Numismatic coin commemorates Sir Paul Boffa

The Central Bank of Malta on Thursday will issue a numismatic coin in silver commemorating the first post-war Prime Minister, Sir Paul Boffa. The coin has a face value of €10 and is the last product issued by the Bank under its 2013 coin programme.

The coin was struck at the Royal Dutch Mint. The obverse shows the national emblem of Malta and the year of issue 2013. The reverse features a portrait bust of Sir Paul Boffa.

Sir Paul, a medical doctor by profession and leader of the Labour Party. served as Prime Minister of Malta from November 4, 1947 to September 26, 1950.

The coin is struck in 0.925 silver, has a weight of 28.28 grams and a diameter of 38.61 millimetres. The coin is of proof quality and its mintage is limited to 2,500 coins.

The coin may be purchased from the Malta Coins Distribution Centre at the main building of the Central Bank of Malta in Valletta, or by completing the order form which can be downloaded from the Bank’s website.

In conjunction with the issue of the coin, the Central Bank of Malta’s Currency Museum will be organising an exhibition of papers and memorabilia related to Sir Paul Boffa. The exhibition will be open to the public from Monday to Friday during office hours. The exhibition will close on December 31, 2013.


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