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2 Euro - Albert II 1st map, 1st type, 1st portrait

2 Euro - Albert II (1st map, 1st type, 1st portrait) -  obverse 2 Euro - Albert II (1st map, 1st type, 1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
Type Common coin
Years 1999-2006
Value 2 Euro
EUR = 2.26 USD
Metal Bi-Metallic 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 ↑↑
References KM# 231, LA# BEM-8.1
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of King Albert II is encircled by the 12 stars of Europe, among which is situated his monogram: a capital "A" with the Roman numeral "II" underneath a crown

Lettering: A II 2000

Engraver: Jan Alfons Keustermans

Reverse

A map, next to the facial value, shows the fifteen states of the European Union

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

Finely ribbed with edge lettering: six times the sequence "2 * * " alternately upright and inverted

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

2 Euro - Albert II (1st map, 1st type, 1st portrait)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1999  40,000 57.96 In Sets only
1999  10,388 Proof
2000  120,000,000 2.26 2.26 2.26 2.26 2.97
2000  40,000 3.96 In Sets only
2000  10,388 Proof
2001  40,000 39.62 In Sets only
2001  10,388 Proof
2002  50,000,000 2.26 2.26 2.26 2.26 3.11
2002  140,000 5.65 In Sets only
2002  7,866 Proof
2003  36,500,000 2.26 2.26 2.26 2.26
2003  185,000 5.65 In Sets only
2003  7,866 Proof
2004  43,976,988 2.26 2.26 2.26 2.26 4.86
2004  85,250 5.65 In Sets only
2004  3,006 Proof
2005  20,000,000 2.26 2.26 2.26 2.26 5.65
2005  53,100 2.26 In Sets only
2005  3,006 Proof
2006  20,000,000 2.26 2.26 2.26 2.26
2006  43,018 3.96 In Sets only
2006  3,006 Proof

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