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2 euro GERMANY (2009) 10th Anniversary of Economic and Monetary Union

2 euro 2009 Economic and Monetary Union - German coins
2 euro 2009 Economic and Monetary Union - German coins
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
in the centre an irregular stylised planchet of an ancient coin; inside it a concave figure of a man, whose arm is a part of a euro currency symbol ; along the top edge: BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND (Federal Republic of Germany); along the bottom edge: WWU 1999-2009 (WWU - Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion - Economic and Monetary Union); at the edge a ring of twelve five-pointed stars - symbol of the European Union
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)
reeded with concave inscription: edge of 2 euro (unity and justice and liberty and eagle from German Coat of Arms)
issue date:
1 I 2009
withdrawal date:
Γεώργιος Σταματόπουλος (initials ΓΣ above the date 2009 on the obverse), Luc Luycx (initials LL below letter 'O' in EURO on the reverse)
(Georgios Stamatopoulos, Luc Luycx)
(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 at the right edge of the obverse)
2009 6 000 000
+ 60 000 *
6 300 000
+ 60 000 *
7 200 000
+ 60 000 *
4 200 000
+ 60 000 *
6 300 000
+ 60 000 *
* in annual sets
interesting facts:
In the contests for a design of a coin commemorating 10th anniversary of the Economic and Monetary Union, the proposal of George Stamatopoulos from the Central Bank of Greece has won the internet voting. He proposed the idea of a coin on a coin, which he had used previously on a Greek national obverse of 1 euro coins. There he introduced an irregularly struck Greek coin of 4 drachmas from 5th century BC. This time he designed by himself a coin pretending to be ancient. All euro zone members issued a coin with the same motif on the obverse. Let's meet the other finalists.

The final desings of 2 euro commemorative coin from 2009
last update: 3 XII 2014

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