In order to quantify what the recommendation states insofar as new national designs, the following chart might be helpful:
Earliest possible date where changes to the National design of standard issue circulation Euro coins can take place, under Article 5 of the Recommendation of 19 December 2008:
|Member State||Date of Design|
|Belgium||2023||Change in Head of State|
|Luxembourg||Anytime; 2014||Change in Head of State|
|Monaco||2021||Change in Head of State|
|Netherlands||Anytime; 2014||Change in Head of State|
|Spain||2014||Change in Head of State|
|Vatican||2021||Change in Head of State|
Pursuant to Article 8, if any of the Member States have had a change in national design approved prior to the adoption of this Recommendation, those circulation Euro coins would be permitted the approved change. The exceptions are Slovenia, Slovakia, Malta and Cyprus, whose national designs were statically approved through the year 2009 and fall within the boundaries of the Recommendation.
Pursuant to paragraph 16 of the preamble of the Recommendation, the dates outlined above and the possibility of changes to the national designs of standard circulation Euro coins come under review in 2015, along with the rest of the Recommendation.