Two Euro 2015 Hessen (Hesse), Coin from Germany - detailed information

Two Euro 2015 Hessen (Hesse), Coin from Germany
CoinTwo Euro 2015 Hessen (Hesse)

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 Hessen (Hesse) €2 coin is the tenth 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.

Hesse (German: Hessen), is a state in Germany. Its capital city is Wiesbaden, and the largest urban area is Frankfurt. With an area of 21,000 square kilometres it ranks seventhy among the sixteen German states. Frankfurt Rhine-Main, Germany's second-largest metropolitan area (after Rhine-Ruhr), is mainly located in Hesse. As a cultural region, Hesse also includes the area known as Rhenish Hesse (Rheinhessen) in the neighbouring state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

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

MintMint markTotal Mintage
SMBW - Stuttgart Letter F 7,290,000 (7.3 million)
Bavarian Central Mint - Munich Letter D 6,390,000 (6.4 million)
Hamburg Mint Letter J 6,390,000 (6.4 million)
Berlin Mint Letter A 6,090,000 (6.1 million)
SMBW - Karlsruhe Letter G 4,290,000 (4.3 million)
Obverse
Germany / Two Euro 2015 Hessen (Hesse) - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts Paulskirche (Saint Paul's Church) in Frankfurt am Main; it was the seat of Germany's first freely elected legislative body in 1849 and is regarded as the cradle of German democracy. Below, the inscription HESSEN (Hesse). Above the view of the church and on the left, the date of issue 2015. Above right, the letter D represents the issuing country (abbreviated from Deutschland - Germany).

The designer's initials HH (for Heinz Hoyer) 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 2015 D HESSEN
Reverse
Germany / Two Euro 2015 Hessen (Hesse) - 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.

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 2015 Hessen (Hesse): Known varieties
Variety In mint sets, Berlin Mint
Mintage Issued: 40,000 (included in total)
In Set 2-Euro-Sammlermünzenset 2015 Stempleglanz, Bundesländer - Hessen, mintage 40,000
Variety Proof 2015 A, Berlin Mint
Mintage Issued: 50,000 (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, Bundesländer - Hessen, mintage 50,000
Variety In mint sets, Munich Mint
Mintage Issued: 40,000 (included in total)
In Set 2-Euro-Sammlermünzenset 2015 Stempleglanz, Bundesländer - Hessen, mintage 40,000
Variety Proof 2015 D, Munich Mint
Mintage Issued: 50,000 (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, Bundesländer - Hessen, mintage 50,000
Variety In mint sets, Stuttgart Mint
Mintage Issued: 40,000 (included in total)
In Set 2-Euro-Sammlermünzenset 2015 Stempleglanz, Bundesländer - Hessen, mintage 40,000
Variety Proof 2015 F, Stuttgart Mint
Mintage Issued: 50,000 (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, Bundesländer - Hessen, mintage 50,000
Variety In mint sets, Karlsruhe Mint
Mintage Issued: 40,000 (included in total)
In Set 2-Euro-Sammlermünzenset 2015 Stempleglanz, Bundesländer - Hessen, mintage 40,000
Variety Proof 2015 G, Karlsruhe Mint
Mintage Issued: 50,000 (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, Bundesländer - Hessen, mintage 50,000
Variety Mono-metallic error, Karlsruhe Mint
Mintage Issued: unknown (included in total)
Details

Struck on the wrong planchet, copper-nickel.

Variety In mint sets, Hamburg Mint
Mintage Issued: 40,000 (included in total)
In Set 2-Euro-Sammlermünzenset 2015 Stempleglanz, Bundesländer - Hessen, mintage 40,000
Variety Proof 2015 J, Hamburg Mint
Mintage Issued: 50,000 (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, Bundesländer - Hessen, mintage 50,000
Two Euro 2015 Hessen (Hesse): 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 Hessen (Hesse): Details
CountryGermany
CurrencyEuro, Germany
Coin TypeTwo Euro Commemorative
Issued2015
SymbolFederal Eagle of Germany
Face Value2 (x Euro, Germany)
Circulation Mintage30,200,000 (30.2 million)
Total Mintage30,450,000 (30.5 million)
CurrentYes
MaterialBimetallic
DesignerLuc Luycx, Heinz Hoyer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.750 mm
Thickness2.200 mm
Mass8.500 g
OCC IDRMKG-OZAC-XKGM-ENXQ
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Two Euro 2015 Hessen (Hesse): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogSchön# 322
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGermany KM# 336