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  • 2 Euro 2024, Germany, Federal Republic, German Federal States II, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • 2 Euro 2024, Germany, Federal Republic, German Federal States II, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • 2 Euro 2024, Germany, Federal Republic, German Federal States II, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Proof coincard - back
  • 2 Euro 2024, Germany, Federal Republic, German Federal States II, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, BU coincard - front
  • 2 Euro 2024, Germany, Federal Republic, German Federal States II, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, BU coincard - back
  • 2 Euro 2024, Germany, Federal Republic, German Federal States II, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Proof coincard - front
Description

The federal government has decided to start the “Federal States II” series, in which a country is to be honoured each year by issuing a 2-euro commemorative coin with a striking landmark. The Federal Republic of Germany has 16 states (German: Bundesländer). The order of the states is based on the presidency of the Bundesrat. The new series focuses in particular on the cultural identity and regional characteristics of the individual countries. It thus follows on from the successful predecessor series "Federal States" (2006 - 2022), which expired in January 2022.

Obverse

Depicts Königsstuhl with its typical chalk cliffs surrounded by beech forests and opens up the view of the monumentality of this unique landmark through the selected beach perspective. The core area also contains the nationality designation "D" for the issuing country Federal Republic of Germany, the year 2024, the embossed letter of the respective mint, the lettering "MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN" and the initials of the artist. The twelve stars of Europe are arranged on the outer ring of the national side.

Königsstuhl (King's Chair) is the best-known chalk cliff on the Stubbenkammer in Jasmund National Park on the Baltic Sea island of Rügen. It lies at 118 m above sea level.

Engraver: Michael Otto (mo)

G
MECKLENBURG-
VORPOMMERN
2024
D
mo

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

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

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
Mints
Bavarian Central Mint (D)
Berlin State Mint (A)
Hamburg Mint (J)
Karlsruhe State Mint (G)
Stuttgart State Mint (F)

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