2 Euro Berlin Wall

2 Euro (Berlin Wall) -  obverse2 Euro (Berlin Wall) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2019
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.35 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 160246
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 2559
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

30 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Obverse

Thirty years ago, the Berlin Wall fell. Beyond the impact on German society, it was an
event with global consequences. On November 9th, 1989, this occasion marks the end of the cold war and announces
an appeasement after several decades of international tensions. At the European level, it is the first step towards the
reunification of one of the leading countries of the European Union. This major change was after materialised by the
Moscow Treaty of which France was a signatory. The European Union welcomed then 16 million new citizens in just
one year; almost the structural and economic effect of welcoming a new country!
The design represents the Berlin Wall, opened in its centre, letting the doves (allegories of the international appeasement),
and the jubilant crowd pass. In the background, the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s symbol par excellence, is represented. The
mention ‘30 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall/30 Jahre Mauerfall’ is inscribed on one side of the wall. At the bottom of the
design is the year of issuance ‘2019’ and at its right the indication of the issuing country ‘RF’ (standing for République
Française).
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
30 ANS DE LA CHUTE DU MUR DE BERLIN – 30 JAHRE MAUERFALL
2019
RF

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

Reeded with inscription

Lettering: 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 **

2 Euro (Berlin Wall) -  obverse

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Mint

Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2019  15 000 000 2.35 2.35 2.35 3.09 3.52 97%
2019  10 000 11 3% BU
2019  10 000 23 3% Proof

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