€2 commemorative coins are a special kind of €2 coin that can be
minted and issued by the individual member states of the Eurozone
since 2004. While they are legal tender in the whole Eurozone, they
are also collectibles. Typically, they commemorate anniversaries of
historical events or draw attention to current events of special
importance. Up to now, fourteen €2 commemorative coins have been
minted — six in 2004 and eight in 2005. Eight more are currently
planned to be minted in 2006.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in the city of Salzburg.
The Red Army liberated 7,500 prisoners left behind by Nazi personnel
in the Auschwitz concentration camps in Oświęcim, Poland.
Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site began with a one-kiloton bomb
dropped on Frenchman Flats.
The Apollo 1 spacecraft was destroyed by fire at the Kennedy Space
Center, killing astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger
The Paris Peace Accords were signed to put an end to the Vietnam War.
Wikiquote of the day:
"If you drink much from a bottle marked 'poison' it is almost certain
to disagree with you, sooner or later." -- Lewis Carroll