• 2 Leva 2018, Bulgaria, Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • 2 Leva 2018, Bulgaria, Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Description

The Presidency of the Council of the European Union is responsible for the functioning of the Council of the European Union, the upper house of the EU legislature. It rotates among the member states of the EU every six months. The presidency is not an individual, but rather the position is held by a national government. It is sometimes incorrectly referred to as the President of the European Union. The presidency's function is to chair meetings of the Council, determine its agendas, set a work programme and facilitate dialogue both at Council meetings and with other EU institutions.

The Bulgarian Presidency of the Council took place during the first half of 2018, taking over from Estonia and passing it to Austria.

Engravers: Vanya Dimitrova and Bulgarian Mint EAD team

Obverse

Depicts in the centre of the inner circle the nominal value is indicated by the figure ‘2’ furrowed by lines. On the periphery there is a graphical pattern of crossing lines both on the inner circle and the outer ring. The lower side of the coin features the inscription ‘LEVA’ with the letters starting from the outer ring and crossing into the inner circle. The year of issue ‘2018’ is on the outer ring to the right of the wording ‘LEVA’.

2
ΛЕВА 2018

Reverse

Depicts the logo of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU 2018; the inscription ‘Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU' and ‘eu2018bg’ in circumference.

The logo of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2018 depicts three of the symbols representing most clearly the Bulgarian identity – the Cyrillic Alphabet, traditional embroidery and the national tricolore. The logo reflects the idea that Bulgaria is an integral part of Europe and at the same time unique among the other countries in the Community. The artist Todor Angeliev is the author, and his design was selected by a professional jury guided by the idea of an original and innovative author’s design.

Българско председателство на Съвета на ЕС
eu2018bg

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Cupronickel
Center Copper Nickel Zinc
Weight 9 g
Diameter 26.5 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Bulgarian Mint

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