Two Euro, Germany, Coin Type from Germany - detailed information

Two Euro, Germany, Coin Type from Germany (issued 2002 - )
Coin TypeTwo Euro, Germany

The Two Euro coin (€2.00) is a circulating bi-metallic coin made of two alloys: the inner part of nickel brass, the outer part of copper-nickel. Like all the common circulation coins (from 1 cent to €2), the denomination is issued by the separate countries in the Eurozone and is legal tender in all of them, irrespective of which country has issued it. The denomination was introduced in 2002, when Germany retired the German Mark currency and introduced the Euro.

The coins have a common reverse designed by Luc Luycx in 1999 which shows a map of the European Union; it was changed in 2007 to reflect the enlargement of the Union. Each country has its own national obverse; the German obverse was designed by the family duo of designers Heinz Hoyer and Sneschana Russewa-Hoyer; it features an interpretation of the German Federal Eagle - the Bundesadler (German for "Federal Eagle"), formerly known as Reichsadler (German for "Imperial Eagle") - a symbol of German sovereignty.

The €2 is also the only denomination in which circulating commemorative coins are issued; these are also legal tender in all countries of the Eurozone, no matter which country issued them. Commemoratives of other denominations are only legal tender in the issuing country.

The edge lettering on German €2 coins reads EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT - "unity and justice and freedom" - Germany's national motto and the beginning of Germany's national anthem, followed by the Federal Eagle.

Germany has five mints striking circulation coins, which have an arrangement whereby each mint strikes a specific proportion of the circulation coins every year. The mints and their mint marks are:
- Berlin Mint - mint mark A
- Munich Mint - mint mark D
- SMBW - Stuttgart (ex Stuttgart Mint) - mint mark F
- SMBW - Karlsruhe (ex Karlsruhe Mint) - mint mark G
- Hamburg Mint - mint mark J
Note that two of them are part of Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg (SMBW) - the State Mints of Baden-Württemberg - after they merged in 1998, but operate separate facilities and use different mint marks.

Germany / Two Euro, Germany - obverse photo

At centre, the obverse of the coin shows the Federal Eagle of Germany with outstretched wings.

Below the eagle is the date of issue: [year]; below right, a small letter represents the mint mark of the issuing mint.

In the outer ring, the twelve stars of the European Union (representing the twelve original member states), on a background of thin horizontal lines.

Obverse Inscription ************ [year]
Germany / Two Euro, Germany - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows on the right a representation of a map of the western part of Europe.

Behind the map and interrupted by it, six vertical lines connect the twelve stars of Europe - six around above right, and six around below right.

On the left, a large numeral value: 2; on the right, overlaid on the map, the denomination EURO.

The designer's monogram LL (for Luc Luycx) is below right in the rim, below the O in EURO.

Reverse Inscription 2 EURO
EdgeMilled, inscribedEdge InscriptionEINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT
Coin Type: Two Euro, Germany - (42) Coins
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Two Euro 2002 Federal Eagle 1,174,728,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2002
Two Euro 2003 Federal Eagle 112,344,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2003
Two Euro 2004 Federal Eagle 75,056,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2004
Two Euro 2005 Federal Eagle (mint sets only) 925,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2005
Two Euro 2006 Federal Eagle (mint sets only) 890,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2006
Two Euro 2006 Schleswig-Holstein 30,910,000 2006 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN
Two Euro 2007 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) 31,365,000 2007 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN
Two Euro 2008 Federal Eagle 57,750,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2008
Two Euro 2008 Hamburg 31,875,000 2008 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND HAMBURG
Two Euro 2009 Saarland 31,825,000 2009 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND SAARLAND
Two Euro 2009 Economic and Monetary Union 30,650,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND WWU 1999-2009
Two Euro 2010 Federal Eagle 98,550,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2010
Two Euro 2010 Bremen 30,945,500 BREMEN D 2010
Two Euro 2011 Federal Eagle 119,334,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2011
Two Euro 2011 Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia) 31,020,000 NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN D 2011
Two Euro 2012 Bayern (Bavaria) 30,890,400 BAYERN D 2012
Two Euro 2012 Euro Cash Anniversary 30,725,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND € 2002 2012
Two Euro 2013 Baden-Württemberg 30,820,000 2013 BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG D
Two Euro 2013 Élysée Treaty 11,585,000 TRAITÉ DE L'ÉLYSÉE 50 ANS JAHRE 2013 ÉLYSÉE-VERTRAG D
Two Euro 2014 Federal Eagle 28,312,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2014
Two Euro 2014 Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) 30,797,000 2014 NIEDERSACHSEN D
Two Euro 2015 Hessen (Hesse) 30,450,000 2015 D HESSEN
Two Euro 2015 European Flag 30,125,000 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 1985 - 2015
Two Euro 2015 German Unity 30,517,100 25 JAHRE DEUTSCHE EINHEIT 2015 D WIR SIND EIN VOLK
Two Euro 2016 Federal Eagle 71,315,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2016
Two Euro 2016 Sachsen (Saxony) 30,390,000 2016 D SACHSEN
Two Euro 2017 Federal Eagle 61,778,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2017
Two Euro 2017 Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate) 30,375,000 2017 RHEINLAND-PFALZ D
Two Euro 2018 Berlin 30,360,000 2018 D BERLIN
Two Euro 2018 Helmut Schmidt 30,350,000 2018 D HELMUT SCHMIDT 1918 - 2015
Two Euro 2019 Federal Eagle 75,872,500 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2019
Two Euro 2019 Bundesrat 30,318,000 2019 BUNDESRAT D
Two Euro 2019 Fall of the Berlin Wall 30,297,000 30 JAHRE MAUERFALL 2019 D
Two Euro 2020 Federal Eagle 80,583,000 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2020
Two Euro 2020 Brandenburg 30,300,000 2020 BRANDENBURG D
Two Euro 2020 Anniversary of Warsaw Genuflection 30,315,000 50 JAHRE KNIEFALL VON WARSCHAU 2020 D
Two Euro 2021 Federal Eagle 30,222,500 Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2021
Two Euro 2021 Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt) 30,265,000 2021 SACHSEN-ANHALT D
Two Euro 2022 Federal Eagle (mint sets only) unknown Federal Eagle of Germany ************ 2022
Two Euro 2022 Thüringen (Thuringia) 30,000,000 2022 THÜRINGEN D
Two Euro 2022 Erasmus Programme 17,350,000 D 1987 - 2002 ERASMUS PROGRAMME
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Two Euro, Germany: Details
CurrencyEuro, Germany
Sub-types Two Euro Eagle Obverse, Germany
Two Euro Commemorative
Face Value2 (x Euro, Germany)
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.7500 mm
Thickness2.2000 mm
Mass8.5000 g