• 2 Euro 2019, Malta, Maltese Prehistoric Sites, Ta' Ħaġrat Temples
  • 2 Euro 2019, Malta, Maltese Prehistoric Sites, Ta' Ħaġrat Temples
Description

This coin is the fourth in a series of seven coins depicting Maltese prehistoric sites.

There are three types of this coin (obverse):
• without mint marks (in rolls)
• with the mint mark (Cornucopia) and director Yves Sampo's marks (Pentagon with letters AG) before and after year (UNC in coincard)
• with letter F in the star at 6 hours (annual set)

Obverse

Depicts the minor temple of Ta' Ħaġrat complex.

The Ta' Ħaġrat temples in Mġarr, Malta is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are amongst the most ancient religious sites on Earth. The larger Ta' Ħaġrat temple dates from the Ġgantija phase (3600–3200 BCE); the smaller (minor) is dated to the Saflieni phase (3300–3000 BCE).

Ta' Ħaġrat is built out of lower coralline limestone, the oldest exposed rock in the Maltese Islands.

Engraver: Noel Galea Bason

TA' ĦAĠRAT
TEMPLES
3600-3000 BC
NGB
MALTA
2019
F

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

The sequence "2✠✠" repeated six times alternately upright and inverted.

2 ✠✠ 2 ✠✠ 2 ✠✠ 2 ✠✠ 2 ✠✠ 2 ✠✠

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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
Paris Mint (F)

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