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2 euro GERMANY (2011) North Rhein - Westphalia

2 euro 2011 North Rhein - Westphalia - German coins
2 euro 2011 North Rhein - Westphalia - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
obverse:
in the centre the Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom); lower in two lines: NORDRHEIN - / WESTFALEN (North Rhein - Westphalia); at the edge a ring of twelve five-pointed stars - symbol of the European Union; at the top most star a letter: D (DEUTSCHLAND - Germany); the bottom most star divides the year of issue: 2011
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:
28 I 2011
withdrawal date:
circulating
designer:
Heinz Hoyer (initials HH right from the cathedral on the obverse), 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 right from cathedral's towers on the obverse)
mintage:
A D F G J
2011 6 000 000
+ 48 000 *
+ 47 000 **
6 300 000
+ 44 000 *
+ 47 000 **
7 200 000
+ 44 000 *
+ 47 000 **
4 200 000
+ 44 000 *
+ 47 000 **
6 300 000
+ 44 000 *
+ 47 000 **
* in annual sets
** in commemorative blisters
interesting facts:
This coin belongs to the series promoting federal states of Germany. The Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) was chosen the most characteristic for the Nordrhein-Westfalen state. A construction of the cathedral began in 1248 and lasted more than 600 years. Due to its 154-metre towers it was the highest building in the world until 1884. Today it is a seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cologne.

The Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom)
photo licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 3 XII 2014

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