The inner circle of the coin depicts the eight-pointed Maltese cross, on a background of vertical stripes.
The letters of ‘MALTA’ appear between the six upper points of the cross, and the year mark ‘2008’ between the two lower points.
The twelve stars of the European flag are positioned on the outer ring of the coin.
Edge lettering of the 2-euro coin: 2 ??, repeated six times, alternately upright and inverted, where stands for an eight-pointed Maltese cross.