Malta 2 euros 2017 - Temples of Hagar Qim

Obverse of Malta 2 euros 2017 - Temples of Hagar Qim
Details The coin is dedicated to the Temples of Hagar Qim. Ħaġar Qim (Standing/Worshipping Stones) is a megalithic temple complex found on the Mediterranean island of Malta, dating from the Ġgantija phase (3600-3200 BC). The Megalithic Temples of Malta are among the most ancient religious sites on Earth, described by the World Heritage Sites committee as "unique architectural masterpieces." In 1992 UNESCO recognized Ħaġar Qim and four other Maltese megalithic structures as World Heritage Sites.

The coin depicts an image of the Temples of Hagar Qim. Above, in three horizontal lines, is the legend "HAGAR QIM TEMPLES 3,600 - 3,200 BC" (and below, in two horizontal lines, the issuing country "MALTA" and the year of issue "2017". The initials "NGB" of the designer appear on the right and on the outer ring of the coin are the 12 stars of the EU flag.

There are 3 variants: in the BU sets, there is a "F" mintmark for France in the 6th star, there is no mintmark in the rolls and in the Coincard there is only the mintmark of the French Mint (cornucopia).
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 Combination of the number 2 and two Maltese Crosses, repeated six times
Comments Legend: "HAGAR QIM TEMPLES 3,600 - 3,200 BC" (Before Christ) - Designer: Noel Galea Bason

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