Schön-287, KM-293 Country Germany – Federal Republic (Germany) Year 2011 Value 2 Euro Metal Bi-Metallic Nickel-brass clad Nickel center in Copper-nickel ring Weight 8.5 g Diameter 25.75 mm
Commemorative issue State of Nordrhein-Westfalen Obverse The design shows the Köln (Cologne) Cathedral in its entirety, as a masterpiece of the German Gothic architectural style, emphasizing the beauty of the south portal. The name NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN, just below the building, links the pictured building with the state. The mint mark, represented by the letter A, D, F, G or J, is located in the right upper core region, the initials of the artist, Heinz Hoyer, in the right central core area. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European Union flag. Between the stars, at the bottom, the year ‘2011’ and at the top the indication of the issuing country reference ‘D’. Lettering: D D HH NORDRHEIN- WESTFALEN 20 11 Translation: D D HH NORDRHEIN- WESTFALEN 20 11 Engraver: Heinz Hoyer Reverse A map, next to the facial value, shows the European continent without borders. Lettering: 2 EURO LL Engraver: Luc Luycx Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.