2022 - Thuringia
The twelve stars of Europe are shown on the outer ring of the national side. In the core area of the coin is the respective building, the letter “D” indicating that the country of issue is the Federal Republic of Germany, the year of issue “2022", the mint mark, the name of the federal state and the initials of the artist.
The European side corresponds to the common reverse side of the regular issue €2 coin in circulation since 2007, which depicts a map of Europe without national borders. The technical parameters of the €2 collectors’ coin are the same as those on any regular issue €2 coin.
As on current German €2 commemorative coins, the inscription “EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT” (“UNITY, JUSTICE AND FREEDOM”) is embossed on the coin edge, together with a stylised Federal eagle.
The envisaged minting volume for each circulating coin in this series is 30 million. The coins are legal tender throughout the euro area. The mint condition coins will be brought into circulation at their face value (€2) from 25 January 2022.
Please note that it is not possible to issue these coins to private customers at a Deutsche Bundesbank branch while the branch is closed to private customers. Information on opening hours can be found on the page of the respective branch. The coins will be successively put into circulation as part of the normal cash requirements of banks and retailers and will therefore appear sooner or later in payment transactions.