine and Methodius to Great Moravia

€2 commemorative coin

Designer: Miroslav Hric

Issuing date: 5 July 2013

Ten years of the euro

Ten years of euro banknotes and coins

€2 commemorative coin

Designer: Helmut Andexlinger

Issuing date: 2 January 2012

20th anniversary of the formation of the Visegrád Group

20th anniversary of the formation of the Visegrad Group

€2 commemorative coin

Designer: Miroslav Rónai

Issuing date: 10 January 2011

20th anniversary of 17 November 1989 (Day of the Fight for Freedom and Democracy)

20th anniversary of 17 November 1989 (Day of the fight for freedom and democracy)

€2 commemorative coin

Designer: Pavel Károly

Issuing date: 10 November 2009

10th anniversary of Economic and Monetary Union

10th anniversary of Economic and Monetary Union

€2 commemorative coin

Designer: George Stamatopoulos

Issuing date: 5 January 2009