2 Euro - Philippe European Year for Development

2 Euro - Philippe (European Year for Development) -  obverse2 Euro - Philippe (European Year for Development) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Philippe (2013-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.32
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 ↑↑
Number N# 76630
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 363,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
LA# BEM-8.18
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Commemorative issue

2015 - European Year for Development

Obverse

The inner part of the coin depicts a hand holding a globe of the Earth with a plant in the foreground. The inscription ‘2015 EUROPEAN YEAR FOR DEVELOPMENT’ features in an arc above the globe. The country code ‘BE’ appears beneath the hand while the signature mark of the Master of the Mint and the mark of the Brussels mint, a helmeted profile of the archangel Michael, is to its left. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
2015 EUROPEAN YEAR FOR DEVELOPMENT
BE

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

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

Reeded with inscription

Lettering: 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 **

2 Euro - Philippe (European Year for Development) -  obverse

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Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2015  235 000 $ 10 $ 11 93% Coincard BU
2015  15 000 $ 20 10% Proof

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