2 Euro - Henri I Henri and Adolphe

2 Euro - Henri I (Henri and Adolphe) -  obverse2 Euro - Henri I (Henri and Adolphe) -  reverse

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Features

Country Luxembourg
Grand duke Henri (2000-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2005
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 ↑↑
References KM# 87,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
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  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
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Schön# 79
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
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Commemorative issue

50th birthday of Grand Duke Henri, 5th anniversary of his accession to the throne and 100th anniversary of the death of Grand Duke Adolphe

Obverse

The effigy of Grand Duke Henri facing right superimposed on the effigy of Grand Duke Adolphe in the centre with a legend above, and their names and dates below. In the outer ring of the coin, the 12 stars of the EU surrounding the design are placed between the country name, the date, and the latter centred below the effigies and flanked by the letter ‘S’ on the left and the logo of the mint on the right.

Lettering:
L Ë T Z E B U E R G
S 20 05
- GRANDS-DUCS DE LUXEMBOURG -
HENRI *1955
ADOLPHE †1905

Translation:
Luxembourg
S 2005
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Henri 1955
Adolphe 1905

Engravers: Patrice Bernabei, Thomas Jules Vincotte, Yvette Gastauer-Claire

Yvette Gastauer-Claire is a Luxembourg artist, known for her drawings of the Luxembourgish face of euro coins as well as numerous Luxembourg commemorative coins.

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 - Henri I (Henri and Adolphe) -  obverse

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Mints

F Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France
S Mint of Finland (Suomen Rahapaja), Vantaa, Finland (1988-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2005 F 4,000 7% Proof; hunting horn
2005 S 2,720,000 2.38 2.38 2.38 2.98 4.17 4.77 93%
2005 S 45,000 4.89 3% In Sets only

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