2 Euro Cave of Altamira

2 Euro (Cave of Altamira) -  obverse2 Euro (Cave of Altamira) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Issuer Spain
King Felipe VI (2014-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2015
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
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 69425
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 1337,
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# 637
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain

Series: UNESCO World Heritage

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) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

M Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Moneda), Madrid, Spain (1591-date)

Comments

The Cave of Altamira contains examples of cave painting from the Upper Paleolithic period, ranging from 35,000 to 11,000 BC. The original listing contained seventeen decorated caves. The caves are well-preserved because of their deep isolation from the external climate.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2015 M 4 200 000 $ 2.27 $ 2.27 $ 2.27 $ 2.27 $ 2.82 $ 2.27 $ 3.40 98%
2015 M 90 000 $ 20 3% In Sets
2015 M 10 000 0.05% Proof

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