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2 euro GERMANY (from 2008)

2 euro from 2008 - German coins
2 euro from 2008 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
obverse:
in the centre disk-shaped eagle - German Coat of Arms; below year of issue; at the edge a ring of twelve five-pointed stars - symbol of the European Union
reverse:
left from the centre face value: 2, on the right inscription: EURO; in the background of the inscription a map of Europe; in the background of the map vertically six parallel lines ending on both sides with five-pointed stars (the reverse is common for all euro coins)
edge:
reeded with concave inscription: edge of 2 euro (unity and justice and liberty and eagle from German Coat of Arms)
issue date:
1 I 2008
withdrawal date:
circulating
designer:
Heinz Hoyer, Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer, Luc Luycx (initials LL below letter 'O' in EURO on the reverse)
mint:
(A) Staatliche Münze Berlin (The State Mint Berlin), Berlin;
(D) Bayerisches Hauptmünzamt (The Bavarian Main Mint), Munich;
(F) Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg (State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg), Stuttgart;
(G) Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg (State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg), Karlsruhe;
(J) Hamburgische Münze (The Hamburg Mint), Hamburg

(relevant mint mark after the year of issue in the obverse)
mintage:
A D F G J
2008 11 400 000
+ 80 000 *
11 970 000
+ 80 000 *
13 680 000
+ 80 000 *
7 980 000
+ 80 000 *
11 970 000
+ 80 000 *
2010 19 600 000
+ 53 800 *
20 580 000
+ 46 800 *
23 520 000
+ 46 800 *
13 720 000
+ 46 800 *
20 580 000
+ 46 800 *
2011 23 800 000
+ 48 000 *
24 990 000
+ 44 000 *
28 560 000
+ 44 000 *
16 660 000
+ 44 000 *
24 990 000
+ 44 000 *
2014 -
+ 38 000 *
-
+ 33 000 *
-
+ 33 000 *
-
+ 33 000 *
-
+ 33 000 *
* in annual sets
interesting facts:
In Germany it is allowed to modify the image of the eagle from the official Coat of Arms. Various institutions use therefore various designs of the eagle. The eagle shown on German obverses of euro coins is the most similar to the one designed for the German parliament (Bundestag) by Ludwig Gies in 1953. Geis' eagle was placed in the parliament in the contemporary German capital Bonn and today hangs in the parliament in Berlin.

Geis' eagle
photo licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 3 XII 2014

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