2 Euro - Albert II 10 Years of EMU

2 Euro - Albert II (10 Years of EMU) - obverse2 Euro - Albert II (10 Years of EMU) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Albert II (1993-2013)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2009
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.16
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel centre in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 5056
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 282,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
LA# BEM-8.8,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 265
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

10th Anniversary of the European Monetary Union

Series: 10 Years of EMU

Obverse

The coin shows a stick figure which merges into the € symbol. It seeks to convey the idea of the single currency and, by extension, Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) being the latest step in Europe’s long history of trade and economic integration. The coin is issued by each euro area country and shows the name of the country as well as the legend ‘EMU 1999-2009’ in the respective language(s). The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
BELGIE - BELGIQUE - BELGIEN
ΓΣ
EMU 1999-2009

Engraver: Georgios Stamatopoulos Read more on Wikipedia

Geórgios Stamatópoulos, or Yórgos Stamatópoulos, is a Greek artist, engraver at the National Bank of Greece, known for designing the obverse of the current Greek euro coins, some of the commemorative 2-euro coins for Greece, and also the joint commemorative coins for the 10th anniversary of the Economic and Monetary Union (2009) and for the 30th anniversary of the European flag (2015).

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.

Lettering: 2 EURO LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx Read more on Wikipedia

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 (10 Years of EMU) -  obverse

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Mint

Royal Mint of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium (983-2017)
Mintmark of Royal Mint of Belgium

Comments

The design was chosen out of a shortlist of five by members of the public across the European Union voting online. It was created by George Stamatopoulos, a sculptor from the Minting department at the Bank of Greece.

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2009  5 000 000 $ 2.20 $ 2.20 $ 2.20 $ 2.20 $ 2.30 $ 2.90 $ 3.80 99%
2009  6 000 $ 13 1.7% In Sets only
2009  6 000 $ 24 1.0% Proof

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