- The final design for this issue was selected from among 13 designs submitted from the NCBs of the EMU. See here for more details.
- These 2 Euro coins will replace the regular circulation 2 Euro coins in most countries.
- Slovenia, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands will issue a standard 2 euro coin into circulation along with this commemorative.
- 2007 will be the first year in which more than one country will participate in the same 2 Euro commemorative coin design.
- 13 of the 16 Eurozone members will issue a 2 Euro commemorative in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which laid the foundation of the European Union. The three micro- states, San Marino, Vatican City and Monaco, will not issue these commemoratives because they are not members of the EU.
- An exception to the rule which allows for only one 2 Euro commemorative coin per year has been made only for the issuance of this commemorative.
- Mint Master Marks of any country which uses them will be present on these coins.
- The language varies from country to country on each corresponding coin.
- Previous regulations governing issuance of coinage in The Netherlands had to be changed in order to participate in this program. The law stated that the head of state must be represented on all coinage, along with the words "[Beatrix] [Koningin, Koning] Der Nederlanden" ([Beatrix] [Queen, King] of The Netherlands).
- "...the law was modified because of this issue, but now has a wider scope: Art. 3 Sec. 3 of the Dutch muntwet now says: "In het kader van een Europees herdenkingsthema kan ten aanzien van de Nederlandse euromunten van twee euro worden afgeweken van het tweede lid." So coins with European commemorative themes do not have to have the royal portrait."
- A similar law is in place for Luxembourg, but instead of suspending it, the Luxembourg design features a latent image of H.S.H. Grand Duke Henri.
- This is the first non-standard 2 Euro issue for the following countries: