2007 commemorative two euro coins 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.
The coin shows the Treaty document signed by the six founding countries
on a background evoking the paving (designed by Michelangelo) of the
Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, where the signing took place on 25 March
1957. ‘Treaty of Rome 50 years’, ‘EUROPE’ and the name of the issuing
country appear in the respective languages of the euro area or in Latin.
Thus, the legend differs from country to country, but the image is the
same. The Treaty of Rome established the European Economic Community and
ultimately led to the introduction of the euro in 1999 and the euro
banknotes and coins in 2002. The anniversary was celebrated on 25 March
2007. The euro area countries have marked the occasion by jointly
issuing this commemorative coin. Its design was selected following a
competition organised by the European mints. The coin’s outer ring bears
the 12 stars of the European Union.