World Coins

Germany unveils designs for next three coins in annual series

Designs for the next three circulating commemorative €2 coins from Germany’s Bundeslander series honoring each of the country's 16 states have been released.

The Ministry of Finance announced recently that the 2016 coin will honor Saxony, with Rhineland-Palatinate following in 2017 and Berlin the honoree in 2018. 

Dresden’s Zwinger, a park complex, appears on the coin for Saxony. Jordi Truxa created the design, which shows a view of the park's courtyard and its Crown Gate. 

Porta Nigra, a large Roman city gate in Trier, appears on the coin for Rhineland-Palatinate in a design by Frantisek Chochola.

Berlin’s coin is slated to depict the main building at Schloss Charlottenburg, a palace. Bodo Broschat created this design.

The series began in 2006 and is set to continue until all 16 states are honored, closing in 2021.

The edge inscription on Germany’s €2 coins translates to “Unity and Law and Freedom.”

The ringed-bimetallic €2 coin has a copper-nickel core and copper-aluminum-nickel ring.

The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag. 

The common reverse shows a map of the European Union.

Each design is slated to have a mintage of 30 million coins — six million of each design to be struck at each of five different German mints.

The coins are legal tender in the entire eurozone.

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