2 Euro - Albert II 2nd map, 2nd type, 2nd portrait

2 Euro - Albert II (2nd map, 2nd type, 2nd portrait) - obverse2 Euro - Albert II (2nd map, 2nd type, 2nd portrait) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Albert II (1993-2013)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 2008
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.11
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# 6293
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 281,
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-8.6a,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 248
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The bust of Albert II facing left with the date below flanked by privy marks, his monogram to the right, and the 12 stars of Europe in the outer ring

Script: Latin

Lettering: A II 2008 BE

Engraver: Jan Alfons Keustermans Read more on Wikipedia

Jan Alfons Keustermans is a Belgian engraver and medalist.

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the 15 states of the European Union

Script: Latin

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 (2nd map, 2nd type, 2nd portrait) -  obverse

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Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)
Mintmark of Brussels

Comments

Privy mark:

  • Scales: Romain Coenen, 1987-2009

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2008  2 006 1.4% Proof
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