10th Anniversary of Euro Coins and Banknotes

Country: European Union
Feature: 10th Anniversary of Euro Coins and Banknotes.
Date: January 2012

Description: The euro sign in the centre of the coin's design symbolizes that the euro has become an element of particular importance in Europe as well as all over the world as it evolved into a global player in the international monetary system in the last ten years. The design elements around the euro sign express the importance of the euro to the people, to the financial world (ECB tower), to trading (ships), to industry (factories), to the energy sector and research and development (wind power stations). The design was created by Helmut Andexlinger (designer at the Austrian Mint). The artist's initials AH appear below the image of the ECB tower. The name of the issuing country in the national language(s) appears at the top (with the exception for Belgium, where it states "BE"), while the years 2002–2012 appear at the bottom. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.

€ 2
Country: Austria
Inscription: REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH
€ 2
Country: Belgium
Inscription: BE
€ 2
Country: Cyprus
Inscription:
€ 2
Country: Estonia
Inscription: EESTI
€ 2
Country: Finland
Inscription: SUOMI FINLAND
€ 2
Country: France
Inscription: RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
€ 2
Country: Germany
Inscription: BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND
€ 2
Country: Greece
Inscription:
€ 2
Country: Ireland
Inscription: ÉIRE
€ 2
Country: Italy
Inscription: REPUBBLICA ITALIANA
€ 2
Country: Luxembourg
Inscription: LËTZEBUERG
€ 2
Country: Malta
Inscription: MALTA
€ 2
Country: Netherlands
Inscription: NEDERLAND
€ 2
Country: Portugal
Inscription: PORTUGAL
€ 2
Country: Slovakia
Inscription: SLOVENSKO
€ 2
Country: Slovenia
Inscription: SLOVENIJA
€ 2
Country: Spain
Inscription: ESPAÑA

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