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2008 Malta 10 Euro Cent coin pendant Maltese George Cross mural crown Valletta Birkirkara St. Paul's Bay Qormi Città Pinto Hompesch San Pawl il-Bahar Saint John Paola Victoria Gozo Comino Rabat Blue Lagoon Mosta Żabbar Cominotto Fort Saint Elmo n003021

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Malta 10 Euro Cent {2008-2023}

front: The coin features the Coat of arms of the Republic of Malta
The coin's outer ring bears the 12 stars (signifying the Union of 12 countries initially into the European Union).

The coat of arms of Malta is the national coat of arms of the country of Malta.

The present coat of arms is described by the Emblem and Public Seal of Malta Act of 1988 as a shield showing an heraldic representation of the national flag of Malta; above the shield a mural crown in gold with a sally port and five turrets representing the fortifications of Malta and denoting a city-state; and around the shield a wreath of two branches: the dexter of olive, the sinister of palm, symbols of peace and traditionally associated with Malta, all in their proper colours, tied at base with a white ribbon, backed red and upon which are written the words Repubblika ta' Malta (“Republic of Malta” in Maltese) in capital letters in black.

The George Cross was instituted on 24 September 1940 by King George VI. At this time, during the height of the Blitz, there was a strong desire to reward the many acts of civilian courage. The existing awards open to civilians were not judged suitable to meet the new situation, therefore it was decided that the George Cross and the George Medal would be instituted to recognise both civilian gallantry in the face of enemy action and brave deeds more generally.

The George Cross was awarded to the island of Malta by King George VI of the United Kingdom in a letter dated 15 April 1942 to the island's Governor Lieutenant-General Sir William Dobbie, so as to "bear witness to the heroism and devotion of its people" during the great siege it underwent in the early parts of World War II. The George Cross is woven into the Flag of Malta and can be seen wherever the flag is flown.


back: European Map with 6 Radiating stars each on either side.
Right: The numeral 10 and the inscription EURO CENT.

Lettering: 10 EURO CENT LL

• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Nordic gold coin {not real gold!}
• diameter: 19.75 mm
• weight: 4.1 g

• 24” brass ball chain {2.5mm thick, lightweight 5 g}
• no chain or cord
• 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo}

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