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2 Euro 10 Years EMU

2 Euro (10 Years EMU) -  obverse 2 Euro (10 Years EMU) -  reverse

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Features

Country Austria
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2009
Value 2 Euro
EUR = 2.37 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# 3175, Schön# 359
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

10th Anniversary of the European Monetary Union

Obverse

The coin shows a stick figure which merges into the € symbol. It seeks to convey the idea of the single currency and, by extension, Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) being the latest step in Europe’s long history of trade and economic integration. The coin is issued by each euro area country and shows the name of the country as well as the legend ‘EMU 1999-2009’ in the respective language(s). The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
WWU 1999 - 2009

Engraver: Georgios Stamatopoulos

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. Combination of 2 EURO and *** repeated four times.

Lettering: 2 EURO *** 2 EURO *** 2 EURO *** 2 EURO ***

2 Euro (10 Years EMU)

© Cyrillius

Comments

The design was chosen out of a shortlist of five by members of the public across the European Union voting online. It was created by George Stamatopoulos, a sculptor from the Minting department at the Bank of Greece.

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
2009  4,910,000
2009  15,000 Proof
2009  75,000 In Sets only

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