• 2 Euro 2020, Cyprus, European Capital of Culture, 30th Anniversary of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics
  • 2 Euro 2020, Cyprus, European Capital of Culture, 30th Anniversary of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics
Description

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics is a non-profit institution that was established in 1990. Its parent organisation is The Cyprus Foundation for Muscular Dystrophy Research.

It specialises in neurology, molecular biology and all aspects of human genetics. It also collaborates with the University of Cyprus on a Medical Genetics graduate programme.

Obverse

Depicts a neuron with its synapses, representative of the activities of the Institute of Neurology and Genetics, surrounded by the inscription "Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics", dates and state name. The twelve stars of the European flag are shown on the outer coin ring.

A neuron or nerve cell, is an electrically excitable cell that communicates with other cells via specialized connections called synapses. It is the main component of nervous tissue in all animals except sponges and placozoa. Plants and fungi do not have nerve cells.

Neurons communicate with one another at junctions called synapses. At a synapse, one neuron sends a message to a target neuron—another cell. Most synapses are chemical; these synapses communicate using chemical messengers. Other synapses are electrical; in these synapses, ions flow directly between cells.

Engraver: Georgios Stamatopoulos

ΙΝΣΤΙΤΟΥΤΟ ΝΕΥΡΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ & ΓΕΝΕΤΙΚΗΣ ΚΥΠΡΟΥ 1990-2020
ΚΥΠΡΟΣ KIBRIS

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 ΕΥΡΩ 2 EURO" repeated twice (2 EURO in Greek and Turkish).

2 ΕΥΡΩ 2 EURO 2 ΕΥΡΩ 2 EURO

2 Euro

European Capital of Culture
30th Anniversary of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics

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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
Bank of Greece

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