• 2 Euro 2022, Slovenia, 150th Anniversary of Birth of Jože Plečnik
  • 2 Euro 2022, Slovenia, 150th Anniversary of Birth of Jože Plečnik
Description

Jože Plečnik (1872–1957) was a Slovene architect who had a major impact on the modern architecture of Vienna, Prague and of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, most notably by designing the iconic Triple Bridge and the Slovene National and University Library building, as well as the embankments along the Ljubljanica River, the Ljubljana Central Market buildings, the Ljubljana cemetery, parks, plazas etc.

His style is associated with the Vienna Secession style of architecture (a type of Art Nouveau). Besides in Ljubljana, he worked in Vienna, Belgrade and on Prague Castle. He influenced the avant-garde Czech Cubism. He is also a founding member of the Ljubljana School of Architecture, joining it upon an invitation by Ivan Vurnik, another notable Ljubljana architect.

Obverse

Depicts a column surrounded by letters that could be combined to the inscription ARH PLEČNIK. Date ad country name vertically on the top left. The twelve stars of the European flag are depicted on the outer ring of the coin.

Design: Andrej Žerovnik

1872
SLOVENIJA 2022
ARH
PLEČ
NIK
JOŽE PLEČNIK

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

SLOVENIA in Slovene

SLOVENIJA •

2 Euro

150th Anniversary of Birth of Jože Plečnik

KM#
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

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