2 Euro - Albert II Brussels Atomium

2 Euro - Albert II (Brussels Atomium) -  obverse2 Euro - Albert II (Brussels Atomium) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Belgium
King Albert II (1993-2013)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2006
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.38 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# 2166
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 241,
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-8.3,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 223
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Reopening of the Brussels Atomium

Obverse

An image of the Atomium in the center of the coin and the engraver’s initials to right with two mintmarks near the base. The outer ring of the coin features the 12 stars of the European Union, the letter ‘B’ and the year of mintage ‘2006’.

Lettering: B LL 2006

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 (Brussels Atomium) -  obverse

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Mint

Royal Belgian Mint, Brussels, Belgium

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2006  5 000 000 2.38 2.38 2.38 2.38 2.38 4.04 9.86 99%
2006  20 000 17.80 2% In Sets only
2006  3 000 174.20 0.7% Proof

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