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Malta Currency: From the Malta Lira to the Euro


Today, the EURO is the Malta currency. The Euro replaced the old currency of Malta (i.e. the Maltese Lira) on the 1st of January 2008.


Each Euro zone country has different designs for its Euro coins. The Maltese Euro coins have three separate designs for the three series of coins.

The ?0.01, ?0.02 and the ?0.05 coins have an image of an altar from the Mnajdra megalithic temple.

The ?0.10, ?0.20 and the ?0.50 cents coins have the coat of arms of Malta, while the ?1.00 and ?2.00 coins depict the George Cross.

Malta Money: Some history on the Malta Lira

The Maltese lira was the Maltese currency from 1972 up until the 31st of December 2007.

The lira currency sign was Lm, although the pound sign was used as well. This used to occur due to the long British occupation. Sometimes, the Maltese lira was also referred to as the pound.