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Constitutional history – first election of representatives in 1849

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Constitutional history – first election of representatives in 1849

Vendor code: 20111114100100
Year: 2011
Issuing volume: 430000
Country: Malta
Events: Constitutional history – first election of representatives in 1849

The inner part of this coin, the first of a series of five coins to be issued over a period of five years to mark major milestones in Malta’s constitutional history, features a hand inserting a ballot paper into the ballot box to commemorate the election in 1849 of the first Maltese representatives to the Council of Government advising the British Governor of Malta, which had been a British colony since the Treaty of Paris of 1814. The upper right outer edge of the inner part of the coin bears the words “MALTA – First elected representatives 1849”. The 12 stars of the European Union are depicted on the outer ring of the coin.

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