2 Euro

Features

Country Cyprus
Period Republic (1960-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2008-2020
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.42 USD
Currency Euro (2008-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# 85,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 98
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

A cross-shaped idol dating back to the chalcolithic period (3.000 B.C.), found in Pomos, a village in the district of Paphos. It is a characteristic example of prehistoric art in Cyprus, reflecting the island's antiquity and civilization.

Lettering:
ΚΥΠΡΟΣ KIBRIS
2008

Engravers: Tatiana Sotiropoulou, Erik Maell

Erik Maell is an American illustrator from Columbus, Ohio. He and Greek Cypriot artist Tatiana Soteropoulos are known for designing the euro coins of Cyprus issued in 2008.

Reverse

The reverse of the coin shows a geographical image of Europe; it also features the numeral 2 and the inscription EURO.

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

2 Euro -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mints

Mint of Finland (Suomen Rahapaja), Vantaa, Finland (1988-date)
The National Mint of the Bank of Greece (Νομισματοκοπείο - ΙΕΤΑ), Athens, Greece (1972-date)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2008  25,000,000 2.42 2.42 2.42 2.42 2.42 3.64 3.64 87%
2008  70,000 9.00 4% In Sets only, mint of Finland
2009  5,000,000 2.42 2.42 4.85 4.85 18%
2009  15,000 9.70 1.2% In Sets only, mint of Finland
2010  200,000 4.85 4.85 7%
2011  200,000 4.33 3.76 7%
2011  10,000 7.27 1.1% In Sets only, mint Bank of Greece
2012  988,000 2.42 2.44 2.42 4.85 7%
2012  12,000 11.54 1.0% In Sets only, mint Bank of Greece
2013  90,000 7.27 4%
2013  10,000 17.49 1.1% In Sets only, mint Bank of Greece
2014  100,000 4.93 4.85 6%
2014  7,000 10.93 1.1% In Sets only, mint Bank of Greece
2015  100,000 6.06 5%
2015  7,000 16.56 0.9% In Sets only, mint Bank of Greece
2016  100,000 4.85 4%
2016  7,000 6.06 0.9% In Sets only, mint Bank of Greece
2017  95,000 4.36 3%
2017  5,000 13.46 0.6% In Sets only, mint Bank of Greece
2018  7,100,000 2.42 4.33 3.88 6%
2018  5,000 18.74 1.0% In Sets only, mint Bank of Greece
2019  1,395,000 4.24 4.85 2.0%
2019  5,000 17.70 0.5% In Sets only, mint Bank of Greece
2020  3,295,000 3.47 1.0%
2020  5,000 18.45 0.3% In Sets only, mint Bank of Greece

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