Germany 2 euros 2008 - St. Michaeliskirche "A" - Berlin

Obverse of Germany 2 euros 2008 - St. Michaeliskirche
Krause - Mishler KM# 261
Details St Michael's church is one of Hamburg's five main Protestant churches (Hauptkirchen) and the most famous church in the city. It is dedicated to the archangel Michael and a large bronze statue, standing above the portal of the church shows the archangel conquering the devil.

The name of the federal State 'HAMBURG' is inscribed beneath the church. To the right of the church are the engraver's stylised initials 'OE' and above it towards the top centre the mintmark ('A', 'D', 'F', 'G' or 'J'). The outer ring has the year of issue inscribed at the top, six stars on each side and below them the words 'BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND'.

Issue date: February 1, 2008
Specifications Diameter - 25.75mm Thickness - 2.2mm Weight - 8.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass (75% copper - 20% zinc - 5% nickel)
Edge "EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT" (Unity and Justice and Freedom)
Comments Designer: Erich Ott
Mintage 1,000,000 pieces

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