2 Euro Paphos

2 Euro (Paphos) -  obverse2 Euro (Paphos) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Cyprus
Period Republic (1960-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2017
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.09
Currency Euro (2008-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel centre in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.50 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 112816
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)

Commemorative issue

Paphos 2017 - European Capital of Culture

Obverse

The design shows the ‘Paphos Ancient Odeon’, a small amphiteatre dating back to the 2nd century AD. Nowadays it is used in the summer for musical theatrical performances and it will be the venue of a number of events to be held within the program of ‘Paphos 2017 – European Capital of Culture’. The issuing country’s name ‘ΚΥΠΡΟΣ KIBRIS’ and the phrase ‘Πάφος 2017 – Πολιτιστική Πρωτεύουσα της Ευρώπης’ (i.e. Paphos 2017 – European Capital of Culture) are inscribed on the inner part of the national side of the coin.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
ΠΑΦΟΣ 2017 – ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΠΡΩΤΕΥΟΥΣΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΥΡΟΠΗΣ
ΚΥΠΡΟΣ KIBRIS

Translation:
PAPHOS 2017 – EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE
CYPRUS CYPRUS

Engraver: Geórgios Stamatópoulos

Reverse

A map of Europe, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.

Lettering:
2 EURO
LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Reeded with inscription

Lettering: 2 ΕΥΡΩ 2 EURO 2 ΕΥΡΩ 2 EURO

Mint

The National Mint of the Bank of Greece (Νομισματοκοπείο - ΙΕΤΑ), Athens, Greece (1972-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2017  418 000 $ 3.13 $ 3.27 $ 3.27 97%
2017  7 000 $ 3.61 3% B.U coin in a capsule
2017  5 000 $ 13 2% proof coin in a case

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