• 2 Euro 2009-2018, KM# 102, Slovakia
  • 2 Euro 2009-2018, KM# 102, Slovakia
Obverse

The design features the coat of arms of Slovakia. The background is a relief of rocks, representing the stability and strength of Slovakia. Slovakia is written to the right of the emblem and the date to the lower left. Engraver's initials "IŘ" appear under the right branch of the cross, and the the Kremnican Mint markmark "MK" under the left branch.

The coat of arms of Slovakia consists of a shield, charged with a double cross standing on the middle peak of a mountain consisting of three peaks. Extremities of the cross are amplified, and its ends are concaved. The double cross is a symbol of its Christian faith and the hills represent three symbolic mountain ranges: Tátra, Fátra and Mátra. One of the modern interpretations of the double cross is that it represents Slovakia as an heir and guardian of Christian tradition, brought to the region by St. Cyril and St. Methodius, two missionaries from the Byzantine Empire.

Design: Ivan Řehák

MK IŘ
2009 SLOVENSKO

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

KM# 102 Schön# 100
Characteristics
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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