Germany 2 euros 2017 - Rheinland-Pfalz: Porta Nigra "A" - Berlin

Obverse of Germany 2 euros 2017 - Rheinland-Pfalz: Porta Nigra
Details The twelfth coin of the Bundesländer series is dedicated to Rheinland-Pfalz: Porta Nigra

The Porta Nigra (Latin for black gate) is a large Roman city gate in Trier, Germany. It is today the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps. It is designated as part of the Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name Porta Nigra originated in the Middle Ages due to the darkened colour of its stone; the original Roman name has not been preserved. Locals commonly refer to the Porta Nigra simply as Porta.

The inner part of the coin features the Porta Nigra gate. At the top the mint year "2017", to the left the symbol of the german Mint, and to the right the initials of the engraver "Ch" and at the bottom the legend "Rheinland-Pfalz" and mintmark "D",

Issue date: 3 February 2017
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
Edge EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT (Unity and Justice and Freedom)
Comments Engraver: Frantisek Chochola
Mintage 6,000,000 pieces

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