10 euro - 150th Anniversary of the Suez Canal
Series: Malta - Silver 10 euro coins
A silver coin to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal, an event which had a profound impact on Malta's economy. The building of the Suez Canal was a feat of human effort and 19th century engineering. It was formally inaugurated on 17 November 1869, after a prolonged period of gestation and many vicissitudes. The reverse of the silver coin shows steamships transiting the Suez Canal, and was designed and engraved by Matyas Houf. The obverse, which carries the coat-of-arms of the Republic of Malta, was designed by Noel Galea Bason.