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2 Euro Creativity and Innovation

Features

Country San Marino
Period Republic (1864-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.18 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# 490,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 494
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

European Year of Creativity and Innovation

Obverse

The coin shows some symbols of scientific research: a book, a compass, a test tube and a flask. On the left are the three emblematic feathers of the Republic of San Marino. On the right are the year ‘2009’ and the mint mark ‘R’. Above is the legend ‘CREATIVITÀ INNOVAZIONE’. Below are the name of the issuing country ‘SAN MARINO’ and the artist’s initials ‘A.M.’. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
CREATIVITÀ
INNOVAZIONE
SAN MARINO
A.M. 2009 R

Translation:
Creativity
Innovation
San Marino
A.M. 2009 R

Engraver: Annalisa Masini

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 *

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009 R 130,000 34.84 Folder BU

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