2 euro commemorative coin o the 500th anniversary of the appearance of the ordinance of the second period of issue of coins during the reign of Charles V, BU.
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issued a decree on the release of new types of coins and new denominations.
He was the first to use Latin letters instead of Gothic writing according to the ideas of the Renaissance. Coins minted by Charles V can be considered modern because he also reformed the small denomination coins that ordinary people used for payments.
He was the first to introduce small coins entirely in copper, and these small coins also bore his portrait of him.