January 2014
Greece issues silver commemorative coin for the EU Presidency 2014

A 10 Euro silver proof coin will be issued to commemorate Greece’s EU Presidency in 2014, featuring the Greek Presidency logo.

January 2014
Design unveiled for for new €10 banknote

The design for the new 10 euro banknote has been shown to the public for the first time. It is due to be distributed later this year.

January 2014
Latvia becomes 18th state to join the eurozone

Latvia has begun the new year by joining the eurozone, becoming the 18th member of the group of EU states which uses the euro as its currency.

July 2013
Electa Collections launches its redesigned e-shop!

Today we are pleased to launch the new e-shop of Electa Collections! With a modern design, which reflects the new concept in e-commerce, and a lot of new features, we tried to make our website more pleasant and easy to use.

June 2013
Issue of the 2013 collector set of Cyprus euro coins

The Central Bank of Cyprus has recently announced the issue of a set of Cyprus euro coins in brilliant uncirculated condition and mint year 2013.

May 2013
Vatican - Sede Vacante, 2013

On 11 February 2013, Pope Benedict announced his resignation in a speech in Latin before the cardinals, citing a "lack of strength of mind and body" due to his advanced age. His resignation became effective on 28 February 2013. He is the first pope to resign since Pope Gregory XII in 1415, and the first to do so on his own initiative since Pope Celestine V in 1294.

April 2013
Queen Beatrix abdicates in favour of King Willem-Alexander

Investiture of King Willem-Alexander takes place after well-loved queen of the Netherlands signs abdication document in Amsterdam, ending her 33-year reign.

April 2013
The Hellenic Numismatic Program of 2013

The Ministry of Finance has recently announced the Hellenic Numismatic Program of 2013, which will include commemorative coins, gold and silver collector coins and rare euro coin sets.

March 2013
Latvia applies to enter eurozone

Latvia formally asked the Commission to deliver an extraordinary convergence report with the aim of joining the euro from 1st January 2014.

January 2013
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands to abdicate for son

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has announced she is abdicating in favour of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander. In a pre-recorded address broadcast on TV, she said she would formally stand down on 30 April. The queen, who is approaching her 75th birthday, said she had been thinking about this moment for several years and that now was "the moment to lay down my crown".

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