2 Euro 10 Years of Euro Cash

2 Euro (10 Years of Euro Cash) -  obverse2 Euro (10 Years of Euro Cash) -  reverse

Obverse © kevin4430 - Reverse © didi83

Features

Issuer Greece
Period Third Hellenic Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2012
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.26
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.50 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.20 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 28102
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 245,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 194
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

10 Years of Euro Cash

Obverse

Coin features the world in the form of a euro symbol in the centre, showing how the euro has become a true global player over the last ten years. The surrounding elements symbolise the importance of the euro to ordinary people (represented by a family group), to the financial world (the Eurotower), to trade (a ship), to industry (a factory), and to the energy sector and research and development (two wind turbines). The designer’s initials, “A.H.”, can be found (if you look very carefully) between the ship and the Eurotower. Along the upper and lower edges of the inner part of the coin are, respectively, the country of issue and the years “2002 – 2012”. The coin will be issued by all euro area countries. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ
A.H.

2002 2012

Translation:
HELLENIC REPUBLIC
A.H.

2002 2012

Engraver: Helmut Andexlinger

Helmut Andexlinger (1973, Haslach an der Mühl, Upper Austria) is an Austrian engraver and coin designer.

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

Lettering: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ

Translation: HELLENIC REPUBLIC

2 Euro (10 Years of Euro Cash) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

Euro-area citizens and residents have selected the winning design of a new euro coin 2€ issued in January 2012 to commemorate 10 years of euro banknotes and coins. Close to 35.000 people voted in an online competition from a choice of five designs that had been pre-selected by a professional jury following a design competition among citizens from the whole euro area. The new commemorative 2-euro coin will be issued by all euro-area
Member States. It is estimated that some 90 million of these coins will be put into circulation. The winning design symbolizes the way in which the euro has become a true global player in the last ten years and its importance in ordinary people’s lives (represented by the people in the design), trade (the ship), industry (the factory) and energy (wind power stations).
The coin was issued in bankrolls, in Proof quality along with the proof year set and in BU quality on a coincard blister.



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2012  5 000 $ 10 3% In Sets only
2012  2 500 0.6% Proof

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