Two Euro 2012 Bayern (Bavaria), Coin from Germany - detailed information

Two Euro 2012 Bayern (Bavaria), Coin from Germany
CoinTwo Euro 2012 Bayern (Bavaria)

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 Bayern (Bavaria) €2 coin is the seventh issue in the series called Die 16 Bundesländer der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (The 16 States of the Federal Republic of Germany). The year in which the coin for a specific state is issued coincides with that state's Presidency of the Bundesrat.

Bavaria (German: Bayern), officially the Free State of Bavaria (German: Freistaat Bayern), is a state in the south-east of Germany. With an area of 70,550.19 km2, Bavaria is the largest German state by land area, comprising roughly a fifth of the total land area of Germany. Bavaria's main cities are Munich (its capital and largest city and also the third largest city in Germany), Nuremberg, and Augsburg.

The history of Bavaria includes its earliest settlement by Iron Age Celtic tribes, followed by the conquests of the Roman Empire in the 1st century BC, when the territory was incorporated into the provinces of Raetia and Noricum. It became the Duchy of Bavaria (a stem duchy) in the 6th century AD following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. It was later incorporated into the Holy Roman Empire as the Electorate of Bavaria, became an independent kingdom after 1806, joined the Prussian-led German Empire in 1871 while retaining its title of kingdom, and finally became a state of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949.

German Two Euro coins issued in 2012 have now been in circulation for ten years.

MintMint markTotal Mintage
SMBW - Stuttgart Letter F 7,375,200 (7.4 million)
Bavarian Central Mint - Munich Letter D 6,475,200 (6.5 million)
Hamburg Mint Letter J 6,475,200 (6.5 million)
Berlin Mint Letter A 6,189,600 (6.2 million)
SMBW - Karlsruhe Letter G 4,375,200 (4.4 million)
Obverse
Germany / Two Euro 2012 Bayern (Bavaria) - obverse photo

The obverse design depicts the famous Neuschwanstein Castle near Füssen in Bavaria. Below, the inscription BAYERN (Bavaria). The designer's monogram OE (for Erich Ott) is on the left. The mint mark is a small letter on the right.

In the outer ring, the twelve stars of the European Union. Between the first two stars above (between positions 12 o'clock and 1 o'clock), the letter D represents the issuing country (abbreviated from Deutschland - Germany).

The date of issue 2012 is below, divided by the lowermost star.

Obverse Inscription BAYERN D 2012
Reverse
Germany / Two Euro 2012 Bayern (Bavaria) - 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
Notes

Date of issue: 3 February 2012.

See also

Coins in the German Bundesländer series are:
- €2 Schleswig-Holstein, 2006
- €2 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania), 2007
- €2 Hamburg, 2008
- €2 Saarland, 2009
- €2 Bremen, 2010
- €2 Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia), 2011
- €2 Bayern (Bavaria), 2012
- €2 Baden-Württemberg, 2013
- €2 Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), 2014
- €2 Hessen (Hesse), 2015
- €2 Sachsen (Saxony), 2016
- €2 Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate), 2017
- €2 Berlin, 2018
- €2 Bundesrat (Federal Council of Germany), 2019
- €2 Brandenburg, 2020
- €2 Sachsen-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt), 2021
- €2 Thüringen (Thuringia), 2022

Two Euro 2012 Bayern (Bavaria): Known varieties
Variety In mint sets, Berlin Mint
Mintage Issued: 94,600 (included in total)
In Set 2-Euro-Gedenkmünzenset 2012 Stempelglanz, Bundesländer - Bayern, mintage 45,000
Variety Proof 2012 A, Berlin Mint
Mintage Issued: 95,000 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) in the year's "A" proof sets from the Berlin Mint.

In Set 2-Euro-Gedenkmünzenset 2012 Spiegelglanz, Bundesländer - Bayern, mintage 55,000
Variety In mint sets, Munich Mint
Mintage Issued: 88,200 (included in total)
In Set 2-Euro-Gedenkmünzenset 2012 Stempelglanz, Bundesländer - Bayern, mintage 45,000
Variety Proof 2012 D, Munich Mint
Mintage Issued: 87,000 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) in the year's "D" proof sets from the Bavarian Central Mint - Munich.

In Set 2-Euro-Gedenkmünzenset 2012 Spiegelglanz, Bundesländer - Bayern, mintage 55,000
Variety In mint sets, Stuttgart Mint
Mintage Issued: 88,200 (included in total)
In Set 2-Euro-Gedenkmünzenset 2012 Stempelglanz, Bundesländer - Bayern, mintage 45,000
Variety Proof 2012 F, Stuttgart Mint
Mintage Issued: 87,000 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) in the year's "F" proof sets from the State Mints of Baden-Württemberg - Stuttgart.

In Set 2-Euro-Gedenkmünzenset 2012 Spiegelglanz, Bundesländer - Bayern, mintage 55,000
Variety In mint sets, Karlsruhe Mint
Mintage Issued: 88,200 (included in total)
In Set 2-Euro-Gedenkmünzenset 2012 Stempelglanz, Bundesländer - Bayern, mintage 45,000
Variety Proof 2012 G, Karlsruhe Mint
Mintage Issued: 87,000 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) in the year's "G" proof sets from the State Mints of Baden-Württemberg - Karlsruhe.

In Set 2-Euro-Gedenkmünzenset 2012 Spiegelglanz, Bundesländer - Bayern, mintage 55,000
Variety In mint sets, Hamburg Mint
Mintage Issued: 88,200 (included in total)
In Set 2-Euro-Gedenkmünzenset 2012 Stempelglanz, Bundesländer - Bayern, mintage 45,000
Variety Proof 2012 J, Hamburg Mint
Mintage Issued: 87,000 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) in the year's "J" proof sets from the Hamburg Mint.

In Set 2-Euro-Gedenkmünzenset 2012 Spiegelglanz, Bundesländer - Bayern, mintage 55,000
Two Euro 2012 Bayern (Bavaria): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Deutsche Bundesbank Mintage link
All (41) coins of type: Two Euro, Germany
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 2007 Treaty of Rome 30,925,000 RÖMISCHE VERTRÄGE 50 JAHRE EUROPA 2007 BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND
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
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Two Euro 2012 Bayern (Bavaria): Details
CountryGermany
CurrencyEuro, Germany
Coin TypeTwo Euro Commemorative
Issued2012
SymbolFederal Eagle of Germany
Face Value2 (x Euro, Germany)
Circulation Mintage30,447,400 (30.4 million)
Total Mintage30,890,400 (30.9 million)
CurrentYes
MaterialBimetallic
DesignerLuc Luycx, Erich Ott
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.750 mm
Thickness2.200 mm
Mass8.500 g
OCC IDRNAZ-OGWC-BQZB-OXJL
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Two Euro 2012 Bayern (Bavaria): Photos
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Germany - Federal Republic, 2 Euro, 2012
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Notes: Stuttgart Mint, F mint mark.
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Two Euro 2012 Bayern (Bavaria): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogSchön# 297
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGermany KM# 305