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2 Euro - Henri I Henri and Adolphe

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

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Features

Country Luxembourg
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2005
Value 2 Euro
EUR = 2.22 USD
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, Schön# 79
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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

Depicted in the centre of the coin is the effigy of Grand Duke Henri, looking to the right and superimposed on the effigy of Grand Duke Adolphe. Above the effigies appears the legend ‘GRANDS-DUCS DE LUXEMBOURG’. The names ‘HENRI’, set above ‘*1955’, and ‘ADOLPHE’, set above ‘†1905’, are inscribed below the respective effigies. On the outer ring of the coin, the 12 stars of the EU surrounding the design are placed between the letters of the word ‘LËTZEBUERG’ and the year of issue, 2005, with 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

Engraver: 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 facial 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)

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F - Pessac, France
S - Helsinki-Vantaa, Finland

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2005 F 4,000 Proof; hunting horn
2005 S 2,720,000 2.22 2.27 2.77 3.33 4.43
2005 S 50,500 4.43 In Sets only

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