Spain has unveiled the design for its 2017 circulating commemorative
€2 coin from its annual series showcasing Spain’s UNESCO World
Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites.
The 2017 ringed-bimetallic coin—the name for a coin that features
two different metals, one at the center of the coin's face and another
that rings around it—is scheduled for release Feb. 1 and features an
oblique view of the Santa Maria del Naranco Church, entirely contained
on the coin’s copper-nickel core.
Curving at the top of the coin’s inner disk is the name of the
issuing country ESPAÑA and underneath it, to the right, 2017. To the
left of the church is the mint mark.
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The coin’s outer copper-aluminum-nickel ring depicts the 12 stars of
the European flag. The common reverse shows a map of the European Union.
In total, 4 million examples of the coin are slated for release.
The €2 coin weighs 8.5 grams and measures 25.75 millimeters in diameter.
Each nation may issue up to two different circulating commemorative
designs annually, with designs of their choosing, though few nations
issue the maximum number of designs.
Joint euro programs like the 2015 coins honoring the 30th
anniversary of flag of the European Union do not count toward this limit.