Germany’s annual circulating commemorative €2 coin from a series
honoring each state in the federal republic was released Jan. 30, the
opening day of the World Money Fair in Berlin
The 2016 coin honors the state of Hesse.
All five of Germany’s mints issued the 2015 circulating
commemorative €2 coin. The coin is part of the Bundeslander series
(which made its debut in 2006) honoring each of the 16 states of the
Federal Republic of Germany.
One state is honored annually, coinciding with a state’s presidency
of the Bundesrat (a legislative body), and the coin is launched at the
World Money Fair. The five versions are differentiated by the Mint
marks A (Berlin), D (Munich), F (Stuttgart), G (Karlsruhe), and J (Hamburg).
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The 2015 coin shows St. Elizabeth’s Church in a design by Heinz Hoyer.
The coin has a mintage of 30 million pieces, with six million coins
issued per mint.
Various collector versions were also released, individually and in sets.
The ringed-bimetallic €2 coin has a copper-nickel core and
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag. The
common reverse shows a map of the European Union.