20 Euro Cent - Albert II 1st map, 1st type, 1st portrait

20 Euro Cent - Albert II (1st map, 1st type, 1st portrait) -  obverse20 Euro Cent - Albert II (1st map, 1st type, 1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Albert II (1993-2013)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1999-2006
Value 20 Euro Cent
0.20 EUR = 0.24 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Nordic gold
Weight 5.74 g
Diameter 22.25 mm
Thickness 2.14 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 79
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 228,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
LA# BEM-5.1,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 206
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of King Albert II is encircled by the twelve stars of Europe, among which is situated his monogram: a capital "A" with the Roman numeral "II" underneath a crown

Lettering:
A II
2004

Engraver: Jan Alfons Keustermans

Jan Alfons Keustermans is a Belgian engraver and medalist.

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, symbolizes the gathering of the fifteen nations of the European Union

Lettering:
20
LL
EURO
CENT

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

Smooth with seven indentations ("Spanish flower")

20 Euro Cent - Albert II (1st map, 1st type, 1st portrait) -  obverse

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Mint

Royal Belgian Mint, Brussels, Belgium

Comments

Later issues show smaller date letters and stars surrounding the portrait.

How to understand if stars are small or big for 2002:

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1999  40 000 10.68 2% In Sets only
1999  10 388 1.3% Proof
2000  181 000 000 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.47 0.59 64%
2000  40 000 1.54 1.6% In Sets only
2000  10 388 0.5% Proof
2001  40 000 10.68 2.0% In Sets only
2001  10 388 0.4% Proof
2002  0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.91 1.45 10% Big stars
2002  140 000 1.66 3% In Sets only
2002  7 866 0.9% Proof
2002  104 000 000 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.47 36% Small stars
2003  30 000 000 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.42 0.90 25%
2003  185 000 2.37 3% In Sets only
2003  7 866 0.3% Proof
2004  70 000 000 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.47 0.59 36%
2004  85 250 2.14 1.3% In Sets only
2004  3 006 0.4% Proof
2005  10 000 000 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.42 1.19 17%
2005  53 100 1.92 1.3% In Sets only
2005  3 006 0.3% Proof
2006  40 000 000 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.42 0.47 28%
2006  43 018 1.92 1.4% In Sets only
2006  3 006 0.6% Proof

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