• 2 Euro 2006, KM# 253, Germany, Federal Republic, German Federal States, Schleswig-Holstein
  • 2 Euro 2006, KM# 253, Germany, Federal Republic, German Federal States, Schleswig-Holstein
Description

The commemorative coin series "Die 16 Bundesländer der Bundesrepublik Deutschland" (The 16 States of the Federal Republic of Germany). The year in which the coin for a specific state is issued coincides with that state's Presidency of the Bundesrat.

Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost state of Germany, located mostly on the base of the peninsula of Jutland between the North Sea in west and the Baltic Sea (Ostsee) in east. The state shares an international border with Denmark in north, within Germany it borders the federal states of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in south east, and Lower Saxony and Hamburg in the south. Its capital city is Kiel; other notable cities are Lübeck and Flensburg.

Obverse

The Holsten Gate ("Holstein Tor", later "Holstentor") is a city gate marking off the western boundary of the old center of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck. Built in 1464, the Brick Gothic construction is one of the relics of Lübeck's medieval city fortifications and one of two remaining city gates, the other being the Citadel Gate ("Burgtor"). Known for its two-round towers and arched entrance, it is regarded today as a symbol of the city.

German Euro coins are minted at 5 locations in Germany. Letters A for Berlin, D for Munich, F for Stuttgart, G for Karlsruhe, J for Hamburg.

Engraver: Heinz Hoyer.

SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN J HH
BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND 2006

Reverse

A map, next to the facial value, shows the gathering of the fifteen states of the European Union
Engraver: Luc Luycx

2 EURO
LL

Edge

UNITY AND JUSTICE AND FREEDOM in German, Germany's national motto and the beginning of Germany's national anthem, followed by the Federal Eagle.

EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT

2 Euro

KM# 253 Jaeger# 519 Schön# 242
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Cupronickel
Center Nickel Brass
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Bavarian Central Mint (D)
Berlin State Mint (A)
Hamburg Mint (J)
Karlsruhe State Mint (G)
Stuttgart State Mint (F)

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