Spanish commemorative 2 euro coins - Cordoba's historic centre – UNESCO World Heritage series
Commemorative 2 euro coins from Spain
The outer ring of the coin depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Reverse: left from the coin centre face value: 2, on the right inscription: EURO; in the background of the inscription a map of Europe; in the background of the map vertically six parallel lines ending on both sides with five-pointed stars (the reverse is common for all euro coins)
Number of coins to be issued: 8 million
Date of issue: 3 March 2010
Face value: 2 euro
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 8.5 gr
Composition: BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass
€2 Edge Inscription: The Spainish €2 coin edge inscription is '2', followed by two stars, repeated six times alternately upright and inverted.
Mint Location: Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (National Factory of Coins and Stamps), in Madrid, Spain.
Mint Marks: Mintmark of the Madrid mint: the letter 'M' under a crown.
Located at the lower left side, inner circle.
National Identification: Text: 'ESPAÑA'; Local short form of Spain.
It has been estimated that in the 10th century Córdoba was the most populous city in the world, and under the rule of Caliph Al Hakam II it had also become a centre for education under its Islamic rulers. Al Hakam II opened many libraries on top of the many medical schools and universities which existed at this time. Such universities contributed towards developments in mathematics and astronomy. During these centuries Córdoba had become the intellectual centre of Europe and was also noted for its predominantly Muslim society that was tolerant toward its Christian and Jewish minorities. Today it is a moderately-sized modern city; its population in 2011 was about 330,000. The historic centre was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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