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Emona-Ljubljana commemorative coin and 2015 coin set on sale from 9 November

5. 11. 2015

After the June issue of collector coins marking 500 years of the first Slovene printed text, next week the Republic of Slovenia will issue a €2 commemorative coin honouring Emona, i.e. the Roman urban settlement in the centre of present day Ljubljana, and the Bank of Slovenia will issue this year's set of euro coins. Starting 9 November, these numismatic products will be available for sale at branches of Deželna banka Slovenije, the authorised Bank of Slovenia agent.

The numismatic issue commemorating Ljubljana-Emona consists of a €2 commemorative coin of BU quality, with the face value of EUR 2, which will be sold at the price of EUR 2, and a €2 proof coin in a special capsule case, which will be sold at EUR 9.

Emona (Colonia Iulia Emona) was a Roman urban settlement in the centre of present day Ljubljana. In the 1st century A.D. the Romans had built between the River Ljubljanica and the Šiška Hill on the left bank of the river a town enclosed with a stone wall and a moat. Inside the wall the town was distributed into a grid of rectangular streets that separated residential units. The administrative, public, religious and mercantile centre of the settlement was the Emona forum. The Republic of Slovenia is issuing the Emona-Ljubljana coin to mark an event with great historical, cultural and social importance for Ljubljana and Slovenia.

The main features of the coin are the composition of letters making up the inscription “Emona” or “Aemona”, and a stylised plan of the ancient town. The designer is Matej Ramšak. Coins were minted in a mint in Slovakia.

The Bank of Slovenia will also issue a 2015 coin set (the BU version priced at EUR 25 and proof version at EUR 45) consisting of all the euro coin denominations with a Slovenian national obverse, along with the €3 bimetallic collector coin honouring 500 years of the first Slovene printed text, and the €2 Emona-Ljubljana commemorative coin.

Also this year, the Republic of Slovenia will additionally issue the common European €2 commemorative coin marking the 30th anniversary of the EU flag, with the face value of EUR 2 (only BU version).

The entire volume of numismatic coins will be available for ordinary sale. There will be no additional minting of numismatic coins issued in 2015.