2€ Commemorative Coins

What are 2€ Commemorative Coins
    1. Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/€2_commemorative_coins
    2. EU-Commission Website: http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/euro/cash/commemorative/index_en.htm
    3. European Central Bank: http://www.ecb.europa.eu/euro/coins/comm/html/index.en.html
    4. Is the value of a 2€ commemorative Coin higher than it's face value? Yes, although many don't know or recognize this.  Example: the 2€ Commemorative Coin with the picture of Boticcelli  is sold at the Scandinavian mint for $ 39,95.
    5. Creative uses of coins:
      1. Finnish Mint series on the topic of the 17 endangered endemic species in Finland:
      2. AfricaCO2.org and GraffitiFund.tk use € coins that are thematically interesting to them for honorary Promissory Notes for Fundraising, to stamp the red wax seal on them.
  1. Build capacity to introduce a theme for a 2€ Commemorative Coin
    1. Make a page on e.g. this wiki and use it as a "Virtual Office" for your efforts and to build capacity
    2. Make a list with groups that do and do not support your Commemorative Coin
    3. Make your case: your "sales"-pitch
    4. Organize a petition and publish the results
    5. Visualize, make a draft
      1. Respect the guidlines for collaboration:
        1. EU website: Reproducing Euro Banknotes and coins
        1. European Central Bank: http://www.ecb.europa.eu/euro/html/reproduction.en.html
    6. Contact your National Bank: List National Banks http://www.ecb.europa.eu/home/html/links.en.html
      1. Find out who's dealing with the topic of suggesting themes.
      2. Ask if there's some procedure.
      3. Ask if they support the idea of your 2€ Commemorative Coin.  If it for that year, there's already another theme taken, ask them what is the procedure for coining a Silver and Gold limited edition.
    7. Start early as countries can only produce one 2€ Commemorative Coin per year and in a limited series
  2. Candidate 2€ Commemorative Coins
    1. 2010: The 2€ Commemorative Coin to celebrate the 2002-2010 period to halt the loss of Biodiveristy and 2010 Year of Biodiversity
    2. 2011: 
    3. The 2€ Commemorative Coin to celebrate the 2011 Year of The Forest
    4. 2010-2011: 
    5. The 2€ Commemorative Coin to celebrate the 2010-11 UN International Year of Youth
    6. 2011:
    7. The 2€ Commemorative Coin to celebrate the 2011 
    8. International Year for People of African Descent
    9. 2012: A 2€ CO2e-commemorative Coin to celebrate the Emission Trading System
    10. 2012: United Nations International Year of Co-operatives 2012

    11. 2014: 
    12. A 2€ Commemorative Coin to celebrate the 
    13. UN International Year of the Family
  3. Suggested usages of 2€ Commemorative Coins
    1. Use as a stamp in honorary documents s.a. Founding Honorary Shares or Certificates
  4. Proposals for new 2€ Commemorative Coins

Suggested Links:
  1. http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/euro/cash/commemorative/index_en.htm