2007 - Mecklenburg-West Pomerania
Includes 5 Cecas
Federal state coin series – second edition
Reason for issue:
The Federal Republic of Germany's series of €2 commemorative coins is designed to increase the European public's awareness of Germany's federal structure. The coins will be issued in the order of rotation of the Bundesrat presidency (the Upper House of the German parliament representing the federal states) and will begin with Schleswig-Holstein in 2006.
The national side of the commemorative coin shows Schwerin Castle. The appealing design is characterised by its high artistic quality, coherent concept and finely detailed execution. The design shows the castle's architectural multiplicity as seen from the city. This view is the one that most impresses tourists. The castle is instantly recognisable from the coin's design.
The visual representation of the water and bridge highlights the castle's insular setting. The typical quay walls and balustrades are depicted realistically. The park surrounding the castle, the Burggarten, is hinted at by the line of trees on either side. The coin succinctly captures the architectural ensemble, with its formal variety and plasticity, its starkly articulated façade and its fascinating landscape of roofs and turrets.
The seat of the regional parliament (Landtag) of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, which is also a landmark and symbol of the federal state capital, is vividly and realistically depicted in the coin design.
The design, together with the highly expressive inscription "Mecklenburg-Vorpommern" (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania), poignantly symbolises why the federal state, with its compelling combination of nature, history, art and modernity. is such a magnet for visitors. The design of the new national side is by Heinz Hoyer of Berlin.
The €2 commemorative coin has the same technical parameters as the regular issue €2 coin. They were minted in equal quantities in both mint condition and proof-like finish by all five German mints.