2 Euro - Albert II Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union

2 Euro - Albert II (Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union) -  obverse2 Euro - Albert II (Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Albert II (1993-2013)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2005
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.37 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 ↑↑
Number N# 2165
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 240,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
LA# BEM-8.2,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 218
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Renewal of the Belgium-Luxembourg economic union

Obverse

The effigies of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and King Albert II of Belgium are depicted in profile (from left to right) in the center of the coin, above the year of issue, 2005. The engraver's initials, ‘LL', appear to the lower right. The two effigies and the date are surrounded by the outer ring bearing the 12 stars of the EU and the monograms of Grand Duke Henri on the left and of King Albert II on the right. The mintmarks appear between two stars near the bottom of the coin.

Lettering:
H A II
LL
2005

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

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

2 Euro - Albert II (Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union) -  obverse

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Mint

Royal Belgian Mint, Brussels, Belgium

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2005  5 977 000 2.37 2.37 2.37 2.97 7.12 8.31 99%
2005  20 000 16.50 1.8% In Sets only
2005  3 000 171.56 0.7% Proof

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