2 Euro 10 Years of EMU

Features

Issuer Italy
Period Republic (1946-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2009
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.27
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
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 5070
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 312,
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# 304
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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:
REPUBBLICA ITALIANA
UEM 1999-2009 R
ΓΣ

Translation: Italian Republic

Engraver: Geogios Stamatopoulos

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

Finely ribbed with edge lettering: six times the sequence "2 *" alternately upright and inverted

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

2 Euro (10 Years of EMU) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

R Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Rome, Italy (1911-date)

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.

This coin is released for circulation and is also inserted in Mint BU Sets (both 9 and 10 valued) and Mint Proof Sets

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2009 R 1 953 900 $ 2.38 $ 2.27 $ 2.27 $ 7.03 $ 4.08 99%
2009 R 40 600 2% BU - In BU Sets only
2009 R 5 500 0.9% Proof - In Proof Sets only

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