Two Euro 2015 European Flag, Coin from Austria - detailed information

Two Euro 2015 European Flag, Coin from Austria
CoinTwo Euro 2015 European Flag

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 Austria retired the Austrian Schilling 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 Austrian regular obverse features a portrait of Bertha von Suttner.

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.

This coin commemorates the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the flag of the European Union in 1985. 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.

Austrian Two Euro coins issued in 2015 have now been in circulation for seven years.

MintAustrian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,500,000 (2.5 million)
Obverse
Austria / Two Euro 2015 European Flag - obverse photo

The designs shows at its centre a flag with twelve stars, surrounded by twelve human figures - embracing the birth of a new Europe.

Around above right, the legend REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH (Republic of Austria), followed by the anniversary dates 1985 - 2015.

Below right, the initials of the designer, ΓΣ (Greek letters Gamma and Sigma), for Georgios Stamatopoulos.

In the outer ring, the twelve stars of the European Union, representing the twelve original member states.

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1985 - 2015
Reverse
Austria / Two Euro 2015 European Flag - 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 Inscription2 EURO *** 2 EURO *** 2 EURO *** 2 EURO ***
Notes

Date of issue: 30 October 2015.
The coin was not included in the annual mint sets.

All (24) coins of type: Two Euro, Austria
Coin NameMintageLegend
Two Euro 2002 196,510,000 ************ 2 EURO 2002
Two Euro 2003 4,855,100 ************ 2 EURO 2003
Two Euro 2004 2,620,000 ************ 2 EURO 2004
Two Euro 2005 Austrian State Treaty 7,000,000 50 JAHRE STAATSVERTRAG 2005
Two Euro 2006 2,420,000 ************ 2 EURO 2006
Two Euro 2007 Treaty of Rome 9,000,000 VERTRAG VON ROM 50 JAHRE EUROPA 2007 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Two Euro 2008 2,665,000 ************ 2 EURO 2008
Two Euro 2009 Economic and Monetary Union 5,000,000 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH WWU 1999 - 2009
Two Euro 2010 17,065,000 ************ 2 EURO 2010
Two Euro 2011 27,765,000 ************ 2 EURO 2011
Two Euro 2012 Bertha von Suttner 21,200,000 ************ 2 EURO 2012
Two Euro 2012 Euro Cash Anniversary 11,060,000 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH € 2002 2012
Two Euro 2013 10,160,000 ************ 2 EURO 2013
Two Euro 2014 20,160,000 ************ 2 EURO 2014
Two Euro 2015 Bertha von Suttner 12,360,000 ************ 2 EURO 2015
Two Euro 2015 European Flag 2,500,000 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1985 - 2015
Two Euro 2016 Austrian National Bank 16,060,000 REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH 1816 2016 200 JAHRE OESTERREICHISCHE NATIONALBANK
Two Euro 2017 17,760,000 ************ 2 EURO 2017
Two Euro 2018 Austria 100th Anniversary 18,160,000 2018 100 JAHRE REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Two Euro 2019 15,860,000 ************ 2 EURO 2019
Two Euro 2020 12,760,000 ************ 2 EURO 2020
Two Euro 2021 9,960,000 ************ 2 EURO 2021
Two Euro 2022 Bertha von Suttner unknown ************ 2 EURO 2022
Two Euro 2022 Erasmus Programme 1,060,000 1987 - 2002 ERASMUS PROGRAMM REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
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Two Euro 2015 European Flag: Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyEuro, Austria
Coin TypeTwo Euro, Commemorative
Issued2015
Face Value2 (x Euro, Austria)
Circulation Mintage2,500,000 (2.5 million)
Total Mintage2,500,000 (2.5 million)
CurrentYes
MaterialBimetallic
DesignerLuc Luycx, Georgios Stamatopoulos
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.750 mm
Thickness2.250 mm
Mass8.500 g
OCC IDBYNK-ODDC-WGWB-OPQM
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Two Euro 2015 European Flag: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Schön, WeltmünzkatalogSchön# 431
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustria KM# 3247