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2 euro GERMANY (2008) Hamburg (old reverse)

2 euro 2008 Hamburg (old reverse) - German coins
2 euro 2008 Hamburg (old reverse) - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
obverse:
in the centre the St. Michaelis Church (Sankt Michaelis) in Hamburg; lower: HAMBURG; along the bottom edge: BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND (Federal Republic of Germany); along the top edge year of issue: 2008 divides 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 simplified map of Europe showing borders of countries - members of the EU in 1999; 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 II 2008
withdrawal date:
circulating
designer:
Erich Ott (initials OE at the right edge of the obverse), Luc Luycx (initials LL below letter 'O' in EURO on the reverse)
mint:
(F) Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg (State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg), Stuttgart

(mint mark right from the church tower on the obverse)
mintage:
A D F G J
2008 - - ~ 600 000 - -
interesting facts:
In The State Mint Stuttgart a short serie of coins was by mistake struck using old reverse dies.

This coin belongs to the series promoting federal states of Germany. The St. Michaelis Church (Hauptkirche Sankt Michaelis) was chosen the most characteristic for Hamburg state. The church was constructed in 1786 and is today the most important temple of German Protestants.

The St. Michaelis Church
photo: Bjoern; licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 3 XII 2014

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