• 2 Euro 2011, KM# 114, Slovakia, 20th Anniversary of Foundation of the Visegrad Group
  • 2 Euro 2011, KM# 114, Slovakia, 20th Anniversary of Foundation of the Visegrad Group
Description

The Visegrad Group, also called the Visegrad Four, or V4 is a cultural and political alliance of four Central European states – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia – for the purposes of furthering their European integration, as well as for advancing military, economic and energy cooperation with one another. The group used to be occasionally referred to as the Visegrad Triangle, due to the fact that it was originally an alliance of three states – the term has not been valid since 1993, but does continue to appear sometimes.

Obverse

The inner part of the coin depicts a map of the four countries that comprise the Visegrad Group (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). The map is supplemented by a stylized abbreviation V IV; the name of the issuing country Slovakia is situated in the lower right part, and the year mark in the lower left part. The design is surrounded by the legend Viségrad Group and the date of the foundation 15. 2. 1991. The initials of the coin's designer and the mint mark of the Kremnica Mint, comprising the letters "MK" placed between two dies, appear under the name of the country. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.

Designer: Miroslav Rónai

VYŠEHRADSKÁ SKUPINA·VISEGRAD GROUP
15.2.1991
V IV
2011
SLOVENSKO
MR MK

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the right side of the coin. The inscription 2 EURO is superimposed over the map of Europe, with the numeral “2” located in an open field representing the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

12 stars are located on the right side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Luc Luycx, a designer at the Royal Belgian Mint, designed the Euro’s common reverse; his initials, LL, are seen on the right side of the design, just under the “O” in “EURO.”

2 EURO
LL

Edge

SLOVAK REPUBLIC with two stars and linden leaf between.

★ SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA ★

2 Euro

20th Anniversary of Foundation of the Visegrad Group

KM# 114 Schön# 109
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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
Mint
Kremnica Mint (MK)

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