Malta 2 euros 2018 - Mnajdra

Obverse of Malta 2 euros 2018 - Mnajdra

This is the image of an uncirculated coin, not the coin you will be receiving

Details The third of the "Maltese Prehistoric Sites" series is dedicated to the Mnajdra temple.

Mnajdra is a megalithic temple complex found on the southern coast of the Mediterranean island of Malta. Mnajdra is approximately 500 metres from the Ħaġar Qim megalithic complex. It was built around the fourth millennium BCE and it is among the most ancient religious sites on Earth. The megalithic temples of Malta are described by the World Heritage Sites committee as "unique architectural masterpieces." and in 1992 UNESCO recognized the complex as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The coin depicts the Temples of Mnajdra in the center of its obverse. Above it, in three horizontal lines, the legend, while below, in two horizontal lines, the issuing country and the year of release, The initials "NGB" of the engraver appear on the right just below the motif. On the outer ring of the coin are the 12 stars of the EU flag.
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 Designer: Noel Galea Bason - Legend: MNAJDRA TEMPLES 3,600 - 2,500 BC

Issue date: July 2018
Mintage 300,000 pieces

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