2009 commemorative two euro coins 10th anniversary of Economic and Monetary Union.
The coin shows a stick figure which merges into the € symbol. It seeks
to convey the idea of the single currency and, by extension, Economic
and Monetary Union (EMU) being the latest step in Europe’s long history
of trade and economic integration. The coin is issued by each euro area
country and shows the name of the country as well as the legend ‘EMU
1999-2009’ in the respective language(s). The design was chosen out of a
shortlist of five by members of the public across the European Union
voting online. It was created by George Stamatopoulos, a sculptor from
the Minting department at the Bank of Greece. The coin’s outer ring
bears the 12 stars of the European Union.