2 Euro Kneeling to Warsaw

2 Euro (Kneeling to Warsaw) -  obverse2 Euro (Kneeling to Warsaw) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Federal Republic of Germany
Period Federal Republic (1949-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2020
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.11
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass centre in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 226447
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)

Commemorative issue

German-Polish reconciliation

Obverse

In center former German Chancellor Willy Brandt laid a wreath at the memorial for the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, down left menorah. Text, year, mintmark.

Lettering:
50 JAHRE KNIEFALL
VON WARSCHAU
2020
A
D
BB

Translation: 50 years kneeling to Warsaw

Designer: Bodo Broschat

Reverse

Value, map of western Europa, stars

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 text

Lettering: EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT

Translation: Unity and Justice and Freedom

2 Euro (Kneeling to Warsaw) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mints

A Berlin, Germany (1280-date)
D Munich, Germany (1158-date)
F Staatliche Münze Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany (1374-date)
G Staatliche Münze Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe, Germany (1827-date)
J Hamburgische Münze, Germany (801-date)

Comments

The Federal Government has decided to have a € 2 commemorative coin "50 Years of Warsaw's Kneeling" minted and to issue it in October 2020. The coin commemorates the kneeling of Willy Brandt in front of the war memorial for the heroes of the ghetto in Warsaw, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary on December 7, 2020.

The national side (picture side) was designed by the artist Bodo Broschat from Berlin. The motif shows the moment of the kneeling of the then German Chancellor as a gesture of humility in front of the memorial to the heroes of the ghetto in Warsaw. The composition represents the reference to the ghetto uprising in 1943 in an impressive way. The design is worked in extremely fine relief technology and takes up strong symbols: the seven-armed candlestick, the ghetto victims and the knee, about which Brandt himself later wrote in his memories : "On the abyss of German history and under the burden of the millions murdered, I did what people do when language fails.".
(Willy Brandt, Memories, Frankfurt am Main 1989, p. 214)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2020 A 6 000 000 $ 2.38 $ 2.78 $ 2.78 46%
2020 A 30 000 $ 3.75 1.5% in Sets only
2020 A 33 000 $ 7.37 0.9% Proof
2020 D 6 300 000 $ 2.38 $ 2.95 $ 2.99 56%
2020 D 30 000 $ 3.75 1.4% in Sets only
2020 D 33 000 $ 7.37 1.0% Proof
2020 F 7 200 000 $ 2.11 $ 2.11 $ 2.77 $ 2.77 47%
2020 F 30 000 $ 3.75 1.4% in Sets only
2020 F 33 000 $ 7.37 1.1% Proof
2020 G 4 200 000 $ 2.46 $ 2.80 $ 2.80 37%
2020 G 30 000 $ 3.75 1.4% in Sets only
2020 G 33 000 $ 7.37 0.9% Proof
2020 J 6 300 000 $ 2.46 $ 2.76 $ 2.76 38%
2020 J 30 000 $ 3.75 1.3% in Sets only
2020 J 33 000 $ 7.37 0.9% Proof

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