This 2014 set of 2 euros coins commemorates St. Michael’s Church in Hildesheim, Germany which became a UNESCO World Heritage listed site in 1985.
The coins are mint uncirculated condition and packaged in a protective card with hard plastic blisters.
All 5 of the mintmark stamps are present A – Berlin, D – Munich, F – Stuttgart, G – Karlsruhe and J – Hamburg.
These sets are quite limited and are a great way to collect 2 euro coins from around Europe.
Country – Germany
Year – 2014
Value – 2 euros
Metal – Copper Nickel
Diameter – 25.8 mm
Thickness – 2.2 mm
Weight – 8.5 grams per coin
Grade – Uncirculated
Obverse – St. Michael’s Church in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony
Reverse – € 2 set on map of Europe with twelve Euro stars and the designer initials “LL” for “Luc Luycx”
Total circulation = 30 million copies
Mintage by mintmark
A – 6,000,000
D – 6,300,000
F – 7,200,000
G – 4,200,000
J – 6,300,000
UNESCO World Heritage classification was endowed on the Church of St. Michael in 1985. It is a parish church dedicated to Michael the Archangel.
It was built in the Romanesque style beginning around 1010 when it was a Benedictine Monastery. it was not consecrated until 1031 when the construction work was completed.
In 1186 it was rebuilt and re-consecrated following a fire. Again in 1945 it was destroyed by a bombing raid and was rebuilt between 1950 and 1957.
Due to it’s medieval treasures and a rose bush which is said to be 1,000 years old it was awarded World heritage status.