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500 Francs - Albert II Brussels / Albert & Isabella

500 Francs - Albert II (Brussels / Albert & Isabella) -  obverse 500 Francs - Albert II (Brussels / Albert & Isabella) -  reverse

Features

Country Belgium
Type Non circulating coin
Year 1999
Value 500 Francs (500 BEF)
Metal Silver (.925)
Weight 22.85 g
Diameter 37 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized 10-12-2001
References KM# 212, LA# BFM-223
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Commemorative issue

Brussels - European Culture Capital; 400 Years Marriage of Albert and Isabella

Obverse

Albert and Isabella on horses with market of Brussels in background. Mark of designer on neck of right horse. Text in Latin below.

Lettering:
BRUXELLA 2000
ALBERTVS ET ISABELLA 1599-1999

Translation:
BRUSSELS 2000
ALBERT AND ISABELLA 1599-1999

Engraver: Willem Vis

Reverse

Map of Europe with value above and bilingual text to the left. Twelve 5-pointed stars and trilingual legend surrounding. Mint, privy and designer marks below.

Lettering:
500F
BELGIQUE BELGIE BELGIEN
EUROPE PA LL
qp

Translation:
500F
BELGIUM BELGIUM BELGIUM
EUROPE PA LL
qp

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

Plain (Proof) or Milled (others)

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1999  15,009 Coin alignment; Milled edge
1999  19,858 Medal alignment; Smooth edge; Proof (qp)

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Numista Rarity index: 74 Search tips
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500 Francs - Albert II (Brussels / Albert & Isabella)