The Central Bank of Malta (Maltese: Bank Ċentrali ta’ Malta) is the central bank of the Republic of Malta. It was established on 17 April 1968. In May 2004, when Malta joined the European Union, it became an integral part of the European System of Central Banks. Until 2008, the bank was responsible for the former national Maltese currency, the liretta. It became a part of the Eurosystem when it adopted the euro on 1 January, 2008.
Its name is shown in full on some of the commemorative and bullion coins (but not the regular circulating coinage) of the country,