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2 Euro 30 Years of EU Flag

2 Euro (30 Years of EU Flag) -  obverse2 Euro (30 Years of EU Flag) -  reverse

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Features

Country Greece
Period Third Hellenic Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2015
Value 2 Euro (2 EUR)
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.50 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.20 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 272,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 219
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

30th Anniversary of the Flag of the European Union

Obverse

The designs show the EU flag as a symbol that unites people and cultures with shared visions and ideals for a better common future. Twelve stars that morph into human figures are embracing the birth of a new Europe. At the top right, in semi-circle, are the issuing country and the years ‘1985-2015’. At the bottom right are the initials of the artist (Georgios Stamatopoulos). The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ
1985-2015
ΓΣ

Translation:
HELLENIC REPUBLIC
1985-2015
GS

Engraver: Georgios 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

Reeded with lettering

Lettering: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ

Translation: HELLENIC REPUBLIC

2 Euro (30 Years of EU Flag) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

The European flag was officially established in 1985, by decision of the leaders of the ten Member States of the
then EEC, based on a design adopted by another European organisation, the Council of Europe, for its own use. The flag consists of twelve golden stars in a circle on a blue background. The stars symbolise the ideals of solidarity and harmony among the peoples of Europe, while the circle is a symbol of unity. The number of stars does not denote the number of member countries, but the number twelve traditionally represents a perfect circle.
The coin was issued in bankrolls, in Proof quality in box with certificate of authenticity and in BU quality on a coincard blister.



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2015  741,000 2.21 3.07 3.58 3.58 99%
2015  7,500 6.48 1.8% Blister
2015  1,500 0.9% Proof

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