Two Euro 2022 Erasmus Programme, Coin from Austria - detailed information

Two Euro 2022 Erasmus Programme, Coin from Austria
CoinTwo Euro 2022 Erasmus Programme

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 35 years of the Erasmus programme. 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 Erasmus Programme ("EuRopean Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students") is a European Union (EU) student exchange programme established in 1987. Erasmus+, or Erasmus Plus, is the new programme combining all the EU's current schemes for education, training, youth and sport, which was started in January 2014. More than 5,000 higher education institutions from 38 countries are participating in the project.

The programme is named after the Dutch philosopher, theologian, Renaissance Humanist, monk, and devout Roman Catholic, Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, called "the crowning glory of the Christian humanists". Erasmus, along with his good friend Thomas More, became one of the main figures of European intellectual life during the Renaissance.

Austrian Two Euro coins issued in 2022 have now been in circulation for less than one year.

MintAustrian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,060,000 (1.1 million)
Obverse
Austria / Two Euro 2022 Erasmus Programme - obverse photo

The obverse design shows a mix of two main elements from the Erasmus programme: the original intellectual inspiration - Erasmus himself - and the allegory of his influence in Europe.

Erasmus of Rotterdam is represented by his famous portrait painted by Hans Holbein the Younger in 1523. In front of him is a network of lines connecting stars, symbolising the intellectual and cultural exchange between students from different nations. The anniversary number 35 stands out from the stars in a contemporary graphic style.

Above the right hand of Erasmus are the initials of the designer, J.J. (for Joaquin Jimenez from the Paris Mint).

On four concentric lines below right in the inner circle, the anniversary dates 1987 - 2002, ERASMUS PROGRAMM ("Erasmus programme" in German) and the name of the issuing country, REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH (Republic of Austria).

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

Obverse Inscription 1987 - 2002 ERASMUS PROGRAMM REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
Reverse
Austria / Two Euro 2022 Erasmus Programme - 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: 1 July 2022.
Released into circulation, and also distributed by the Austrian Mint in 25-coin mint rolls.

Two Euro 2022 Erasmus Programme: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 50,000 (included in total)
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 10,000 (included in total)
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 2022 Erasmus Programme: Details
CountryAustria
CurrencyEuro, Austria
Coin TypeTwo Euro, Commemorative
Issued2022
Face Value2 (x Euro, Austria)
Circulation Mintage1,000,000 (1.0 million)
Total Mintage1,060,000 (1.1 million)
CurrentYes
MaterialTrimetallic
DesignerLuc Luycx, Joaquin Jimenez
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.750 mm
Thickness2.250 mm
Mass8.500 g
OCC IDAPVZ-EYRC-QGQJ-OLMD
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Two Euro 2022 Erasmus Programme: Photos
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35th Anniversary of the Erasmus Programme
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35th Anniversary of the Erasmus Programme
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