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2 Euro - Albert II Human Rights

2 Euro - Albert II (Human Rights) -  obverse 2 Euro - Albert II (Human Rights) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2008
Value 2 Euro
EUR = 2.44 USD
Metal Bi-Metallic 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# 248, LA# BEM-8.7
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Commemorative issue

60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Obverse

The coin shows curved lines around a rectangle marked with the figure 60. The year ‘2008’ is inscribed above the rectangle and the words ‘UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS’ underneath it. The name of the country appears below the design in its three official languages: ‘BELGIE – BELGIQUE – BELGIEN’. The mintmark and the signature mark of the Master of the Mint are shown to the left and right of the design respectively. The outer ring of the coin features the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
2008
60
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
BELGIE-BELGIQUE-BELGIEN

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 - Albert II (Human Rights)

© Cyrillius

Comments

There are 2 different types of edges A and B depending on the specific star, more about: http://www.amisdeleuro.org/fr/121

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
2008  5,000,000
2008  12,000 In Sets only
2008  6,000 Proof

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