Two Euro Commemorative, Coin Type from Germany - detailed information

Two Euro Commemorative, Coin Type from Germany (issued 2006 - )
Coin TypeTwo Euro Commemorative

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 regular obverse features the German Federal Eagle.

The €2 is also the only denomination in which circulating commemorative Euro 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 number of commemorative coins is limited to two (before 2012 to one) per country per year (in addition to any common issue) and to 5 percent of the total mintage output. Given that the reverse is fixed, the commemorative designs are always on the obverse.

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 Commemorative - obverse photo

Various design as individually described.

Obverse Inscription ************ [year]
Germany / Two Euro Commemorative - 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 Commemorative - (27) Coins
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
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 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 Bremen 30,945,500 BREMEN D 2010
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 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 Sachsen (Saxony) 30,390,000 2016 D SACHSEN
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 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 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 Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt) 30,265,000 2021 SACHSEN-ANHALT D
Two Euro 2022 Thüringen (Thuringia) 30,000,000 2022 THÜRINGEN D
Two Euro 2022 Erasmus Programme 17,350,000 D 1987 - 2002 ERASMUS PROGRAMME
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Two Euro Commemorative: Details
CurrencyEuro, Germany
Sub-type ofTwo Euro, Germany
Face Value2 (x Euro, Germany)
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.7500 mm
Thickness2.2000 mm
Mass8.5000 g