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2 Euro - Albert II 100th Women's Day

2 Euro - Albert II (100th Women's Day) -  obverse2 Euro - Albert II (100th Women's Day) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Albert II (1993-2013)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2011
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.21 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# 308,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
LA# BEM-8.11
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Commemorative issue

100th International Women's Day

Obverse

The inner part of the coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, which is celebrated on 8 March, features effigies of Isala Van Diest, the first female Belgian medical doctor, and Marie Popelin, the first female Belgian lawyer above a semicircle formed by their names and the symbols of their professions on either side of the year 2011. Centred above the effigies are the letters “BE” in reference of their nationality, flanked by the Mint master’s mark on the left and the mintmark on the right. The coin’s outer ring shows the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
BE
I.VAN DIEST
2011
M.POPELIN

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

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

2 Euro - Albert II (100th Women's Day) -  obverse

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2011  5,000,000 2.21 2.21 2.21 3.22 3.82 3.82
2011  6,000 In Sets only
2011  7,500 17.65 Proof

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