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2 Euro ESRO-2B

2 Euro (ESRO-2B) -  obverse 2 Euro (ESRO-2B) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
Type Non circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 2 Euro
EUR = 2.24 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 ↑↑

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of launched satellite ESRO - 2B

Obverse

The design shows the ESRO 2B satellite, the first successful satellite of the European Space
Research Organization and launched in May 1968, circling around planet Earth. The ESRO 2B, also renamed as ‘IRIS’
(International Radiation Investigation Satellite) once in orbit, was concentrated on solar X-rays, cosmic radiation and
Earth’s radiation belts.
The mintmark of Utrecht (the Mercury’s wand) is located on the bottom together with the Belgian mint master mark,
the coat of arms of the municipality Herzele, the country code BE and the initials LL referring to the designer of the
coin, Mr Luc Luycx.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
ESRO-2B
1968
2018
IRIS
BE
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.

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

Reeded with inscription

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

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