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2 Euro - Philippe Royal Meteorological Institute

2 Euro - Philippe  (Royal Meteorological Institute) -  obverse2 Euro - Philippe  (Royal Meteorological Institute) -  reverse

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Country Belgium
King Philippe (2013-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2013
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.17 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# 323,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
LA# BEM-8.14
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of the Royal Meteorological Institute

Obverse

The obverse of the coin displays in its centre the number 100 with the first zero encircling the abbreviations ‘KMI’ and ‘IRM’ and the second zero representing a sun. Isobars, raindrops and snowflakes are depicted to the left of the sun. The year ‘2013’ is displayed in the upper rays of the sun and the nationality ‘BE’ is indicated in the lower rays. The mark of the mint master and the mark of the Brussels mint, a helmeted profile of the Archangel Michael, are displayed under the ‘1’ of the number ‘100’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
2013
100
KMI
IRM
BE

Engraver: Peter Denayer

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 - Philippe  (Royal Meteorological Institute) -  obverse

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2013  5,000 2% In Sets Only
2013  5,000 1.9% Proof

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