|Type||Circulating commemorative coin|
2 EUR = 2.43 USD
|Composition||Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
10th Anniversary of the European Monetary Union
The coin shows a stick figure which merges into the € symbol. It seeks to convey the idea of the single currency and, by extension, the 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.
Engraver: Georgios Stamatopoulos
A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.
Lettering: 2 EURO LL
Reeded with inscription.
Lettering: GOD ☆ ZIJ ☆ MET ☆ ONS ☆
Translation: God ☆ Be ☆ With ☆ Us
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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