In 2018, Germany issued a circulating commemorative €2 coin to mark the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the flag of the European Union (in German: 30 Jahre EU-Flagge). It is part of a joint commemorative by 19 members states, where each country issued a €2 coin with the same design but with national texts.
The flag of Europe or the European flag is an official symbol used by the Council of Europe (CoE) - the regional organisation representing Europe, as well as the European Union (EU). It consists of a circle of twelve five-pointed golden stars on a blue field. The design of the coin shows the EU flag as a symbol that unites people and cultures with shared visions and ideals for a better common future.
Germany has five mints which strike circulation coins; they are distinguished by their mint marks - A for Berlin, D for Munich, F for Stuttgart, G for Karlsruhe and J for Hamburg. The set contains five coins with the same design, each struck by a different mint and with its respective mint mark. The quality is proof, which in German is called Spiegelglanz.