Two Euro 2015 German Unity, Coin from Germany - detailed information

Two Euro 2015 German Unity, Coin from Germany
CoinTwo Euro 2015 German Unity

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 German Unity €2 coin commemorates the 25th anniversary German reunification (German: Deutsche Wiedervereinigung) - the process in 1990 in which the German Democratic Republic (GDR; German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik, DDR) became part of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG; German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, BRD) to form the reunited country of Germany.

The end of the unification process is officially referred to as German Unity (Deutsche Einheit), celebrated each year on 3 October as German Unity Day (Tag der deutschen Einheit). East and West Berlin were reunited into a single city and again became the capital of united Germany.

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

MintMint markTotal Mintage
SMBW - Stuttgart Letter F 7,300,825 (7.3 million)
Bavarian Central Mint - Munich Letter D 6,400,825 (6.4 million)
Hamburg Mint Letter J 6,400,825 (6.4 million)
Berlin Mint Letter A 6,113,800 (6.1 million)
SMBW - Karlsruhe Letter G 4,300,825 (4.3 million)
Obverse
Germany / Two Euro 2015 German Unity - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts celebrating people in the foreground, who embody a new beginning and the advance towards a better future. In the background is seen the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of German unity. To the left of the Brandenburg Gate, the letter D represents the issuing country (abbreviated from Deutschland - Germany).

On two lines around left, the inscription 25 JAHRE DEUTSCHE EINHEIT 2015 (25 years of German unity 2015). Repeated three times on three concentric lines around right, the inscription WIR SIND EIN VOLK (we are one people). The designer's initials BW (for Bernd Wendhut) are below right. The mint mark is a small letter below left.

In the outer ring, the twelve stars of the European Union.

Obverse Inscription 25 JAHRE DEUTSCHE EINHEIT 2015 D WIR SIND EIN VOLK
Reverse
Germany / Two Euro 2015 German Unity - 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: 30 January 2015.

Two Euro 2015 German Unity: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets, Berlin Mint
Mintage Issued: 39,800 (included in total)
Variety Proof 2015 A, Berlin Mint
Mintage Issued: 74,000 (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-Sammlermünzenset 2015 Spiegelglanz, 25 Jahre Deutsche Einheit, mintage 40,000
Variety In mint sets, Munich Mint
Mintage Issued: 33,825 (included in total)
Variety Proof 2015 D, Munich Mint
Mintage Issued: 67,000 (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-Sammlermünzenset 2015 Spiegelglanz, 25 Jahre Deutsche Einheit, mintage 40,000
Variety In mint sets, Stuttgart Mint
Mintage Issued: 33,825 (included in total)
Variety Proof 2015 F, Stuttgart Mint
Mintage Issued: 67,000 (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-Sammlermünzenset 2015 Spiegelglanz, 25 Jahre Deutsche Einheit, mintage 40,000
Variety In mint sets, Karlsruhe Mint
Mintage Issued: 33,825 (included in total)
Variety Proof 2015 G, Karlsruhe Mint
Mintage Issued: 67,000 (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-Sammlermünzenset 2015 Spiegelglanz, 25 Jahre Deutsche Einheit, mintage 40,000
Variety In mint sets, Hamburg Mint
Mintage Issued: 33,825 (included in total)
Variety Proof 2015 J, Hamburg Mint
Mintage Issued: 67,000 (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-Sammlermünzenset 2015 Spiegelglanz, 25 Jahre Deutsche Einheit, mintage 40,000
Two Euro 2015 German Unity: 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 2015 German Unity: Details
CountryGermany
CurrencyEuro, Germany
Coin TypeTwo Euro Commemorative
Issued2015
SymbolFederal Eagle of Germany
Face Value2 (x Euro, Germany)
Circulation Mintage30,175,100 (30.2 million)
Total Mintage30,517,100 (30.5 million)
CurrentYes
MaterialBimetallic
DesignerLuc Luycx, Bernd Wendhut
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.750 mm
Thickness2.200 mm
Mass8.500 g
OCC IDAPVZ-EYRC-JLZP-OLMD
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Two Euro 2015 German Unity: Photos
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Germany - Federal Republic, 2 Euro, 2015 German Reunification
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Germany - Federal Republic, 2 Euro, 2015 German Reunification
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Notes: Stuttgart Mint, F mint mark.
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Two Euro 2015 German Unity: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogSchön# 323
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGermany KM# 337