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2 Euro Bundesländer - "Bayern"

2 Euro (Bundesländer - "Bayern") -  obverse2 Euro (Bundesländer - "Bayern") -  reverse

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Features

Country Germany - Federal Republic
Period Federal Republic (1949-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2012
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.37 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# 305,
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Commemorative issue

State of Bavaria

Series: Bundesländer

Obverse

The commemorative ‘Bavaria’ was designed by Erich Ott and shows the most famous view of Neuschwanstein Castle. The design shows the view from the east as visitors see it during their ascent to the castle, with the gatehouse in the foreground and the medieval-style towers and turrets. The panoramic mountain situated behind the castle is well captured, as the site of the castle on a cliff overlooking the romantic Pöllatschlucht. The name ‘BAYERN’ links the depicted construction ‘Neuschwanstein Castle’ with the state. The mintmark of the respective mint (A, D, F, G or J) is located in the right central core area and the initials of the artist in the left 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 ‘2012’ and at the top the indication of the issuing country ‘D’.

Lettering:
D
A
OE
BAYERN
20 12

Translation:
D
A
OE
BAYERN
20 12

Engraver: Erich Ott

Erich Ott is a German sculptor, engraver, and designer. He is best known for his design of numerous German commemorative coins and designed the German Deutsche Mark coins in 1977, the 5 DM coin, commemorating the 200th anniversary of Carl Friedrich Gauss.

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 - "Bayern") -  obverse

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Mints

A Berlin, Germany (1280-date)
D Bavarian Central Mint (Bayerisches Hauptmünzamt), Munich, Germany (1871-date)
F Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany (1374-date)
G Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe, Germany (1827-date)
J Hamburgische Münze, Germany (801-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2012 A 6,000,000 2.60 2.37 2.37 2.66 3.55 3.55 44%
2012 A 94,600 5.92 1.7% In Sets only
2012 A 95,000 6.91 0.7% Proof
2012 D 6,300,000 2.37 2.37 2.37 2.37 2.37 3.55 54%
2012 D 88,200 5.92 2% In Sets only
2012 D 87,000 0.9% Proof
2012 F 7,200,000 2.37 2.37 2.37 2.37 3.55 3.55 41%
2012 F 88,200 5.92 1.8% In Sets only
2012 F 87,000 0.8% Proof
2012 G 4,200,000 2.37 2.37 2.37 2.37 3.55 3.55 33%
2012 G 88,200 5.92 1.6% In Sets only
2012 G 87,000 0.7% Proof
2012 J 6,300,000 2.37 2.37 2.37 2.37 2.73 3.55 40%
2012 J 88,200 5.92 2% In Sets only
2012 J 87,000 0.8% Proof

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