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In January 2009, the sixteen euro-area countries jointly issued a commemorative euro coin to celebrate ten years of Economic and Monetary Union and the launch of the euro. The coin shows a stick figure which merges into the € symbol. It seeks to convey the idea of the single currency and, by extension, Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) being the latest step in Europe’s long history of trade and economic integration. The design was chosen out of a shortlist of five by members of the public across the European Union voting online. It was created by George Stamatopoulos, a sculptor from the Minting department at the Bank of Greece.
The centre of the coin shows a stylised human figure whose left arm is prolonged by the euro symbol. The initials ΓΣ of the artist appear below the euro symbol. The name of the issuing country appears at the top, while the indication 1999-2009 and the acronym EMU (Economic and Monetary Union) appear at the bottom.
BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND A
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.
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
|Type||Commemorative Issue (Circulating)|
Bavarian Central Mint (D)
Berlin State Mint (A)
Hamburg Mint (J)
State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg / Karlsruhe (SMBW/G)
State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg / Stuttgart (SMBW/F)