2 Euros Charlemagne

2 Euros (Charlemagne) - obverse2 Euros (Charlemagne) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Federal Republic of Germany
Period Federal Republic (1949-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2023
Value 2 Euros
2 EUR = USD 2.12
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring (Core: 75% Cu, 20% Zn, 5% Ni Ring: 75% Cu, 25% Ni)
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
356441
References KM# 423
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

1275th Anniversary of the Birth of Charlemagne

Obverse

In the center figures Charlemagne's monogram over the octagon of Aachen Cathedral. The upper part shows the lettering "KARL DER GROẞE" (Charlemagne), the lower part the year of issue "2023", the right side the "D" for the issuing country followed by the mintmark of the respective mint ("A", "D", "F", "G" or "J") and the left side the initials of the artist Tobias Winnen ("TW"). The whole design is surronded by the twelve stars of the European Union on the outer ring.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
KARL DER GROẞE
TW
2023
K R S L
D G
748-814

Unabridged legend: Deutschland

Designer: Tobias Winnen

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the right side of the coin. The inscription 2 EURO is superimposed over the map of Europe, with the numeral “2” located in an open field representing the eastern Atlantic Ocean. 12 stars are located on the right side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
2 EURO
LL

Designer: Luc Luycx

Edge

UNITY AND JUSTICE AND FREEDOM in German, Germany's national motto and the beginning of Germany's national anthem, followed by the Federal Eagle

Script: Latin

Lettering: EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT

Translation: Unity and Justice and Freedom

2 Euros (Charlemagne) -  obverse

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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

First coin ever with the "ẞ" (uppercase "ß") used within the legend.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2023 A 4 000 000 $ 2.50 $ 2.50 $ 3.00 48%
2023 A 25 000 $ 4.90 1.5% BU set
2023 A 30 000 $ 7.60 1.9% Proof
2023 D 4 200 000 $ 2.40 $ 2.40 $ 3.00 54%
2023 D 25 000 $ 4.90 1.4% BU set
2023 D 30 000 $ 7.40 1.9% Proof
2023 F 4 800 000 $ 2.40 $ 3.00 $ 3.00 38%
2023 F 25 000 $ 4.90 1.3% BU set
2023 F 30 000 $ 7.40 1.7% Proof
2023 G 2 800 000 $ 2.50 $ 2.90 $ 2.90 37%
2023 G 25 000 $ 4.90 1.3% BU set
2023 G 30 000 $ 7.60 1.6% Proof
2023 J 4 200 000 $ 2.40 $ 2.40 $ 3.00 42%
2023 J 25 000 $ 4.90 1.2% BU set
2023 J 30 000 $ 7.60 1.7% Proof

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