• 2 Cents 1986, KM# 79, Malta
  • 2 Cents 1986, KM# 79, Malta
Obverse

Depicts the coat of arms between 1975 and 1988, the new name of the Republic of Malta and the date below.

The coat of arms was adopted on 11 July 1975, seven months after Malta became a republic. It showed a coastal scene with the rising sun, a traditional Maltese boat (Luzzu), a shovel and a pitchfork, and an Opuntia. The emblem was controversial since it was not heraldic, and it was replaced by the current coat of arms soon after the Nationalists won the 1987 election. It was proposed that the 1964 coat of arms be readopted, but eventually a simplified version of it was chosen.

·REPUBBLIKA·TA'·MALTA·
1986

Reverse

Depicts an olive branch and denomination.

2c

Edge

2 Cents

KM# 79 Schön# 81
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 2.26 g
Diameter 17.78 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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