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2 Euro Cave of Altamira

2 Euro (Cave of Altamira) -  obverse 2 Euro (Cave of Altamira) -  reverse

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Features

Country Spain
King Felipe VI (2014-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2015
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.21 USD
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
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1337,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 637
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

UNESCO World Heritage: Cave of Altamira

Obverse

The design depicts in the foreground the bison painting from the Cave of Altamira located in Cantabria. In the upper side of the image, in circular sense and with capital letters, the word ‘ESPAÑA’, at the bottom the year of issuance ‘2015’ and at the right the mint mark. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
ESPAÑA
M
2015

Translation:
Spain
M
2015

Engraver: Begona Castellanos García

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

Reeded with inscription

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

2 Euro (Cave of Altamira)

© Cyrillius

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2015 M 4,200,000 2.21 2.21 2.21 2.53 3.58 3.31
2015 M 90,000 16.32 In Sets

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