Finland 2 euros 2004 - Enlargement of the European Union

Obverse of Finland 2 euros 2004 - Enlargement of the European Union
Krause - Mishler KM# 114
Details The 2004 enlargement of the European Union was the largest single expansion of the European Union (EU), both in terms of territory, number of states and population. The simultaneous accessions concerned the following countries: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

The design describes a stylised pillar from which the sprouts grow upwards. The sprouts represent the enlargement of the European Union. The pillar represents the foundation for growth. Near the pillar there are the letters ‘EU’.

Issue date: June/July 2004
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 SUOMI FINLAND, followed by three lion heads
Comments Designer: Heikki Haivaoja
Mintage 995,000 pieces

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