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2 Euro Ħaġar Qim Temples

2 Euro (Ħaġar Qim Temples) -  obverse2 Euro (Ħaġar Qim Temples) -  reverse

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Features

Country Malta
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2017
Value 2 Euro (2 EUR)
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.50 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes

Commemorative issue

Malta's prehistoric monuments series: Ħaġar Qim Temples.

Obverse

The coin depicts the Ħaġar Qim Temples on thecrest of a ridge overlooking the south-west coast of Malta about two kilometres away from the village of Qrendi. At the top right the inscription ‘Ħaġar Qim TEMPLES’ and underneath the years ‘3600-3200 BC’. At the bottom left the name of the issuing country ‘MALTA’ and underneath the issuing date ‘2017’.

Lettering:
ĦAĠAR QIM TEMPLES
3600 - 3200 BC
MALTA
2017
NGB
F

Engraver: Noel Galea Bason

Reverse

A map, 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

Lettering: 2 ✠✠ ﺡ ✠✠ 2 ✠✠ ﺡ ✠✠ 2 ✠✠ ﺡ ✠✠

2 Euro (Ħaġar Qim Temples) -  obverse

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Comments

The Ħaġar Qim Temples complex is a megalithic temple complex found on the Mediterranean island of Malta, dating from the Ġgantija phase (3600-3200 BC). The Megalithic Temples of Malta are among the most ancient religious sites on Earth. Ħaġar Qim was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1992.

This coin is the second of a series of seven that will be issued by the Bank which will depict Malta's prehistoric monuments that are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.

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2017  30,000 8.82 16% In coincard, With "Monnaie Paris" mintmark
2017  350,000 4.62 4.43 4.43 93% Without mintmark
2017 F 25,000 28.67 7% In mintset, Without mintmark

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