5000 Francs - Albert II Belgian EU Presidency

Features

Country Belgium
King Albert II (1993-2013)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2001
Value 5000 Francs (5000 BEF)
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Gold (.999)
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 29 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-10-2001
Number N# 26238
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 223,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Mor# 999,
Peter Eyckmans, Frans Morin; 2019. Catalogue officiel des monnaies belges de 1832 jusqu'à présent. Antwerpen Eyckmans, Antwerp, Belgium.
LA# BFM-228,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 201
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Belgian EU Presidency

Obverse

Europa sitting on a bull in front of the map of Belgium. Text in Latin above. Year in Roman numerals below

Lettering:
COMMVNITATVM EVROPAEARVM PRAESES BELGIVM
ANNO MMI

Translation:
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY PRESIDENT BELGIUM
YEAR 2001

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

Map of Europe with value. Bilingual text, quality mark, mint mark, privy mark and designer initials below. Twelve 5-pointed stars at left. Trilingual legend at the right.

Lettering:
BELGIQUE BELGIE BELGIEN
5000F
EUROPE PA
LL qp

Translation:
BELGIUM BELGIUM BELGIUM
5000F
EUROPE
LL qp

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

Smooth

Mint

Head of Archangel Michael Royal Belgian Mint, Brussels, Belgium
Mintmark of Royal Belgian Mint

Comments

Mint mark: Head of Archangel Michael, Koninklijke Munt van België - Monnaie Royal de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Privy mark: Scales, Romain Coenen, 1987 - 2009
qP: mark for Proof quality

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2001  2 012 Proof

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