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2 Euro Bundesländer - "North Rhine-Westphalia"

2 Euro (Bundesländer - "North Rhine-Westphalia") -  obverse 2 Euro (Bundesländer - "North Rhine-Westphalia") -  reverse

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Features

Country Germany - Federal Republic
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2011
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.22 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 ↑↑
References KM# 293,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
J# 558,
Die deutschen Münzen seit 1871
by Kurt Jaeger
(Gietl)
Schön# 287
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

State of Nordrhein-Westfalen

Obverse

The design shows the Köln (Cologne) Cathedral in its entirety, as a masterpiece of the German Gothic architectural style, emphasizing the beauty of the south portal. The name NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN, just below the building, links the pictured building with the state. The mint mark, represented by the letter A, D, F, G or J, is located in the right upper core region, the initials of the artist, Heinz Hoyer, in the right central core area. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European Union flag. Between the stars, at the bottom, the year ‘2011’ and at the top the indication of the issuing country reference ‘D’.

Lettering:
D
D
HH
NORDRHEIN-
WESTFALEN
20 11

Translation:
D
D
HH
NORTH RHINE-
WESTPHALIA
20 11

Engraver: Heinz Hoyer

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: EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT

Translation: UNITY AND JUSTICE AND FREEDOM

2 Euro (Bundesländer - "North Rhine-Westphalia")

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Comments

NOTE: Mintmark  indicates
A - Berlin
D - Munich
F - Stuttgart
G - Karlsruhe
J - Hamburg

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2011 A 6,000,000 2.22 2.22 2.22 2.29 3.34
2011 A 102,000 6.12 In Sets only
2011 A 102,000 Proof
2011 D 6,300,000 2.22 2.22 2.22 3.34
2011 D 102,000 5.56 In Sets only
2011 D 102,000 Proof
2011 F 7,200,000 2.22 2.22 2.22 2.53 3.34
2011 F 102,000 5.56 In Sets only
2011 F 102,000 Proof
2011 G 4,200,000 2.22 2.39 2.78 3.34
2011 G 102,000 5.56 In Sets only
2011 G 102,000 Proof
2011 J 6,300,000 2.22 2.22 2.22 2.22 3.06 3.34
2011 J 102,000 5.00 In Sets only
2011 J 102,000 Proof

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