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2 Euro - Albert II Belgian Presidency of the EU

2 Euro - Albert II (Belgian Presidency of the EU) -  obverse 2 Euro - Albert II (Belgian Presidency of the EU) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2010
Value 2 Euro
EUR = 2.29 USD
Metal Bi-Metallic Nickel-brass clad Nickel center in Copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 289, LA# BEM-8.10
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Commemorative issue

Belgian Presidency of the EU

Obverse

The inner part of the coin features the commemorative logo, i.e. the stylised letters “EU” and “trio.be”. The central design is encircled by the words “BELGIAN PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EU 2010” and the trilingual country designation ‘BELGIE BELGIQUE BELGIEN’. Beneath the logo and above the country’s name, the year of issue, i.e. “2010”, is centred between the mint mark on the left and the mint master’s mark on the right. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
BELGIAN PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EU 2010
trio.be
eu
2010
BELGIE BELGIQUE BELGIEN

Translation:
BELGIAN PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EU 2010
trio.be
eu
2010
BELGIUM BELGIUM BELGIUM (dutch - french - german)

Reverse

A map, next to the facial value, shows the European continent without borders.

Lettering: 2 EURO LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Finely reeded with edge lettering: six times the sequence "2 * *" or "* * 2" alternately upright and inverted

Lettering: 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 **

2 Euro - Albert II (Belgian Presidency of the EU)

© Cyrillius

Comments

A variant:

Ole

There are 2 different types of edges A and B depending on the specific star, more about: http://www.amisdeleuro.org/fr/121

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2010  5,000,000 2.29 2.29 2.29 3.44 3.70
2010  6,000 In Sets only
2010  6,000 Proof

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