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2 Euro - Beatrix Erasmus

2 Euro - Beatrix (Erasmus) -  obverse2 Euro - Beatrix (Erasmus) -  reverse

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Features

Country Netherlands
Queen Beatrix (1980-2013)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2011
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.17 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: 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# 303,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 181
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Erasmus, 500th Anniversary of "The Praise of Folly"

Obverse

The inner part of the coin shows Erasmus writing his book on the right and the effigy of Queen Beatrix to the left. The two images are separated by the vertical inscription "Beatrix Koningin der Nederlanden". The year "2011", the Mint master’s mark and the mintmark are positioned horizontally near the centre of the coin. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
Beatrix Koningin der Nederlanden
2011

Translation:
Beatrix Queen of the Netherlands
2011

Engraver: Dylan Shields

Reverse

A map, next to the face 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 inscription

Lettering: GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS *

Translation: GOD * BE * WITH * US *

2 Euro - Beatrix (Erasmus) -  obverse

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2011  3,673,000 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.71 5.97 99%
2011  20,000 1.9% In Sets only
2011  7,000 73.91 1.0% Proof

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