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2 Euro Bundesländer - "Hamburg"

2 Euro (Bundesländer - "Hamburg") -  obverse 2 Euro (Bundesländer - "Hamburg") -  reverse

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Features

Country Germany - Federal Republic
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2008
Value 2 Euro
EUR = 2.35 USD
Metal Bi-Metallic 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# 261, J# 534, Schön# 262
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Die deutschen Münzen seit 1871
by Kurt Jaeger
(Gietl)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Federal State of Hamburg

Obverse

The coin depicts the baroque church of St. Michaelis, or “Michel” as it is popularly known. It is a symbol of the city and federal state of Hamburg, as the inscription below the image indicates. The year of issue, 2008, the 12 stars of the European Union and the words ‘BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND’ appear on the outer ring. The mintmark is shown in the upper right part of the coin.

Lettering:
HAMBURG G OE
BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 2008

Translation:
Hamburg
Federal State of Germany 2008

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 facial 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

2 Euro (Bundesländer - "Hamburg")

© Cyrillius

Comments

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

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
2008 A 1,000,000
2008 A 125,000 Proof
2008 A 130,000 In Sets only
2008 D 8,900,000
2008 D 125,000 Proof
2008 D 130,000 In Sets only
2008 F 9,600,000
2008 F 125,000 Proof
2008 F 130,000 In Sets only
2008 F 600,000 error: old map style on reverse (KM# 261A)
2008 G 4,200,000
2008 G 125,000 Proof
2008 G 130,000 In Sets only
2008 J 6,300,000
2008 J 125,000 Proof
2008 J 130,000 In Sets only

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