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

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

The Two Euro Cents coin (€0.02) has a value of one fiftieth of a Euro and is composed of copper-plated steel. It is the second-lowest-value coin in the Eurozone. Like all other 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 coins have a common reverse (designed by Luc Luycx in 1999), and each country has its own national obverse; the German obverse was designed by Rolf Lederbogen.

The denomination was introduced in 2002, when Germany retired the German Mark currency and introduced the Euro. The two-cent coin was not redesigned in 2007 as was the case with the higher-value coins.

German Euro Cents feature an oak twig on the obverse - an image carried over from the previous two pfennigs denomination. The year and mint mark are shown at the bottom. 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 Cents, Germany - obverse photo

At centre, the obverse of the coin features an oak twig with two acorns.

Around below right in the inner circle, next to the stem of the oak twig, the date of issue: [year]. Below left, a small letter represents the mint mark of the issuing mint.

Around the outer rim, the twelve stars of the European Union - symbolising the original twelve member states.

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

The reverse of the coin shows the globe below right, showing Europe in relation to Africa and Asia. The design of the 1- to 5-cent coins is intended to show the European Union's (EU) place in the world, as opposed to the one- and two-euro coins showing the 15 states as one and the 10- to 50-cent coins showing separate EU states.

Behind the globe, six diagonal lines connect the twelve stars of Europe - six around below left, and six around above right.

The designer's monogram LL (for Luc Luycx) is on the right.

Above left, the numeral value: 2; on two lines above, the denomination EURO CENT.

Reverse Inscription 2 EURO CENT
EdgePlain with central grooveEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Two Euro Cents, Germany - (21) Coins
Coin NameMintageLegend
Two Euro Cents 2002 2,083,175,000 ************ 2002
Two Euro Cents 2003 719,500,000 ************ 2003
Two Euro Cents 2004 637,305,000 ************ 2004
Two Euro Cents 2005 366,025,000 ************ 2005
Two Euro Cents 2006 575,800,000 ************ 2006
Two Euro Cents 2007 500,765,000 ************ 2007
Two Euro Cents 2008 400,650,000 ************ 2008
Two Euro Cents 2009 295,550,000 ************ 2009
Two Euro Cents 2010 368,190,000 ************ 2010
Two Euro Cents 2011 502,550,000 ************ 2011
Two Euro Cents 2012 387,200,000 ************ 2012
Two Euro Cents 2013 300,335,000 ************ 2013
Two Euro Cents 2014 309,312,000 ************ 2014
Two Euro Cents 2015 380,317,100 ************ 2015
Two Euro Cents 2016 507,315,000 ************ 2016
Two Euro Cents 2017 361,978,000 ************ 2017
Two Euro Cents 2018 479,733,400 ************ 2018
Two Euro Cents 2019 420,622,500 ************ 2019
Two Euro Cents 2020 329,583,000 ************ 2020
Two Euro Cents 2021 488,222,500 ************ 2021
Two Euro Cents 2022 196,230,000 ************ 2022
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Two Euro Cents, Germany: Details
CurrencyEuro, Germany
Face Value2 (x Euro Cent, Germany)
MaterialCopper Plated Steel
DesignerLuc Luycx, Rolf Lederbogen
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size18.7500 mm
Thickness1.6700 mm
Mass3.0600 g