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2 euro GERMANY (2012) Bavaria

2 euro 2011 Bavaria - German coins
2 euro 2011 Bavaria - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
obverse:
in the centre a hill with the Neuschwanstein Castle viewed from the east; below: BAYERN (Bavaria); 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: 2012
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:
3 II 2012
withdrawal date:
circulating
designer:
Erich Ott (initials OE at the left edge of 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 at the right edge of the obverse)
mintage:
A D F G J
2012 6 000 000
+ 45 000 *
+ 47 000 **
6 300 000
+ 40 000 *
+ 47 000 **
7 200 000
+ 40 000 *
+ 47 000 **
4 200 000
+ 40 000 *
+ 47 000 **
6 300 000
+ 40 000 *
+ 47 000 **
* in annual sets
** in commemorative blisters
interesting facts:
This coin belongs to the series promoting federal states of Germany. The Neuschwanstein Castle situated in German Alps was chosen the most characteristic for the Bavaria state. The construction of the castle in the Romanesque revival style was begun by king Ludwig II of Bavaria on the ruins of an earlier castle on September 5, 1869. Although at that time the design was believed to be a kitschy, today the castle is an important tourist destination and inspiration for designers of fairytale palaces. In 1955 Walt Disney copied in large part the appearance of the castle in his amusement park and then adopted the shape for the logo of his films studio.

The Neuschwanstein Castle
photo: Jeff Wilcox; licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 3 XII 2014

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