2 Euro - Albert II Foundation of the Fortress

2 Euro - Albert II (Foundation of the Fortress) -  obverse 2 Euro - Albert II (Foundation of the Fortress) -  reverse


Country Monaco
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.21 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 ↑↑

Commemorative issue

800th Anniversary of the Construction of the first Castle on the Rock


The design shows a tower on the top of the rock. At the top the name of the issuing country ‘MONACO’ flanked by the Paris mint mark and the mint master mark. At the bottom, the inscription ‘FONDATION DE LA FORTERESSE’ (Foundation of the fortress), flanked by the years ‘1215’ and ‘2015’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.



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.


Reeded with inscription

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

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2015  10,000 Proof

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