Obverse: Knights of Malta and Ottoman soldier
Reverse: Coat of arms of the Central Bank of Malta
The 1 ounce silver commemorative coin “Malta Knights of the Past 5 Euro 2022 BU” is the second coin created thanks to the close cooperation between the Central Bank of Malta and the Mint of Germania. The series of unique bullion coins, in a modern way, refers to the traditions of the Order of Malta and its histories in Europe over time.
The obverse of the second coin in the series depicts the Knights of Malta clashing with invaders during the Great Siege of Malta in 1565 – the most important battle in the island’s history and one of the most significant for Europe. The reverse of the coin, as in 2021, features the coat of arms of the Central Bank of Malta on a shield held by a Maltese knight.
The silver Malta Knights of the Past 5 Euro 2022 BU coin was issued in a limited edition of 15,000 pieces, together with a Certificate of Authenticity and blister packaging.